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This week: Pacific Rim–inspired homes

1. Sarasota, Fla. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this five-bedroom home has French, Polynesian, and Japanese details. Features include a master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a large ipe wood deck with a pool and summer kitchen. A two-story cypress-wood guesthouse is surrounded by Japanese gardens. $10,900,000. Mel Goldsmith, Michael Saunders & Company, (888) 552-5228

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2. Springville, Calif. Set on 3.5 acres, this two-bedroom home was built to emulate a Japanese temple. The stucco and redwood-framed house features an open floor plan, cherry and mahogany cabinetry, and parchment-panel office doors. A separate 400-square-foot home is currently an office but can be converted into living space. $320,000. Hollis Harreld, Melson Realty, (559) 310-4587

3. Tiburon, Calif. This five-bedroom home with traditional Japanese architecture overlooks the San Francisco Bay. Included in many magazines and books, this home features shoji-paper doors, bamboo-reed windows, and dovetail joints. Additional details include a meditation room, a Japanese bath with soaking tub, and an interior rock and gravel garden. $6,900,000. William Bullock, Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, (415) 868-9700

4. Haleiwa, Hawaii This three-bedroom, Polynesian-style home is located on the island of Oahu. The beachfront house has exposed-beam ceilings, exotic woods, and a covered lanai facing the ocean. Additional details include a deck off the master bedroom, a spa bathroom, and an interior tropical courtyard. $3,399,000. Kimo Smigielski, Sandwich Isles Realty Inc., (808) 255-2400

5. Plymouth, Minn. Set on the banks of Gleason Lake, this Japanese-inspired three-bedroom home is only 12 minutes from Minneapolis. Interior details include a master bedroom with a deck, a tatami-mat meditation room in the cupola, and a tiled solarium. An exterior deck wraps around the house and leads to a dock. $839,000. Meredith Howell, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 940-4566

6. Pacific Palisades, Calif. Located in Rustic Canyon, this four-bedroom house is surrounded by a brook and dense foliage. Interior details include a living room with a custom fireplace and skylights, a spiral staircase, and a master suite with a spa bathroom. The home’s exterior has a large brick patio and multiple decks for entertaining. $3,495,000. James Respondek, Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 488-4400

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