Nostalgia reigns supreme! Sure, prestige properties and our deep dive into Duggar real estate drew droves of clicks, but it was an unearthed time capsule in Georgia that rose to the top of this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
Preserved to perfection with groovy interiors very much intact, the custom home and everything in it feels like stepping back into the days of lava lamps and the Nixon administration. From the angular exterior to the bold, geometric-print wallpaper to the heavy drapes over sliding glass doors, these are listing photos that mandate a deep dive.
In other must-see developments, this week’s runner-up is an otherwise bland ranch home in New York with one jaw-dropping surprise—an art installation of a lifelike pregnant lady in a bikini lounging on an inflatable chair.
And getting back to the Nixon era, the former president’s opulent Western White House in San Clemente, CA, also cracked the Top 10 this week, along with a historic remodel in South Carolina and a charming retreat complete with a gleaming red caboose out back.
So hop aboard and scroll on down for the full list of this week’s most popular properties…
Why it’s here: This oceanfront compound that once belonged to former President Richard Nixon has been featured in the pages of Architectural Digest three times since it was built in 1926. The Spanish-style estate originally listed in 2015 for $75 million, but recently sprang back onto the market with a reduced asking price.
Why it’s here: This two-bedroom, 1,300-square-foot cottage has been completely remodeled, with hardwood floors, an updated galley kitchen, quartz countertops, and a new front porch. The home has an open floor plan, large main suite, and plenty of natural light—and in addition, it’s conveniently located close to Louisiana State University and downtown.
Why it’s here: Surrounded by National Forest, this 4-acre property has a whimsical surprise—a red caboose out back that’s outfitted as a guesthouse. The four-bedroom main home is all about family fun, including the screened-in porch, finished basement with den and gas-log fireplace, utility room with mini kitchen, and even an old-timey dumb-waiter.
Why it’s here: Built in 1901, this mansion has been restored and updated to today’s standards. Known locally as Sandhurst Estate, in Aiken’s Historic Winter Colony, it sits on more than 5 acres adjacent to Hopelands Gardens and Hitchcock Woods. The interiors include intricate wainscoting and millwork, original heart-of-pine floors, and built-ins throughout. The purchase price also includes a private, deeded horse-riding easement to Hitchcock Woods and Aiken’s 2,200-acre riding reserve, a five-stall barn, and tack room.
Why it’s here: This home was in a state of serious disrepair when it was first purchased by reality TV parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for $230,000 in 2014. After a top-to-bottom renovation, the prolific parents are looking to flip the nearly 3-acre property for a hefty profit.
Why it’s here: Built in 1956 and beautifully updated, this four-bedroom Arts and Crafts-style home sits just a short walk to a local park. Inside, the home features an open floor plan, media room with French doors, an updated kitchen with copper sink, office, and owner’s suite. The lower level includes a rec room with bar, with a fourth bedroom and bath.
Why it’s here: Paging “Fixer Upper” fans! Built in 2016, this three-bedroom modern farmhouse sits on 5 acres nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trendy shiplap, an open kitchen, built-ins throughout, an open kitchen and a fireplace are just a few of the interior highlights of this stylish and move-in-ready property.
Why it’s here: It’s a storybook sensation! Tucked in the woods on more than an acre, this distinctive home was built in 1925 and reminds us of an enchanted cottage. Charming touches include a stone fireplace and foyer, beamed ceilings, wood floors, arched interior doors and doorways, a sunken living room, large kitchen, and private deck.
Why it’s here: There’s plenty to love about this four-bedroom ranch home sitting on nearly an acre. But the location and layout aren’t driving interest—it’s a striking piece of art featured in among otherwise ordinary listing photos. Turns out the current owner has a pricey sculpture of a pregnant lady in a bikini lounging on an inflatable chair. Surprise! Although the pricey sculpture made everyone do a double-take, it’s not staying with the house.
Why it’s here: This time-capsule home was custom-built in 1970 and hasn’t lost one iota of its groovy charm in the nearly half-century since. This well-preserved relic features custom cabinetry, bold geometric wallpaper, a wood-paneled rec room with bar, and more than a few dubious carpeting choices.
We reached out to the listing agent to learn if the furnishings would be included in the sale, but haven’t received a response. Fingers crossed.
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