Sewickley Heights, Pa. This four-bedroom stone house built in 1921 got a complete renovation down to the studs. Details include an open floor plan, bleached walnut floors, ample woodwork, and a two-story entry hall with a catwalk.

The 8-acre property features a stone-lined pond with a fountain and a gazebo. $4,050,000. Linda Taylor, Howard Hanna, (412) 741-2200.


Danville, Calif. Built in 1989, this four-bedroom home underwent more than $1.6 million in renovations. The interior features a kitchen with custom cabinets and slab granite and a master suite with a fireplace, a coffee bar, and a sitting area.

The property includes an outdoor pavilion with a pool, a spa, a fire pit, and a koi pond. $2,295,000. Marvin Remmich, RAM Properties, Top Agent Network, (925) 837-0199.


Watertown, Minn. This single-story, five-bedroom house sits on a 6.9-acre waterfront lot on Oak Lake. Both the interior and exterior have been refurbished. New details include a four-season porch, white-oak floors, exposed-beam ceilings, and heated tile floors.

The property features 700 feet of shoreline and a heated pool. $1,145,000. George W. Stickney, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 476-3694.


Milton, Mass. Set on 4.6 acres in the Scott's Woods Historic District, this six-bedroom converted post-and-beam barn is 10 miles from downtown Boston. The 6,500-square-foot main house features energy-efficient systems, five renovated bathrooms, and a custom kitchen.

The property includes a new gunite pool, a cabin, and a renovated antique cottage. $2,800,000. Theresa Donovan, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 645-6955.


Washington, D.C. Built in 1942, this four-bedroom brick house is just outside American University's campus. The home was completely remodeled this year. Details include an open kitchen with Shaker cabinets, skylights, a fireplace, and a family room with an interior brick wall.

The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a separate tub and shower. $1,299,000. Alice McKenna, Long & Foster/Top Agent Network, (301) 706-0779.


Sarasota, Fla. This four-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home was built in 1927 and renovated in 2012. The interior features wood floors, French doors, a chef's kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the pool and gardens.

Outside, there are also a guesthouse and a pergola with a fire pit and a grill area. $2,149,000. Susan McLeod, Michael Saunders & Co. (941) 928-4445.


New York City. Located on Sutton Place, this "Steal of the Week" is a 1955 studio apartment, which was redesigned to feature a bedroom and a separate dining room wing off the living room. Details include a mirrored wall, four closets, and a galley kitchen with floor-to-ceiling storage. The building has a concierge, a fitness center, and on-site parking. $399,000. Max Jimenez, Halstead Property, (212) 317-7855.

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