Houston. This recently renovated postmodern house features two wings — one built in 1971 and another in 1982. Interior details of the five-bedroom home include a media room, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a kitchen with a breakfast room.
Outside, there's a roof deck and a courtyard with a pool. $1,299,000. Bill Dodson, John Daugherty Realtors, (713) 628-3914.
Chicago. Built in 2005, this four-bedroom brick house is near Hamlin Park and adjacent to a community garden. The open floor plan features a kitchen with a butler's pantry, a master suite with a fireplace and a balcony, and a lower level with a wet bar.
Outdoor amenities include a roof deck on the home as well as on the two-car garage. $1,150,000. Karen Ranquist, Koenig & Strey, (312) 475-4542.
Edgartown, Mass. Set on Martha's Vineyard, the Samuel Butler House was built in 1795 by the town's first whaling family. The five-bedroom home is for sale fully furnished and features a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a third-floor family room with a mahogany deck, and original paneling and floors throughout.
The widow's walk allows for views of the village and the harbor. $3,800,000. Wendy Harman, Point B Realty/Leverage Global Partners, (508) 627-4567.
New York City. This one-bedroom penthouse is on the top floor of a converted synagogue on the Lower East Side. The three-level apartment includes 16-foot ceilings, a chef's kitchen, and a custom staircase leading to a mezzanine.
The third-floor master suite features wall-size glass sliding doors that lead to the roof deck. $2,250,000. Gabriella Winter, Corcoran Group Real Estate, (212) 539-4988.
Montauk, N.Y. The Curve House is a four-bedroom, American Institute of Architects award winner in modern design. Details of the 3,000-square-foot home include a gourmet kitchen, a lounge area with a fireplace, and a living room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which open to the exterior.
The roof deck features a garden and views of Lake Montauk and the harbor. $1,949,000. Catherine Debackere and Rylan Jacka, Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 912-2983.
Tucson. This "Steal of the Week" is a three-story town house that sits in the foothills of the River Walk community close to restaurants, upscale shopping, and the Rillito River's 55-mile path. The two-bedroom residence features an elevator, a kitchen with a wine bar, crown molding, and natural stone floors.
The roof deck is large enough for an outdoor living room and affords views of the Catalina Mountains. $325,000. Gina McGlamery and David Stubson, Long Realty, (520) 918-5867.
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