As the world slowly begins to open up again – what summer plans top the list? If they include entertaining friends and family you haven’t seen for a while, taking your hobby to the next level or keeping your promise of scheduling more you time  – these three homes can help you do all that and so much more.

From huge indoor and outdoor entertainment areas to flex spaces, luxurious owner’s suites, gardens and dream kitchens, to the simplicity of living near restaurants, entertainment and transportation centers – your next home is not only beautiful but designed for the way you live. Plus with bedrooms galore, the entire crew will appreciate the extra elbow room. Get a jump on summer this weekend!

To ensure a safe experience for everyone, all open house attendees – including agents and guests –  are required to wear masks and observe social distancing rules. If one of these homes steals your heart and you’d like to learn more about it from a distance, contact the listing agent to discuss your options.

Four bedroom, craftsman-inspired abode off private road

Address: 2829 Holt Street
Subdivision: Villa Heights
List Price: $895,000
Open House: Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, 1-3 p.m. both days
Listing Agent:  Jennifer Monroe
Open House Agent: Les Harrell

Description: This welcoming home is packed with stunning gathering spaces and OMG features you’ll love coming home to. The open layout is filled with great amenities including sink alcove with wine and beverage refrigerator,  kitchen island, ceiling-height lighted cabinets, open shelving, stainless steel appliances including Bertazzoni gas range, and more. Walk through the accordion doors and discover the covered rear porch with pre-wired surround sound and ceiling speakers. Keep home life organized with a drop zone and laundry chute. The luxurious owners suite will spoil you with a large walk-in closet, zero-entry bath with dual-head shower, bench and free-standing tub. Fab finishes include marble and quartz countertops, gas fireplace, rocking chair front porch and two-car garage  – all in one amazing location!

Custom built home on one of NoDa’s most iconic streets

Address715 35th Street
Subdivision: The Arts District
List Price: $780,000
Open House: Saturday, May 22, 1-3 p.m.
Listing AgentDana P. Burleson 
Open House Agent: Noah Spencer

Description: Live where you love to play in this five bedroom beauty with vaulted ceilings, double sided fireplaces, wood floors, custom lighting, surround sound, tankless water heater and other must-have features. The kitchen will win your heart with granite, custom cabinets, breakfast bar, center island with prep sink and stainless steel appliances including gas range and beverage refrigerator. Spread out in the open floorplan with dining and great room, then relax in the owner’s suite bath with dual vanities, soaking tub, separate spa shower and walk-in closet. The private backyard is fully fenced with screened porch and blue stone patio. Start or end your day on the rocking chair front porch and park the roadster in the oversized one-car garage with wash sink. The best NoDa restaurants, coffee shops, libations and other hot spots are right outside your door!

1950s classic ranch in booming Merry Oaks

Address: 3106 Cosby Place
Subdivision: Merry Oaks
List Price: $405,000
Open House: Saturday, May 22, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Amanda Kupchella
Open House Agent: Amy Tritt

Description: This charming home a couple of miles from Midwood has everything you need to make your ranch living dreams come true. Take in the morning sun from the covered, rocking chair front porch. Treat friends to brunch in the bright kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, butcher block island, open shelving, and white cabinetry.  The bathroom features a marble vanity with double sinks and a sleek subway tiled shower with marble flooring. Gleaming hardwoods span most of the home adding personality plus. Soak up the sunshine on the gorgeous wooden deck overlooking the fully fenced yard with garden shed. When you are ready to head out, treat yourself to local faves like The Good Wurst, Three Amigos and Deli Street!

Get started on making this the best summer ever when you tour these homes this weekend!