A theme-park style home in Florida complete with a custom pool in the shape of Mickey Mouse, a water-park slide, and a go-kart track wowed crowds across the country. The playful residence filled with references to animated Disney characters is the most popular home of the week on realtor.com®.
Located a little over an hour away from Walt Disney World in Orlando, this mouse house has already gotten a nibble from another fan. After just over a week on the market, the home is already under offer.
This week’s runner-up is a spooky Georgia home built in 1883. It was restored, but suffered a major setback when a 2001 fire caused smoke and water damage. It’s been empty ever since and is the epitome of a house you’d best avoid on Halloween.
Other cool homes generating clicks this week include a private island in Connecticut asking a cool $120 million, a pricey urban estate in the Windy City, and one of the oldest homes in Salem, MA.
We believe you’ll find all of this week’s most popular properties equally bewitching …
Price: $120 million Why it’s here: This 63-acre private island first came on the market in 2016 for $175 million. This year, the price was sliced by over $50 million, yet it’s still the most expensive listing in the Nutmeg State. Connected by a land bridge, the acreage features a main house, 19th-century farmhouse, and an equestrian center with an 18-stall stable, plus a beach and deepwater dock.
Price: $149,900 Why it’s here: If you love a good DIY project, this home is for you. A “handyman special,” the four-bedroom Colonial from 1923 is being sold as is. While it’ll take work, the upside is buying into a great location in a beautiful neighborhood. The listing details boldly claim the right renovation could triple the home’s value.
Price: $649,900 Why it’s here: The “immaculate” 4,300-square-foot brick house features an open floor plan, “wonderful views,” and a private, level backyard with a pool. Updates throughout include hardwood floors on the main level, new light fixtures, and a gourmet kitchen. The handsome home has already attracted a buyer and is under contract after just a week on the market.
Price: $1,095,000 Why it’s here: This historic home from 1820 comes with an antique barn, water features, and towering trees. The renovated main house has been modernized, but maintains a cozy charm and period-appropriate details. The eat-in kitchen includes high-end appliances, and the home also features chestnut hardwood floors, vintage porcelain bath fixtures, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
Price: $139,900 Why it’s here: Affordable in West Tennessee! Built in 1978, this four-bedroom home has been refreshed with new flooring, a new roof, and new fixtures. The layout includes a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, and screened-in porch.
Price: $50 million Why it’s here: This opulent Lincoln Park estate takes up eight city lots and measures in at a massive 25,000 square feet. The park-like manicured grounds are filled with fountains, gardens, and a reflecting pool. On the market since 2016, the land was purchased by United Automobile Insurance Co. Chairman and CEO Richard Parrillo and his wife, Michaela, who acquired the land in 2005 for $12.5 million. The couple have since downsized, and the pricey estate with six beds and 10 baths is still up for grabs.
Price: $4,299,000 Why it’s here: Although the price would suggest otherwise, this listing is being marketed as a teardown. Or, in other words, an opportunity to “create or develop a prodigious estate sited on almost 3 acres.” The original property leaves the buyer a choice to remodel or build anew.
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $610,000 Why it’s here: It’s an enchanting slice of Salem history. Built in 1667 (!) for shipwright Stephen Daniels, the Daniels House is one of the town’s oldest residences. Not surprisingly, it needs some work. However, the home does features awesome period details like multiple fireplaces, wide pine floors, and exposed beams.
Price: $449,000 Why it’s here: Here’s a chance to bring back a once-grand home that now gives us the creeps. The Foster-Thomason-Miller House, built in 1883, was completely restored in 1986 and garnered a preservation award. Damaged by a fire in 2001, the home now needs yet another major rehab. The uninhabited space was featured as part of our spookiest homes story, but we hope the home has a happy ending.
Price: $849,000 Why it’s here: You can’t resist a home with a pool shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head. And neither could the internet, which likely means the sellers are some of the happiest people on earth.
The front yard includes a Mickey-shaped fountain and Disney characters pop up all over the property. Donald Duck’s in the kitchen. Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, and even Winnie-the Pooh and friends make appearances on murals in various rooms and hallways, and on doors. It’s like living in Disney World, without the lines.
The five-bedroom abode sits on 8 acres, and features an outdoor area with a customized pool that includes a foot bridge, rock waterfall, and a slide, plus a covered dining area. There’s a large barn, a go-kart track, and a lake with a water park-style slide.
There’s more. See if you can spot the Mickey Mouse heads throughout the sun-filled residence, which includes a detached guest suite, media room, and porch and lanai areas.
The fun-filled property already has a contingent offer, which likely means a Disney fan leapt at the opportunity to make this mouse house their very own.
Palm Bay, FL
Source: Housing Trends Feed