6 charming homes in Alaska

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Homes in Alaska.

Anchorage. Built in 2011, this four-bedroom home on Sand Lake is energy efficient, with radiant-heated floors, exterior heat lamps, and self-tracking solar panels. It features a 30-foot fireplace mural; butterfly ceilings; polished-concrete, glass-inlaid counters; wraparound decks; and a lower level with kitchen, family room, wood-fired pizza oven, and wine cellar.

The property includes a landscaped yard and a private dock with floatplane access, and offers trout fishing and wildlife viewing. $1,400,000. Shelley Schneider-Fox, Herrington and Co., (907) 229-1500.

Chugiak. This 1986 four-bedroom home sits on a wooded half-acre by Chugach State Park, near Anchorage. Renovated with a rustic aesthetic — hickory floors, exposed wood beams — it has an open-plan main area with walls of windows; lofted living spaces; and a finished basement with kitchen.

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Outside are a deck with a hot tub, a perennial bed, a patio, and a lawn. $386,400. Steve Bohannon, Veterans Realty Group | Dwell Realty, (907) 538-5347.

Palmer. This three-bedroom home has views of Matanuska Glacier, Cook Inlet, and Lazy Mountain. The 2001 house features unique modern and antique furnishings and details, including a petrified-wood sink; copper-penny and hand-stenciled tiles; an understairs "Harry Potter room"; hickory shelving; and antique barn doors leading to the wraparound deck.

The 1-acre landscaped property includes a large workshop, raised garden beds, and a hydroponic greenhouse. $495,000. Barb Huntley, Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group, (907) 227-5228.

Homer. The views from this two-bedroom southern Alaska home sweep across Kachemak Bay to mountains and wilderness. The 2009 open-concept, industrial-modern house has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood and polished-concrete floors, metal kitchen cabinets, wood-clad walls, and poured-concrete showers and tub.

The 0.8-acre wooded lot includes a separate, semi-finished guest building with an additional bedroom. $438,000. Huck Bishop, Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group–RMG, (907) 299-0354.

Sitka. Big Gull Island's house comes with 11.5 sea-girt, forested acres near Sitka National Historic Park. The 1991 four-bedroom home features a great room with vaulted ceilings and a gridded wall of windows with views of Sitka Sound; whitewashed wood walls and hardwood floors; a double-sided fireplace connecting the kitchen and eating area, and wraparound decks.

The property includes a private dock. $3,200,000. Travis Vaughan, RE/MAX Baranof Realty, (907) 747-5636.

Fairbanks. This 2015 "tiny home" sits on more than 2.5 acres in the hills above Fairbanks. The cedar-sided, 310-square-foot studio has hardwood floors, beadboard walls, butcher-block counters, a sleeping-living room loft, a woodstove, all appliances except a dryer, and a well.

The movable home is not on a foundation and can be purchased separately from the land. $115,000 (with land). Jerry Lymburner, Lymburner Realty, (907) 347-4433.

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