Bainbridge Island, Washington. This five-bedroom contemporary-style 2008 house sits on 2.4 forested acres. The ground level has hardwood floors, double-height ceilings, a wall of windows, and a kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, and a breakfast area; steel-and-wood stairs lead to a master suite with a soaking tub.
Outside, the living room’s two-sided fireplace is shared by a 1,100-square-foot wraparound wood deck looking out on mature trees. $1,499,000. Kevin Still, Keller Williams Realty Tacoma, (253) 223-2518.
Westford, Vermont. Set amid 3.3 acres of woods and pasture, this four-bedroom home melds a classic exterior with a contemporary interior. The open main living space has floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete and hardwood floors, and a chef’s kitchen; above are a master suite with shiplap ceiling and step-in soaking tub and a cupola with windows on all sides offering views of Mount Mansfield.
The property, fenced for animals, includes landscaped lawns, a rustic barn, and a yoga shed. $990,000. Eileen Warner, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, (802) 233-3385.
Kirbyville, Texas. The six-bedroom 1983 French Country home anchors 33 acres of piney woods. La Maison Demille Bienvenues has hand-painted murals, French wallpaper, pecan floors, exposed beams, and an antique marble fireplace.
Outside are year-round flower gardens, a lake, an orangery, a sunken garden, a guest pied-à-terre, a barn, and a six-car garage. $5,000,000. Nicole Brende, Martha Turner/Sotheby’s International Realty/Briar Hollow Brokerage, (713) 302-9828.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Perched atop a forest-lined drive, this 2007 six-bedroom Berkshires home is minutes from Tanglewood and Great Barrington. The open-plan house has a wall of windows with mountain views; vaulted ceilings and reclaimed-wood floors; a terrazzo entry; a central stone fireplace; a kitchen equipped with a Wolf stove and Sub Zero refrigerator; and a sauna, game room, bar, media room, and an exercise area.
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Source:: The Week – Lifestyle