The sale of Matthew Stafford‘s waterfront mansion in Michigan is back on—with a new sense of urgency. Following news of the star quarterback’s blockbuster trade to the Los Angeles Rams, fans flocked to see the place Stafford is ready to part with. The stampede of clicks turned into a rout: The Bloomfield Hills residence was the most popular home for sale on realtor.com® this week by a wide margin.
Stafford’s mansion came back on the market a couple of weeks ago and is now explicitly marketed as the home of the former Lions‘ field general. The listing for the $6.5 million home states, “Detroit is sad to say goodbye to Kelly and Matthew Stafford, but Michigan’s most magnificent estate is awaiting the ultimate entertainer!”
When the mansion was initially listed in May 2020, the marketing was much more discreet. That said, it wasn’t difficult to discern it was the home of a big baller. Features like a basketball court, glass elevator, and what the listing says is the largest infinity pool in the state made it clear this was a place fit for a star athlete.
Along with the Stafford mansion, you also clicked on the homes of a slew of notable names. Plenty of clicks rolled in for the $110 million mansion of casino mogul Steve Wynn. The oceanfront Florida compound of PGA legend Greg Norman was also a big winner. And interest in the Puerto Rico hideaway of the late astrologer Walter Mercado soared into the stars.
We won’t ask for your star sign, but we will ask you to scroll down and peruse this week’s 10 most popular homes on the market.
Why it’s here: A jaw-dropping conversion, this airy charmer was once a bank barn built in 1798. Today, the four-bedroom, 6,200-square-foot residence is a winning blend of vintage charm and modern convenience. The 5-acre wooded lot in Chester County also includes an in-ground pool, spa, and patio for entertaining.
Why it’s here: Just two blocks from the French Quarter, this four-bedroom home is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. And it’s had quite a face-lift to keep up with the times.
According to the listing, the NOLA charmer has been rebuilt from the ground up. It’s now filled with modern upgrades like heated cement floors, handmade cabinets, built-ins, pine floors, and custom shutters. Outside, there’s gated parking, plus a brick patio with a grill.
Why it’s here: It’s not Tuscany; it’s Illinois! This classical Italianate structure highlighted by a five-story tower was originally designed as the coach house for the original estate on the property.
Today, the former coach house is elegant and fully restored and renovated. The five-bedroom marvel features magical spaces, including the tower’s fourth floor—known as the byzantine room—which showcases a mural painted by artist Nikolai Remisoff. For true romantics, the tower features a rooftop deck with views of Chicago city lights.
Why it’s here: This Colonial Revival dates to 1910 and is filled to the brim with vintage charm. Sitting on more than a half-acre, the five-bedroom brick house features 14-inch-thick walls, 11-foot ceilings, and wide staircases. It’s also stuffed with modern conveniences like a security system, a new kitchen, and four master suites.
Why it’s here: Known as Smithfield Lodge, this custom-built estate is rooted in a Scottish aesthetic, complete with a stone turret.
The five-bedroom home also boasts a large deck out back, which overlooks the in-ground pool. For those who work from home, the residence comes with a designated office space complete with a reception area and separate entrance.
Why it’s here: Gaming magnate Steve Wynn is hoping to land a whale who doesn’t mind this mansion’s nine-digit price tag. The gated property in the 90210 includes a 27,150-square-foot home with over-the-top amenities, including a spa suite, elevator, two security team bedrooms with kitchenette, an air-conditioned lanai, and pro-quality tennis court with kitchenette.
Why it’s here: Golf legend Greg Norman is ready to part with his enormous compound on Jupiter Island. The multistructure property features 31,820 square feet of living space, including a main house, coach house, pool house, tennis house, boat house, carriage house, and beach house.
The property also comes with a dock for a 150-foot yacht, a tennis court, fitness center, home theater, elevator, spa, and wine cellar.
Why it’s here: A storybook home for the ages, this adorable two-bedroom cottage possesses personality to spare. Built by the owner, the whimsical dwelling features such highlights as a workshop, a wood furnace, and flexible interior space intended to be configured as a retreat from the stress of the real world.
Why it’s here: There was mucho, mucho amor for this colorful home in Puerto Rico’s capital.
It was the residence of the legendary astrologer Walter Mercado and played a starring role in the Netflix documentary on the late reader of the stars. The six-bedroom home is located in the Villas de Cupey neighborhood and features a foyer on the first level, two terraces, plus a backyard patio with gazebo.
Why it’s here: Quarterback Matthew Stafford bids farewell to the Detroit Lions and—unsurprisingly—his marvelous mansion has reappeared on the market.
As the Lions’ longtime signal caller prepares for a fresh start in Southern California, he leaves behind this five-bedroom home built to take in maximum water views. Highlights include a glass elevator, indoor basketball court (built with pieces of flooring from the former home court of the Detroit Pistons), and the largest infinity pool in the state.