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Best properties on the market

1. Newport, R.I. Built in 1898, this four-bedroom Italianate villa features a classic Palladian layout, with a formal central stairway in the front hallway. Other interior features include Calacatta Oro marble floors, Louis XV marble mantels, a solarium, and Tuscan columns. The gated grounds include formal gardens, a pool, and a pink pebble driveway. $4,600,000. Jose Aguon, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, (401) 849-3000

2. Key Largo, Fla. This four-bedroom home is set on the bay side of Key Largo and features a roof deck, an elevator, open and screened-in patios, and a dock with two boat lifts. Interior details include tray ceilings and a chef’s kitchen with tumbled-marble counters. $2,299,000. Joy Martin, American Caribbean Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate, (305) 394-7866

3. Boise, Idaho On the market for the first time, this five-bedroom 1923 home was designed by Kirtland Kelsey Cutter, who created the Idaho Building for the 1893 World’s Fair. The house features a sunroom and geothermal heating throughout. A stucco privacy fence encloses the home’s courtyard and geothermal pool. $2,200,000. Nina Cadwell, Group One, (208) 859-8750

4. Bronxville, N.Y. This home recently underwent a dramatic transformation from a mid-20th-century single-story home to five-bedroom Mediterranean-style villa. The house features marble and walnut floors, a 25-foot foyer with a sweeping walnut staircase, a first-floor master suite that overlooks the pool and terrace, a limestone living room fireplace, and a library with built-in bookshelves. $3,975,000. Sheila Stoltz, Houlihan Lawrence, (914) 310-6220

5. St. Louis Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 1911 home was designed by Louis LaBeaume, architect of St. Louis’s old Kiel Opera House. The seven-bedroom residence features carved paneling, limestone fireplaces, hand-troweled plaster ceiling reliefs, and tiger-oak ceiling beams. $4,000,000. Maria Elias, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, (314) 993-8000

6. Oakland The living space of this newly completed five-bedroom home is arranged around a central stucco-and-stone courtyard. The house features high ceilings, a master suite with a deck, an open kitchen with glass cabinets, and a media room with space for a 12-foot screen. $1,400,000. Karen Nelsen, Alain Pinel Realtors, (510) 912-8681

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7. El Prado, N.M. This adobe-style two-bedroom home was created by applying stucco over Rastra block and standard framing, both inside and out. The house has exposed-beam ceilings, a fireplace, and arched doorways. It sits on a one-acre lot near the Taos airport and Santa Fe National Forest. $289,000. Lisa Cancro, Taos Properties, (575) 758-9500

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