Buyers looking for a little sunshine on a cloudy day and a slice of Hollywood history must take a peek at this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®.
A Florida home played a critical part in the 1991 movie “My Girl” and racked up tens of thousands of clicks this week. Fans of the tear-jerker starring Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin sought a closer look at the residence featured on the silver screen three decades ago.
Measuring 9,500 square feet, the classic home was built in 1906 and recently updated. It has been in operation as a bed-and-breakfast for the past several years.
Also drawing the clicks was the home where the Rev. Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, lived throughout the 1940s, while the Christian leader’s national profile was on the rise. Their daughter Ruth operated the home as a rental and homage to her late parents. Now it’s up for sale for a buyer in search of a place with a blessed pedigree.
And the can’t-miss mansion of the week is Missouri’s most expensive home, a multigenerational estate on 20 acres dedicated to fun. There’s a lazy river and waterslides, stables, a bowling alley, a playground, and even a Ferris wheel.
We now invite you to scroll on down and take a spin through all 10 of this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: This 3-acre property on Chesapeake Bay is designed for the life aquatic. It boasts a pier, boat lifts, personal watercraft lifts, and moorings for boats up to 55 feet.
Built in 1990, the six-bedroom main house features two dining rooms as well as three laundry rooms to service the different wings of the house. A six-car garage comes with its own apartment, and the whole property is exquisitely landscaped.
Why it’s here: Bidders, get ready! This three-bedroom family home is headed to auction with an opening bid of $100,000. Built in 1920, the home has been renovated inside and out with new major systems, lighting, and flooring. Keep an eye on this one if you don’t mind competing for a cool home.
Why it’s here: Take in views of the Ledge Lighthouse from just about any spot in this shingle-style home built in 2005.
The four-bedroom residence offers 9,545 square feet of living space. Highlights include a library with a mahogany floor, sunroom, and screened porch. Right on the water, the acreage features gardens and stone walls.
Why it’s here: Many interesting decor choices are crammed in this custom-built, 4,244-square-foot home. The grand interiors are decorated in a distinctly maximalist aesthetic.
The 30-acre property features water access to Records Pond. A separate guest cottage could be converted into a rental home.
Why it’s here: For a buyer with smarts, this former boarding school might be the conversion opportunity of a lifetime.
Built in 1915, the 3,776-square-foot structure is ready to be converted into whatever the buyer’s heart desires. It’s sitting on just under 9 acres and has had several recent upgrades, including a new roof, windows, doors, subfloors, and water tanks.
Why it’s here: Designed for multigenerational living, this 20-acre estate is the most expensive property for sale in the Show-Me State.
Built with an eye toward “luxury meant to be lived in,” the property has a number of over-the-top entertainment options, including a sports field, playground, and Ferris wheel. Indoor offerings include a bowling alley, dance floor, and bar.
Why it’s here: This brick three-bedroom home was built in 1920 and sits in the sought-after neighborhood of Wagner Terrace.
The vintage beauty includes wood floors, custom millwork, a sunroom, a gazebo, and a covered deck out back.
Why it’s here: Built in 1970, this four-bedroom home has won awards for its contemporary design. Modern and a little bit Zen, the home features a private courtyard with gorgeous views.
There’s also an office with private entrance, a three-car garage with charging for electric vehicles, and lush gardens designed by a Japanese master gardener.
Why it’s here: Built in 1900, this home was where the Rev. Billy Graham and Ruth Graham lived in the 1940s.
On the market for the first time ever, the four-bedroom home is being sold by their daughter Ruth, who has been operating the property as a rental and homage to her late father’s legacy.
Why it’s here: Macaulay Culkin was here! This grand Victorian about an hour east of Tampa served as the home of the Sultenfuss family in the 1991 film “My Girl.” While we’re not sure whether the coming-of-age story still makes you weep (probably!), we are sure that folks wanted a peek inside the place this week.
Built in 1906, this eight-bedroom home is part of movie history and now presents an intriguing option for an entrepreneurial buyer. Most recently operated as a bed-and-breakfast, the home features a commercial kitchen, seven fireplaces, two staircases, and a massive pool. With the right marketing to appeal to nostalgic movie fans, this could be an inn with a steady income stream.
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