Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed this four-bedroom house in 1988. The home, set on a 4-acre lot, consists of five connected pavilions, one containing a great room with dormer skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows.



Additional features include a chef's kitchen, a library with a spiral staircase, and a master suite with a fireplace and a private office. $1,600,000. Susan Ravenscroft, Kurfiss/Sotheby's International Realty, (610) 213-3515.

Missoula, Montana. On 71 acres along a bank of the Bitterroot River, the Farm at McCauley Butte was designed by Cutler Anderson Architects. The four-bedroom, 6,800-square-foot home is made of glass, Douglas fir columns, and cabinet-grade maple flooring.



Additional details include geothermal heating, an 800-bottle wine room, and an open floor plan that provides unobstructed views. $6,500,000. Keith Lenard, Hall and Hall, (406) 542-3762.


Sarasota, Florida. Architect Guy Peterson designed this six-bedroom home on Sarasota Bay. Built in 1998, the 10,000-square-foot modern house has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a media room, multiple kitchens, and a master suite with an exercise studio.



The 0.92-acre property includes boat dockage, a heated pool, and royal palm trees. $3,950,000. Kim and Michael Ogilvie, Michael Saunders and Co., (941) 376-1717.


Littleton, Colorado. Built in 1959, this four-bedroom house was built with tongue-and-groove ceilings and exposed beams. White walls and white-oak floors reflect light throughout the residence.



The master suite is in a separate wing and has custom closets, glass doors, and a spa bathroom. The home is in a private lake community with beach and boating access. $2,200,000. Peter Blank, LIV/Sotheby's International Realty, (720) 849-1956.


Greenwich, Connecticut. Built in 1993, this five-bedroom home lies on 10 acres of Conyers Farm, an exclusive rural gated community. Window-filled walls on both sides of the house allow light to flow throughout the residence.



Other amenities include a cathedral-ceilinged glass sunroom, an infinity pool, and a bluestone patio. $6,400,000. Joann P. Erb and Rob Johnson, Halstead Property, (203) 869-8100.


Camden, Maine. This four-bedroom, Shingle-style house sits on 7.9 acres close to downtown. Features include a double-sided fireplace, radiant heating, and a chef's kitchen with a professional stove and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.



The master bedroom has a glass corner-seat window and a bathroom with windows over a spa tub. $1,795,000. Jeri Holm, Camden Real Estate, (207) 236-6171.


Schuyler, Virginia. This two-bedroom home outside of Charlottesville is on a 3.7-acre wooded lot.



With its two-story open floor plan, the house was designed to let light shine in. Features include a woodstove, wall cutouts, exposed beams, upper balconies, and a rooftop deck. $250,000. Peter Wiley, Frank Hardy/Sotheby's International Realty, (434) 422-2090.


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