Lions, and tigers, and bears … oh my! And in a house? A Minnesota hunting lodge has bagged another trophy: as this week’s most popular home. Inside, the home is filled with countless stuffed animal heads (and other body parts), mounted and displayed in a jaw-dropping showroom.
This week’s runner-up continues to whip up its fair share of interest. The infamous Pennsylvania home with a fully furnished BDSM basement still has the competition all tied up.
Other homes dominating the charts this week include the most expensive home in Arizona, a brownstone in Chicago, IL, once owned by Al Capone, and a Colorado retreat built by Frank Lloyd Wright’s granddaughter.
Check out all 10 of this week’s trophy-worthy properties by simply scrolling down…
Price: $26 million Why it’s here: Completely renovated in 2018, this high-end home was transformed from a meh Mediterranean into a cool contemporary. The furnished space offers 14,350 square feet of luxe living space and is the most expensive home in Arizona. The spread features nine ensuite bedrooms, a caretaker suite, wine room, chef’s kitchen, home theater, and an enormous outdoor area with a pool.
Price: $5 million Why it’s here: This rural retreat four hours from New York City offers plenty of room to spread out. Buyers should pack paintbrushes in their deep pockets: This farm on 160 acres served as the home and studio of the American artists Lee Bontecou and Bill Giles. The space includes a main house with three studios, an original restored farmhouse, and a remodeled, climate-controlled barn that includes more studio spaces.
Price: $5,650,000 Why it’s here: The celebrity-riddled enclave of Hidden Hills continues to fascinate the web, including this piece of plum real estate. It’s a Mediterranean on a quiet cul-de-sac that’s been upgraded throughout. It features lovely views, a fire pit, a covered patio, pool and spa, waterfalls, and a slide.
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $250,000 Why it’s here: Investors in search of a project made this place popular. It’s huge—over 9,000 square feet—but is likely to require a lot of work. No photos of the interior were available, but at $27 per square foot, what more do you really need to see?
Oklahoma City, OK
Price: $599,000 Why it’s here: A classic in the capital of Texas. The interior could use an update, but it’s still worthy of a second look. The home is in a fabulous north-central location just minutes to downtown and offers nearly an acre of scenic land backing on to a spring-fed creek.
Price: $425,000 Why it’s here: The “Fixer Upper” effect takes over Tennessee! Built in 2015, this charmer has taken a page from the book of home remodeling gurus Chip and Joanna Gaines. It features an open floor plan, with a living area and fireplace flowing into an elegant kitchen and open dining area. The master suite features a fireplace and a subway tile shower. Details include barn doors and plenty of exposed brick, as well as an outdoor pool and covered patio. The style must have resonated with buyers, because the home’s already in contingency status.
Price: $109,900 Why it’s here: Own a piece of Chicago history! This two-unit brownstone from 1905 was once owned by the infamous gangster Al Capone. While the building needs remodeling, original details worth preserving abound. There are hardwood floors and wood trim, octagon-shaped living rooms, a full basement, and an all-brick garage. Live in one, rent the other, or pick it up as an investment property. Either way, Capone would call it a steal.
Price: $400,000 Why it’s here: Inspired by her grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright, the environmental architect Elizabeth Wright Ingraham built this place for a family with 10 children in 1963. Sitting on a 1.1-acre lot with mountain views, the home is in need of renovations, but presents a “rare and unique opportunity” to continue the Wright family legacy.
Colorado Springs, CO
Price: $750,000 Why it’s here: In case you somehow missed it, last week’s No. 1 home comes complete with a BDSM dungeon—and all the equipment in the photos is included with the purchase of the home. Whee! After racking up a record number of clicks last week, the home surrendered the top spot this week.
Maple Glen, PA
Price: $795,000 Why it’s here: Trigger warning for vegetarians and PETA members. This hunting lodge holds a surprise within. As in … stuffed animal heads. A lot of them.
Listing agent Alan Olson, doesn’t know exactly how many. “[The owner] traveled worldwide for those hunts,” says the agent, “They are his trophies.”
If you’re wondering if the sale includes the animal mounts, it doesn’t. In fact, someone already contacted the owner to negotiate a sale of the entire taxidermy collection, “lock, stock, and barrel,” as Olson puts it.
From countless deer (a number of the white-tailed deer showcased in the home came right off the owner’s land) to exotic kills like giraffe, zebra, and tiger, the animal trophies fill a 7,000-square-foot showroom that includes seating and a bar. Of course, a bar.
The home is situated on 90 acres of hunting lands that abut an additional 168 acres of public hunting land. The owner has also kept the ponds stocked with local fish like walleyes, and allows neighbors to fish them.
Not that you’ll notice, but the main house, essentially “brand-new inside,” features a designer kitchen, a fireplace, central air, and sliding glass doors to a landscaped patio. An additional building includes the family room with fireplace and bar, a gym, and two more bedrooms.
Source: Housing Trends Feed