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Best properties on the market

This week: Alpine-style homes

1. North Oaks, Minn. Built in 1930 by a railroad-industry family, this six-bedroom redwood house includes the original clay Dutch oven, two sleeping porches, and six fireplaces. The property has 800 feet of shorefront on Pleasant Lake, plus a pool and an ice-skating pond. $2,950,000. Pat McGrath, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (651) 485-4850

2. Portland, Ore. This 1890 house, located in the Dunthorpe neighborhood, features numerous porches and balconies, intricately painted woodwork, and many other Victorian accents. Interior details include leaded-glass windows, extensive paneling, and boxed-beam ceilings. $1,500,000. Kathy Hall, Hasson Company Realtors, (503) 720-3900

3. Glenbrook, Nev. Located on Lake Tahoe, this 1964 three-bedroom home sits on a wooded lot and offers dramatic views of the lake. The house has two decks and an outdoor hot tub. The interior features an open-beam cathedral-style ceiling, 13 skylights, and heated floors. $949,000. Sue McCall, McCall Realty, (775) 901-0377

4. Northport, Mich. This six-bedroom home has a private sand beach on Lake Michigan. Set on a peninsula, it features a great room with a towering fireplace and water views from every room. $1,275,000. Mark Carlson and Ann Marie Mitchell, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, (231) 256-9836

5. Winhall, Vt. This four-bedroom chalet is located at the base of Stratton Mountain Ski Resort. It has a large deck with a hot tub, and its living room has a fieldstone wall that includes a fireplace and built-in shelves. $595,000. Diana Stugger, Vermont Country Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty, (802) 297-1100

6. Leavenworth, Wash. Built in 1982, this two-bedroom house is located in downtown Leavenworth, which for 40 years has required that all new buildings be constructed in traditional Bavarian style. Features of the home include two fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, and a hookup for an RV. $299,000. Audrey Pulse, Leavenworth Properties Inc., (509) 548-3311

Steal of the week
7. Beech Mountain, N.C. This three-bedroom chalet is located in the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies. It has a stone fireplace and a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The purchaser secures membership at a local country club. $165,000. Debbie E. Canady, Superlative Realty Services, (828) 387-6357

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