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    House of the Week: All Aboard This ’80s Retreat on Private Island

    This sleek lakefront Michigan retreat is on its own private island and has a miniature railroad and Greco-Roman lion statues on the terrace.

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    House of the Week: Spanish Dream Home on California’s Riviera

    The owner of this estate took her architect on a 10-day trip to Spain before he designed this view home in the Pacific Palisades.

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    House of the Week: Loft on the Beach

    This remodeled condo on the beach uses repurposed blue jeans for insulation and reclaimed wood for furniture and walls.

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    House of the Week: X-Shaped Mansion

    The builders of this X-shaped house wanted to take advantage of the views from every angle and built four houses stuck together, with a big indoor swimming pool in the middle.

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    House of the Week: Beached Florida Keys Houseboat

    This historic houseboat washed ashore during a 1960 hurricane and has been used ever since as an oceanside guesthouse.

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    House of the Week: Meg Ryan’s Quintessential Victorian

    Meg Ryan and then-husband Dennis Quaid lived in this historic Queen Anne-style San Francisco home in the 1990s. The impeccably cared-for three-story home has views from every floor.

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    House of the Week: All That Europe Has to Offer

    Natalie Glosman designed this majestic home to display her vast collection of antique furniture.

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    House of the Week: Architectural Art on the Beach

    This Carlos Zapata-designed home sits on the historic site of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s winter home. The ultramodern retreat is for sale for $12.9 million.

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    House of the Week: Views From Every Room

    This oceanview estate was designed to curve along with the bluff it was built into at Corona del Mar.

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    House of the Week: Restored Rice Plantation on 1,000 Acres

    Former South Carolina Gov. Robert F. Allston produced rice at this plantation before the Civil War. After his death, his 31-year-old widowed daughter managed it, recording her experience in a book.

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    House of the Week: ‘Murder House,’ as Seen on TV

    This Los Angeles landmark is a popular set for scary movies and television shows, but the owners have had less luck selling it. Now it’s back on the market for $5 million.

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    House of the Week: Chic European Spec House

    The builders of this large, sleek home in Holmby Hills are now looking for a buyer.

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    House of the Week: Luxury Ranch Designed by Randy Travis

    The country music singer and his ex-wife designed this 220-acre estate with horse stables, a shooting range and parking for a tour bus.

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    House of the Week: Hobbit-Sized Home Built by Hand

    The seller of this tiny adobe built it by hand, using mud he unearthed from digging the foundation.

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    House of the Week: ‘Blue Sky Home’ in Wine Country

    This custom home was designed around the color blue, with a bold blue exterior wall and blue touches throughout. One side of the home opens up for access to the outdoor patio.