Evergreen, Colorado. This four-bedroom house sits on 10.7 acres along a bank of Soda Creek. The interior includes an open floor plan, a living room with a wood stove, hardwood floors and ceilings, skylights, and picture windows.

A free-form deck wraps around the front of the home, creating multiple areas for outdoor entertainment. $1,195,000. Emily Henderson, Fuller/Sotheby's International Realty, (303) 717-3418.


Roslyn, Washington. This three-bedroom home on three acres east of Seattle was built in 2007. Designed by architect Rich Mohler, the house has a great room with vaulted ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, and a fireplace.

The property includes a patio, a deck, and landscaped areas. $1,395,000. Chris Doucet, Realogics/Sotheby's International Realty, (206) 819-4663.


Appleton, Wisconsin. This four-bedroom house, built in 2005, is three hours from Chicago. Set on 16 acres of farmland, the home features 18-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and a silo ladder in the library, which leads to the cedar roof deck.

Outdoor amenities include a screened-in porch, two fire pits, and an apple orchard. $995,000. Kurt Penn, Jameson/Sotheby's International Realty, (773) 206-0302.


Winnetka, Illinois. William Deknatel, who was inspired by the principles of the Prairie School, built this mid-century modern house in 1957. The five-bedroom home is made of flagstone, mahogany, and glass.

Details include floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a balcony, a fireplace, and built-in shelving and cabinetry throughout. $3,500,000. Megan Beidler, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (847) 735-7658.


Canaan, New York. This four-bedroom home, on 16.9 acres that abut a land trust, lies near the New York-Massachusetts state line. Richard Miller, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, built the house in 1975. Another apprentice, David Henken, put on an addition in 1988.

Details include mahogany ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a master suite with a steam room, a yoga room, and an upper deck with a cedar hot tub. $1,350,000. Pat Melluzzo, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (413) 446-1146.


Camden, Maine. This three-bedroom, hilltop, "Steal of the Week" house has views of Penobscot Bay, Hosmer Pond, and surrounding mountains. The interior features hardwood floors, skylights, high ceilings, and a fireplace.

Set on two acres along a dead-end road, the home is near access to hiking trails and area ski resorts. $479,000. Jeri Holm, Camden Real Estate, (207) 236-6171.

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