Homes worth $3 million in Minnesota, North Carolina and Florida

This home is located on a wide, tree-lined street a half-block from Lake of the Isles, where a walking trail runs around the water and an outdoor skating rink is a popular winter gathering place.

The University of Minnesota is about 10 minutes’ drive away. Macalester College is 15 minutes away in St. Paul. Driving to downtown Minneapolis takes about 10 minutes. The riverfront is about 20 minutes away.

measuring: 9,913 square feet

Price per square foot: $297

Inside: This house is set behind a low brick wall lined with hedges. Steps lead to covered entry.

The front door opens to a foyer with hardwood floors and wood paneling, stairs to the second floor and access to the powder room. On the right is a living room with a fireplace, original woodwork, and etched glass doors designed by artist John Scott Bradstreet. Across the hall is a dining room with more etched glass doors that open into a study with wood-paneled walls and built-in cupboards.

The dining room also connects to a recently renovated kitchen with a marble-topped center island, stainless steel appliances, and access to a butler’s pantry with a back staircase leading to the second floor.

Across from the kitchen is a family room with a fireplace framed with Arts and Crafts tiles and doors opening to the backyard.

Three bedrooms on the second floor. The spacious primary suite features a bedroom with a fireplace and a bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub and two wood vanities. The adjoining bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom. The third bedroom and laundry room are located across the hall as well as another full bathroom.

The other three bedrooms (one is currently used as a home office) and another full bathroom are located on the third floor, as well as an open space that could be a game room.

A family room with another fireplace, full bathroom, spa with sauna and hot tub, and space for a home gym are located in the finished basement.

External space: The wooden deck at the back of the house slopes down to the backyard, which includes a covered patio and a swimming pool. The attached garage is heated, with two parking spaces.

Taxes: $39,204 (estimate)

communication: Debbie McNally, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, 612-388-1790;

This house was designed by Henry Irvin Gaines, an architect who worked extensively in Western North Carolina in the 1920s and 1930s and was responsible not only for a number of grand homes in Asheville, but also for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company building in The city and the F.W. Woolworth Company store which has been converted into an art gallery.

The property is 800 meters from a stretch of Merrimon Street lined with shops and restaurants, and a 15-minute walk from Grovewood Village, a collection of cottages housing art galleries and a vintage car museum. Asheville city center is 10 minutes’ drive away, and Biltmore Estate is 15 minutes away.

measuring: 4,450 square feet

Price per square foot: $673

Inside: A long driveway leads from the street into the house, where the arched front door opens to a bright foyer with hardwood floors, wood paneling, and a staircase to the second floor.

On the left is a sunny living room with a fireplace surrounded by a decorative mantel. Through a wide arched doorway is the dining room, which has French doors opening into a sunroom with windows on three sides.

The kitchen is off the foyer, with windows facing the backyard, a black enamelled Lacanche range, a center island that seats four and space for a breakfast counter surrounded by built-in cabinets. There is also a powder room and laundry room with side-by-side sink, washer and dryer in this part of the house.

All three bedrooms are located on the second floor, off a spacious landing lit by a crystal chandelier. The master bedroom has an attached sitting room and an en-suite bathroom with a deep bathtub and walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms are connected by a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

The attic level has been converted into a den. An open space downstairs with its own external entrance can be used as a family room or guest space.

External space: The lawn behind the house is surrounded by mature trees and has plenty of space for entertaining or playing. A detached garage was added to the property in 2007 with space for two cars and storage.

Taxes: $8,748 (estimate)

communication: Laura Livodis, Evester Jackson Blackstream Christie’s, 828-712-5445;

During a recent renovation, this home was updated with new flooring, appliances and mechanical systems, as well as new stucco on the exterior. It’s a half-block from the Intracoastal Waterway, where a boat dock is available for rent. Las Olas Beach, with its shopping and nightlife, is a 15-minute walk away. Lauderdale Beach is 10 minutes’ drive away.

The city center is less than three miles away. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is approximately 20 minutes’ drive away. Boca Raton is 40 minutes away. Driving to Miami or the Everglades takes about an hour.

measuring: 2622 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,142

Inside: A paved path flanked by mature palm trees leads through the lawn to the front door which opens directly into the main living area.

This open space has hardwood floors. Glass doors open to the patio and pool area; A seating area resting on a fireplace. a dining area featuring a modern chandelier with Edison-style bulbs; and a kitchen with a long island, stainless steel appliances and white cabinets. There is also a cloakroom in this part of the house.

There are two bedrooms on this level, off the hall extending from the kitchen. One is currently used as a home office; The other has an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor, accessed from the stairs to the right of the front entrance. The primary suite includes a walk-in closet with custom storage system and a bathroom with a deep white porcelain soaking tub and separate shower. The adjoining bedroom has access to a bathroom with combined bath and shower.

The guest house is located behind the main house, across from the saltwater pool. It has a kitchen and a full bathroom.

External space: The covered patio behind the house is cooled by a ceiling fan and has enough space for a sofa and chairs. There is a second patio used for dining, which has a built-in barbecue. The swimming pool has space for deck chairs in the space around it. The attached garage has one parking space.

Taxes: $29,352 (est.)

communication: Adriana Resendiz, Coldwell Banker Realty, Fort Lauderdale-Las Olas, 408-768-1901;

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