This week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is for lavender lovers everywhere. Clicks poured in for a colorful ranch home in northeast Ohio decorated completely in shades of purple.
Listing agent Shelly Chavez explained that the owner is a bit of a local celebrity, known for dressing head-to-toe in purple. The owner extended her passion to her home, decking out every room in shades of plum, grape, and violet.
Now the home’s owner is headed to assisted living, and the listing is attracting oodles of interest. “Everything is purple, even the phones and TV,” says Chavez.
Besides the uniquely colored home, this week’s list is filled with homes built for fun and relaxation. There’s a Pebble Beach mansion with ocean and golf-course views, a fairy-tale stone cottage in Michigan, and an estate in Pennsylvania with a full indoor water park, complete with resort-style pool, kiddie pool, kitchen, changing rooms, and sauna.
While the lilac listing in Ohio takes this week’s top spot, there are plenty of other properties worth a look. Simply scroll on down…
Why it’s here: Built in 1780 and fully renovated, this charming four-bedroom house on a hill offers over 3,200 square feet. The home is surrounded by more than 11 picture-perfect grassy acres filled with stone walls, perennial gardens, and old trees, all within easy commuting distance to Portland.
Hollis Center, ME
Why it’s here: Built in 1917, the Herman and Claudia Uihlein residence recently received an extensive update of its nine bedrooms and nearly 14,000 square feet of interior space. The listing touts the home’s “Old World Craftsmanship re-imagined for today’s living.” We’ll tout the over-the-top interior decor that might make a French king say “De trop!”
Whitefish Bay, WI
Why it’s here: Metal heads, unite! This quirky shipping-container home sits on 3 acres out in the country. The spartan one-bedroom accommodations feature in-floor heat, and all new mechanical systems were added in 2017. There’s also a large patio and two-car garage for added convenience.
Price: $190,000 Why it’s here: This cool country home sits on 5 wooded acres and is being sold as is. Built in 1977, there’s a distinctive time-capsule vibe to this swingin’ A-frame. It was built as a family playground and includes studio and performance areas, a sports field, tennis court, horseshoe pit, fire pit, and picnic areas. There’s also a garden, fruit bushes, and a flexible layout, so new owners can create their own retreat.
Price: $699,900 Why it’s here: This farmhouse was custom-built in 2017 and sits in a community tailor-made for aviation enthusiasts, with fly-in and -out privileges. With four bedrooms and more than 2,500 square feet (in addition to 1,200 square feet of covered porches!), there’s plenty of space for the whole family to spread their wings.
Why it’s here: We noted a definite uptick in Pebble Beach properties in the wake of last week’s U.S. Open. This is one of just 31 waterfront properties in Pebble Beach and offers views of both the ocean and golf course. The five-bedroom estate was built in 1991 and sits on more than 2 acres on Pescadero Point. It comes complete with an outdoor kitchen, pool, and guesthouse.
Pebble Beach, CA
Why it’s here: Dubbed a “resort home” in the listing details, this five-bedroom home sits on nearly 2 acres. There are waterfalls, fountains, an outdoor kitchen, saltwater pool, and a private dock on the Ottawa River where it opens to Lake Erie. The interiors are modern and updated, making this an ideal spot for outdoor fun when the weather gets warm.
Why it’s here: Built from log and stone, this storybook home is ready for a new owner to write a chapter. We love the arches, wood floors, pine ceilings, balconies, and crescent moon window. Plucked from a fairy tale, the house sits on nearly 8 wooded acres on Waubascon Creek. With four bedrooms and more than 2,500 square feet, the property also includes a 690-square-foot guesthouse across the creek. Happily ever after!