Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cedar Lake House Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

The most popular home on® this week isn’t a flashy mansion owned by a celebrity. Instead, you were clicking on the classics! The most viewed property is a classic residence in Minnesota, overlooking Cedar Lake and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

In a twist, the pedigreed property isn’t exactly fresh on the market. It’s been up for sale for over a year, with a couple of price cuts—and still hasn’t found a buyer willing to make the Wright move. Perhaps its uptick in popularity signals that a buyer is ready for the demands of maintaining such an important piece of American architecture.

The runner-up this week is a midcentury modern masterpiece designed by architect Jim Sherrill. Built as his personal residence in 1956, it comes complete with a sweet, raised bathtub he created to make bathing babies easier.

Other intriguing homes you clicked on this week included Tom Brady‘s massive Massachusetts mansion, a magnificent Missouri manse that once held a speak-easy in the basement, and a midcentury marvel in Waco, TX, that doesn’t require a “Fixer Upper” intervention.

For a full look at all of this week’s most popular properties, simply scroll on down…

10. 4715 W FM 850, New London, TX

Price: $365,000 Why it’s here: It’s a private, family-friendly country paradise at a price within reach! Bright and cheery, the 3,400-square-foot home sits on 13 acres and epitomizes country living. The five-bedroom house isn’t visible from the road, and you won’t see any neighbors. The surrounding countryside offers hunting, fishing in the private pond or creek, and fenced paddocks for horses.

farmhouse in New London, TX

New London, TX


9. 5727 Twin Silo Rd, Doylestown, PA 

Price: $5,900,000 Why it’s here: Known as Twin Silo, this sprawling property features a 15,000-square-foot main house built in 1750 in the style of an English manor. In addition to the main residence, the 90-acre property also includes a restored four-bedroom guesthouse and a stone barn from 1783 with two silos, for which the property and its street are named. There’s also a pool and lounge area, tennis court, 2-acre pond, and a smaller barn for pasture animals.

Twin Silos estate in Bucks County

Doylestown, PA


8. 15 Portland Pl, St. Louis, MO

Price: $2,250,000 Why it’s here: Built in 1895, this exquisite 12,000-square-foot home was once the center of nightlife in St. Louis. A Prohibition-era speak-easy was operated out of the basement for folks who desired to imbibe. Today, the eight-bedroom home is a historic gem, filled with ornate Old World craftsmanship. There’s even an incredible Waterford crystal chandelier, a gift from the Waterford family in the early 1900s. The half-acre lot also includes a pool and spa, patio, and three-car garage.

Home in Saint Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO


7. 3147 Watsons Bend, Alpharetta, GA 

Price: $3,750,000 Why it’s here: This sprawling home outside Atlanta is being sold by the baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. The eight-bedroom home was built in 2006, with major league upgrades, including a paneled library, two-story great room, media room, and wine cellar. The property, which covers more than 4 acres, includes a heated pool with a rock waterfall, outdoor kitchen with two pizza ovens, and a batting cage.

Chipper Jones house in Alpharetta, GA

Alpharetta, GA


6. 83 N. Woodland St, Englewood, NJ

Price: $9,999,999 Why it’s here: This massive Colonial estate was built in 1926 and sits on nearly 5 acres, just 5 miles from Manhattan. Known as the Gloria Crest Estate, the 24,000-square-foot structure is surrounded by a 10-foot wall. The grounds are filled with lawns, orchards, gardens, and mature trees, for a rare taste of nature just a few miles from the heart of city life.

Gloria Crest estate in Englewood, NJ

Englewood, NJ


5. A1 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 

Price: $11,000,000 Why it’s here: Lynnewood Hall is a massive, 110-room, neoclassical mansion, one of the largest mansions of the Gilded Age still standing in the Philadelphia area. Listed in 2017 with an asking price of $16.5 million, it’s now looking for a renovation-minded buyer with $11 million to spare.

Lynewood Estate in Elkins Park, PA

Elkins Park, PA


4. 2301 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX

Price: $350,000 Why it’s here: This midcentury ranch is pure ’50s style in the heart of “Fixer Upper” country, and appears to have been meticulously preserved since it was built in 1958. The three-bedroom home is filled with built-ins, stone detailing, and large windows.

Ranch home in Waco, TX exterior

Waco, TX


3. 112 Woodland Rd, Brookline, MA

Price: $39,500,000 Why it’s here: Slipping two spots from last week’s list, Tom Brady‘s Massachusetts mansion is still generating tons of interest nationwide. The gorgeous spread includes a wine room, guest barn with yoga studio, and an organic herb and vegetable garden.

Brady house in Brookline, MA

Brookline, MA


2. 1075 Fifth Ave NW, Hickory, NC

Price: $199,900 Why it’s here: This three-bedroom home was built by a modernist architect, Jim Sherrill, for his family in 1956, and has remained in the family ever since. Touches like an elevated bathtub for baby baths hark back to the young Sherrill family’s needs. The home’s open concept design and two-sided fireplace were style-forward design features that remain relevant today. This midcentury marvel sits on more than an acre filled with woods.

Mid century modern home in Hickory, NC

Hickory, NC


1. 2801 Burnham Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

Price: $2,750,000 Why it’s here: This place has all the Wright stuff! It’s been on the market for over a year, but a buyer has yet to nibble on this Frank Lloyd Wright original. The price has been sliced twice from the initial ask of $3.4 million, and yet this retro residence hasn’t managed to find the right match.

Built in 1951, the three-bedroom home is listed on the National Historic Register and overlooks Cedar Lake. The 2,500-square-foot home sits on nearly a half-acre and has been beautifully maintained by its two previous owners. Given the popularity of Wright’s designs, we’re not shocked to see it pop up as our most popular property. However, we are shocked at how long it’s taken to sell.

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MS

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