The fact that the winner of the 2021 HGTV Dream Home didn’t accept it as the grand prize didn’t dim the home’s luster. In fact, it likely intensified interest in the residence.
After the winner officially accepted the cash prize in lieu of the brand-new home in Rhode Island, the residence landed on the market and attracted plenty of attention from HGTV watchers. Those copious clicks made the Dream Home the week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®.
The drool-worthy residence in Portsmouth is perched just above the Sakonnet River and comes fully decorated with a nautical theme. And the topper? Absolutely everything seen in the listing photos—furniture, art, appliances, fixtures, and decor—is included in the $2.39 million price.
This week, you also clicked on Marshawn Lynch‘s San Francisco Bay Area home, the SoCal mansion of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Girardi, and a desert time capsule awash in groovy wallpaper and vintage furnishings.
There’s even a Minnesota residence with a series of tunnels connecting the house with the surrounding property. We don’t fully understand the underground allure, but we’d love for you to dig in to all 10 of this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: Built in 1996 and recently updated in a modern farmhouse style, this four-bedroom home now features a wide-open floor plan.
There’s also a new kitchen, back deck, and exterior paint in a hip shade of green. The home’s 7.21-acre corner lot is approved for horses and comes with a fenced paddock and two outbuildings.
Why it’s here: While he continues to waffle on a potential return to the NFL, retired running back Marshawn Lynch is certain about selling his San Francisco Bay Area home.
The massive waterfront home sits just up the freeway from his beloved Oakland. Built in 2000, the contemporary house has two two-car garages, an open floor plan, game room, media room, and large kitchen, all surrounded by spectacular water views.
Why it’s here: This wildly decorated home first came to our attention in January. Since then, the price has been reduced a few times.
Now with an offer in place, the condo begs for you to take a second look. The two-bedroom residence features an array of vintage wallpaper and custom interiors to match. In pristine condition, the time capsule home was offered along with all the furnishings seen in the wild listing photos.
Why it’s here: Spanish style in Virginia? This Spanish Colonial was built in 1922 by industrialist Fred Hummel.
The four-bedroom landmark overlooks the Appomattox River and sits on a secluded 3-acre parcel. Highlights of the property include a one-bedroom guesthouse, a pool, and a three-bedroom home on a separate lot.
Why it’s here: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, this Colonial Revival is known as the Turner-Fulk house. The vintage gem is looking for new owners to breathe life back into it.
Currently configured as a four-bedroom home, it could be converted into six-bedroom home, according to the listing. It’s filled with elegant, grand spaces for entertaining and everyday living.
Why it’s here: This 2-acre slice of paradise is being unloaded by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Erika Girardi and her husband, Tom Girardi. The sale comes amid allegations of embezzlement against the couple, who have filed for divorce.
Familiar to Bravo viewers, the 10,277-square-foot home is surrounded by lush landscaping. Built in 1928 by architect Myron Hubbard Hunt, the home is filled with ornate woodwork and opulent spaces, and has its own chapel.
Why it’s here: Known as Crawford Place, this 12.5-acre lot comes with its own spring-fed pond. The classic five-bedroom home on the property dates to 1890.
Original features like moldings, pocket doors, and pine floors have stood the test of time. Listing details note that the home’s tile roof should last “forever.” And it’s being offered turnkey at an affordable price. The home’s contents, including furnishings, are included in the sale.
Why it’s here: Fully restored, this historic property was built in 1780 and is known as the Col. George Gillespie home.
Constructed with East Tennessee limestone, the three-bedroom home has been brought back to its original grandeur by the current owners. It comes with 2.5 wooded acres, and additional buildings include a replica of the original detached kitchen, a log guesthouse, and a smokehouse.
Why it’s here: Given the home’s pleasant and innocuous curb appeal, we didn’t expect to see a series of linked underground caves running throughout the property.
The listing doesn’t offer much of an explanation, simply describing the caves as an “enticing” feature. Above ground, the suburban four-bedroom home built in 1926 offers 3,000 square feet of living space.
Why it’s here: It’s the 2021 HGTV Dream Home! And now you can buy the entire thing—no entry required.
The four-bedroom home sits on the Sakonnet River and features 3,358 square feet of interiors designed in a patriotic and nautical theme by Brian Patrick Flynn. But the crown jewel of this dreamy home is the lovely rooftop deck overlooking the water.
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