Open Houses of the Week: April 14-15

There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair.

From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat at some of the most enticing open houses in the nation. So wipe your feet at the door and scroll right on through.

McLean, Va.
Open house: Sun., April 15
Price: $2.975 million
Property details: This gracious, Southern-style Colonial is located on a beautifully landscaped corner lot (over an acre and a half!) in the prestigious Virginia community that is The Reserve. The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion boasts a striking central foyer, a dual-curved staircase and enormous, two-story windows overlooking the private backyard and waterfall. But wait, there's more: The stunning Colonial also boasts a full bar with cozy fireside seating, recreation room with billiard area; home gym with sauna; theater; and bedroom suite. The perfect blend of beauty, luxury and functionality, in gorgeously leafy McLean.

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Beverly Hills, Calif.
Open house: Sun., April 15
Price: $7.995 million
Property details: This one's for the glamazons and the A-listers, naturally, because it was once home to a "legendary TV and film director." It's unabashedly luxurious in a way only Beverly Hills homes can be, and we're not complaining. Soaring vaulted ceilings; an in-home glass elevator; stacked-stone fireplaces; double-glazed UV windows with motorized room-darkening shades; heated porcelain floors; canyon and ocean views; a media room with a full wet bar -- must we go on? But you can breathe easy (literally) because this manse is also very eco-friendly. Photo-voltaic panels are connected to the Southern California Edison grid, the fireplaces are fueled by eco-friendly bio-ethanol, and the pool is solar-heated.

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Old Brookville, N.Y.
Open house: Sun., April 15
Price: $5.45 million
Property details: This palatial estate looks like it should be somewhere like Austin or Atlanta, but alas, the stunning 8,800-square-foot brick Colonial is located in New York -- just 25 miles from Manhattan, in fact. It's in Old Brookville's exclusive Estates at Green Fields and is just minutes away from Manhasset. It boasts five bedrooms; six bathrooms; marble and wood detailing; a spiral staircase; and a sprawling front lawn. It's the perfect home for those who want to stay near the city and enjoy (luxurious) suburban life, too.

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Potomac, Md.
Open house: Sun., April 15
Price: $2.295 million
Property details: This French-style, stone-and-stucco home is anything but a cookie-cutter Maryland mansion. From its antique stone fireplaces to its reclaimed wood details and exceptional vintage decor, this home is one of a kind. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms, built on a one-acre lot, this perpetually sun-drenched custom home is perfect for big families. We love the large tree-flanked backyard (great for pets!) and that huge outdoor pool and spa.

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Scottsdale, Ariz.
Open house: Sat., April 14
Price: $650,000
Property details: This spectacularly bright home in Scottsdale is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. With splendid views of the green fairway of the Legend Trail golf course, to 360 degree vistas of the mountains (and those jaw-dropping Arizona sunsets!), nature lovers will feel right at home. The house features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a stunning pool with a view. Grill up some steaks in that outdoor kitchen and bask in that warm desert sun, beer in hand.

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Avon, Colo.
Open House: Sat., April 14
Price: $299,000
Property details: Another one for nature-lovers! This cozy, charming, 1,296-square-foot home is minutes from hiking trails and ski slopes. Perfect for families, it's close to Meadow Mountain Elementary School and other community amenities. The earthy, three-bedroom home is flanked by trees and boasts mountain views from every angle. A perfect Colorado home and at this price? A steal.

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Open house: Sun., April 15
Price: $3.15 million
Property details: If Colonials don't tickle your fancy, then how about this stunning Mediterranean? Located in the heart of Dallas' Old Highland Park, this majestic mansion boasts classic Mediterranean architectural details such as dramatic arched windows, gables, terra-cotta roof tiles, and carved pattern stonework. The home features five bedrooms; eight bathrooms; a gourmet kitchen; gym; media room; paneled study; and a sprawling outdoor entertaining area.

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