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This house is in Park Hill, a neighborhood known for its wide, tree-lined streets and well-maintained early 20th-century homes. It is next to a small park with a playground, and within a five-minute walk of a coffee shop, several restaurants and an Italian grocery store and deli. A public elementary school and a public library are within a 10-minute walk.

The Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are half a mile away, in City Park. River North Art District and the Coors Field baseball stadium are 15 minutes away by car or half an hour by public transit. Driving to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre takes about 30 minutes. Boulder is a 45-minute drive.

Size: 2,868 square feet

Price per square foot: $448

Indoors: Steps lead from the sidewalk up to a covered porch with room for a bench and a swing.

The front door opens into a living room with original unpainted millwork, a fireplace with a white-tile chimney and large, street-facing windows. This space connects to a dining room with more original woodwork, including built-in cabinetry, and French doors that open to a sunny sitting room that could be used as an office or playroom.

Across the hall is a bright kitchen with white cabinetry, quartz counters, painted wood floors and a breakfast area brightened by skylights. A full bathroom is off the kitchen.

Three bedrooms are on the second floor, reached from a staircase at the center of the house. The primary bedroom, at the top of the stairs, is big enough to hold a king-size bed and overlooks the backyard. The bedroom across the hall is also large enough for a king-size bed. The third, smaller bedroom is set up as a nursery. All three bedrooms share a full bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub.

The fourth bedroom and another full bathroom are on the lowest level of the house, along with a den and a space that holds a desk.

Outdoor space: The brick patio behind the house is next to a lawn and raised planters that hold an herb-and-vegetable garden. A shed and a gravel patio framed by a pergola are at the far end of the yard. The detached garage holds one car.

Taxes: $5,400 (estimated)

Contact: Allison Craig, Kentwood Real Estate, 303-522-3011; kentwood.com


This 1965 house is a city landmark, designed by a local architect named Philip Esbensen as his personal residence, and the sellers used Mr. Esbensen’s photographs and drawings as a reference while updating it. The property is near the end of a quiet street, about a mile from the botanic gardens at the University of California, Riverside.

The Riverside Convention Center and several art museums are less than 15 minutes away, in downtown Riverside. Driving to Palm Springs takes about an hour. Los Angeles is about an hour and a half away.

Size: 2,440 square feet

Price per square foot: $512

Indoors: The house is set back from the street, behind a yard landscaped with gravel and drought-tolerant plants.

The double front doors open into a long foyer. To the right is a living room with a fireplace and sliding-glass doors that open to a balcony. This space is separated from the dining room by free-standing bookshelves.

The dining room is open to a kitchen with original walnut cabinets, a blue-tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances, including a Thermador range.

All four bedrooms are off a hallway extending from the foyer. The primary bedroom, at the far end, has floor-to-ceiling windows and is big enough to hold a king-size bed; the en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower. The bedroom next door is set up as a home office. Two more bedrooms are across the hall; the larger one is used as a den. These three bedrooms share a bathroom with a combined shower and sunken tub, with windows facing the swimming pool behind the house.

A guest apartment with a full bathroom, a kitchenette and sleeping and sitting areas is on the lower level of the house, along with a combined storage area and laundry room.

Outdoor space: The pool is flanked by a patio on one side and wood decking with room for dining on the other. The attached garage has two parking spots.

Taxes: $15,624 (estimated, but the home is eligible for reduced property taxes under the Mills Act)

Contact: Christian Gurrola and Molly Gurrola, Modern Dwellings, Nest Real Estate, 951-313-7369; moderndwellingsrealestate.com

This house is in the city’s North End, next to Moseley Woods, a park on the Merrimack River with popular walking trails and a playground. It is about five minutes from Newburyport High School and a shopping center with a Walgreens and a Market Basket grocery store, and a couple of miles from Market Square Historic District, where Federal-style brick buildings house shops, restaurants and museums, many with a view of the river.

Portsmouth, N.H., is about half an hour away. Driving to Salem takes about 45 minutes. Boston is about an hour and 15 minutes away.

Size: 3,016 square feet

Price per square foot: $426

Indoors: This home has two entrances: the original front door, at the end of a paved path linked to the sidewalk, and the newer main entrance, off the driveway.

From the main entrance, a foyer leads to an open living room with wide-plank pine floors and rough-hewed ceiling beams. At one end is a sitting area with a fireplace that has a stone surround and glass doors facing a wood deck. The kitchen, on the other side of this space, has a center island, a range with a gas cooktop and copper vent hood, a large pantry and an original wood-burning fireplace.

Off the kitchen are two more rooms with fireplaces — a dining room and a parlor with a built-in cabinet — as well as a half bathroom.

The primary suite, off the living room, has a screened porch and an en suite bathroom with a windowed soaking tub and a separate glass-walled shower.

Two more bedrooms are on the second floor, reached from stairs in the original foyer, between the dining room and the parlor. One is large enough to hold a queen-size bed; the other has a built-in twin bed. They share a full bathroom.

The fourth bedroom, currently used as a game room, is on the top floor.

Outdoor space: The deck off the living room steps down to a stone patio with a koi pond. The mostly flat backyard beyond is landscaped with grass and mature trees. The attached garage holds two cars and has additional storage space.

Taxes: $13,145 (estimated)

Contact: Kevin Fruh, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 978-500-7409; sothebysrealty.com

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