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This week: Homes for outdoor entertaining

1. Whitefish, Mont. Built six years ago on the shore of Whitefish Lake, this 1.75-acre compound includes a main lodge, two guest buildings, and a dock. The one-bedroom main home includes radiant floor heating, a media room, and large glass doors that open onto covered patios overlooking the water. Additional amenities include covered boat storage, seating areas throughout the property, and 224 feet of pebble beach. $12,950,000. Sean Averill, Trails West Real Estate, (406) 253-3010

2. Sarasota, Fla. Located at the mouth of Roberts Bay, this five-bedroom house was built in 2009. It has multiple decks, two outdoor kitchens, a hot tub, a 75-foot boat dock, a pool with a six-seat swim-up bar, and various outdoor seating areas with views of the bay. Interior details include mahogany floors, cherry cabinetry, and a three-story elevator. $4,299,000. Karen Greco, Michael Saunders & Co., (888) 552-5228

3. Alamo, Calif. This 1.5-acre property located near the Iron Horse bike trail features a four-bedroom main house and a five-bedroom guesthouse. The grounds include a media house, two outdoor kitchens, two outdoor fireplaces, a pool, a spa, a tennis court, and a bonfire pit. Mediterranean-style gardens and eucalyptus trees surround the outdoor living room and covered dining patio. $6,250,000. Dana Green, Pacific Union International/Top Agent Network, (925) 339-1918

4. 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

5. Dallas Built in 2000 and renovated three years ago, this five-bedroom brick home includes a two-story great room and a master suite with vaulted ceilings. French doors open onto a covered outdoor living space that includes its own kitchen and dining room. The home’s second floor features a guest suite with a private entrance. $2,950,000. Christy Berry, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, (214) 693-1600

6. Paradise Valley, Ariz. Set on one acre, this five-bedroom stucco home features a living room whose telescoping walls open onto large covered patios, a pool, a spa, an expansive yard, and a view of Camelback Mountain. The outdoor entertaining area includes a fireplace and a grill station. The house has a wine room, an exercise room, and his and hers dens. $2,350,000. Katie O. Williams, Park Place Real Estate, (480) 734-0614

Steal of the week 7. Portsmouth, R.I. Located on a peninsula that juts out into Mount Hope Bay, this one-bedroom beach house features multiple decks with panoramic views. It also has an outdoor hot tub and a private walking path to a pebble beach. $399,900. Gloria Dunn, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, (401) 849-3000 

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