13 Enviable modern homes to drool over

Apr 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Are you eager to update your home or perhaps even take a big leap and relocate to a new abode? Before you jump right in, take a break and let these 13 enviable homes for sale around the country inspire you.

Living in luxury in the Northwest

Beachfront getaway every day

Modern home for sale

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The tiny waterside cabin in Clinton, Washington, is worth every bit of its $262,000 listing price. Though compact in size, the Whidbey Island home offers endless hours of tranquility along with year-round water recreation opportunities right outside the front door.

A gorgeous home with many enviable views

Home for sale in Bozeman, Montana

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If you love the mountains but prefer more modern digs to a rustic cabin in the woods, this beyond-charming 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Bozeman, Montana, has breathtaking mountainous views from all windows. Idyllic for the fitness fanatic, the house is situated near the city's renowned hiking, running, biking and ski trails. For a modest $495,000, you get outdoor freedom as well as luxe amenities indoors, including tile, wood and cozy carpet flooring as well as eye-catching contemporary design elements.

The ultimate tropical oasis outside the tropics

Home for sale in Woodland Hills, California

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Craving the tropics even though your lifestyle doesn't lend itself to you leaving the country for good? For $799,000, you can live your dream in this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom modern Mediterranean-style home in Woodland Hills, California. The awesome open layout shows off the must-see kitchen with its delicious offering of stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. The living room has large sliding doors to the front porch to give you the indoor/outdoor living concept while the substantial roof top deck lets you get away from reality when you need it.

Must-see homes in the Midwest

For the city gal who wants to be near the action

Home for sale in Chicago, Illinois

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One of our favorite homes to drool over, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath luxury home in Chicago, Illinois, boasts a wide open floor plan and an immaculate white color scheme contrasted with dark wood flooring and design accents. You'll love the spacious rooms, including the media and rec room with a wet bar. Listed at $578,000, this home won't be on the market long.

When you want your home to be like a resort

Home for sale in Leawood, Kansas

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Don't faint at the $1.4 million price tag of this palatial home in Leawood, Kansas. When you want to live in resort-caliber luxury 24/7, you're willing to pay whatever it takes. In addition to the distinctive design featuring a generously open floor plan and a myriad of windows that let natural light beam in, the house has gorgeous ash hardwoods, a mouthwatering modern kitchen, a large wine cellar, a coveted poolside backyard oasis and fire pit and an exercise room. It's also tucked into a private half-acre wooded lot.

When only a modern farmhouse will do

Home for sale in Indiana

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Living simply doesn't have to mean living without. For a modest $250,000, this quaint lakeside farmhouse in Waveland, Indiana, may have the "days gone by" look but it delivers comfort and style that is up to date. Take a walk through the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house and you can feast your eyes on contemporary amenities and design elements, including stainless steel appliances, gorgeous granite, warm wood flooring, angled ceilings, a soft color scheme and plenty of windows to let the light in. It is also nestled near miles of trails, state parks and golfing opportunities.

Living on the East Coast in style

A spacious home you can customize

Home for sale in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Listed at a base price of $357,000, this customizable colonial-style 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, offers over 3,000 square feet that include a generous family room, spacious kitchen, morning room with breakfast bar and gourmet island, a cozy study, luxurious "owner's suite" with huge walk-in closet, two porches and even a rear staircase. When you buy, you can upgrade amenities to make this home truly your own.

When big city living isn't for you

Home for sale in New York

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New York may mean big city living for some, but the varied state has a place for urbanites, suburbanites and ruralites alike. This sizable 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in Manorville, New York, has a listing price of $629,000 and offers an inviting front porch, gleaming hardwood flooring, granite kitchen countertops, tiled bathrooms and sits on a 1-acre lot, giving you a spacious yard.

Southern living at its finest

When price isn't an option

Luxury home for sale in South Carolina

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If you're looking for over-the-top luxury and have $2.4 million to spare, you can have this massive 5-bedroom, 8-bath house in Tega Cay, South Carolina. With over 7,600 square feet, you could get your daily workout in just walking through the house to get to the pool or out to your spot on Lake Wylie. Every window in this home has exceptional views while the interior design and outdoor living area are views in and of themselves. Enjoy the delicious gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, house-wide Brazilian cherry hardwood, home theater room, kitchenette, wine cellar and private baths in each bathroom.

Live on six acres of serenity

Home for sale in Alabama

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For $750,000 in Columbiana, Alabama, you can have the elegant lifestyle of your Southern dreams. This stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bath home, situated on an expansive lot that gives you quiet and privacy, is built with the most up-to-date materials and offers every amenity you could possibly want. Designed with family and entertaining in mind, the home features a brilliant kitchen that becomes part of the living room, a gracious foyer and formal dining room. The main level master has a roomy closet and bathroom as well as a sitting area with a fireplace. You also get a massive bonus room and 3-car garage.

Modern big digs in Texas

Home for sale in Houston, Texas

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At $880,000, this three-level 4-bedroom, 4-bath home in Houston is impressive with its sleek modern design that boasts soaring ceilings, ample windows, upscale appliances, marble counters, expansive walls for artwork and decor, a lovely courtyard and third-floor terrace with a fireplace. The exquisite master bedroom has a study with a breakfast bar and a serene spa-caliber bath. This must-have home is newly built and just came on the market. Grab it while you can!

Southwestern living at its best

Country club home at a comfortable price

Home for sale in Arizona

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If you've always wanted to be part of a country club but didn't think it was in your budget, we've found you the perfect modestly-priced modern home in Gilbert, Arizona. Located in the Seville Golf & Country Club community, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is listed at $333,000 and features an open floor plan that connects the dining and living areas to the gorgeous impressively designed kitchen. As a bonus, you get your very own swimming pool and jacuzzi.

A luxury hideaway on a mountainside

Home for sale in New Mexico

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Want to get away? Then go home to this state-of-the-art palatial estate in Tijeras, New Mexico. With nearly 6,000 square feet, the home offers a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath layout, an open-concept floor plan, a large masterfully-designed kitchen, a spa-like master suite, fully functional home theater with retractable screen, enclosed patio and a 2-bedroom bonus quarters for guests. Walk outside into your own wilderness retreat that includes hiking trails, rock formations and breath-taking mountain views. This home-sized resort can be yours for $597,000.

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