Michigan Castle Once Owned by Rock Royalty Is This Week’s Most Popular Home



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A historic, canal-front castle in St. Clair Shores, MI, once the home of the iconic rockers Patti and Fred Smith, is the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.

The Tudor-style house is where the Smiths raised their two kids, Jackson and Jesse. It’s also where Patti wrote her 1988 album, “Dream of Life,” and where the celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz shot photos of her. The house also featured prominently in a 2008 documentary about Patti Smith.

The house has changed hands a couple of times since then, but in a curious twist, Jackson Smith is now the agent representing its current owner and dished the residence’s interesting backstory to The Detroit News.

Besides the home with a rockin’ pedigree, this week’s most clicked homes include a million-dollar mansion in Arkansas being sold by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, a tiny house in Indiana listed for just $55,000, and the San Francisco house made iconic by the 1990s sitcom “Full House.”

This week’s most popular properties are full of fashionable decor, retro renovations, and even a quarterback hoping to pass on his home to a new owner. We invite you tackle the full list below…

10. 1795 Klines Mill Rd, Quakertown, PA 

Price: $255,200

Why it’s here: This Cape Cod-style property has been recently updated and is move-in ready, according to the listing details. The three-bedroom home sits on 3 acres, with a chicken coop, woods, and a small stream. Inside, the home has new hardwood floors on the first floor, a wood stove, and custom butcher-block counters with a breakfast bar. The basement is outfitted for laundry and storage.

Quakertown, PA

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9. 1709 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

Price: $5,999,999

Why it’s here: The home that was used as the facade for the late ’80s and 1990s TV show “Full House” has gotten a decidedly grown-up makeover, with Richard Landry-designed interiors—all in a coveted San Francisco location. The series’ creator, Jeff Franklin, wasn’t able to complete his plan to renovate the home to replicate how it looked on TV, so he did the next best thing and classed up the joint. The buyers had better beware of selfie-taking tourists!

San Francisco, CA

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8. 4921 Azucena Rd, Woodland Hills, CA

Price: $3,499,000

Why it’s here: This custom-built, five-bedroom home has high ceilings, formal spaces for entertaining, and a spa with a steam shower and tub, overlooking the property. A full outdoor kitchen, a detached arbor with wrought-iron dome, and an oversized infinity pool are ideal for taking in the fresh air in high style.

Woodland Hills, CA

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7. 32 Hutchinson Ave, Haddonfield, NJ

Price: $799,000

Why it’s here: NFL quarterback Nick Foles has signed a new deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars and needs to sell this New Jersey home.  Filled with natural sunlight, the four-bedroom home boasts oak hardwood floors, a large dining room that overlooks the yard, a gourmet kitchen, a family room with high ceilings, and a sunroom. There’s also a mudroom, thoughtfully equipped with a dog wash for muddy paws.

Haddonfield, NJ

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6. 2120 N. Heliotrope Dr, Santa Ana, CA

Price: $1,099,000

Why it’s here: This retro gem was built in 1950 by Floral Park developer Allison Honer for Dr. William Bradley, who owned the home for 59 years. The current owners bought the home seven years ago and made it a fantastic ode to 1950s style. Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, original fixtures and details, original wallpaper in the entry and halls, a vintage-style kitchen, and vintage baths.

Santa Ana, CA

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5. 5915 N. Echo Canyon Ln, Phoenix, AZ 

Price: $2,399,000

Why it’s here: This ultramodern home was built in 1984, and recently underwent an incredible renovation that landed it in the pages of Dwell magazine. Desert mountain views fill the interiors with natural light. Sitting on an oversized lot, the four-bedroom home offers cool living in a warm climate. There’s a gourmet kitchen, temperature-controlled wine room, attached guesthouse, and a heated spa with views of the famous Praying Monk rock formation on Camelback Mountain.

Phoenix, AZ

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4. Springdale, AR

Price: $1,800,000

Why it’s here: Reality TV stars