‘Faceless Bunker’ From ‘Fixer Upper’ Takes Title of This Week’s Most Popular Home


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The fix is in! A “Fixer Upper” home from Season 2 of the hit HGTV show is the most popular home this week on realtor.com®.

Eternally popular renovation wizards Chip and Joanna Gaines worked their magic on the home known as the “Faceless Bunker” a few years ago. Now, this major transformation is on the market for a massive $1.15 million, slightly more than Waco’s $265,000 median home price. The Gaines effect can’t be overstated.

This week’s runner-up, Indiana’s Marian Hills Farm, is on the market for the first time after being in the same family for seven generations. With its rustic charm and romantic location, it’s served as a wedding venue for the last five years, as well as a key filming location for “The Bachelor” in 2016. The 22-acre spread comes with the original brick-and-wood house built from materials found on the property, as well as a main home, and a barn converted to an event space.

Other properties attracting clicks this week include the Manor in Los Angeles, now offered with a price cut to $175 million, a “picture-perfect” Cape Cod beach house in Massachusetts, and a baronial estate that could be mistaken for a small castle in New York for $14,750,000.

One of this week’s most popular properties listings could be your own personal castle. Scroll down to find your favorite…

10. 230 Sunnyside Ave, Munster, IN

Price: $187,000 Why it’s here: Built in 1951, this three-bedroom ranch house has been recently updated. The redone space includes hardwood floors, a new kitchen with granite counters, and a fenced-in backyard.

Munster, IN

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9. 594 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $175,000,000 Why it’s here: The Manor got a price cut, but remains one of the priciest homes in the world. While the 56,000-square-foot spread built by Hollywood royalty Aaron and Candy Spelling has garnered an inordinate number of clicks over the years, still no buyer has stepped up. As a result, $25 million has been sliced from the megamansion’s price tag.

The Manor

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8. 10 Vineyard View Dr, Napa, CA

Price: $9,995,000 Why it’s here: Raise your glass! You can become a winemaker with your own Napa Vineyard estate. Along with a 7,000-square-foot home, the 40-acre property offers an entertaining cave, three-car garage with apartment, pool and spa, detached guesthouse, hillside vineyards, and a profitable wine business.

Napa, CA

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7. 2721 N State Route 53 County Rd, Tiffin, OH

Price: $2,400,000 Why it’s here: This terrific Tudor from the 1920s is in pristine condition and topped the most popular list last week. It’s easy to see why. The mansion includes original decor, including hand-carved panels and decorative pieces from Germany, carved reliefs from a French chateau, and a built-in pipe organ.

Tiffin, OH

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6. 3 Hunter Dr, Newburyport, MA

Price: $579,000 Why it’s here: This “picture-perfect” Cape house is a beachy-keen find. The three-bedroom retreat offers a modern kitchen, breakfast room with beamed ceiling, dining room with fireplace, a spacious living room, plus a pool and deck. The convenient locale is close to shopping, beaches, and restaurants.

Newburyport, MA

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5. 614 Split Rail Dr, Brentwood, TN

Price: $449,000 Why it’s here: Jump in a time capsule and head back 40 years. This late ’70s home looks as if it hasn’t changed since it was built—but in a good way. The space includes a beamed ceiling with built-ins and a fireplace, sliders to a grassy yard, a vintage kitchen, and lots of wood paneling, wall-to-wall carpet, and exposed brick.

Brentwood, TN

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4. 14 Lake Shore Rd, Greenwood Lake, NY

Price: $14,750,000 Why it’s here: Over a century old, this summer retreat is downright baronial, with its stone edifice and gated entry. The renovated estate with 700 feet of shoreline includes the main house, a guesthouse, a poolhouse, infinity pool, extensive gardens, a lagoon, and boathouse.

Greenwood Lake, NY

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3. 15 Flying Cloud Ln, Las Vegas, NV

Price: $11,999,000 Why it’s here: Located in the nation’s gambling mecca, this house definitely wins. This ultramodern contemporary offers an open floor plan with a huge kitchen and great room, two master suites, a wine room, and media room. Outside, there’s an enormous yard with a poolhouse and “incredible views.”

Las Vegas, NV

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2. 5910 Maples Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Price: $999,000 Why it’s here: The property, known as Marian Hills Farm, is on sale for the first time, after being held by the same family for seven generations. Purchased by Judge Nathan Coleman in 1835, the 22-acre spread includes the four-bedroom main home built in 1914,  the original structure from 1835 (now used as a guesthouse), and a barn converted into an event space.

The property has been a wedding venue for the last five years, says co-listing agent Jean Kaste. “A lot of people have been married here. It’s a cute, romantic setting,” she says. She notes that potential buyers have been interested in continuing to maintain it as an event space. “It’s so pretty and nostalgic,” she says. Perhaps not surprisingly, the romantic locale was the site of a date on “The Bachelor” in 2016.

Fort Wayne, IN

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1. 1649 Cherry Creek Dr, Waco, TX

Price: $1,150,000 Why it’s here: Chip and Joanna Gaines strike again! It’s another example of a home featured on “Fixer Upper” with a premium price tag. The “Faceless Bunker” from the show’s second season got a major face-lift from the home renovation team, and a major markup when it recently landed on the market.

The current owners bought the place in 2014, when it was listed for a mere $349,900. The remodeled abode sits on nearly 2 acres, and has a signature Gaines look, with gleaming floors, a new kitchen, and a gorgeous master suite with spa bath.

Waco, TX

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