With a tourism a thing again, this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com® may have resonated with folks in search of new opportunities to serve travel-starved Americans.
Tons of clicks rolled in for an adorable Queen Anne Victorian in Oregon filled with whimsy and meticulous attention to detail. Gorgeous photos of this well-preserved home from 1891 caused real estate watchers to share the listing far and wide.
But the truly special part of this listing? It’s being sold turnkey, which means you can buy a charming bed-and-breakfast with all of its assets and furnishings. It’s perfect for home hunters with pastry baking skills who are also in search of a career change.
It wasn’t the only home on this week’s list that mixes working and living spaces. The runner-up is a stylish Kentucky commercial building from 1903, which has been given a trendy makeover. The result is a beautiful home and potential moneymaker.
Other listings you clicked on this week included vintage homes in South Carolina and Virginia, a new castle-like home in North Carolina, and a sweet lakeside retreat in Maine.
To peep at the week’s 10 most popular properties, simply scroll on down.
Why it’s here: Think pink! Two homes with perfectly pink exteriors sit on a 1.5-acre lot: a three-bedroom main house built in 1919 and a newer two-bedroom home that might make for an ideal income opportunity. The surrounding yard is highlighted by oak trees, a pool with cabana, and wraparound porches.
Why it’s here: While it appears to have been built hundreds of years ago, this throwback Federal-style home was built in 2016.
Solid and stately, it sits on 4 hilltop acres and is a reproduction of a former governor’s mansion that stood in Portsmouth, NH. The three-story, 3,900-square-foot home features ornate trim, a custom staircase, and built-ins throughout.
Why it’s here: For a buyer in search of a spec mansion in the Carolinas, we’ve found the spot. Built just last year, this five-bedroom mansion in the Biltmore Forest neighborhood sits on 1.5 acres.
Upscale finishes include reclaimed oak parquet floors, custom brick, and hand-painted tile. It’s also outfitted with smart home technology and borders nearby equestrian trails.
Why it’s here: This 20-acre Southern estate is known as the Summer-Huggins House. Built in 1825, the six-bedroom home was a given a full renovation in 2008.
According to the listing, the finished product combines architectural elements of both Greek Revival and Federal styles. It boasts hardwood floors, wide hallways, double porches, as well as original paneling and wainscoting.
The property also includes a smokehouse and a two-story horse barn. The grounds are filled with gardens, live oaks, magnolias, and cedars.
Why it’s here: The 240-acre Phelps Country Estate dates to 1904.
This grand mansion has a whopping 8,115 square feet of living space, including eight bedrooms. Built from local Carthage marble, this vintage beauty includes a grand front entrance, wood-paneled ballroom, and sunroom. The grounds feature a 22-acre stocked lake, which is also leased for geese and duck hunting.
Why it’s here: Recently gutted and totally revamped, this four-bedroom home has brand-new systems, a new kitchen, and new bathrooms. It also features a main-floor laundry room, a third-floor office, plus a back porch overlooking the pool. Best of all, the remodeled master suite has its own private balcony and a bathroom outfitted with a barn door.
Why it’s here: Fancy a lakeside getaway for summer? Sitting on a half-acre on the banks of Chickawaukie Lake, this sweet and sunny three-bedroom home comes with wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. The basement includes a small workspace as well as laundry hookups.
Why it’s here: Built in 1790 and newly renovated, this charming five-bedroom residence is said to be the oldest house in town.
The home features two front entrances: one for formal use and the other an informal entryway closer to the family room and kitchen. You’ll also spot dual staircases, a family room with a beamed ceiling, and a cozy sunroom. Outside the full-acre lot has a landscaped, wooded backyard, and a great shed that can serve as the owner’s private retreat.
Why it’s here: Located right in the heart of downtown, this live-work property has no parallel.
Built in 1903, the 4,212-square-foot, three-bedroom living space has already been carved out of the classic building. The total square footage of this one-of-a-kind property measures in at about 7,000, which means there’s plenty of space for a new owner to tinker with. It’s a spot with income potential from Day One.
Why it’s here: An opportunity blossoms in Oregon. For dreamers who ponder the idea of running their own inn, this is the place. Curb appeal is readily apparent thanks to all the fanciful gingerbread touches on the exterior, a picture-perfect paint job, and gates and railings dotted with whimsical balls.
Built in 1891, this Queen Anne Victorian has been fully restored and updated across its six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 4,498 square feet of living space. Currently in operation as a bed-and-breakfast, the property includes all the business assets and furnishings in the sale.
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