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Best properties on the market

This week: Prairie-style homes

1. Sammamish, Wash. Frank Lloyd Wright, the most famous architect associated with the Prairie School movement, designed this “Usonian” home late in his career. The 1952 house has an open floor plan, with cantilevered overhangs, redwood millwork, concrete floors, and fused-glass corner windows. $1,580,000. Jane Powers, Ewing & Clark Inc., (206) 322-2840

2. Minneapolis Built in 1916, this five-bedroom home offers panoramic views of Lake Harriet from a rooftop widow’s walk. The house features large main rooms, a movie theater, a billiard room, and a one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. The rear of the house, which faces the lake, features garden-level bluestone patios and large wooden terraces off the main floor. $2,950,000. Bruce Birkeland and Ryan Burnet, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 920-5605

3. Portland, Ore. This four-bedroom 1912 home is constructed of stone-like concrete block and features French doors, decorative-tile fireplaces, and claw-foot bathtubs. The wraparound porch extends to the house’s rear yard and garden. $949,000. Dori Olmsted, Keller Williams Realty, (503) 748-8242

4. Dallas Located in the Munger Place Historic District, the largest community of Prairie-style homes in Texas, this four-bedroom house includes original hardwood floors and trim, period stained glass, a screened second-floor sleeping porch, and separate guest quarters. The rear yard features a large arbor-covered deck and a heated pool. $469,000. Chris Hickman, Hickman + Weber Group/Ebby Halliday Realtors, (214) 826-0316

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5. Mason City, Iowa This three-bedroom brick home is located in a neighborhood that represents the largest grouping of Prairie-style homes in the entire country. Designed by architect Fred Lippert, the house features a grand staircase, hardwood and quarry-tile floors, two fireplaces, two sunporches, and a large chef’s pantry. $249,500. David L. Guetzko, American Realty & Management Inc., (641) 201-0055

6. Mason City, Iowa Designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin, this 1911 stucco residence features wraparound corner windows and cantilevered exterior trelliswork. The living room has a box-beam ceiling, the dining room includes four built-in china cabinets, and gum and cypress trim runs throughout the interior. $469,000. David L. Guetzko, American Realty & Management Inc., (641) 201-0055

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