A stately historic mansion in Ohio strolled away with the title of most popular home this week on realtor.com®.
Known as the Herschede Mansion, the distinctive home in Cincinnati recently landed the market for $599,000—which means a buyer could snag a classic abode for a measly $70 per square foot.
The home’s imposing stone facade gives way to grand spaces from a bygone era. The listing photos will make any vintage home lover swoon, and this week, plenty of folks fell for the charms of this home’s craftsmanship.
Other homes you loved this week included a small Massachusetts home built in 1719, a historic home in Hattiesburg, MS, built in 1910, and a log cabin in the heart of “Fixer Upper” country.
For the full scoop on this week’s most popular homes, simply scroll on down…
Why it’s here: Once a chateau in the French countryside, this seven-bedroom mansion was carefully deconstructed and relocated to a 93-acre site in New Jersey in 1950. Gilded panels, crystal chandeliers, a sunroom, and indoor pool are just a few of the home’s over-the-top features. The property also includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom caretaker apartment, and equestrian facilities—including an indoor riding arena. Hey, why go outside when you don’t need to?
Why it’s here: A classic home priced right at the U.S. median! Built in 1922, this three-story Colonial is traditional in every sense of the word, with clean lines, hardwood floors, and classic details. The kitchen and baths were recently updated. Stained glass, high ceilings, and a large Florida room are just a few of the home’s unique qualities.
Why it’s here: Waco isn’t just modern farmhouses and fixer-uppers. There’s even a log cabin! This 2.5-acre property known as Black Mountain Ranch has a rustic cabin, workshop, several smaller outbuildings, and an old RV currently being used as a “guesthouse.” The four-bedroom main house has more than 1,500 square feet of country charm surrounded by trees and views.
Why it’s here: Known as the Dr. R.C. Cook home and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this family home is located in the heart of the town’s historic district. The home was built in 1920, and its 3,200 square feet include detailed woodwork, fireplaces, a screened porch, and a gorgeous clawfoot tub in the owner’s suite bathroom. Recent renovations include upgrades to the electrical system and the HVAC system, as well as the addition of security monitors and alarms.
Why it’s here: This stone mansion sits on more than 2 acres, close to the Vikings facility, the airport, and the downtowns of both Twin Cities. Known as Eagan’s Castle, the home was built in 1985 and recently renovated with a smart black-and-white motif, across its nearly 9,000 square feet. Wood beam ceilings, a formal library, gym, home theater, and lavish owner’s suite are just a few of the castle’s most royal amenities.
Why it’s here: This 4-acre property is headed to auction on Nov. 23 with an opening bid of $200,000. Built in 1975, the main house is a bit of a 1970s time capsule. The huge 5,800-square-foot home has beamed ceilings, stone walls, and built-ins. Outdoors, there are courtyards for luxuriating, an indoor greenhouse, covered balcony, walkways, and a guesthouse.
Why it’s here: Near the Smoky Mountains sits this 15.5 acre retreat, with a main house built in 1900 and a recently restored farmhouse that the listing describes as “Pottery Barn” style. Indoors, the four-bedroom home has trendy upgrades like wood planked walls, crown moldings, and a farmhouse-style kitchen. Outside, the acreage features its own fully stocked creek. There’s also a lighted pavilion over the pond, a rock waterfall, water slide, and private beach.
Why it’s here: This massive, 13,600-square-foot English Manor-style mansion, built in 1997, is being sold by the television titan Regis Philbin. The six-bedroom main house includes a mahogany library, seven fireplaces, pub room, home theater, gym, and sauna. A garden path leads to a one-bedroom guesthouse with loft, full kitchen, and bathroom. There’s also a tennis and basketball court, pool, hot tub, and manicured grounds for big-time entertainment and play.
Why it’s here: Built in 1719, this charming Cape Cod is the second-oldest house in town. The two-bedroom main house has received updates over 20 years by the current owner. The half-acre corner lot also includes a carriage house that is currently being used for storage but could be used as a guesthouse, home office, or workshop.
Why it’s here: When local businessman Frank Herschede wanted to build a home in Cincinnati for his wife, Sadie, and their family, he turned to architect Samuel S. Godley.
In 1908, the home was finished, a gleaming Greek/Italian Renaissance Revival with seven bedrooms and more than 8,500 square feet. The Herschedes raised their children in the home, which is every bit as striking today as it was more than a century ago.
Notable elements like the ornate vestibule doors and detailed woodwork are still intact. The best part? The third-floor ballroom for entertaining a crowd.
There’s also a five-car garage with chauffeur’s quarters. Other Old World details include pocket doors, crown moldings, and stained glass. Even though those elements are still in place, the grand mansion has been restored and updated for elegant, modern living.
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