A green double A-frame house in Connecticut looks as if it has stepped straight out of an Alpine fairy tale. The home’s obvious charms, plus a surprisingly affordable $279,000 price tag, helped it climb up the leaderboard and wind up as the most popular home this week on realtor.com®.
Anyone who ever dreamed of escaping to a quiet cottage in the woods must see this cool charmer, which features a rear wall of windows, wood paneling, and unique nooks and crannies that come courtesy of that dramatic angled roof.
There was more than enough drama to go around this week. One of the world-famous Painted Ladies in San Francisco landed on the market and amassed plenty of clicks. Prospective buyers will need a generous budget, in addition to the $2.7 million purchase price, for a top-to-bottom renovation.
You also clicked on a couple of other antiques looking for love, like a Palladian-style house in West Virginia from 1784 and a Victorian in South Carolina from 1843. A massive abandoned construction job on a 22,000-square-foot mansion in Wisconsin also attracted your attention.
We’d never abandon you, but we would ask you to scroll down to read all of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Over its 289 year history, this historic home has had just five owners. The Palladian-style home on the National Register of Historic Places has seen plenty of history, including both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Located just 70 miles outside Washington DC, the over 3,600-square-foot main house was built in 1786 by Dr. John Briscoe and updated in 1994. The property also includes an unoccupied rental unit and other buildings, some in need of repair after all these years.
Why it’s here: It’s $26 a square foot! A motivated seller and an extremely low list price make this four-bedroom home, built in 1923, a deal worth checking out. It’s close to restaurants, shopping, and Maxwell Air Force Base, and the listing says that the property would make a good bed and breakfast or event venue, with charming details like the front porch, hardwood floors, roomy kitchen, and built-ins throughout.
Why it’s here: Sitting on the iconic “Postcard Row,” this famous Painted Lady definitely needs some updates. Built in 1900, the Victorian beauty is one of the famous Seven Sisters watching over the area, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alamo Square, and City Hall. The iconic block attracts a steady stream of tourists and architecture fans from around the world. Sure, it’s pricey for a fixer-upper, but it’s a certified piece of SF history!
Why it’s here: Completed in 2019 and known as the George Manor, this brick family home offers more than 6,100 square feet of living space. The modern-industrial interiors are filled with striking design details, from the multicolored wood floors to the bathrooms dressed up in custom sleek tile. The two-story great room is ringed by a balcony and warmed by a biofuel fireplace with steel hearth. There’s also a detached guest suite over the garage.
Why it’s here: Only partially finished, this massive 22,000-square-foot mansion is headed to no-reserve auction in early February. It looks as if the last crew just dropped tools and walked away. The structure sits on more than 2.5 acres and includes a multiuse sport court.
Why it’s here: Sitting on a sprawling 20-acre farm, this five-bedroom farmhouse, built in 1920, was recently remodeled. Interior highlights include an open kitchen, fireplace, an office with built-in shelves, wood floors, plus new paint and light fixtures throughout. Outside, there’s plenty of room for entertaining, as well as an attached garage with an unfinished upstairs area, which would make an ideal guest suite.
Why it’s here: This Victorian antique was built in 1843 and has been updated over the years. Hardwood floors, heavy moldings, high ceilings, and six fireplaces are just a few of the original features. Updates include granite countertops in the kitchen and a large laundry room, and make this home ready for modern family living. Outside, the acre-plus lot features a large lap pool and fitness room.
Why it’s here: The plaque at the gates of this luxurious estate welcomes you to “Casa del Pape,” a nearly 10,000-square-foot home filled with every imaginable upgrade. There are lush gardens and a heated drive outside, and an elevator, wine cellar, custom kitchen, and exercise room inside. Situated on nearly a full acre along the DuPage river, the grounds also include a full outdoor bath, fireplace, putting green, tennis court, and pool.
Why it’s here: Sitting on nearly 11 rolling wooded acres in the hills, this custom home was built in 2016 and redefines rugged luxury, with high-end add-ons like an Italian pizza oven inside and a stocked bass pond with a gazebo. The pool features waterfalls, slide, and a poolhouse with indoor and outdoor cooking areas. Other highlights include wood beams throughout, three fireplaces, and a luxurious master suite.
Why it’s here: It’s an ideal cabin in the woods! This green, double A-frame gem was built in 1964 and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,000 square feet of living space. It sits on nearly 3 acres close to hiking trails and the Farmington River, and its hardwood floors have been completely redone with Brazilian cypress. The spacious family room features a deck overlooking the backyard, and the finished basement has its own full bathroom, laundry room, utility room, and storage.