An award-winning Mid-Century Modern home from 1954 snagged the title of most popular home on realtor.com® this week.
Located in Savannah, GA, the home’s design was inspired by the work of developer Joseph Eichler, who built modern tract housing in California in the 1950s and 60s. The Georgia peach has been preserved and restored over the years, and its distinctive style practically screams California. But the main difference from the Golden State? The shockingly low price for such a gem: only $398,000!
This week’s runner-up is owned by former NFL tight end Coby Fleener. He was dropped by the New Orleans Saints in the off-season after some concerns about injury and concussion, so now the free agent is ready to let go of his gorgeous Louisiana home.
Other highlights this week include a modern masterpiece in Oregon, a restored farm house from 1880 in Illinois, or a humble yurt in Colorado sure to inspire plenty of glamping dreams.
But even if you don’t dream of glamping, we’d like you to camp out and read through the rest of this week’s most popular homes…
Price: $287,600 Why it’s here: It’s a completely restored 1880 farmhouse! Sweet. There are two barns and two silos for you to run your own minifarm on 4 acres. The charming main house features an open great room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, remodeled kitchen with granite counters, plus a covered porch.
Price: $369,900 Why it’s here: Lovingly cared for by the same family for 50 years, the stately four-bedroom Colonial is old-school cool. The layout includes a living room with fireplace, formal dining room with built-in cabinets, a picture window, and an updated eat-in kitchen. Outside are front and rear covered porches perfect for lounging around.
Price: $349,900 Why it’s here: Built in 1983, this contemporary prairie design was completely renovated in 2014. The energy-efficient four-bedroom home sits on 2.3 acres, and we love the sunken living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The home even features a hot-tub room, along with extensive multilevel decks, a parklike yard, and … a treehouse!
New Albany, IN
Price: $2,995,000 Why it’s here: Located in the heart of historic Franklin, this new build will charm the pants off buyers. We sense a serious Gaines influence in the five-bedroom home’s sparkling decor. There are vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, custom antique wood doors, stone fireplaces, a sparkling open kitchen and living area, plus a 700-square-foot guest apartment.
Price: $1,745,000 Why it’s here: Architecturally significant, this home with Mount Hood views was originally built in 1942, then thoughtfully restored in 2014. The space features “views, decks and streamlined finishes” that create “an amazing living opportunity,” according to the listing description.The main living area features walls of glass, a fireplace, and open kitchen. The deck is large enough for outdoor dining, and the views make the property a true winner.
Price: $284,450 Why it’s here: When we did our recent look at yurts, we had no idea we’d strike a chord. Many of the humble homes we highlighted earned thousands of clicks. However, this Colorado yurt, nestled in a picturesque valley, attracted the most attention. The 700-square-foot domed domicile sits on a 2-acre lot and will provide protection from the elements if you desire to build a larger home.
Price: $2,750,000 Why it’s here: Last week’s most popular home, the luxurious cave dwelling slipped a few spots this week. The underground home in the Ozarks is sure to remain popular until a buyer burrows in.
Price: $8,500,000 Why it’s here: Designed by Maydan Architects—the folks responsible for the Houzz headquarters in Palo Alto—this six-bedroom home is a true standout. Features include a floating staircase, walls of glass, limestone and white-oak floors, a European-style kitchen, and a family room with the “full cinema experience.”
Palo Alto, CA
Price: $1,695,000 Why it’s here: Released by the New Orleans Saints, free agent tight end Coby Fleener has gone marching on and put his home up for grabs. The custom five-bedroom abode features hardwood and marble finishes, a gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, guest suite, and a huge media room.
Price: $398,000 Why it’s here: Fans of Mid-Century Modern architecture, behold a true gem. Inspired by Joseph Eichler and conceptualized and built by architect-builder John Ahern in 1954, it’s a rare find in Georgia. The house has been thoughtfully restored, has won historic preservation awards along the way, and has been featured in Dwell magazine.
The light-filled architectural was recently relisted with a price cut, slashed from its $415,000 asking price in June.
The three-bedroom design looks completely like a Cal Mod abode—surrounded by palm trees with a pop of color on the teal front door. The interior contains walls of glass, an open floor plan, beamed ceilings, and sliding glass doors that open out to the pool. An award-winning detached office/library dubbed the “Think Tank” completes the property.
Source: Housing Trends Feed