Going Once! Texas Barndominium Headed to Auction Is the Week’s Most Popular Home


Yeehaw! A rambling, rustic 17-acre property in Texas—complete with its own real-deal barndominium—is on the auction block this weekend, with a bargain-priced opening bid. The primo property opportunity north of Dallas sauntered away with the title of this week’s most popular home.

For enterprising bidders, the auction is scheduled for Sept. 21, and the opening bid is set at just $250,000. We’re betting on a big turnout.

Just like would-be cowboys dreaming of a life on horseback in Texas, many folks were drawn to properties surrounded by wide-open spaces this week. There’s another 15-acre spread in Texas in our Top 10, and this one includes an elegant, brand-new 5,200-foot contemporary farmhouse that even a city slicker could fall in love with.

Other supersized properties causing you to click this week: a 3-acre plot in Virginia with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired cedar home, a massive Newport, RI, waterfront estate called “Honeysuckle Lodge,” and a picture-perfect 12-acre property in Ohio with two private ponds.

For a full look at this week’s hottest homes, simply scroll on down…

10. 19624 County Road 181, Flint, TX

Price: $1,475,000

Why it’s here: It’s giving us serious luxe modern farmhouse vibes. Construction on this four-bedroom, 5,200-square-foot custom home was completed in 2018. Stylish interiors include hardwood floors, shiplap in the family room, a gourmet kitchen, designer lighting, and plenty of other HGTV-approved touches. It sits on a gated, 15-acre lot with rolling pastures, a pool, and plenty of privacy.

Overhead of modern farmhouse in Flint, TX

Flint, TX



9. 97111 Meadowlark Rd, Vienna, VA

Price: $1,199,000

Why it’s here: Built from cedar and completed in 1978 as a tribute to the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, this four-bedroom home was designed to blend into its natural surroundings. One wing of the home includes an indoor pool, as well as a two-story room currently used as an office. The design-forward residence sits on nearly 3 wooded acres directly across the road from the 95-acre Meadowlark Botanical Garden.

home in vienna VA

Vienna, VA



8. 4 East Ave, Milford, CT

Price: $219,900

Why it’s here: Move-in ready and just a short walk to the beach, this home, built in 1925, includes a two-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom studio out back. It’s cozy and filled with light. Highlights of the home include newer floors and kitchen, built-ins, and fresh paint.

Front of home in MIlford, CT

Milford, CT



7. 225 Ruggles Ave, Newport, RI

Price: $12,900,000

Why it’s here: Dubbed “Honeysuckle Lodge,” this is true old-school Newport luxury. The sprawling waterfront estate includes 2 acres of grounds, a 4,000-square-foot carriage house with two apartments, and a greenhouse. Built in 1890 and recently upgraded with a new kitchen and in-ground pool, the property also includes easy access to the sandy beach below.

Newport, RI waterfront estate

Newport, RI



6. 3902 Elson St, SE, Magnolia, OH

Price: $1,200,000

Why it’s here: Built in 2008 using reclaimed wood, stone, slate, and other materials, this nearly 6,000-square-foot home sits on more than 12 acres just a few minutes’ drive outside Canton, OH. The property includes a barn with cooler, which is currently being used for show cattle, paddocks, and fencing. For anglers, there are also two ponds stocked for fishing.

Magnolia OH estate

Magnolia, OH



5. 32224 944 SE, Kennewick, WA

Price: $6,265,050

Why it’s here: Sitting on 95 rolling acres in Badger Canyon, this property is smack-dab in the heart of Washington wine country. And according to the listing details, it could be converted into a working winery. The main home was built in 2004 and features 20-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, and a gym. The acreage also includes a 2,200-square-foot casita for guests, as well as a pool and spa. Get your bids ready—it’ll be sold at an on-site auction on Oct. 4.

estate in Kennewick, WA

Kennewick, WA



4. 3003 Highlands Cir, Oxford, MS 

Price: $810,000

Why it’s here: Former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is trying to rid himself of this lovely brick-front home, now that he’s moved on to Liberty University. Built in 2008, the two-story spread sits on more than 2.5 wooded acres. Inside, the five-bedroom home includes hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, and other high-end finishes. Outside, it has plenty of room for entertaining around the outdoor kitchen. There’s also an outdoor fireplace, pool, cabana, al fresco dining area, and space to kick back after a hard day on the gridiron.

High Freeze house in Oxford MI

Oxford, MI



3. 1432 Johnnys Way, West Chester, PA 

Price: $299,900