The Force is with a $4.7 million Mediterranean-style mansion in Texas with a magnificent media room this week, making it the most popular home on realtor.com®. Would-be Jedi everywhere were wowed by the luxury home’s awesome “Star Wars”-themed home theater.
As long as a buyer doesn’t plan to screen the prequels, they should expect to be responsible for movie nights for a long, long time to come.
This week’s runner-up is a charming raised cottage in New Orleans, which comes with tons of extra living space and has a price tag of under a million bucks.
Other out-of-this world listings this week include a darling Colonial in Ohio, a remodeled home in Virginia with a fenced-in barn and almost 6 acres of land, and a rehab project in Detroit for just $9,500!
For the rest of this week’s most popular homes, simply scroll on down to take a look…
Price: $266,000 Why it’s here: Apologies to the Commodores, but you’ll be singing about a Brick House when you snag this all-brick abode. Originally built in 1959, the four-bedroom boasts updated electrical and plumbing, as well as new paint and carpet.
Price: $183,000 Why it’s here: It’s a cute front-porch Colonial. This charmer features natural wood floors and woodwork; the living room offers Craftsman-style built-ins and a decorative fireplace, plus a window seat in the dining room with leaded glass patterns in the windows. This adorable (and affordable!) abode has already snatched a buyer’s heart—it’s in contingent status after just days on the market.
Price: $509,000 Why it’s here: A Tudor in Tennessee? The layout features large entertaining rooms, exposed timber beams, a kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, and details like stained-glass windows. The property also comes with a 900-square-foot guest apartment.
Price: $207,500 Why it’s here: This classic Tudor is bigger than it looks. A multilevel layout features five bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The large living and dining room has a much-needed fireplace. Outside, you’ll find a flat yard with a playhouse.
Price: $275,000 Why it’s here: Move in with your menagerie. This custom-built home has a fenced-in barn on 5.9 acres. The main house includes a spacious family room with hardwood floors and fireplace, a first-floor master suite, and a rec room. There’s also a front porch, screened back porch, and a pool with outdoor shower.
Providence Forge, VA
Price: $9,500 Why it’s here: No, the price isn’t a typo! The three-bedroom brick bungalow from 1953 still has original details, like hardwood floors and a pink bathroom. But a buyer must be prepared to rehab the whole thing.
Price: $750,000 Why it’s here: Safe to say, this house with a sex dungeon has put Maple Glen, PA, on the map. The suburban home with a “sexy twist” sparked major interest and is still one of our most viewed homes three weeks later. Still no purchasers, though.
Maple Glen, PA
Price: $5,499,000 Why it’s here: Paging the Kardashians! This super-glam home appears celebrity-ready. Features include an open floor plan, “industrial chic” lighting, and a family room with a Mercury glass bar and wine refrigerator. A floating staircase leads to a master suite, featuring a fireplace and balcony. The grounds also boast a grotto-style pool, spa, and fire pit.
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $965,000 Why it’s here: This raised cottage is located just steps from Audubon Park and features many recent upgrades. The main level has formal living and dining rooms, a large eat-in kitchen, and front and back porches. Downstairs comes with a den, laundry, and the option for a two-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance.
New Orleans, LA
Price: $4,700,000 Why it’s here: The Force is strong in this house. Behold a fab Texas mansion with a “Star Wars”-themed media room. Framed “Star Wars” movie posters line the walls over a concession stand outside this state-of-the-art home theater.
The galaxy far, far away theme continues in the media room, with images of space ships and other galaxies on the walls. Color-changing stars dot the ceiling to enhance the effect.
Listing agent Hedley Karpas, says the owner “is a ‘Star Wars’ fanatic.” So we guessed! “When you sit in this movie theater, you generally feel as if you’re floating out in space watching a movie,” Karpas adds.
The theater is padded with recycled denim to blunt outside sound. All the space graphics are printed on fabric, and the floor is cork. The ceiling features fiber-optic lighting, and the screen is curved to provide the full movie-theater effect.
If you’d rather watch sports or play darts, there’s a game room with three large TV screens, a pool table, electronic dartboard, and a jukebox that plays tunes throughout the home.
Back on Earth, the rest of the Mediterranean-style home boasts artisan-level craftsmanship, energy-efficient green features, and is built like a fortress to withstand a hurricane.
Outdoors, the entertainment options continue with two private walled gardens, an outdoor kitchen, living room with fireplace, pool, spa, water garden and fire pit, native plants, fruit trees, and herbs. “It really is an amazing home,” Karpas says.
Source: Housing Trends Feed