Step into the time capsule with us this week as we journey back to …1952! This week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is a perfectly preserved Colorado home that hasn’t been touched in decades.
The listing photos for this midcentury marvel ensured that it would be shared all over the internet by folks who love to wander back through homes of a different era. For vintage fans, it’s an enormous opportunity—at over 8,000 square feet, the home is one of the largest midcentury homes we’ve ever seen.
Coming down from this Rocky Mountain high, you were also interested on a historic Salem home, a fully converted church in Pennsylvania, and a lovely Edward Durell Stone-designed home on Long Island.
For more of this week’s most popular properties, simply scroll on down…
Price: $3,850,000 Why it’s here: Located in the exclusive Club Ridges community, this mansion brings the best of L.A. style to the desert. Completely open and blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s a sleek showpiece for a high roller in need of a retreat.
Las Vegas, NV
Price: $809,000 Why it’s here: Simply bewitching! Known as the John Ives House, the historic five-bedroom dates back to the Revolutionary period. The interior spaces are all modern and sparking clean, with little trace of the 1700s in the listing photos.
Price: $2,762,000 Why it’s here: A modern farmhouse on a massive scale. If you have nearly three million bucks and a prodigious Pinterest habit, this is your dream come true. The beautiful behemoth measures in at over 7,500 square feet of HGTV-approved interior space.
Price: $5,495,000 Why it’s here: Sitting on nearly 6 acres in the Cleveland area, this grand Tudor mansion is just over a decade old. It sold about a year ago for $4.8 million, but bounced back onto the market a couple of weeks ago with a $700,000 price bump.
Hunting Valley, OH
Price: $11,750,000 Why it’s here: Designed by pre-eminent architect Edward Durell Stone, this estate along the northern shores of Long Island gives off some serious modern vibes. The imposing white structure faintly resembles the Parker Palm Springs, and the home’s indoor pool serves to reinforce the languid ’60s-era feel. Sitting on a 31-acre lot, the property comes with at least two other buildable lots. We just hope the buyer sees fit to preserve the glorious mansion.
Lloyd Neck, NY
Price: $379,000 Why it’s here: This ranch-style home just a few blocks away from the Pennsylvania state line offers an interesting opportunity. The main home is light, bright, and white, and there’s a new addition out back. The poolhouse could be an ideal artist’s studio or perhaps a place to generate a little extra income through Airbnb.
Price: $337,500 Why it’s here: Classic Colonial curb appeal. This charming four-bedroom comes with a ready-made man cave downstairs. Currently outfitted with a plush couch, recliners, and a big screen TV, the cave looks like the perfect spot to while away a weekend afternoon.
Price: $442,000 Why it’s here: This charming Craftsman has been beautifully restored. Built in 1925, the home on the popular city’s East Side proved impossible to resist. After less than a week on the market, it’s already under contract.
Price: $239,000 Why it’s here: A recent $10,000 price cut helped lift up interest in this former church. Inside, the space has undergone a reformation into a regular residence. So much so, that its owners might forget they’re living in a former house of worship if not for the stained glass windows and high ceilings.
Price: $1,300,000 Why it’s here: As listing agent Jackie Stratton put it simply, “This house is so unique.” Home shoppers were starry-eyed when they walked through the place—as Stratton says, “A lot of people have told me it’s like a ’50s Hollywood movie star’s home.”
One look at the listing photos and you’ll understand why this midcentury modern racked up massive amounts of interest. Perfectly preserved, the interior spaces have been largely untouched since the home was built back in 1952, according to Stratton.
There’s mint-green tile in the one of the bathrooms, a cute kitchen, an Asian-inspired living room, a formal wood-paneled den, and bright pink wallpaper in another bathroom. The agent told us the pink wallpaper bathroom is her favorite room in the fabulous residence.
Stratton is a fan of midcentury design and told us, “It might not be for everyone, but feedback has been very positive thus far.”
She noted that it was not easy to come up with a comp, but that she figures that if a savvy buyer put anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000 into upgrades, the home could sell for $2 million. We hope she finds a buyer who makes discreet upgrades while keeping the home’s stylish signature touches intact.
Source: Housing Trends Feed