1876 Flour Mill Converted to a Modern Dwelling Is This Week’s Most Popular Home


A flour mill magically transformed into a modern, rustic-chic sanctuary is the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.

Built in 1876 and perched on the banks of the Raritan River, the Neshanic Mill is a local landmark in Hillsborough Township, NJ. It even graces the “Welcome to Hillsborough” sign at the edge of town.

If the popularity of the listing is any indication, there are plenty of buyers interested in scrounging up enough grist to make an offer.

The old mill bested pretty stiff competition this week. “Real Housewives of New York” fan favorite Ramona Singer dropped the price on her NYC pad and seems to have found a buyer. Another “Real Housewife”—this one from Potomac, NJ—is attached to a popular home reportedly being sold by her estranged husband.

Besides these notable names, this week’s list includes several gawkworthy properties including a luxe waterfront San Diego beach house and a time capsule midcentury bed-and-breakfast in Texas—with all the furnishings included.

But despite fame, flash, and notoriety, it’s the little flour mill from the 1870s that ground the competition into dust. Have a look at all this week’s most popular properties by scrolling on down…

10. 436 Liberty Church Rd NE, Ranger, GA

Price: $1,000,000

Why it’s here: Even though it was built in 2005, this stone castle appears much older. Inside, you’ll find lavish, velvet-draped interiors fit for a king. The 9,000-square-foot main house sits on 28 acres filled with meadows, wooded hills, a private lake, a stream, and commanding mountain views.

Ranger, GA



9. 201 E. 80th St., Apt 16E, New York, NY 

Price: $4,250,000

Why it’s here: This renovated corner unit in the Richmond Condominium is awash in Carrara marble, crown molding, and floor-to-ceiling views of NYC. Ramona Singer of “Real Housewives of New York” put it on the market in April for $4.9 million. The price was sliced a month ago, and that reduction appears to have done the trick—the condo is now pending sale!

New York, NY


8. 605 W. Hill Side Dr, Coleman, TX 

Price: $400,000

Why it’s here: Most recently used as a luxe bed and breakfast, this three-bedroom home was built in 1958 and maintained in pristine condition. From the push-button light switches to the colorful tiles and Craftsman built-ins, everything works and appears to be exactly as it was decades ago. Best of all? The purchase price includes all the groovy furnishings.

Coleman, TX



7. 3675 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 

Price: $11,999,000

Why it’s here: This beachfront honey of a house was built in 2008 and has eight bedrooms, which the owners no doubt need for all the guests who want to visit. It features retractable curved windows and doors across all three levels of living space, which includes a main residence and a two-bedroom guest suite with its own kitchen.

San Diego, CA



6. 4 Jefferson Xing, Farmington, CT

Price: $4,350,000

Why it’s here: While rescue divers search for a missing mom,  Jennifer Dulos, in a nearby pond, the lavish Connecticut home she shared with her children and estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, is drawing attention from those fascinated by the lurid story. Fotis pleaded not guilty this week to charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the case. He is currently free on bail, but under orders to stay away from the couple’s children.

Farmington, CT



5. 158 Monroe Ave, Montgomery Township, NJ

Price: $799,900

Why it’s here: After deciding to end their 20-year marriage, former NBA player and head coach Eddie Jordan and his wife, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, one of the cast members on the “Real Housewives of Potomac,” are selling their home. They lived here when Eddie coached the Rutgers basketball team for three disastrous seasons. Built in 1992, the Colonial has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and sits on a lot of a full acre with rolling lawns.

Montgomery Township, NJ



4. 35 McLean Rd, Pinehurst, NC 

Price: $1,500,000

Why it’s here: Built in 1919 on land donated by James Walker Tufts to build a church for his employees to attend before work, this holy structure was recently restored and converted into a 5,500-square-foot home with four bedrooms. The two-story conversion comes with a new roof, heat pump and furnace, cellar space for a workshop, and heart-of-pine floors.


3. 3900 S. Colorado Blvd, Cherry Hills Village, CO

Price: $7,750,000

Why it’s here: Built in 1952, this property has been home to a who’s who of Denver, including business leaders and sports heroes, and is reputed locally to have been built for the actress and singer Ethel Merman. It was recently renovated and named as a finalist for the Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine’s 2019 Home of the Year. Upgrades include a cabana wing, pool with full bar, pickleball court, greenhouse, champagne cellar, and eight-car garage.

Cherry Hills Village, CO



2. 3974 Durango Dr, Dallas, TX

Price: $1,395,000

Why it’s here: Featured in a variety of publications, including Dwell magazine and Architectural Digest, this award-winning minimalist farmhouse was built in 2015. It sits on a quarter-acre lot in Midway Hollow, and its highlights include smart-home automation, three covered porches, a wood-burning pizza oven, and a pool.

Dallas, TX



1. 1127 River Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 

Price: $649,900

Why it’s here: It’s a former flour mill! The Neshanic Mill has been converted into a one-of-a-kind, elegant riverfront family home.  Inside, 7,200 square feet of space has been modernized into open and light living space, while retaining many of the mill’s historical artifacts, like a pulley and a grain elevator.

Designed for grinding grain into flour, the structure sat empty for decades, according to the listing agent, Vincent Costa. The current owners gave the home a face-lift in the 1990s, and raised a family in the historic space. With a keen eye on preserving its past, they kept many of the artifacts left over from the original mill, like pulleys and a grain elevator, while also outfitting the home with chic finishings and modern conveniences. Now they’re ready to pass it onto someone else.

Hillsborough Township, NJ


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