The fantastic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Ennis House, perched atop a hill in Los Angeles, is the most popular home this week on realtor.com®. Built in 1924 out of 27,000 concrete blocks, it’s an homage to Mayan architecture.
The iconic home changed hands multiple times over the decades and fell into disrepair. In 2011 billionaire investor Ron Burkle picked up the property for $4.5 million, then poured $17 million into a comprehensive restoration. It’s now a showpiece for a (rich) buyer looking to make a splash in the SoCal housing market.
Speaking of a big splash, we weren’t surprised to see the “Brady Bunch” house as this week’s runner-up. After a bunch of publicity surrounding its debut on the market, the familiar home has a number of famous faces hoping to scoop up this slice of TV history.
Other homes you clicked on this week include former NFL star Antonio Cromartie‘s custom New Jersey estate, the glorious Hart mansion, and an abandoned townhome in Washington, DC, that the Argentinian government owns.
Here’s the full list of this week’s 10 most popular homes. Go ahead, take a look!
Price: $1,699,888 Why it’s here: A buyer can score the home NFL football star Antonio Cromartie owns! Custom-built in 2001, the 20-room mansion features a grand foyer and living room with vaulted ceiling, and a renovated kitchen with marble counters. The finished basement features space for entertaining, including a fireplace, dance studio, and playroom—which makes sense given Cromartie’s big brood. The former New York Jet and father of 14—yes, 14—now stars in his own reality show, “The Cromarties.”
Price: $2,000,000 Why it’s here: Currently configured as a 58-seat restaurant/private residence, the Hart mansion is located three blocks from the beach. Built in 1893 and “lovingly brought back to life” by the sellers, the four-bedroom home still has some original features, including stained-glass windows, moldings, chandeliers, a fireplace, and a spiral staircase.
Pacific Grove, CA
Price: $319,900 Why it’s here: “Fixer Upper” style continues its nationwide march. This refreshed home would make Joanna Gaines proud. It includes new doors, new windows, refinished hardwood floors, and a new kitchen with granite counters.
Cinnaminson Township, NJ
Price: $6,000,000 Why it’s here: Apparently, modern architecture exists in this celebrity enclave dotted with McMansions. The 1958 home has been rebuilt and remodeled. It features a chef’s kitchen with picture windows and two center islands, and a great room with walls of glass and a stone fireplace.
Hidden Hills , CA
Price: $479,000 Why it’s here: Built in 1918, this charming Colonial still stands out, thanks to its red exterior. There’s an updated kitchen with sliding doors that open to a deck; three bedrooms, including a master suite; a dining room with built-ins; a living room with a fireplace; and a screened-in porch.
Price: $275,000 Why it’s here: This home features a phenomenal great room with a cathedral ceiling, chandelier, and fireplace. The home needs a bit of TLC, but its bones are oh-so-lovely.
Price: $1,675,000 Why it’s here: This contemporary estate practically begs its future owners to spend all their time outdoors. The amenities inside are numerous, but outside you’ll find a backyard with an infinity pool, fireplace, kitchen, and multilevel pool that flows into a private lake.
Price: $2,500,000 Why it’s here: Don’t cry for this townhome the government of Argentina owns. The property, which was abandoned for years, has finally gone on the market. The Parisian-style mansion in the prestigious Kalorama Heights neighborhood will require a major restoration. But what a buyer will find below the required repairs are an ornate white sandstone facade, grand entertaining rooms with high ceilings, Palladian windows, multiple fireplaces, herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, and an elevator.
Price: $1,885,000 Why it’s here: We had much more than a hunch the “Brady Bunch” house would rack up tons of clicks this week. Will Lance Bass be the next owner? Or will it be Miley Cyrus? Stay tuned!
Studio City, CA
Price: $23,000,000 Why it’s here: Call it the ultimate revival. Narrowly besting the “Brady Bunch” home this week, this legendary Ennis House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a huge comeback story.
The one-of-a-kind concrete structure has been featured in such movies and TV shows as “Blade Runner” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” But it fell into worrisome disrepair a couple of decades ago, due to earthquake damage, rain, and years of neglect.
Naturally, this popular place has a Hollywood ending. As we reported, billionaire investor Ron Burkle purchased the estate and then embarked on a multimillion-dollar restoration. Now restored to its former glory, the pristine home features floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings, and elaborate design throughout. Best of all? It comes fully furnished.
Los Angeles, CA
Source: Housing Trends Feed