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1. Kauai, Hawaii Located on the island’s north shore, this three-bedroom home has sliding-glass doors across its entire oceanfront side. The master-suite wing is separated from the rest of the house by the pool and opens onto an ipe deck that overlooks the ocean. The heart of the home is an open great room with a cypress-beamed ceiling. Auction date: April 30. No reserve. Concierge Auctions, (877) 483-1102 STATUS: Sold 

2. East Hampton, N.Y. This five-bedroom limestone-and-glass house is located just outside East Hampton village. Its partially covered, 1,200-square-foot terrace overlooks a gunite pool and features an outdoor living room and kitchen with motorized screens and a fireplace. $4,995,000. Evan Kulman and Gene Stilwell, Corcoran Group Real Estate, (631) 537-4164 STATUS: Sold

3. Marathon, Fla. Located a quarter mile offshore from the city of Marathon, East Sister Rock Island is a private island with a three-bedroom Bahamian-style home. The island has two boat docks, a helicopter landing pad, a guesthouse, and a pool. Electrical power is provided by a wind generator and solar panels. $12,000,000. Ireri Arreola Torres and Marvin Arrieta, Century 21 Premier Elite Realty, (305) 609-5719 STATUS: No change

4. Denver The Richthofen Castle, completed in 1887, was built by the godfather of the World War I flying ace known as the Red Baron. Modeled after the original owner’s ancestral home, it’s constructed of Colorado limestone and has 35 rooms, including a library, a billiards room, and a music alcove. Many rooms feature leaded-glass windows and wood paneling with ornamental carving. Exterior highlights include an elaborate porte cochere and a rear courtyard. $3,750,000. Casey Miller, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, (720) 201-2755 STATUS: Sold

5. Osceola, Iowa Built in 1897, Banta House is a four-bedroom Victorian listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property’s carriage house also includes living quarters. $290,000. Ralph Stonehocker, RE/MAX Real Estate Group, (515) 271-7739 STATUS: No change

6. Santa Cruz, Calif. The 1887 Willey House is located at the crest of Mission Hill, overlooking Mission Plaza. The six-bedroom home has a second-floor balcony that looks out on the park, and the interior features such original details as stained-glass windows, wood paneling, and ornamental fireplaces. The property also includes a rental cottage and an outdoor hot tub. $1,227,000. Tootsie Torres, Sally Bookman Team, (831) 212-2529 STATUS: Sold

7. Savannah, Ga. The William Hunter House is a landmark 1870s home, whose side porches offer marvelous views of leafy Monterey Square and its central monument. This four-story, six-bedroom residence has an elevator, seven fireplaces, and a landscaped side yard with a lap pool. $3,250,000. Peter Nelsen, Seabolt Brokers, (912) 373-6363 STATUS: No Change 

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