5 Homes With Standout Curb Appeal

Spanish Style Home Gated Front Entrance
From classic to modern styles, here's a look at five homes with standout curb appeal. (EQTY)

The first impression of a home is a critical part of real estate. An abode with marvelous curb appeal will naturally gather more interest in competitive markets and add to perceived home value. In the same way a cover of a book or a film’s promotional poster catch a person’s eye and immediately draws interest and curiosity, the curb appeal of a property is essential in showcasing the aesthetic and uniqueness of an estate.

Here are five homes with curb appeal so amazing, it would make anyone do a double-take.

Brick Manor-Style Home In New Jersey

A park-like setting surrounds this brick-faced residence in New Jersey. (Special Properties)

New Jersey Dream

This seven-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot custom brick manor sits at the end of a coveted cul-de-sac in the Saddle River borough of New Jersey. The estate overlooks 2.5 lush green acres complete with a lagoon pool, tennis court, and a spacious veranda perfect for summer entertaining.

Custom Green-Painted Library With Ornate Details And Black Marble Fireplace

Stately details are found both inside and out. (Special Properties)

Follow the paver driveway into this gorgeous home, and enjoy amenities such as marble and hardwood flooring, an in-home movie theatre with seating for 14, and luxurious Sherle Wagner fixtures. This home is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

The home is listed for $6.85 million with Vicki Gaily of Special Properties.

Front Gated Entrance To Private Home With Palm Trees and Desert Landscaping

Tall palms frame the gated front entrance of this private residence in Mesa, Arizona. (RETSY)

Arizona Oasis

Enjoy all the benefits and amenities of staying at a world-class private resort without leaving the comfort of your home.

This Spanish-inspired estate in Mesa, Arizona, is the epitome of sophistication and luxury. Palm trees greet you when you arrive to this oasis, providing everyone with a gorgeous arrival. The private backyard is excellent for both hosting parties and gathering with friends and family, or enjoying the relaxation of quality time spent by yourself.

Swimming Pool With Square Raised Spa In Arizona Backyard

The includes a large swimming pool with a built-in spa, a fire pit and plenty of patio space. (RETSY)

The property’s outdoor features include a spa firepit, BBQ with a serving bar and a gorgeous pool with a boulder waterslide, grotto, and waterfall. The indoor features a gourmet kitchen and a stunning library that spans not one, but two floors. The primary suite, with its private patio, spa-jetted tub, and canterra fireplace add to the splendor of this outstanding home.

The property is listed for $4.25 million with Mike Steck and Heather Haight of the RETSY team.

1104 Meadowshire Way Ottawa, Ontario

Dark stone pavers lead up to the covered front porch of this beautiful estate home in Ottowa, Canada. (Bennett Property Shop Realty)

Canadian Beauty

You need not cross the Atlantic to feel like you’re staying in a picturesque French Chateau. This 11,000-square-foot estate home is located in the lovely Ottawa, Canada suburb of Manotick, as part of the private Rideau Forest community.

This masterful manor has a breathtaking exterior. With a heated driveway that can fit 20 cars, an outdoor kitchen, and a veranda, there is no part of this home a person won’t feel welcome.

Two Story Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling

The custom home has more than 11,000 square feet of interior space. (Bennett Property Shop Realty)

The home boasts an exquisite kitchen with intricate details such as five ovens, an espresso bar, and heated Italian travertine floors. There is no shortage of ways to entertain guests for holidays, birthdays, and relaxing kickbacks—the property comes with a home theatre, a bar, three game areas, plus a guest suite. Skip the inconvenience of traveling to exercise and use the full in-house gym.

The estate is listed for just over $2.4 million (USD) with Marnie Bennett and Therese Catana of Bennett Property Shop Realty.

 54120 Alysheba Dr Front Entrance

An arched wrought iron gate marks the entrance to the home in the coveted Griffin Ranch section of La Quinta, California. (EQTY)

California Desert Ranch

In the gated community of Griffin Ranch lies this spectacular La Quinta abode. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath property proudly wears the title of the largest home model on the largest piece of land in Griffin Ranch. It’s hard to believe that this getaway exists just a few hours outside of Los Angeles – it feels like a retreat to a faraway land with alluring craftsmanship and timeless detail.

 54120 Alysheba Dr.

At nearly 5,700 square feet, the single-story home is the largest single-family residence in the Griffin Ranch community. Its 38,768-square-foot lot is also the largest in the enclave. (EQTY)

The outdoors effortlessly blend and flow into the indoors with this desert-style home. The sunlight cascades into the home highlighting a fabulous gourmet kitchen that overlooks the Great Room, with its giant stone fireplace and high ceilings. The pool and spa in the backyard are the epitome of grandeur, and the primary bedroom has a regal, 2-sided fireplace.

As if all of these amenities weren’t enough, the property comes with access to the Clubhouse for Griffin Ranch residents. Included in this are tennis courts, cabanas, a fitness center, and so much more. The home is listed for $3.2 million with Ginny Peacock and Carol Traylor of EQTY.

Lakeside Home With Lights On At Night

With a premium spot on the lake, this Lake Oswego gem has curb appeal in both the front and back. (LUXE)

Historic Lake Oswego Gem

Since welcoming Osco C. Roehr – whose work includes the beginnings of the city’s park system – and his family in 1931, this well-known historic property is available for only the fourth time. And it’s easy to understand why – the home looks more like a painting than an actual estate ready to purchase.

Easily one of the most beautiful properties in all of Oregon, this beauty is nestled lakeside, providing stunning sunrise and sunset views. The current owners have been here since 2009 and have spent that time working to bring the property to absolute modern perfection while also preserving its rich history and cultural significance. The home is on both the Lake Oswego Landmark list and the National Register of Historic Places.

Oregon Lake Cottage Surrounded By Flowering Hedges

The 1930s English cottage has been tastefully updated and modernized for 2023 living. (LUXE)

The home has a renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry and large windows, and the dining room has the original oak floors, which are pristine. The home has awe-inspiring views of the lake that will stop any guests in their tracks.

This treasure of the Pacific Northwest is listed for $4.99 million with Terry Sprague of LUXE.

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Nina Concepción is a Latina actor, writer, and Upright Citizens Brigade performer in Los Angeles. Her UCB credits include being a member of the house team "Elefante," Harold night, and numerous sketch shows. Nina's horror-comedy short film, "No Thank You," was an official selection of the 2021 Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. She is also the co-writer and star of "Schmotts," an indie award-winning comedy series.