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House hunting: 7 beautiful homes along canals
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Minneapolis. This home overlooks the Kenilworth Channel, which links Cedar Lake to Lake of the Isles. The four-bedroom, two-story brick house has natural woodwork, stainless-steel appliances, and French doors.


Other amenities include skylights, a terrace, and a waterfront landing. $2,995,000. Barry Berg and Chad Larsen, Barry Berg Group/Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 925-8411.



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Glen Echo, Md. Located along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal near the Potomac River, this historic 1850s home is believed to be the oldest residence in the area.


Completely restored and expanded, the four-bedroom Colonial includes original features and an open floor plan, along with multiple balconies and two fireplaces. $1,495,000. Erich Cabe, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Top Agent Network, (202) 387-6180.



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Marrero, La. This Mediterranean-style house sits on two acres near the Ross Canal and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.


The four-bedroom, 6,383-square-foot home includes an in-ground saltwater pool, a gazebo, a terrace, and a cabana with a steam room. $1,800,000. Dorian Bennett, Sotheby's International Realty, (504) 944-3605.



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Southampton, N.Y. Near Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays, this four-bedroom house features a pool along the waterfront, a dock, a patio, and private community beach nearby.


The master suite includes a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a steam shower. $1,995,000. Susan H. Platt, Brown Harris Stevens, (631) 204-2401.



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Yardley, Pa. This "Steal of the Week" is a 1940s stone house that was built to resemble the historic 1700s Colonials of the area. The three-bedroom home near the Delaware Canal has a working fireplace and a fully remodeled kitchen.


There's a four-season room, and a deck offers a view of English country gardens. $345,000. Sheryl L. McCloskey, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. (215) 208-0454.



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Key Largo, Fla. This six-bedroom home along one of the many canals of the Florida Keys is part of the gated community in Ocean Reef.


The house includes three fireplaces and access to a helipad, and the first floor opens onto a pool, a patio, and the waterfront. $9,500,000. Russell Post, Sotheby's International Realty, (305) 451-8199.



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Littleton, Colo. With a barn and 2.12 acres adjacent to the High Line Canal, a National Landmark Trail, this property is zoned for up to four horses.


The three-bedroom house was built in 1933 and has two fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a patio. $1,300,000. Nicole Ridley, Perry & Co., (720) 936-7967.

**For more information on these homes, please contact the realtor listed**


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