Chapel Hill. This five-bedroom, 7,389-square-foot home is 3 miles from Chapel Hill. The 1981 house features cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors; the kitchen– living space has zebrawood cabinets, a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning brick fireplace, and two dining areas.

The 5.4-acre estate includes gardens, a pool ringed by decks and patios, a tennis court, a horse barn, and a guesthouse. $3,400,000. Martha Bick, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, (919) 815-5018.

Raleigh. A modern farm-house in midtown, this 2017 five-bedroom home has rustic details throughout: red-oak floors, a vaulted entryway, wood beams, exposed brick, and shiplap-style wall treatments. The kitchen features a black-walnut island, stone counters, and a walk-in pantry.

Outdoor spaces include a screened porch with stone fireplace opening to a wood deck, a covered porch, and front and backyards. $1,030,000. Laura Siegmund, Triangle Real Estate Group, (919) 696-9088.

Chapel Hill. Reedy Fork Ranch, an 1893 Queen Anne Victorian, was moved from Greensboro to this 10-acre forest property in 2003. Updated with radiant floors, HVAC, home automation, and finished basement, the five-bedroom house retains its original oak paneling and 10 fireplaces.

Outside are balconies, a wrap-around porch, formal gardens, and a three-car garage. $1,895,000. Mary Kemp with Chapel Hill Office/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty, (919) 616-1172.

Durham. Designed by architect Bill Waddell, this 2014 five-bedroom home sits on 1.4 acres. The main space features floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted beamed ceilings, built-ins, a two-sided fireplace, Japanese-influenced sliding doors, and wood floors.

The kitchen has quartz counters and walnut cabinets, and a master suite includes a walk-in closet, glassed-in shower, and soaker tub. A sun porch leads to a patio, lawns, and mature trees. $1,175,000. Lucia Cooke, Cooke Property, (919) 225-3181.

Durham. Built in 2014, this rustic-modern, energy-efficient home stands on 10 wooded acres 7 miles from Duke University. The house includes three ensuite bedrooms; a great room with polished concrete floors, wood details, and clerestory windows; and an upstairs office.

The grounds feature two outbuildings, a three-car garage, lawns, a fenced garden, and landscaped paths. $899,000. Emanuel Schroeter, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, (919) 525-5785.

Durham. This 1910 home in the Old East Durham neighborhood has been renovated throughout. The three-bedroom house features engineered hardwood floors, arched doorways, and a kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances.

The master ensuite includes a walk-in closet. Outside are a covered porch, front and back yards, and mature trees. $249,800. Or Hen, Keller Williams Realty United, (781) 267-3416.