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New Hope, Pennsylvania. Renowned architect Jules ­Gregory built this three-bedroom brick-and-glass house in 1958. Extensively renovated in 2019, the home features black hardwood floors, nine skylights, whole-house audio, a chef's kitchen with high-end appliances and a 16-foot island, and a master bedroom with patio access and a spa bathroom.

Outside are a water feature, patio bar and fire pit, and a pool. $3,495,000. Caryn Black, Kurfiss/­Sotheby's International Realty, (267) 614-6484.

Tuxedo Park, New York. The Gallery is a three-bedroom home built in 1970 on the ruins of a Gilded Age mansion. Designed by artist ­Edgar Bertolucci, the house has beamed cathedral ceilings, a granite-floor conservatory with fireplace, and a master suite with sunrise views.

The 6.8-acre property incorporates the stone walls, terraces, and ponds of the historic gardens planned for the original estate by landscape architect Ferruccio Vitale. $2,375,000. ­Barbara du Pont, Ellis Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 468-9653.

Miami. This four-bedroom Art Deco home was built in 1937 in the Belle Mead neighborhood. Details include tile floors, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a modern stainless-steel kitchen.

The tropical, secluded corner lot has palm-lined paths, a covered tiki-style lounge, and a large patio with a heated pool. $1,449,000. ­Zachary Belil, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (917) 319-4627.

Garrison, New York. Frank Lloyd Wright's primary mentee, Edgar Tafel, constructed this four-­bedroom home in 2000. The cedar-sided, copper-roofed house features panoramic Hudson River views from floor-to-ceiling glass windows; stone fireplaces; and a custom kitchen.

The 6-acre landscaped property has a free-form pool with a small waterfall and spa, a hot tub, a guesthouse, and a terrace with a grand fireplace. $2,995,000. Julian H. Paik, Houlihan Lawrence, (917) 886-8260.

Spanaway, Washington. Alan Liddle built the three-bedroom home on this equestrian estate in 1986. The house includes a great room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, picture windows, and a glass atrium eating area leading out to a patio.

The 20-acre property features a riding arena, four stalls, a tack room, two pastures, and stands of mature fir trees. $965,000. Grace Hudtloff, John L. Scott Real Estate, (253) 565-1010.

Dallas. This 1959 four-­bedroom home is in Lochwood, minutes from White Rock Lake and the arboretum. The renovated open-plan house has updated bathrooms; a kitchen with quartz counters, subway tile, and stainless appliances; and an en suite master with sliding barn doors and patio access.

Outside are yards, mature trees, and a two-car garage. $439,000. Sarah Fakih, Compass, (214) 400-7284.

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