Last week famed TV interventionist Dr. Phil McGraw decided to part with a home he owns in Beverly Hills, CA. And while a notable name selling a pricey property in SoCal isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, it was the home’s daring decor that caught us all a little off guard.
It’s the mansion where the rocker son of the syndicated TV star was living, and it was outfitted to resemble a Tim Burton fever dream, complete with custom artwork, bizarre vine-covered staircase, and, perhaps most puzzlingly, a wall of firearms displayed behind glass in the dining room wall. Photos of the maximalist emo-millionaire frat house spread far and wide across the web, catapulting the property to the top of the most popular homes of the week.
Other homes that caused you to click this week included a gigantic, 47-bedroom Colonial mansion, which was used as a location in the new film “Little Women,” a home from Season 4 of “Fixer Upper,” and two mansions meant for the billionaire set: a 226-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, WY, and the eternally epic Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills.
While we wouldn’t dare ask you to explain the decor choices in a home owned by Dr. Phil, we would like you to scroll on down and have a look at all of this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: Known to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fans as the “Hot Sauce House” from Season 4—thanks to the Tabasco wallpaper adorning one of the home’s rooms—this property was the site of one of Chip and Joanna Gaines‘ most dramatic renovations. The couple reconfigured the layout, added vaulted ceilings, and smoothed plaster onto the walls, among many other updates, to create a rustic Italian dream home. It has been a popular short-term rental on Airbnb.
Why it’s here: Built in 1994, this four-bedroom house has been featured in Four States Living magazine. A recent renovation added new light fixtures and kitchen with double ovens and quartz countertops. With plenty of room for entertaining, the property features open spaces indoors and out, including a game room, two patios, and a spacious yard.
Why it’s here: Massive in every way, this 226-acre property formerly known as Puzzleface Ranch is teeming with wildlife. Surrounded by spectacular views of the Grand Teton and Snake River, this 18,300-square-foot, seven-bedroom house was completed just last year. High-end highlights include an elevator, four-car garage, and nine fireplaces. The acreage includes a caretaker’s house, a 7,200-square-foot barn, and a 2,100-square-foot workshop.
Why it’s here: According to the listing, this historic home sits on a third of an acre on one of the town’s most lovely streets. Built in 1929, it’s a nice-size, three-bedroom family home with a sunroom, hardwood floors, and a basement.
Why it’s here: The hefty price tag on this 25-acre estate is jaw dropping, but it’s actually a fairly sweet deal considering the place was previously listed for $195 million. The property named Palazzo do Amore includes a vineyard, city and ocean views, a tennis court, and 12-car garage.
Why it’s here: Completed in 2016, this “barndominium” is a refined residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 2,400-square-foot home features vaulted ceilings, a large kitchen, leaded-glass French doors, and an open floor plan. The home sits on nearly 28 acres and is currently configured as a horse property with 5 acres of pasture, a barn, and tack room.
Why it’s here: Sitting on a corner lot in the city’s College Cultural neighborhood, this striking English Tudor was built in 1927. The four-bedroom brick home features original details like the hardwood floors, tile, and woodwork. There’s also a screened porch, full basement, and two-car garage.
Why it’s here: The 55-acre Thayer estate features a 1903-built mansion with a whopping 47 bedrooms and 24-plus bathrooms. The mansion’s nearly 22,000 square feet have been so exquisitely restored, the home was used as a filming location for Greta Gerwig‘s “Little Women.” It sits just an hour outside Boston and could make for an awesome wedding and event venue. The carriage house is being sold separately for $500,000.
Why it’s here: This 1905 Colonial Revival–style home was possibly designed by George Barber and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The four-bedroom home features charming details like the wraparound porch with limestone posts and Doric columns, a private second-floor porch, as well as a third story, which is unfinished and could be used for storage or space to expand.
Why it’s here: Rock musician Jordan McGraw was living in this mansion purchased by his dad, TV’s self-help star Dr. Phil McGraw. The younger McGraw meticulously outfitted the place as an homage to his favorite filmmaker, Tim Burton. Unless the new owners are into the snake fountain, “Alice in Wonderland” entry with full bar, and dining room with gun wall—there’s probably another high-dollar renovation in the property’s near future. Either way, the decor didn’t deter buyers as the home is already pending sale after just a week on the market.