There’s no guesswork required to figure out why Terra’s Key is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
Because technically, it’s not just a home.
In fact, it’s a 16-acre private island paradise in the Florida Keys with a five-bedroom residence. It also comes with an incredible feature making it especially clickworthy—a 2,000-foot-long private driveway connecting the island to the mainland. Cool!
Other properties causing you to click this week included the Ohio mansion of former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, an infamous Southern California home that was the site of a murder-suicide in 1959, and a slew of spectacular, historic remodels.
However, we can’t take our eyes off the private island that floated to the top this week. Mix us a rum-runner as you scroll through all of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Originally built in 1953 and designed by architect James Speckmann, this Saint Paul, MN, home has been lovingly restored to its original beauty. The three-bedroom home has even gained a few modern conveniences along the way. It includes walls of glass for indoor-outdoor living, a see-through glass-rock fireplace, a built-in vintage pivoting bar, bamboo floors, period baths with mosaic tile, and a saltwater pool.
Saint Paul, MN
Why it’s here: This stately Federal-style brick home was built in 1842 and sits on more than 3 acres on a corner lot above historic Rogersville, TN. Highlights of the home include 11-foot ceilings, heart-of-pine original wood floors, and original windows. There’s a sunroom on the main level and an attic, as well as a cellar for extra storage.
Why it’s here: Tucked just off the waterfront, this 12-acre property is available for the first time in 50 years. The main house is a three-bedroom midcentury ranch home ready to catch Atlantic breezes. Behind the home is a veritable outdoor playground, with a pool, poolhouse, sauna, tennis court, barn, acres of woods … and an apple orchard. Sweet!
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Why it’s here: Recently renovated, this estate features five bedroom suites and two guest apartments separate from the main residence. Grand fireplaces, marble floors, and cathedral ceilings heighten the drama indoors. Outdoors, a heated saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and whimsical tiki hut make this an ideal private haven for relaxation any time of year.
Mount Laurel, NJ
Why it’s here: This prime piece of Los Feliz features a five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot Spanish Revival home that has been stripped down to the studs, waiting for a contractor or developer to bring it back to life. Built in 1925, the home has a gruesome history: It was the scene of a notorious murder-suicide in 1959. The property will not qualify for financing, and the seller is looking for cash offers only.
Los Feliz, CA
Why it’s here: Hand-built in 1870, this log cabin has been partially restored and needs a buyer to complete the update. Sitting on 6 acres, the property includes a horse barn, partially finished guesthouse, and fire pit. For the craftsman who appreciates privacy, this historic property is being sold as is.
Why it’s here: Built in 1831, this four-bedroom home comes with surprisingly contemporary charm. There are five wood fireplaces, a pub with charcoal fireplace, wine cellar, and a large recreation room leading to the backyard. Outside, the property includes a two-story barn, a stream, two bridges, and abundant wildlife.
Why it’s here: Bengals fans who desired regime change can rejoice! After 16 seasons, ousted head coach Marvin Lewis is selling this more than 9,000-square-foot mansion sitting on 3.5 acres near Cincinnati. The stately brick home was built in 1996 and includes entertainers’ upgrades like a wine cellar, exercise room, two offices, and an enormous nine-car garage.
Indian Hill, OH
Why it’s here: Known in the area as the Castle House, this Gothic Revival stunner was built in 1972 by attorney and politician James Castle. It’s on the market after a four-year renovation and features new infrastructure and a pristine exterior update. The current exteriors were inspired by the home’s original color scheme, and the hardwood floors are refinished originals.
Why it’s here: Terra’s Key is a private island paradise, accessible by car thanks to a 2,000-foot driveway. The main house in this island compound includes a total of five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and more than 3,000 square feet of indoor living space. There’s also a pool, cabana, dock, and tennis court—all with open water views for miles.
We’re pretty sure that if you sit outside under the swaying palm trees and listen hard enough, you’ll hear the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” drifting in the ocean breeze.
Village of the Islands, FL
Source: Housing Trends Feed