Portland, Oregon. This 1937 three-bedroom brick home sits between two large regional parks. The house features an open floor plan, custom ironwork, a large bay window, multiple fireplaces, and dual master suites.

The property has 2,000 square feet of patios and terraced gardens, and an outdoor fireplace with seating area. Chris Suarez, PRX Property Group/Keller Williams Realty, (503) 890-6527.

Pinecrest, Florida. Just outside Miami, this six-bedroom contemporary home stands on a 0.72-acre lot, surrounded by tropical landscaping. The 2009 open-concept house has high ceilings, a chef's kitchen, and guest quarters.

Ample outdoor living space includes oversize balconies and an L-shaped veranda around the pool, with alfresco sitting and dining areas and kitchen. Josie Wang, Brown Harris Stevens Avatar, (305) 662-9975.

New York City. The top two floors of this prewar co-op have been converted into a modern duplex with 360-degree views. The state-of-the-art apartment has glass walls that open onto a terrace; a floating staircase; and a chef's kitchen with Viking and Miele appliances.

The 24-hour-doorman building, with recently renovated common areas, is just a block from Central Park. Lior Barak, Compass, (212) 913-9058.

Santa Fe, New Mexico. Built for an art collector, this three-bedroom hilltop home features expansive wall space, art storage, and city, mountain, and sunset views. The house has polished concrete and wood floors, built-in furniture, a wine room, a balcony, and floor-to-ceiling glass.

The 12.5-acre property includes a lap pool, a deck, and multitiered patios. The bright pink wall that runs past the pool pays homage to architect Luis Barragán. Darlene Streit, Sotheby's International Realty, (505) 920-8001.

Westerly, Rhode Island. This four-bedroom 1987 home is in the exclusive Watch Hill enclave, near the village and an ocean beach. The contemporary, shingle-sided house has exposed beams, a large fireplace, hardwood floors, and a bright kitchen with doors leading out to a deck.

A roof deck with cupola offers wide views of the wooded 1.7-acre property. Lori Joyal, Lila Delman Real Estate/Christies International Real Estate, (401) 742-1225.

Chicago. The 1927 building housing this five-bedroom coop duplex was designed by Andrew Rebori, of the Chicago School of Architecture. The home includes a wood-paneled library, a formal living room, a dining room, and Rebori's signature sweeping staircase.

Right outside is Lincoln Park; the apartment's windows look out on the treetops. Ballis Group, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (312) 343-4545.