There are lots of reasons we’re looking to slam the door shut on 2020. But how about leaving your old house behind and toasting new beginnings in the new year?
We’ve found 11 great homes on the market right now that are brand-new—all ready for you to move in and make a fresh start.
The dwellings we’ve found might provide positive vibes as you embark on your 2021 journey. Besides their desirable locations, many offer such new-home perks as energy efficiency and smart home features.
And when a home has just been built, you’ll spend less time phoning the plumber or tackling a DIY project. That leaves you ample time to curl up with a book, whip up a feast with all those new appliances, or simply sip a drink on your new back porch.
We’re happy to raise a glass and toast to a new year, and to cheer on these 11 new homes. Pour yourself some bubbly, and let’s take a tour of some of these fresh builds.
Spiffy specs: This new, energy-efficient construction in the Piety Corner District was meticulously designed by a premier builder.
Features include soffit ceilings, crown moldings, nickel-gap accent walls, stained hardwood floors, built-ins, and a gas fireplace.
The layout features a chef’s kitchen with new appliances, a mudroom, and a master suite with a walk-in closet and en suite bath. The basement has a finished bonus room. A backyard offers a paver terrace and professional landscaping.
Spiffy specs: This custom-built home has hardwood floors, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,650 square feet of living space. Highlights include a kitchen with quartz counters, upgraded appliances, and dark wood cabinetry.
The open living area comes with a fireplace, and the windowed dining area features a modern chandelier. The outdoor space includes a covered rear deck and a lot of almost 1 acre.
Spiffy specs: You can’t get newer than this. This residence is scheduled to be completed in January. Located close to the Braves’ stadium and the Silver Comet Trail, the home abuts a green space.
Inside, the three-bedroom home includes hardwood stairs, a bedroom or home office with full bathroom on the first floor, and a kitchen with upgraded quartz counters, a large island, pendant lights, and microwave drawer.
A family room has a beautiful beamed ceiling, with plenty of windows. The owner’s suite includes two closets, as well as a bathroom with a double vanity and a walk-in shower. Outside, the back deck is perfect for grilling and relaxing outside with friends and family.
Spiffy specs: This modern home offers four bedrooms in a spacious, 4,350-square-foot interior. Luxe details include designer finishes, wood floors, and soaring ceilings.
The open-concept living area features a custom gas fireplace and views of the outdoors. The owner’s suite has a private entry to the backyard, and there are two more en suite guest bedrooms. A game room accesses the pool.
The large lot includes a private pool and spa, as well as over 1,000 square feet of covered outdoor space. Located in the gated community of Reunion Reserve, the tranquil Hill Country setting features green space and proximity to downtown Austin.
Spiffy specs: Get all the benefits of suburbia without leaving the city. This four-bedroom home comes with a luxurious master suite, walk-in tiled shower, upper-level laundry, and hardwood floors.
The living and dining area on the main floor features an open kitchen with island seating. You can also host visitors or an au pair in a guest suite in the fully finished basement.
Spiffy specs: This home has not yet been built, but the idea is tempting. You can customize it to your exact tastes, adding square footage or a finished basement. The contemporary, designer home will include large windows, 10-foot ceilings, and abundant light.
Outside, the exterior design will feature a front porch and a two-car garage. Other perks include an Energy Star rating that qualifies for the city’s 15-year tax abatement.
In addition, the locale is close to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Spiffy specs: Fall for this three-bedroom charmer in the heart of the Irish Channel neighborhood. Just completed, the interior features an open first-floor layout with exposed beam ceiling, antique pine wood flooring, cove crown molding, and a kitchen with quartz counters.
The adjacent family room looks out on the backyard. Details include deep covered porches, a security system, LED recessed lighting, and tall ceilings.
Spiffy specs: This custom-designed home with a tile roof fits right into its natural surroundings. The four-bedroom space features a fireplace, tall ceilings with wood beams, and plank wood-tile flooring.
Outside the living room, there’s a covered patio with fireplace. A glorious open kitchen features a granite island and bar seating.
An owner’s suite has a luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower, tub, and walk-in closet. The study, complete with a fireplace, could be converted into another bedroom.
Spiffy specs: This super-modern abode offers contemporary design packed into a two-bedroom floor plan. An open layout includes an airy living, dining, and kitchen space.
Other details include luxury vinyl plank floors, stainless appliances, and quartz counters. It’s also a green build, complete with parking wired for an electric vehicle.
Spiffy specs: With 360-degree bay views from the private rooftop deck—and just a two-minute walk to the water—this sparkling three-bedroom home is a beach lover’s paradise. The modern, open-concept layout features a combined kitchen and living area, and a two-car garage with an electric car port.
Spiffy specs: Live the dream in the wine country. This Northern California three-bedroom includes a spacious master suite.
The modern floor plan features a kitchen, breakfast bar, living room, and garage with interior access to the main floor. The 1,027-square-foot abode is close to shopping, dining, and transportation, and, of course, wineries.