Edina, Minnesota. The cottages of England's Cotswolds region were the inspiration for this four-bedroom house. Built in 1948, the home features six fireplaces, hardwood floors, a sunroom, vaulted ceilings, and a sauna.

The 0.6-acre property lies along Minnehaha Creek and has large decks that overlook a pool with a spa. $3,750,000. Barry Berg and Chad Larsen, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 925-8411.

Salt Lake City. A man marrying a British woman commissioned this cottage in 1924 to give her a bit of her homeland in Utah. The four-bedroom home includes raked-cement cathedral ceilings, solid wood doors, leaded-glass windows, and a chef's kitchen with tiles from a French monastery.

The 0.6-acre property has a terraced yard with fruit trees and a flower garden. $1,830,000. Cody Derrick, CityHome Collective, (801) 718-5555.

Sag Harbor, New York. Built in 1950, this three-bedroom house underwent a full renovation. The first floor includes an open-concept plan with a fireplace, walls of windows, and a gourmet kitchen with SubZero and Bosch appliances.

Set in the town's village, the 0.3-acre property has a large yard and heated gunite pool. $1,695,000. Mary Slattery, Corcoran Group Real Estate, (631) 375-9943.

Middletown, Rhode Island. Overlooking Sachuest Point, this ocean-front house sits five minutes from Newport. The renovated 1950s home includes an open floor plan, central air, hard- wood floors, and abundant light throughout.

The 0.9-acre property has gardens, dynamic stone outcrops, and an outdoor patio. $2,875,000. Michelle Kirby, Gustave White/ Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 849-3000.

Weems, Virginia. This Low country cottage is set on 2 secluded acres close to the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River. The three-bedroom house features a first-floor master suite, a custom kitchen, and a large screened porch with a fire-place.

The design is based on Coastal Living's Cottage of the Year winner. $525,000, Travis Powell, Select Properties of Virginia, (804) 512-2086.

Galveston, Texas. A forensic paint specialist was asked to determine the original colors of this two-bedroom bungalow.

Built in 1914, the home has been restored to its earliest design, with details including heart-pine floors, battered columns, built-in shelving, and original doorknobs and hardware. $245,000. Tom Schwenk, The House Company, (713) 857-2309.