Palm Desert, Calif. This three-bedroom house lies on 0.5 acres with lush plantings of bamboo and palms. Details include two fireplaces, beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a large outdoor kitchen.

Outside, a saltwater pool, spa, and rock waterfall are surrounded by cantilevering decks. $1,139,000. Richard Bartholomew and Gregg Fletcher, The Agency, (760) 965-4202.

Bloomfield Township, Mich. Irving Tobocman built this five-bedroom home in 1980. The interior has travertine marble floors, an open floor plan, and a master suite with a marble bath and a private terrace.

A basement level features a theater room, an exercise room, and a billiard room with a bar. $1,698,000. Nanci J. Rands, Hall & Hunter Realtor/Christie's International Real Estate, (248) 701-9000.

Paradise Valley, Ariz. This three-bedroom Spanish-style ranch house in the desert includes a chef's kitchen, tile floors, and exposed beams.

The property features an entry courtyard, a pool with a spa, a ramada with a fireplace, and a one-bedroom guest-house. $2,595,000. Walt Danley, Walt Danley Realty/Christie's International Real Estate, (480) 991-2050.

Portland, Ore. Built in 1983, this three-bedroom house underwent a gut renovation in 2015. The open-floor interior boasts 14-foot-high ceilings, custom windows, and a gourmet kitchen with quartzite counters and unique tile.

The master bedroom has sliding doors that lead to a private patio. $1,895,000. Heather Jenkins, Realty Trust Group, (503) 850-3179.

Santa Fe. This Pueblo-style house on 2.8 acres provides views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The four-bedroom home has 11 fireplaces, plastered walls, ornate tiling, arched doorways, and a gourmet kitchen.

Other features include a 14,000-gallon rain-catchment system, raidant heating, solar power, and a one-bedroom guesthouse. $2,100,000. Emily Garcia, Sotheby's International Realty, (505) 955-7963.

Orchard Lake, Mich. This four-bedroom home on a dead-end street offers access to the private Upper Straits Lake. The California-style ranch features an open floor plan, three fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The property has a covered porch and a patio and is adjacent to the Orchard Lake Country Club. $392,500. Candice Rich, Signature/Sotheby's International Realty, (248) 644-7000.