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This house was built for Lewis Dozier, a commercial baker whose business became part of Nabisco. Mr. Dozier, a member of several social clubs, loved to entertain, and his house has a basement-level ballroom and a second-floor musician’s gallery. The sellers, who bought the house in 1996, have spent decades restoring it to its original glory, repairing and refinishing woodwork and plaster, and replacing the electrical and HVAC systems, as well as the roof.

The property is across the street from Forest Park, which has more than 1,300 acres of green space and is home to the Saint Louis Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Driving to downtown St. Louis takes about 15 minutes. St. Louis Lambert International Airport is about 20 minutes away.

Size: 12,847 square feet

Price per square foot: $156

Indoors: Wide steps rise from the street to the main entrance, where glass doors open into a vestibule. From there, another pair of doors opens into a grand, wood-paneled foyer with a fireplace flanked by built-in bench seats.

To the right is a parlor with original plasterwork, tall windows and another fireplace. To the left is a wood-paneled library with a fireplace. A dining room with yet another fireplace and a crystal chandelier that once hung in a St. Louis hotel can be reached from the library or the foyer.

Off one side of the dining room are a sunroom, a powder room and a hallway that leads to the outdoor pool. Off the other side is an updated kitchen with a vintage-style enamel range and several pantries. A full bathroom, the back staircase and an elevator are also in this part of the house.

From the foyer, an ornate staircase with its original banister leads to five bedrooms on the second floor. To the right of the landing are two bedrooms that serve as one large primary suite, each with a fireplace and an attached bathroom with original stained-glass windows. The other three bedrooms on this level share another windowed bathroom.

The staircase continues up to the third level, where there are three more bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a kitchen with black-and-white tile floors and a pink range.

The basement-level ballroom has a built-in bar, a powder room, original stained-glass windows and a fireplace framed by glossy green tile.

Outdoor space: Behind the house is a covered porch that steps down to an in-ground swimming pool with a pergola-covered dining and lounging area at one end. The detached garage holds four cars.

Taxes: $21,048 (estimated)

Contact: Erica Willert and Kim Adams, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-517-4042; sothebysrealty.com


This house is in the Oak Knoll section of Pasadena, on a tree-lined street near Lacy Park in San Marino, where there are lawns and a tennis center. It is about a five-minute drive from the Huntington library complex and the Caltech campus, and 10 minutes from Old Pasadena. The Rose Bowl, the stadium where the U.C.L.A. Bruins football team plays its home games and a large monthly flea market is held, is 15 minutes away.

This part of Pasadena is within easy driving distance of other San Gabriel Valley cities: It is about 10 minutes from San Gabriel and Alhambra, and 20 minutes from Altadena. Driving to downtown Los Angeles takes about half an hour.

Size: 3,017 square feet

Price per square foot: $662

Indoors: The house sits behind a large lawn with a brick path that leads to the covered entry and a walled courtyard to the side. The original wood front door opens into a foyer with refinished hardwood floors and a staircase with a wrought-iron railing.

To the right is a den with arched windows, wood-paneled walls, built-in shelving and a wet bar.

To the left is a sunny living room with more arched windows; a fireplace that has its original Batchelder tile surround and hearth; and French doors that offer access to a long sunroom with sliding-glass doors that open to a patio.

Behind the living room is a dining room that connects to the sunroom and to a kitchen with wood cabinets and a white-tile backsplash with pops of red. Off the kitchen is a breakfast room that connects to the sunroom. A laundry room with a sink and a door to the back patio is also in this part of the house.

Two bedrooms are on this level, off a hallway running alongside the foyer and dining room. Each has a walk-in closet and is big enough to hold a queen-size bed. They share a full bathroom off the hallway.

The other two bedrooms are upstairs. The primary bedroom has a wall of built-in shelving; the guest room next door currently holds two twin beds. They share a bathroom with a windowed stall shower.

Outdoor space: The patios behind and to the side of the house are paved and enclosed by walls topped with mature hedges. The detached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $24,972 (estimated)

Contact: Sarah Rogers, The Agency, 626-390-0511; theagencyre.com


This house is on a northern stretch of 16th Street, about three miles from the Maryland border. It is across the street from Rock Creek Park, putting it within walking distance of soccer fields, a tennis center and a playground. The public John Lewis Elementary School is half a mile away. A tavern serving locally brewed beer and a farmers’ market operating on Saturday mornings from May to November are within a 10-minute walk.

Busses traveling down 16th Street reach Dupont Circle in about half an hour. The Red and Green Metro lines stop at Fort Totten, 15 minutes away. The Silver Spring Transit Center Station is 10 minutes away, in Maryland.

Size: 4,890 square feet

Price per square foot: $404

Indoors: A wrought-iron gate opens from the sidewalk to the front yard, and steps lead up to the entry.

The front door opens into an enclosed porch used as a sitting area. From there, another door opens into a foyer with access to a powder room.

Through an arched door to the left is a living room with red walls, glossy red trim, a fireplace and hardwood floors. The hardwood flooring continues into a sitting area with coffered ceilings that is open to an updated kitchen with white cabinetry, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and a pantry. At the back of this level is a breakfast room with large windows and sliding-glass doors that open to a deck.

A wood staircase leads from the front of the house to three bedrooms on the second floor. The primary suite, at the back of this level, overlooks the patio behind the house; it includes a dressing room and a bathroom with a tub, a separate shower and a stacked washer and dryer. One of the two bedrooms on the opposite side of this floor has an en suite bathroom.

Two more bedrooms are on the third floor; one is currently used as a home office. They share a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

The guest apartment is on the lowest level of the house, with its own entrance. It includes a bedroom, a full bathroom, a kitchen and a sitting room.

Outdoor space: The wood deck behind the house has a built-in bench along one side. It steps down to a stone patio with tiled fountains and a mature tree that offers shade. The detached garage has two parking spots and an electric vehicle charger.

Taxes: $12,516 (estimated)

Contact: Brett West, Urban Castle Team, McEnearney Associates, 202-744-0576; mcenearney.com

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