Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 13-15

open houses of the weekThere's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed.

This week we have a little something for everyone. From million-dollar coastal getaways to affordable age-qualified communities, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most diverse open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and walk right in.

Open Houses for Jan. 13-15


Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Miami
Price: $10 million
Property details: This tropical-modern mansion overlooking Biscayne Bay is Miami luxury at its finest. Filled with original keystone and mahogany details, the Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced design blends seamlessly into the home's lush, palm studded landscape. You can enjoy stunning waterfront panoramas from every vantage point thanks to generous windows, breezy patios and spacious outdoor entertaining areas. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home also boasts a private dock, perfect for the anglers among you.

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Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Portland
Price: $875,000
Property details: If you're looking for a home that's anything but traditional or cookie-cutter, then this rare four-bedroom residence on North Holloway Drive may be perfect for you. With soaring 10-foot ceilings, glossy hardwood floors, and beautiful wood detailing throughout, this home has character and craftsmanship to boot. Huge windows flood the entire home with light, but if you prefer direct sunlight you can always go outdoors and relax on your own private patio, nestled among fir trees.

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Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Austin
Price: $889,900
Property details: This beautiful home right on Lake Austin is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. You get stunning views of lush Texan greenery no matter where you are in the house (even your backyard pool is nestled among towering trees), flawless landscaped gardens throughout the grounds, and stunning sunset views over Austin. If you're more of the indoors type, that's OK too -- with marble floors, dripping chandeliers, fireplaces, a state-of-the-art kitchen and five massive bedrooms sprawled over 4,100 square feet, there's no need to leave the house, anyway.

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Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Denver
Price: $1.495 million
Property details: This Humboldt Island beauty exudes historic grandeur that simply cannot be found in newly-built Denver homes. The stately Denver Square has maintained all of its turn-of-the-century historic integrity, including a dumbwaiter (which is a fun and convenient way to bring the groceries up from the garage!), fireplaces and a great room that was originally part of the home's ballroom in 1916. Though it's been updated with modern touches -- new bathrooms, a new kitchen and new plumbing -- all its original hardware is still intact, including original stained glass windows and antique mirrors.

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Sun City Center, Fla.

Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Sun City Center
Price: $210,000
Property description: This gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the age-restricted Caloosa County Club Estates boasts a sprawling 2,069 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The home isn't just a pretty face, though, it comes with tough, cataclysm-proof features! Hurricane film covers all the windows, a sturdy Tradewinds-model roof, and screened, enclosed lanais that provide al fresco-like entertaining even in bad weather -- which, in Sun City, is next to never. And for retirees looking for more modest accommodations, the community has plenty of homes for less than $50,000.

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Open House: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Chicago
Price: $1.995 million
Property description: This property is a far cry from all the generic, vanilla-colored condos cropping up all over Chicago these days. This home is filled with character and unique details like coffered ceilings, herringbone masonry, fireplaces and exquisite maple doors. The beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home also boasts 12-foot-high vaulted ceilings, a sauna and wine cellar, a spacious roof deck and a huge, sunken family room.

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San Francisco

Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: San Francisco
Price: $599,000
Property description: This is a California one-bedroom condo with a difference! Located in a premier Art Deco building on Powell Street, the property has 1,427 square feet of space that includes a formal dining room, a generous living room and wonderful period details. What we love most about this airy, light-filled condominium? Its location. It's a stone's throw from downtown, Union Square and the trendiest shops and restaurants in San Francisco.

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Open house: Sun., Jan. 15
Location: Atlanta
Price: $1.85 million
Property description: This immaculate home stretches across two private acres and is perfect for entertaining. With a huge pool and spa, resurfaced tennis court with lights, huge level play area, garden, and even a patio with an outdoor kitchen, this stunning six-bedroom property is perfect for big, fun parties. If you'd prefer a quiet night in, that's fine too -- the home features a fireplace and a gorgeous great room with soaring, 24-foot ceilings.

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