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    Massive Mansion Built Into Mountainside Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

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    Outfitted with 30 crystal chandeliers, an $8.4 million Pennsylvania mansion built smack-dab into the hillside of Jericho Mountain dazzled real estate watchers this week.

    Clicks for the custom-built home took off once folks saw the elaborate (some might say gaudy!) interiors. Acres of marble and columns everywhere speak to a certain aesthetic.

    A large indoor pool with a bright blue fresco looming above is also a choice. At the same time, two enormous walk-in vaults and some subterranean construction lend the palatial, French-inspired estate a bit of a survivalist vibe.

    It’ll be interesting to see if a buyer is ready to commit multimillions of dollars to one seller’s very distinct vision.

    As for the runner-up this week, it’s just down the road and offers a completely different viewpoint. A Pennsylvania church converted into a whimsical and stylish home boasts all the coziness you could possibly handle.

    Other homes you clicked on this week include Louisiana’s most expensive listing, a French-inspired mansion near New Orleans priced just under $17 million. For something more a little more modest, there’s the famed Orchard Smith Homestead outside Boston, which dates to 1678 and has been lovingly cared for by its historian owner for the past half-century.

    For a full look at this week’s most popular homes, simply scroll on down.

    10. 55 Ingalls Rd, Portland, ME

    Price: $297,000

    Why it’s here: This historic home dates to 1900 and once served as sergeants’ quarters. It’s now been reimagined as a year-round residence, marrying vintage architectural details with modern updates.

    For a buyer in search of a turnkey getaway, the home is being sold furnished. The three-bedroom residence sits on Great Diamond Island and features tin ceilings and a wood-burning stove. It’s just a short walk away from the ferry dock and beaches.

    Portland, ME
    Portland, ME

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    9. 148 Mountain Rd, Weare NH

    Price: $1,300,000

    Why it’s here: Buyers in search of a lair need look no farther. Safety is a top priority on this 25-acre property, which includes a 4,409-square-foot modern home with ballistic-rated doors, double-glazed windows, a security system, and an interior safe room.

    The hardcore security is somewhat softened by the home’s natural light, wooded views, and amenities like a home gym studio, sunporch, and built-ins.

    Weare, NH
    Weare, NH

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    8. 44050 El Prado Rd, Temecula, CA

    Price: $1,495,000 

    Why it’s here: Built in 1982, this ranch is designed to transport you back to the 1830s. The horse lovers’ property features barns, porches, fire pits, and a tack room.

    The estate is spread out over 5 acres crisscrossed with mature oaks, and the three-bedroom main house sits beyond a wooden bridge over the creek that runs through the property.

    Temecula, CA
    Temecula, CA

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    7. 174 Great Rd, Maynard, MA

    Price: $520,000

    Why it’s here: Dating all the way back to 1678, the Orchard Smith House has been owned for the past 45 years by a history buff who has meticulously cared for the 17th-century residence. (Note: It looks like this home was just pulled off the market.)

    The four-bedroom home has a couple of newer features—namely a game room and wine cellar. There are also five working fireplaces, wood-beamed ceilings, and all the charm you can handle. The more than half-acre lot, which includes a waterfall, can be enjoyed from the patio.

    Maynard, MA
    Maynard, MA

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    6. 11875 E. Blue Cove Dr, Dunnellon, FL

    Price: $949,000

    Why it’s here: Built in 1989, this four-bedroom ranch house is built on the banks of the Rainbow River.

    Inside, there’s a great room with a fireplace, new granite kitchen countertops, and a screened porch overlooking the river. The quarter-acre lot has a landscaped yard, fruit trees, and three-car garage. The owner’s boat, kayaks, and furnishings are all negotiable with the sale.

    Dunnellon, FL
    Dunnellon, FL

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    5. 12891 Deva St, Coral Gables, FL

    Price: $5,000,000

    Why it’s here: With five levels, and towering over Biscayne Bay, this five-bedroom, modern home offers an exquisite setting.

    Highlights of the waterfront residence include floor-to-ceiling hurricane impact windows, an elevator, a large deck out back, and a rooftop entertaining space. If you don’t want to jump in the bay, there’s a heated lap pool with ocean views.

    Coral Gables, FL
    Coral Gables, FL

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    4. 201 Northline St, Metairie, LA

    Price: $16,895,000

    Why it’s here: This luxe eight-bedroom mansion is the most expensive listing in all Louisiana.

    Custom-built in 2014, the French Provincial-style estate offers 15,230 square feet of high-end living space. Standout features include European fixtures, a 24-foot-tall foyer, as well as a full spa with a massage room, plus hair and nail stations.

    Metairie, LA
    Metairie, LA

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    3. 6 Regency Way, Manalapan, NJ

    Price: $840,000

    Why it’s here: Built in 1997 for full-out family fun and recently updated, this five-bedroom home sits on just under 4 acres. When the weather warms up, there’s a heated pool and play area. Inside, the home has hardwood floors, a finished walk-out basement, media room, and exercise room.

    Manalapan, NJ
    Manalapan, NJ

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    2. 34 Miller St, Bangor, PA

    Price: $220,000

    Why it’s here: Formerly a church, this once-holy house has been converted into a whimsical three-bedroom home, full of natural light.

    It’s also filled with modern amenities like the granite countertops and copper backsplash in the kitchen, a stone-accented breakfast nook, and hardwood floors.

    For a buyer looking for additional income, the onetime church has two separate entrances, which means it could eventually be split into two units. (Note: It’s currently off market.)

    Bangor, PA
    Bangor, PA

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    1. 1284 Eagle Rd, New Hope, PA

    Price: $8,399,999

    Why it’s here: Designed for a very specific taste, this massive mansion isn’t for everyone. Nevertheless, everyone clicked on it.

    Measuring nearly 20,000 square feet and built into a hillside, the decor and design in this estate are over the top. If you’re into gold, marble, and Swarovski crystals, this mansion is made for you. Offering endless expanses of custom-designed interiors, the grand mansion may be a tough sell for most buyers.

    But for the buyer in search of a home with 30 chandeliers, two vaults for safe and secure deposits, and a bespoke indoor pool, make your way to New Hope!

    New Hope, PA
    New Hope, PA

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