A simple redwood cube that appears to hover elegantly over the ground in Michigan isn’t just an architectural marvel—it’s also the most popular home this week on realtor.com®.
Built by the renowned architect and University of Michigan architecture professor Tivadar Balogh in 1958 for his wife, Dorothy, and their family, the home is now available for the first time. Once the cube, located just outside Ann Arbor, landed on the market, clicks soon followed.
Priced at $750,000, it’s a rare architectural gem that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Stylish homes dominated the week’s 10 most popular homes. You clicked on a surprisingly chic geodesic dome built in the woods in Virginia, a contemporary mansion in Pennsylvania with gleaming concrete floors and 32-foot ceilings, and a rare Frank Lloyd Wright home in New Jersey.
For a full look at this week’s batch of popular properties, simply scroll on down…
Why it’s here: Must-see interiors! This one-bedroom midcentury modern time capsule was built in 1953, and is filled with treasures from the era. Quirky and colorful highlights include original bathroom features, glass block accents, wood floors, and a den with knotty wood paneling.
St Louis, MO
Why it’s here: Tucked into over 2 acres in the woods, this geodesic dome provides a natural sanctuary away from it all. Built in 1982, and featuring nearly 3,500 square feet of living space, it’s stylish and serene inside. A finished basement includes a bedroom, bonus room, and a full bathroom with sauna. A rubberized roof is efficient and keeps things toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.
Why it’s here: This country farmhouse was built in 1920, and sits on a large lot filled with mature shade trees. Highlights of the home include a wraparound porch, hardwood floors, wood-burning stove, original wood trim, and pocket doors, as well as a fully remodeled kitchen. The lot also includes a miniature house—ideal for a she-shed or office space.
Why it’s here: Dubbed Manheim Farm, this equestrian estate dates to 1790. You’ll find a stone bank barn with cedar-lined heated tack room, six stalls for horses, and a riding ring with black sand. The kitchen of the four-bedroom home was recently updated with cabinets made from chestnut reclaimed from the barn. Original areas of the home feature wide-plank floors, the upstairs main bedroom has a wood-burning stove, and the unfinished attic has plenty of room for storage.
Why it’s here: This contemporary home was built in 1988, and sits on an 11-acre lot in Bucks County. It features gleaming concrete floors with radiant heat in the living room, 32-foot ceilings, a custom helix radius staircase, fitness area, and a game room. Outside, the home has an in-ground pool, two garages, and plenty of room to spread out and expand.
Why it’s here: Built in 1878 for Grand Ledge resident Edmund Lamson, this three-bedroom home sits on a half-acre corner lot. Inside, the original hardwood floors have been refinished, the kitchen was recently remodeled with new cabinets and a farmhouse sink, and the first floor has been updated with fresh paint.
Grand Ledge, MI
Why it’s here: Known as the Christie House, this is just one of a few New Jersey residences built by the celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1940, the three-bedroom home is an architectural masterpiece filled with custom built-ins and walls of windows that bring the surrounding nature indoors. The property also includes a detached artist’s studio with fireplace.
Why it’s here: This huge family compound in Southern California features seven bedrooms and over 11,000 square feet. Highlights of the nearly 4-acre property include large living areas, a huge kitchen, a heated pool and spa, tennis court, decorative fountains, RV and boat parking, and a workshop, all set behind a secure gate.
Why it’s here: This private equestrian farm includes just over 24 acres of land with a horse barn, indoor riding ring, 14 stalls, tack and feed rooms, and 8 acres of fenced horse pasture. The four-bedroom farmhouse was built in 2005, and offers more than 2,800 square feet of living space. There’s also a two-bedroom guesthouse with a large yard, rear porch, and pasture views.
Why it’s here: Known as the Balogh House, this award-winning home was the residence of a famous architect and professor, Tivadar Balogh. He built the incredible home in 1958, from drawings that won him the 1957 Progressive Architecture Prize.
Construction on the home cost $32,000. The otherworldly, two-story redwood cube has two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and more than 1,900 square feet. Highlights include a two-story living room that once served as Balogh’s studio, the original oven in the kitchen, and a small outdoor terrace. In 2013, the modern marvel was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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