$950,000 Homes in Louisiana, California and Oregon

OUTDOOR SPACE The 1.6-acre property is studded with good old magnolia and elm trees and includes a vegetable garden surrounded by a light picket fence. Next to the in-ground swimming pool and spa is a pool house with a fireplace, a grill, a sound system, a half bath room and a patio shower. A detached three-car garage includes a walk-up attic.

TAXES $2,175

Get in touch with Rose Steepleton, Noles-Frye Realty, 318-792-5706; noles-frye.com


WHAT A midcentury-modern house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an in-ground swimming pool

HOW MUCH $949,900

SIZE 2,515 square feet


Establishing The 1959 stucco residence is normally in Sacramento’s upscale Sierra Oaks community, two blocks from the American River, with its a lot more than 30 miles of cycling paths. It is less than 10 minutes from the Pavilions, an extravagance shopping center, and is close to major hospitals.

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INDOORS Designed by Carter Sparks, a local architect, the house includes a variety of living, eating and entertainment areas found in a large, open place with bamboo flooring and a beamed vaulted ceiling. A double-face chimney and a slatted partition visually divide the space. On one aspect is a home with maple cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, in addition to a seating area with built-in cabinets and a wet bar flanking the brick fireplace. On the other side, the fireplace includes a copper hood and there is normally place for a formal dining table.

The single-story home has three bedrooms, including a master suite. A bonus place with an integral wall product and an en-suite bath room can be used as a home office or a semiprivate guest place.

OUTDOOR SPACE All rooms at the back of the house open onto an extended deck, taking advantage of Sacramento’s temperate weather and the modernist focus on indoor/outdoor living. The quarter-acre property also contains an in-ground swimming pool, a patio and an attached two-car garage.

TAXES $9,589

CONTACT Michael Miller or Scott Miller, Miller Real Estate, 916-879-6006; michaelmiller1.metrolistpro.com

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Portland, Ore.

WHAT A 1982 house with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an attached two-car garage

HOW MUCH $925,000

SIZE 3,282 square feet


SETTING The house is normally in the Green Hills community, about 10 minutes from downtown Portland. Made on top of a slope, it features expansive windows that offer views of the encompassing trees and a seasonal glimpse of Mount St. Helens.

INDOORS The dramatic living place includes a vaulted, paneled ceiling and rosewood flooring. On one side, sliding cup doors wide open onto a terrace. On the other, a fireplace is normally embedded in a short wall of rusticated rock and light pours in from clerestory house windows above a mezzanine. The living place connects to another kitchen-and-dining area with updated cabinets and equipment, a wood-losing stove and access to the terrace. A spiral staircase in the eating area offers an alternate route upstairs.

Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and balconies are below the main floor, plus a laundry place. Two additional bedrooms and bathrooms (incorporating one with double vanities, marble floor tiles and brass fixtures) are above the main floor, on the mezzanine level.

OUTDOOR SPACE As well as the lower-floor balconies and main-floor terrace, the house has a sizable enclosed patio and back garden in front.

TAXES $16,175

Get in touch with Steve Strode, eXp Realty, 503-490-4116; portlandpowersearch.com

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