1. Hillsdale, N.Y. Set on 5.4 acres in Columbia County, this cottage has four bedrooms and an open floor plan. The modern interior has cathedral ceilings, hardwood and marble floors, an interior balcony, and views of Catamount Ski Area. Property details include a three-bay post-and-beam barn with a studio space and a pool. $1,395,000. Jennifer Capala, Halstead Properties, (518) 828-0181

2. Ross, Calif. This remodeled 1947 four-bedroom Craftsman is located just north of San Francisco in Marin County. The house has a gourmet kitchen, skylights, and a wired sound system. A gated yard is surrounded by trees and has a rose garden. $2,199,000. Candace and Keith Nordstrom, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae/Top Agent Network, (415) 302-7404

3. Charlotte, N.C. Originally a Sears & Roebuck catalog home, this four-bedroom cottage was built in 1917. Details include high ceilings, five fireplaces, original millwork, and vintage lighting. Set on a 0.28-acre lot, the house features a wraparound porch, a fenced backyard, and easy access to Independence Park. $649,000. Sharon Yoxsimer, HM Properties, (704) 909-5071

4. Kauai, Hawaii This 2,200-square-foot cottage is one of 15 in a private golf community called Kukui‘ula. The three-bedroom plantation-style home features a screened lanai, solid wood doors, and ipe wood floors. Outdoor details include a fire pit, showers, and access to club amenities. $2,785,000. Veronica Lovesy, Kukui‘ula, (855) 742-0234

5. Norwalk, Conn. Built in 1910, this two-bedroom cottage is located on historic Bell Island overlooking Farm Creek in the Long Island Sound. Interior details include arched doorways, French doors, and a master bedroom with cathedral ceilings. The property includes a painter’s studio and easy access to boating and the beach. $1,295,000. Leslie Gainer Boris, Halstead Property, (203) 656-6503

6. Bluffton, S.C. Located in the planned community of Palmetto Bluff, this four-bedroom home was built in 2005. Features include oak heartwood floors, Viking kitchen appliances, a stone fireplace, and a bunk room on the second floor. Community amenities include village restaurants, a nature preserve, a canoe house, and tennis and equestrian facilities. $1,000,000. Palmetto Bluff Sales Office, (843)706-6400

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7. Becket, Mass. This three-bedroom lakefront home on Shaw Pond in the Berkshires was built in 1928. Details include a fire-place, a screened porch, and a new roof and furnace. The 0.24-acre property has beach access nearby. $274,900. Jeff Wilkinson, Southern Berkshire Realty, (413) 269-4500