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6 charming homes built in the 1930s

Pasadena, California. This 1932 four-bedroom cottage was just remodeled this year. Features include hardwood floors and trim; a living room with fireplace and exposed-beam barrel ceiling; a main bedroom with a custom door and stained-glass casement window, and a gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters.

French doors open to a backyard with a patio, garden beds, and a strawberry tree. $1,299,000. Linda Seyffert, Deasy Penner Podley, (626) 712-5194.

Mocksville, North Carolina. ­Boxwood was built in 1934 by Delano & Aldrich, the architects who built Kykuit for the Rockefellers. The eight-bedroom house, com­pletely restored in 2007, has a chef’s kitchen with scullery, a wood-paneled library, an upstairs guest pantry, and fireplaces in most bedrooms.

On the 48-acre property are pastures, woods, and a two-bedroom log guest cabin, also from 1934, featuring its own great room with stone ­fireplace. $3,450,000. Tom Fisher, HM Properties, (704) 213-1556.

Chester, New Jersey. Built in 1932, this seven-­bedroom stone mansion anchors 54.7 acres of pasture and woodland. The house features five fireplaces, a grand staircase, ornate moldings, Palladian windows, a two-story cherry library with circular stairs, an owner’s wing with private courtyard, a game room, and a wine cellar.

Outside are a pool, stone terraces, a tennis court, a six-stall post-and-beam barn, a riding ring, a pond, and a stream. $4,499,999. Flor de Maria Thomas, Coldwell Banker Realty, (973) 214-7553.

Miami Beach. This fully renovated four-bedroom home was built in 1938 on Di Lido, one of the Venetian Islands in Biscayne Bay. The house has the original curved wrought-iron staircase, marble and wood floors, a media room with custom bar and smoked mirrors, and a main suite with Juliet balcony.

The lot is landscaped with manicured lawn and hedges, mature shrubs and palm trees, and a new swimming pool. $2,990,000. Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon, Douglas Elliman,

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