Berkeley, California. Built by Hans Oswald in the 1950s, this four-bedroom home underwent a $2.5 million renovation by architect Stanley Saitowitz in the early 2000s. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls around the internal courtyard allow for natural light throughout.

Additional details include a chef's kitchen, polished concrete floors, and a one-bedroom guesthouse. The double-lot property is near the city's University of California campus. $4,250,000. David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, Alain Pinel Realtors, (510) 205-4369.

Providence, Rhode Island. This six-bedroom house, built in 1847, sits close to Brown University and four other area schools. The interior features an open floor plan, a wet bar, a master bedroom suite, and an in-law suite.

The 0.24-acre lot includes a studio and a private garden. $1,395,000. Donna Krueger-Simmons, Mott & Chace/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 207-9166.

Ann Arbor, Michigan. Set on 16 acres, this four-bedroom home was designed according to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural principles. Building elements include 600 tons of stone from Oklahoma, cherry wood, and steel.

Surrounded by preserved land, the house is just a quick drive from the University of Michigan. $3,250,000. Alex Milshteyn, Howard Hanna/Christie's International Real Estate, (734) 417-3560.

Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton architecture professor Rolf Bauhan built this six-bedroom house in 1929. Made of Pennsylvania fieldstone, the manor home features Calcutta Gold marble kitchen counters, four fireplaces, and a dining room with a hand-painted mural of Princeton University.

The 1.1-acre property is close to the school and area parks. $3,250,000. Laura Huntsman, Callaway Henderson/ Sotheby's International Realty, (609) 731-3507.

Cambridge, Massachusetts. This seven-bedroom Queen Anne-style house off Harvard Square is within walking distance of Harvard University. The home was built in 1886 and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.

Details include a dining room with a fireplace and pocket doors, a library, and a screened-in porch overlooking the landscaped property. $4,500,000. Gail Roberts, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 864-4430.

University City, Missouri. Built in 1924, this four-bedroom brick home sits across the street from Washington University in St. Louis. The Colonial Revival house features French doors, hardwood floors, a third-floor sitting room with park views, and a master bedroom with a balcony.

Outdoor details include a large deck and a fenced-in pool area. $449,000. Amanda Nickens, RE/MAX Results, (314) 568-1308.

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