Raleigh, North Carolina. This four-bedroom home lies near area schools and parks. The brick house, built in 1940, features a chef's kitchen with a farmhouse sink, a sunroom, hardwood floors, and a master bath with a jet tub.

The 2.4-acre lot has a pool, a pool house, and an outdoor fireplace. $2,695,000. Gilliam Kittrell, Hodge and Kittrell/Sotheby's International Realty, (919) 880-0283.

Atlanta. Built in 1920, this five-bedroom English country-style home underwent a complete renovation in 2008. Features include Tudor mantels, vintage sinks and chandeliers, and a balcony off of the third-floor suite.

The fenced property has a boulder pathway that leads to the front door, and there's a geometric garden in the back. $1,199,000, Mandi Robertson and Michael Gaddy, Engel & Völkers, (404) 644-4457.

Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1712, the Col. William Rhett House is on the National Register of Historic Places. Details of the six-bedroom home include plaster wall panels, an elevator, a wet bar, and ornate molding.

Outside, the private garden, designed by Umberto Innocenti in 1941, is one of the largest in the city. $6,400,000. Andrew Drury, Carolina One Real Estate, (843) 284-1800.

Savannah, Georgia. This six-bedroom home sits in a historic district on Monterey Square. The interior has a hidden staircase from the parlor floor, a double parlor with pocket doors, an elevator, 14-foot ceilings, a 1,200-bottle wine room, and 11 fireplaces.

The backyard has a walled garden with a fountain and a stone bench. $2,895,000. Monica McGoldrick, Celia Dunn/Sotheby's International Realty, (912) 667-7407.

New Orleans. This two-bedroom Creole cottage in the French Quarter was built before 1840. A recent gut renovation included a custom-built heart-pine staircase, a gourmet kitchen, and Schonbek chandeliers.

The home is wired for speakers, ethernet, and a security system. $899,000. Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty, Christie's International Real Estate, (504) 949-5400.

Jackson, Mississippi. This four-bedroom colonial, known as the Davis-Sykes House, was built in 1912. Amenities include a modern kitchen with brick paver flooring, an enclosed sleeping porch, 9-foot ceilings, and hardwood floors throughout.

The exterior has a new clay-tile roof and a covered porch with an entertainment area and outdoor fireplace. $399,000. Amanda Overby, the Overby Co., (601) 624-4611.

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