950 Parkes Run Lane
Taxes: $15,204

This circa 1976 contemporary was literally designed around a tennis court, which is visible from nearly every window. The house has five bedrooms (one a first-floor master suite), 41/2 baths, and a large updated kitchen. The finished lower level comprises a media/play room and exercise room.

Pros: Open-plan living/dining area has floor-to-ceiling windows, a two-story, two-sided stone fireplace, and random-width pegged oak floors.

Cons: The boxy exterior looks more like a tennis center than a home.

Broker: Dana Hospodar, Prudential Fox & Roach, 610-651-2700 or 610-306-0935.

New Hope
1733 Holicong Rd.
Taxes: $14,904

Situated on four-plus acres, this mini-estate includes an outdoor pool and a gym/pool house with a half-court basketball area and an exercise room. The three-bedroom, 41/2-bath main house melds an 18th-century stone farmhouse with a modern addition.

Pros: A spring-fed pond, a one-bedroom carriage house with full kitchen, and an Asian-inspired front courtyard.

Cons: Oddly configured custom closets and a wall of shelves for shoes cramps the master bedroom.

Broker: Chung C. Huang, Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty; 215-794-3227 or 215-350-4926.

Plymouth Meeting
509 Monticello Lane
Taxes: $14,133

A custom-built indoor basketball court with cushioned floor and stadium lights comes with this two-year-old, 7,000-square-foot home. It also has five bedrooms, a lavishly outfitted kitchen, and elaborate moldings, tray and box-beam ceilings, and 9-foot-tall doors throughout.

Pros: The finished, walk-out basement has a bedroom and full bath suitable for an in-law or au pair suite.

Cons: Back deck is close to a busy road. The new development has a bare look, with no mature trees or shrubs.

Broker: Rosemary Morrison, Long and Foster; 215-591-5653 or 215-530-2635.