Say a hearty “Aloha” to this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. A resort-style home on Maui has made waves with real estate watchers, and it’s easy to see why. The recently completed compound, with abundant indoor and outdoor living space, looks like a private hotel (in a good way!) and comes with a $13 million price tag.
This week’s runner-up is a midcentury modern gem built in Indiana by architect Ralph Robert Knapp for his own family. The 1950s-era home offers signature style including walls of glass, an open living space, and easy access to the outdoors. Grab it for only … $155,000!
Other homes causing house lovers to click this week include a Minnesota mansion with grand white columns beckoning guests, a “Fixer-Upper” inspired renovation down in San Antonio, Texas, and a modern farmhouse in celebrity-crammed Hidden Hills, CA.
We won’t ask you to dodge the popularity paparazzi! Simply scroll down and real all about this week’s most popular homes…
Price: $235,000 Why it’s here: Here’s the character you’ve been looking for. The classic three-bedroom home with hardwood floors, vaulted and beamed ceilings, and a master suite was built in 1927. Updates to this charming abode include fresh paint and new carpet. An open living and dining area with a fireplace looks ready-made for winter coziness.
Price: $495,000 Why it’s here: Abandoned for 70 years, this falling-down villa has attracted loads of attention. Sadly, it will require millions above the current asking price to repair and rebuild the decrepit structure.
Cape Vincent, NY
Price: $189,900 Why it’s here: Because it’s simply a great find! Built in 1979, this ranch-style home has been totally renovated, with tons of new finishes and updates. There’s an open floor plan with a brick fireplace, updated open kitchen with granite counters, and a large eating area overlooking the back deck and grassy yard. The finished basement also boasts a full bath, bedroom, and sitting area.
Villa Rica, GA
Price: $245,000 Why it’s here: Welcome to a simple modern farmhouse, which draws inspiration from Joanna Gaines (and her husband, Chip). The three-bedroom home’s open floor plan has been updated to include a gourmet kitchen that flows naturally out to the dining area. The living room with fireplace looks out to a terrace patio and pool, sun deck, porch swing, farm shed, and garden.
San Antonio, TX
Price: $300,000 Why it’s here: Despite a pending sale, real estate watchers can’t help but take a second look here. Built in 1910, this red brick and limestone mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is close to finding a buyer willing to bring it back to its former glory.
Price: $425,000 Why it’s here: Minnesota magic! This 1890 home has an abundance of curb appeal. There’s a classic front porch out front and a wide deck in the back. The roomy six-bedroom home comes with a modern basement featuring two bedrooms and a family room of its own.
Price: $6,725,000 Why it’s here: This upscale modern farmhouse is clad in reclaimed barn wood and features five bedrooms spread over 6,100 square feet of living space. The home, which sits on 3 acres, has an open floor plan with multiple seating areas and glass doors that open to a patio, pool, and spa. A gourmet kitchen includes a pantry and wine room for 500 bottles. Cheers!
Hidden Hills, CA
Price: $749,000 Why it’s here: Talk about a grand entrance. Those formal white pillars are bound to impress your dinner-party guests!
But this is no cookie-cutter modern McMansion. Built in 1905 for E.L. and Lucretia Bradley, this Colonial Revival-style home has had a major renovation. The top level, once a ballroom, is now a huge playroom. A detached garage includes a large sauna, gym, and rec room with a bar.
The updated kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances and granite counters. The formal living and dining rooms showcase wood details, since the original owner was in the lumber industry. Other fascinating features include original tile fireplaces and a wine cellar, ornate wainscoting and crown molding, and wood floors.
Price: $155,000 Why it’s here: This home was built in 1952 by modern home designer Ralph Robert Knapp for his own family, and its price seems to have stepped out of a different era as well. Grab this!
Materials including redwood, flagstone, copper, and floor-to-ceiling glass were used in the construction. The three-bedroom space is anchored by a massive stone fireplace and slate floor hearth in the open living and dining area.
Original features include original kitchen cabinets, cork flooring, and radiant slab-heated floors. The home sits on nearly an acre, surrounded by grass and trees.
“It’s a great house,” says listing agent Philip R. Hooper. “It’s a really perfect example of the midcentury modern style. Not only has that style benefited from a resurgence in popularity in general, but even folks who aren’t midcentury modern fans would be drawn to the house.” He adds, “It’s simple and open, and it has a great connectivity to the outdoors.”
Price: $12,888,000 Why it’s here: Talk about a Maui wowie. Recently completed, the compound, known as Hale Lani, resembles a private hotel. The resortlike space is completely secluded and offers jaw-dropping ocean views.
The oceanfront space is absolutely turn-key. For the price, the new owner receives a custom furnished getaway, with artwork, wall sculptures, and electronic shades already in place. The home includes three fireplaces, which probably won’t see a ton of use in this tropical locale.
The 125-bottle wine room is fully stocked, there’s a movie theater installed, and there’s a resort-sized spa. Relax in the steam room or dry sauna, work out at the gym, swim in the pool, or simply stroll the lushly landscaped grounds. “This is … truly a dream come true,” the listing description notes. Don’t wake us up!
Source: Housing Trends Feed