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This week: Homes with geometric gardens

1. Glendora, Calif. This eight-bedroom Georgian colonial-style home sits on more than two acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Lattice-shaped hedges and small boxwood trees create a symmetrical path leading to the front entry. Interior details include five fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and a master suite with French doors that open to a covered balcony overlooking a pool and Jacuzzi. $4,188,000. Maureen Haney, Coldwell Banker Millennium, (626) 963-2050

2. Purchase, N.Y. This nine-bedroom home is set on a 3.75-acre property that features gardens designed by landscape architect Simon Johnson. The gardens, a mixture of formal hedging and floral plantings, surround the pool area. The property also has a tennis court and a golfer’s practice hole. $7,850,000. Susy Glasgall, Houlihan Lawrence/Christie’s International Real Estate, (914) 967-7680

Steal of the week3. Dayton, Ohio This four-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian features floors with inlaid sunburst patterns and walls with original fluted wainscoting. The yard is highlighted by a formal hedged walkway leading from the house to a detached patio area. $124,900. Howard H. Schumacher Jr., Irongate Inc. Realtors, (937) 369-7703

4. Bexley, Ohio Built in 1927, this five-bedroom home was completely renovated in 2001. Its 1.8-acre property includes multiple knot gardens with birdbath focal points. The house’s interior features original French doors and crown molding throughout, a master suite with a sitting room, and a sunroom with arched windows and access to the rear patio. A mother-in-law suite is located above the property’s detached four-car garage. $2,450,000. Jane Kessler Lennox, New Albany Realty, (614) 939-8938 

5. Seattle This colonial-style 1920s home is located on Lake Washington. The house has five bedrooms and features two fireplaces and a family room with a large skylight. Its grounds include boxwood gardens, and the lawn extends to the water and 100 feet of private shoreline. $3,488,000. Wendy Lister and Terry Allen, Coldwell Banker Bain, (425) 454-0470

6. Montecito, Calif. This property includes two Palladian-style homes on two adjoining parcels. One of the houses has four bedrooms and features a sunroom and floor-to-ceiling windows; the other has three bedrooms and a center courtyard. The grounds include a secret garden, winding paths, and pergolas. $5,900,000. Colleen Parent-Beall, Village Properties Realtors/Christie’s International Real Estate, (805) 895-5881

7. Dellwood, Minn. Located just outside the Twin Cities, the seven-bedroom home below features several octagonal rooms with windows overlooking French-style gardens. The grounds feature fountains, marble lions, and a covered terrace walkway. Additional amenities include an indoor pool, an elevator, and a steam room. $12,000,000. Jeff Hornig, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, (925) 230-3165

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