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6 homes with stunning views

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Lahaina, Hawaii

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From the west shore of Maui, this two-bedroom home looks out on sunsets over the ocean and Molokai. The house has lava rock accents, stone tiling, an open kitchen and living area, and an indoor garden patio with vaulted glass ceiling surrounding a pool and spa landscaped with rocks, tropical plants, and waterfalls.

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The 0.33-acre lot features mature palms, shrubs, and lawns, a waterfront deck for whale watching, and a guest cottage. $5,945,000. Ben Willis, Island Sotheby's International Realty, (808) 298-3498.

Big Sky, Montana

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This five-bedroom home sits on 39 acres at the edge of Gallatin National Forest, with views of Spanish Peaks, Lone Mountain, and the Gallatin Range. The custom-built house is finished with reclaimed wood and stone and features a vaulted great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and two-sided fireplace, a chef's kitchen, and two master suites, each with fireplace and deck.

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The grounds include a backup generator and full security system, patio, pond, hot tub, and three-car garage with dog bath. $5,995,000. Mia Lennon, The Big Sky Real Estate Co., (406) 641-0051.

Westhampton, Massachusetts

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The two-story sunken living room of this five-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling ­windows facing north for a panorama including 90 miles of mature ­forest.

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The open-plan house has hardwood floors and beamed ceilings; a gourmet kitchen; game and media rooms; and a principal suite with a walk-in closet and built-ins, a two-sided fireplace dividing bedroom and bathroom, and a deck with a hot tub. On the 58-acre property are an in-ground pool and a barn, paddock, and riding ring. $2,850,000. George Cain, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 861-3855.

New York City

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Three terraces give this two-bedroom condominium views to the north, east, and southeast, taking in midtown Manhattan and the Chrysler Building.

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The open-plan home has marble floors and counters, built-ins, a corner great room with 36 feet of floor-to-­ceiling windows, a chef's kitchen, and a main bedroom with walk-in closet, private terrace, and en suite bathroom with dual vanity and soaking tub. Building amenities include a fitness center, a 24-hour doorman, and a concierge. $2,950,000. Kaptan Unugur, Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 405-7087.

San Francisco

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This two-bedroom coop enjoys unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge and entire north end of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and Ghirardelli Square. The apartment features an eat-in kitchen, a living-dining room with wall-to-wall windows, power shades, and north-facing balcony, and an in-home laundry, and comes with two garage parking spaces.

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The doorman building on Russian Hill is a short walk from Polk Street, North Beach, Fort Mason, and Fisherman's Wharf. $3,145,000. Gregg Lynn, Sotheby's International Realty, (415) 595-4734.

East Hartford, Connecticut

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The Hartford skyline and Connecticut River can be seen from every room in this three-­bedroom apartment. The ­dining-­living room is lined with windows and opens to a balcony, the gourmet kitchen has city views, and the main bedroom has a balcony as well as a double-sink bathroom and cedar walk-in closet.

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HOA fees include basic cable, three parking spaces, and access to the pool, tennis courts, and fitness and gathering areas. $375,000. Tony Buccheri, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/New England Properties, (860) 983-0748.

This article was first published in the latest issue of The Week magazine. If you want to read more like it, you can try six risk-free issues of the magazine here.

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