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Homes for large families

1. Isle of Palms, S.C. This six-bedroom home, constructed in 1996, has two living areas, a game room, and a big covered porch. The 0.4-acre property includes a playhouse swing set and a large, saltwater pool. The house is a close walk to the area’s recreation department and beach, and features views of the Intracoastal Waterway. $1,599,000. Linda Gordon, Carolina One Real Estate, (843) 324-3476

2. Newport, R.I. Built in 1890, this seven-bedroom house has five full and two partial bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen, and a playroom. Amenities include a breakfast area, a library, and two enclosed porches. Set on two acres close to the harbor, the residence has a large, flat lawn for game playing. $3,200,000. Ann Conner, Gustave White/Sotheby’s International Realty, (401) 848-6709

3. Shorewood, Minn. This house has six large bedrooms, a game room, and multiple living spaces. The residence, which sits on 1.8 acres, is in one of the highest-ranked school districts in the state. Additional features include Japanese-inspired landscaping, a pool with an outdoor living room, and the opportunity to join the beach association. $1,295,000. Zinn Family Realtors/Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 474-2525

4. Santa Barbara, Calif. This six-bedroom house on a six-acre hilltop -features views of the -Pacific Ocean. The home is in a highly ranked school district and includes two nanny quarters, an apartment with a separate entrance, and an open floor plan. $2,575,000. Debra
Stowers, Sotheby’s International Realty, (805) 570-8332

5. Brooklyn This five-story limestone town house is in the Park Slope neighborhood, known for its number of new families. The building has nine bedrooms, a large chef’s kitchen, and original wood and plaster details. Exterior space includes a south-facing garden with an in-ground swimming pool and two roof decks. $5,790,000. Jackie Lew, Halstead Property, (718) 613-2046

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6. Acton, Mass. Sitting on 0.7 acres, this three-bedroom house is in one of the top-rated school districts in the state. The home, built in 1875, features hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, and a deck overlooking a private yard. The property is within walking distance to a ballpark, a playground, and commuter trains. $368,900. Rosina Harlem, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 852-2755

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