Wayzata, Minn. This seven-bedroom house lies on a bank of Brown's Bay in Lake Minnetonka. Built in 1920, the home features a new kitchen, a sunroom, a game room with a bar, a balcony with bay views, and a rooftop deck.

The 0.7-acre property includes 230 feet of shoreline. $5,250,000. Cynthia Redmond, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 850-7015.


Colchester, Vt. Built in 2000, this three-bedroom home won an Excellence in Architecture Design from the American Institute of Architects. The interior features a stone-and-glass atrium walkway, two fireplaces, and a master suite with a sunroom.

The 13.2-acre property on Lake Champlain includes a sand beach in its 1,620 feet of water frontage. $3,300,000. Kathy O'Brien, Lion & Davis/Lang McLaughry, (802) 846-7835.


Tiburon, Calif. This four-bedroom house sits on a corner lot in the waterfront community of Paradise Cay. The home has maple floors, a master suite with a spa tub, and an open kitchen that leads to a deck.

The property has a 60-foot deepwater boat dock and views of San Francisco Bay. $2,395,000. Penny Wright-Mulligan, Pacific Union/Top Agent Network, (415) 601-8191.


League City, Texas. Set on the banks of Clear Lake, this three-bedroom midcentury-modern home was built in 1974. The house has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, multiple terraces, and a covered deck.

The 0.5-acre property includes an artist's cottage and a covered lift for Jet Skis and boats. $4,300,000. Jonathan Cottrell, Martha Turner, Sotheby's International Realty, (832) 368-4184.


Chestertown, Md. This six-bedroom brick house on 76 acres sits on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1802, the home was renovated in 1990 and features seven fireplaces, a kitchen with a chef's stove, and a first-floor master suite with vaulted ceilings.

The property includes a three-bedroom tenant house, three barns, a dock with a lift, and a Hinckley sailboat. $3,695,000. Wendy Bunch, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, (302) 275-0868.


Leechburg, Pa. This "Steal of the Week" is a three-bedroom house that sits along the Allegheny River, just 45 miles north of Pittsburgh. The home features two kitchens, a wraparound deck, and a water filtration system.

A separate one-bedroom guesthouse is connected by a walkway, and stairs lead to a fire pit and a boat dock. $358,900, Chrissy Heinle, Howard Hanna, (724) 681-1874.


Lamoine, Maine. This four-bedroom house on 7.3 acres is surrounded by Frenchman Bay on three sides. Features include a great room with cathedral ceilings, a kitchen with custom cabinetry, and a guest wing connected by a covered walkway.

The waterfront consists of granite outcroppings, a small beach, and a deepwater dock. $1,450,000. Jamie O'Keefe, Knowles Co., (207) 276-3322.

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