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This apartment is in an 18-unit, four-building Art Deco complex known as the Dixon, after its architect, Lawrence Murray Dixon, who designed several Miami Beach hotels, including the Marlin, Raleigh, Tudor, Tides and Tiffany. It is in the South Beach neighborhood, a third of a mile west of Ocean Drive and the beach. The shops along Lincoln Road are less than a mile north and those on Washington Avenue are several short blocks east. The 36-acre Flamingo Park, which has an aquatics center with an eight-lane lap pool, is a block north.

According to FloodIQ, an online research tool, the property is now at minimal risk of flooding in all but hurricane category 3 conditions; it will be much more vulnerable by 2033, if sea levels rise at their current rate.

Size: 685 square feet

Price per square foot: $436

Indoors: The owner, an architect, converted the two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit into one with a single bedroom and bathroom, adding luxurious finishes like limestone floors, soapstone countertops and custom doors encased in galvanized steel. Hurricane-impact windows were also installed.

The windowed kitchen was redone with quilted-stainless-steel wall surfaces, a cedar pantry lined with storage and top-grade appliances, including a Viking range. A closet in the entry hall has a hookup for a washer and dryer, if residents choose not to use the building’s no-cost laundry machines.

In the bedroom, floor-to-ceiling curtains wrap around a corner window and a custom-organized closet. The bathroom has a walk-in steam shower and a multitiered stone vanity with a basin sink.

Outdoor space: There is lush landscaping as you enter the building, and a shared green space out the back door, with tables, lounges, a hammock and an herb garden. No off-street parking is available, but there is zoned street parking for residents.

Taxes: $2,724, plus a $558 monthly homeowner fee that includes flood insurance

Contact: Renée M. Grossman, Compass, 305-804-4302; compass.com

This house is in a town of about 3,700 people, in mid-coast Maine, about an hour north of Portland and 100 yards south of Route 1, also known as Main Street. It is within walking distance of antiques shops and lobster restaurants, including Red’s Eats, around the corner. The nearby Sheepscot River is tidal and about 15 miles from open ocean. It is visible from the property in winter and can be seen in glimpses in summer.

Size: 2,500 square feet

Price per square foot: $124

Indoors: For the last 20 years, an out-of-state couple have used the house as a seasonal second home, although it is built for year-round occupancy. After buying it, they stripped every trace of lead paint, updated some wiring and plumbing, and put in a new kitchen and bathrooms. (The several fireplaces are operable, but the chimneys are unlined.)

In the entrance hall, the walls display an antique layer of milk paint that was discovered after other layers were removed. To the left is a living room with antique pumpkin-pine floors, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors opening to the backyard. Another set of French doors leads to a study that is next to a full bathroom and could easily serve a main-floor bedroom. A nearby exterior door offers additional possibilities for a self-contained guest suite.

Turning right from the front door takes you into a combined dining room and kitchen with a fireplace, faux-finished walls, pumpkin-pine floors and wood cabinetry with granite countertops. Sliding doors open to the back.

One upstairs bedroom is painted robin’s-egg blue and has an en suite bathroom with a painted porcelain sink embedded in a vintage wood cabinet. Both rooms have fireplaces. The two additional bedrooms share a bathroom with a custom vanity.

Outdoor space: The rocky, sloped property in back has been landscaped with nine distinct zones based on feng shui principles. The area contains rock walls, plantings, statuary, small bridges and a pair of ponds with a waterfall. (A pump controls the water flow.) Parking is in an attached one-car garage.

Taxes: $5,357

Contact: Kathy Wyman, William Raveis Real Estate, 207-522-1275; raveis.com

The listing agent recently gut-renovated this property with her husband, a contractor, who is one of three owners. (Another owner is a carpenter who worked on the project.) It is in a commercial neighborhood about a mile east of Charlottesville’s downtown mall and three miles east of the University of Virginia. The house is within walking distance of restaurants and an elementary school, and about a block from the Route 250 bypass, which connects major roads in the area. It has two-family zoning should a new owner choose to convert it into a duplex.

Size: 1,125 square feet

Price per square foot: $276

Indoors: The front door opens into a living room with the original oak floors, solid wood wall paneling and a refinished wood-burning fireplace. To the right is the kitchen, which has tiled surfaces, stainless steel appliances, new windows and a slim breakfast bar built along one wall. A pantry closet was added next to the back door for more storage.

Two bedrooms are on the first floor. They share a bathroom faced in ceramic and decorative glass tile, which has a combined tub and shower. The second floor is taken up by a master suite consisting of a bedroom with hardwood floors, a study and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a stacked washer and dryer.

Outdoor space: The property includes a private driveway and a fenced backyard.

Taxes: $2,172 (2019)

Contact: Mary Jane Check, Roy Wheeler Realty Company, 434-265-0684; roywheeler.com

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