Open Houses of the Week: July 7-8

There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

From coast to coast -- and everything in-between -- we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation.

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Open house: Sat., July 7
Price: $1.999 million
Property details: Located at the base of Phoenix mountain, this stunning "soft contemporary" home is a desert dream. From its stunning mountain views to its resort-style aesthetic, this home mixes nature with luxury. The 5,760-square-foot stunner, built in 2012, features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, generous indoor and outdoor living spaces (including a sprawling patio by the pool and spa), and a wine room.

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Pinecrest, Fla.

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $3.679 million
Property details: This exquisite Country French estate is the epitome of old-world glamor. With its dramatic, curved staircases, cavernous foyer entrance, spacious, light-filled symmetrical gallery hall, cherry wood floors and intricate chandeliers, it's a home that's so very easy on the eyes. Plus, at 8,651 square feet and boasting six bathrooms, six bedrooms and a stunning luxury pool, it's ideal for growing families and perfect for entertaining.
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Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $14.9 million
Property details: This is a truly spectacular 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean just minutes away from Palisades Village and Montana Avenue. Featuring that incredible tropical pool with cabana (pictured), a whopping ten bedrooms, a gym, and park-like, grassy lawns, this home leaves you wanting nothing else. It's also one of the most beautiful we've seen yet: French doors, fireplaces, wood-beamed ceilings and curved staircases -- quite simply, a beauty.
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Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $1.799 million
Property details: This custom-built Colonial is built upon a whopping 1.7 acres and fuses classic charm with the necessary modern amenities. We're talking a grand, two-story foyer with a gracious circular staircase, medallion chandeliers, Venetian plaster walls and cove crown moldings. Luxury features include a carrara marble jacuzzi tub with oversize windows, and an antique bar and games room seal the deal.

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Austin, Texas

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $1.2 million
Property details: For a break from all the cookie-cutter, vanilla McMansions taking over Austin, we'd like to present this beautiful home with character to boot. Featuring travertine wooden floors, beedboard ceilings, coffered ceilings and walls painted in striking golden hues, this home boasts flawless attention to detail. Perfect for summer parties, the 4,097-square-foot home has a huge pool, a 12-person spa, a waterfall and a huge stone patio with Viking grill.

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Mclean, Va.

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $1.449 million
Property details: This home is classically elegant and sophisticated, yet down-to-earth. Flanked by trees all around, the pretty home is perfect for those who love the great outdoors but don't want to sacrifice their creature comforts. Featuring leafy views from every window (and we mean every window), paired with luxury features like a spa bath with jetted tub and separate shower, you'll easily fall in love with this sweet four-bedroom home.

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Atlanta, Ga.

Open house: Sun., July 8
Price: $1.079 million
Property details: Here's a beautiful brick traditional in the prestigious Kingswood neighborhood of Atlanta that is just perfect for growing families. Located on a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac, the five-bedroom property is not only stunning, it's in a spectacular location: right in the Jackson School District and close to various shops and eateries. We love the sprawling lawns and verdant greenery abundant throughout the property.

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