Great things take time. As further evidence of this well-worn cliché, this week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is a mansion in Massachusetts that is finally complete, after more than a decade of construction stops and starts.
Now that it’s finished, the long-awaited home has landed on the market for $8 million. Which is a lot of money—but listing agent Deb Forte told us that a whopping $15 million was spent on the property. So … the place isn’t only popular, it’s sort of a bargain.
The runner-up this week is a “masterfully reimagined” mansion in Hidden Hills, CA, on the market for nearly $12 million. The home in the popular celeb enclave features a luxurious master suite and an amazing outdoor space with a zero-edge pool.
Other popular places this week include filmmaker Tyler Perry’s former Atlanta compound, back on the market for $25 million, a lakefront castle owned by Derek Jeter, and a modern gem in the woods of East Aurora, NY.
You’re not out of the woods until you read up on the entire list of this week’s most popular properties …
Price: $12,495,000 Why it’s here: This “French modern masterpiece” first caught our eye last summer, thanks to its 51-foot infinity pool. The pool sits alongside 1,500 square feet of covered outdoor living space, an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and manicured lawn. The price has dropped over the past year, which could tempt a buyer with a still-substantial amount of cash.
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $170,000 Why it’s here: This cute split-level from the ’70s offers easy access to the adjacent park and trails. The three-bedroom abode features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, finished basement with kitchenette, and a large backyard.
Saint Peters, MO
Price: $14,750,000 Why it’s here: Yankee legend Derek Jeter has put his castle on the market. Now that he’s running the show for the Miami Marlins, he’s letting go of his vacation home in the Empire State. The lovingly restored Tiedemann Castle landed on our most-viewed list last week and has come around for a double play.
Greenwood Lake, NY
Price: $389,000 Why it’s here: The two-bed penthouse unit in the heart of Newburyport sits in a home dating back to the turn of the 20th century. But a buyer doesn’t have to worry about an old and busted penthouse—it’s been “meticulously restored and maintained.” The layout features exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, an open living plan for the living area, updated kitchen, and a walk-up loft.
Price: $269,900 Why it’s here: This two-story charmer is loaded with both character and updates. The 3,136-square-foot layout includes wood flooring and wood trim, an updated master suite, a fireplace, sunroom, contemporary kitchen, and formal dining room.
Price: $2,300,000 Why it’s here: This award-winning contemporary from 1971 is thoughtfully nestled in the woods way up near Buffalo. The glass-filled structure on over 25 private acres offers a modern kitchen that opens to a family room, a gym, two art galleries, and a master suite with a Japanese soaking tub in the bathroom, as well as access to rooftop green space.
East Aurora, NY
Price: $350,000 Why it’s here: The 5-acre property comes with a separate workshop for storage or office space. The main house looks like a three-bedroom “barndominium,” with plenty of quality finishes. It features a kitchen with quartz countertops, baths with subway tile, porcelain floors, a spacious living room, and a master suite with double sinks, tub, double shower, and walk-in closet.
Price: $25,000,000 Why it’s here: This huge spread is where entertainment mogul Tyler Perry formerly rested his head. It’s now owned by an entrepreneur and evangelist who’s put the 17-acre property back on the market two years after purchasing it. The gated estate includes an underground ballroom with catering kitchen, guesthouse, infinity pool, tennis court, gym, indoor resistance pool, and wine cellar.
Price: $11,800,000 Why it’s here: This Colonial Revival has been “masterfully reimagined” by interior designer Windsor Smith. Located on 1.56 acres, its 9,593-square-foot layout includes a grand double staircase foyer that opens into a formal living room with an oversized fireplace. A massive chef’s kitchen with double island includes a breakfast nook. The spacious master suite features an office, “boutique-style” closet, and luxury bath. Other amenities include a home theater, sport court, outdoor kitchenette, and a barn with arena.
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $7,999,000 Why it’s here: The 10,777-square-foot estate “fit for an emperor” has already had its Hollywood moment. The unfinished home stood in as a memorable filming locale for the 2013 HBO comedy film “Clear History,” starring Larry David. Now the home is famous yet again, garnering tons of clicks this week.
“Everybody wants to know about it,” says listing agent Deb Forte of Century 21 North East.
The property was originally purchased by property manager Anthony DiNapoli in 2002, but he never completed his vision, and the home sat unfinished for years. It’s since changed ownership, and approximately $15 million was spent on the finished product. As much as $2 million was spent on the windows alone, and the hand-carved fountains from Italy weren’t exactly cheap, either.
Now that the current owners have finally finished the estate, they have opted to put it on the market. The spectacular spread includes a foyer with a sweeping staircase, a private elevator, seven ensuite bedrooms, six fireplaces, a four-car garage, and a gourmet kitchen.
North Andover, MA
Source: Housing Trends Feed