Hot New Homes: Hipster Havens in Williamsburg, Portland, San Francisco, and more

There's no better place to live hipster-dom-style than in cooler-than-you hotspots like west coast cities Portland and San Francisco, southern indie outpost Austin, and east coast counterculture enclave Williamsburg.

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Nobody really likes the word hipster anymore. And, yes, it certainly means different things to different people. Nonetheless, there are regions in the United States that have an undeniably cooler-than-you reputation, for better or worse, like Portland, San Francisco, Austin, and Williamsburg. Below we present the nicest spaces on the market in these spots. You wish you lived here.

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Location: Contemporary forest home in Portland, Oregon

Price: $2,300,000

Size: 5,629 square feet

Key selling points: Sip your organic, single-origin coffee in the comfort of your energy-efficient home with its hydronic radiant heat, a six-zone sound system, a centralized lighting and camera system, and surrounding forest (where you're trying your hand at urban agriculture, of course).

Listing: John L. Scott

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Location: Luxury eco-high rise in San Francisco, California

Price: $10,500,000

Size: 5,900 square feet

Key selling points: Take your green living to the next level with rooftop skylights and solar panels, energy-efficient aluminum doors, centralized dimming panels to reduce energy use, a gas-fired radiant heating system, and a high efficiency stainless steel indirect water heater. Not that you're being totally sacrificial—the media room, integrated audio system, gourmet kitchen, and views of the bay will see to that.

Listing: Christie's

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Location: Gyp rock-integrated home in Boulder, Colorado

Price: $3,950,000

Size: 5,780 square feet

Key selling points: This home in hippie-turned-hipster Boulder, Colorado, long a haven for lovers of all things green, was appropriately cool way before its time. The 1969 home was built directly into the massive Gyp rock surrounding it, with floor-to-ceiling views of the Flatirons, Mt. Sanitas and Red Rock from each glass-walled room.

Listing: Colorado Landmark

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Location: Modern mansion in Austin, Texas

Price: $12,000,000

Size: 10,259 square feet

Key selling points: This sleek estate might be a bit big-box for most hipster tastes—we're talking gated drive, triple-height ceilings in the great room, a home gym, spa-like bathrooms, an infinity pool and spa, and a party-worthy terrace overlooking the river. But with an acre of land to start your own CSA and an address in one of the hippest zips in the south, you'd be doing alright.

Listing: Austin Home Search

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Location: Renovated penthouse in Williamsburg, New York

Price: $3,750,000

Size: 2,080 square feet

Key selling points: The struggling artists have mostly moved on to other 'hoods, but the views here are still spectacular if you can get high enough. This one has penthouse views of the East River, McCarren Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside, you'll enjoy hardwood flooring, Calcutta marble countertops, glass exterior walls, and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and glass surround shower.

Listing: Anchor Associates

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