If you like it, we suggest you put an offer on it. Topping the charts this week as the most popular home on realtor.com® is the childhood residence of megastar Beyoncé.
The future singer/songwriter/actress/record producer/dancer spent her early years in this humble Houston home. The connection to Queen Bey caused the Beyhive to buzz for this otherwise unremarkable residence.
Setting down our lemonade, we love this week’s runner-up: a storybook home near a picturesque lake in Oregon. And although Elvis left the building decades ago, the pad where he spent his honeymoon with Priscilla finished in the third spot.
Other abodes worth singing about this week included a midcentury modern time capsule in Southern California, a charming renovation in New Orleans, and an A-plus A-frame in Missouri.
Come make the grade with us and have a look at all of this week’s most popular homes.
Price: $374,900 Why it’s here: Holy NOLA! This three-bedroom home is one charming find. Renovated from top to bottom, the shotgun-style residence offers an open floor plan with a new kitchen featuring quartz counters and a huge island. Other intriguing details include tray ceilings, crown moldings, and wainscoting in the master suite made from reclaimed wood.
New Orleans, LA
Why it’s here: Built in 1958, this midcentury modern structure takes its cues from the California homes of Joseph Eichler. However, the updated interiors of the five-bedroom home appear to be inspired more by Joanna and Chip Gaines. The open plans boasts hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and massive windows that look out to a wooded landscape.
Downers Grove, IL
Price: $998,900 Why it’s here: Cape Cod style landed in Virginia in 1940 with this classic brick beauty. The five-bedroom home features three finished levels, an expanded kitchen with a breakfast nook, a living room with fireplace, and an in-law suite in the lower level with a walk-out to a garden and patio. There’s also a spacious back deck and a lower-level family room with a fireplace.
Price: $1,599,900 Why it’s here: Fans of midcentury modern design must see this time capsule. It served as a family compound for three generations and is on the market for the first time. It’s mostly unchanged inside, and original details include cabinetry, fixtures, and appliances. Well-preserved spaces include a sunken living room, a huge family room with built-ins, and a dining room with an indoor waterfall. Perched on a hilltop, the 2.5-acre spread also features a circular motor court.
Why it’s here: This 1912 Colonial evokes a bygone era. A grand entryway and sweeping staircase greet visitors, and a lighted fountain graces the solarium. The dining room is topped with a crystal chandelier, and the eat-in kitchen includes a breakfast nook decorated with a Tiffany-style lamp. The six-bedroom home sits on 1.1 acres with a stocked pond. There’s a historic link, too—it was built by Harry Crawford, the federal prosecutor in the Teapot Dome scandal.
Shaker Heights, OH
Why it’s here: This A-frame home from 1975 is an A-plus in our books. The peaceful getaway on 3.2 woodsy acres comes with two bedrooms. There’s a wood-burning stove for chilly weekends. In warmer weather, you can soak in the surroundings from a large deck or a screened porch.
Why it’s here: This custom-built, five-bedroom modern farmhouse truly shines. There’s a chef’s kitchen which opens to a dining area looking out to the patio, a living room with fireplace, an oversized office, and herringbone-patterned wood floors. The lower level features a theater, custom bar, entertainment area, and gym. The four-stall garage comes with custom built-ins.
Why it’s here: This home has it all: a celebrity connection, history, and a celebrated designer. Known as the “honeymoon hideaway” of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, the futuristic residence from 1960 was dubbed the “House of Tomorrow.” The listing, which came on the market in 2014 for $9.5 million, has generated tons of online interest—but no buyer yet.
Palm Springs, CA
Why it’s here: Here’s a storybook getaway in a fairy-tale setting. This sweet two-bedroom abode is nestled into the woods and overlooks the majestic North Santiam River. Custom-built in 2010, the home features an open kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, and open staircase to the second floor. Details include fir flooring, custom lighting, custom wood design, and detailed trim accents.
Why it’s here: The childhood home of megastar Beyoncé set the web ablaze this week.
Built in 1946, the three-bedroom home has original hardwood floors, an updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, a spacious living room with fireplace, a media room, and a master suite with a platform bed.
But the real draw is owning a piece of music history. Listing agent Brad Upshaw confirmed to ABC News that the property was purchased by the Knowles family in January 1982, when the future Queen Bey was just 5 months old. The family lived in the modest brick home until she was about 5.
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Source: Housing Trends Feed