It’s getting close to egg-frying-on-the-pavement season and these four homes bring the heat with features to keep you cool all year long.

Explore abodes where you can spend the dog days of summer on sunny porches, covered decks and large patios. Bring veggies in from the garden and create something special in updated kitchens. Take advantage of outdoor and indoor entertainment spots with everything you need to be the host(ess) with the most(ess). When it gets too hot to handle, cool off in refreshing primary suites and flex areas.

Looking for Airbnb options, an investment property or want a home where you can live out your HGTV dreams? These homes have it!

Charming cottage one block from Midwood hotspots

Address: 1424 Nandina Street
Subdivision: Midwood
List Price: $649,900
Open House: Saturday, May 21, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Jeff King
Open House Agent: Amy Tritt
Description: Cottage dreams do come true! From the front pergola dripping with bright vines to the covered side porch, patio and huge fenced yard – this abode boasts multiple spaces to lounge and entertain 365 days a year. Inside you’ll find gleaming hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, built-in bookshelves and a loft flex space. The large corner lot offers room to add a garage or spacious garden. All this wow close to coffee shops, breweries, grocery stores and more. You can’t beat the charm, possibilities and location this Midwood cottage has to offer!

Over 3,500 square foot home with five bedrooms and HUGE wraparound porch

8724 Whippoorwill Lane

Address: 8724 Whippoorwill Lane
Subdivision: Indian Land, SC
List Price: $800,000
Listing Agent: Krista Manus-Cook
Description: This craftsman farmhouse on almost four acres is truly something special with possibilities galore! A quick six miles from Ballantyne, this entertainer’s dream offers wraparound porches and covered decks with lots of space to get together. Spend the day in the spacious, fenced-in yard with plenty of room for gardening, playing and pets – there’s even room for a pool! You’ll be delighted to find a one bedroom, one bath cottage on the property – perfect as an Airbnb, separate office space, additional living suite or pool house. This is your chance to own a private, custom estate just minutes from Charlotte.

Low maintenance, high style living in Dilworth close to restaurants, bars and retail

Address: 777 Magnolia Avenue #305
Subdivision: Dilworth
List Price: $489,900
Listing Agent: Sandra Godley
Description: The living is easy in this Dilworth home that has it all. The 1665 sq. ft. foot floorplan features warm hardwoods throughout the main living areas, crown molding, WFH space, 9 ft ceilings, recessed lighting, large covered balcony and walk-in closets in every bedroom. There’s plenty of room for all your stuff with an additional closet on the balcony plus a 10.5 x 14 storage area in the garage. This gated community also includes secured parking plus an outside area for for chillin’ and grilln’. Move in and relax with a new roof (2022) and newer HVAC (2019).

Adorable home with lots of upgrades near Historic District

Address: 55 Pounds Avenue
Subdivision: Concord
List Price: $175,000
Listing Agent: Shannon Lynch
Description: Don’t miss this adorable home with so much to offer. Located just off Union Street, the nearby Historic District in Concord is lined with boutique stores, restaurants and more – just waiting to be explored. Nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful yard with azaleas, rhododendron and pecan trees. The fenced backyard includes a carport and shed for extra storage. Upgrades include architectural roof, granite countertops, interior paint, tile surround in shower, stove, dishwasher, fridge, toilet, hardwoods and low-maintenance vinyl flooring. A perfect starter home, place to downsize or potential rental. This one is a must see!

Tour these homes this weekend and say hello summer!