It’s an NHL fantasy camp come to life. You can work on your slap shot without ever setting foot outside your property!
A Connecticut compound with a hockey rink skated away with the title of most popular property on realtor.com® this week.
On the market for a little over a month, the one-of-a-kind offering continued to gather up clicks from folks who dream of putting on a power play in the privacy of their own home.
The professional-grade hockey rink even comes complete with its own Zamboni. The property also boasts two guesthouses and a pool, for those who aren’t interested in lacing up the skates.
However, it’s the building built for hard-checking action that makes this a can’t-miss home.
Outside the rink, you took the time to click on a few other extreme homes this week. Interest in a massive 8,400-square-foot barndominium in Iowa spiked, as did clicks for a spectacular 1960s lemon-lime waterfront time capsule in Oklahoma, and a midcentury masterpiece in Michigan perched on the private Lake Helene.
In the wise words of the office philosopher Michael Scott (or was it hockey legend Wayne Gretzky?): “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
With that in mind, we’d like you to take a shot at perusing all of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Spanning 5 acres, this property is called the Forge, and is headed up for auction at the end of the month. The six-bedroom main house offers 6,022 square feet of living space and has been sitting vacant for years.
Built in 1800, the home is filled with built-ins, beamed ceilings, exposed stone, and other vintage details. But the bathrooms have seen some quirky upgrades over the years, and this one-of-a-kind property is ready to be reimagined.
Why it’s here: East of Fresno, CA, this nearly 6-acre mountain hideaway includes a five-bedroom home built in 1936.
The two-story house has a fireplace, galley kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, as well as new paint and carpet. Outside, there’s a porch for relaxing.
Why it’s here: Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and sitting on nearly a full acre on Lake Helene, this midcentury marvel is awash in natural wood everywhere. There are also walls of windows and built-ins galore.
The home was built in 1956 using cantilever construction methods, and many of its original details are still in pristine condition. There’s also a basement, which opens onto a rock garden.
Why it’s here: A turnkey buy! All the furnishings are included in the purchase price of this prime 23-acre piece of property with a 3,273-square-foot post-and-beam home built in 2014.
The custom-built home features poplar bark walls, barn boards sourced from local farms, hickory floors, Ponderosa chandeliers, and hand-made furniture.
Other highlights include a fieldstone fireplace, a kitchen with granite island, stone patio, and outdoor kitchen.
Why it’s here: This barndo building was erected in 2000. It’s since been converted into an 8,400-square-foot home with all sorts of high-end creature comforts, like a custom kitchen, home theater, fenced pool area, and home gym.
The nearly 8-acre property offers plenty of room to expand, should a buyer desire to go even bigger. The west section of the home includes a shop, garage, and storage area.
Why it’s here: Built in 1998 and filled with upgrades, this move-in ready three-bedroom home is designed for indoor-outdoor living.
Surrounded by leafy, mature trees, this classic and crisp home is located just blocks from trails, Zoo Atlanta, and parks.
Why it’s here: Built in 1874, the Loomis-Wesson Home was designed by the firm commissioned for Harvard’s Memorial Hall.
Today, the eight-bedroom residence is in need of a few repairs and some cosmetic touch-ups.
According to the listing details, it’s been well-maintained and updated over the years, but could use a fresh set of eyes.
Original details include wood paneling, French doors, fireplaces, built-ins, and a grand staircase.
Why it’s here: Don’t let the low price fool you! You will need to outbid the competition to win this Ohio home. It’s headed to the auction block with an opening bid of just a single buck, and a savvy bidder could walk away with a serious bargain.
The four-bedroom home sits on 7.5 acres, but there are no interior photos to help us even guesstimate how much this place might be worth.
Along with the house, a winning bid will acquire an outbuilding, pasture, and attached garage.
Why it’s here: Open the door and walk back into a different era! This time-capsule home from 1960 isn’t just a vintage decor dream, it’s also a waterfront retreat on Lake Tenkiller.
Along with the purchase price of the three-bedroom lemon-lime fantasy, you can also negotiate to buy all the furnishings.
Why it’s here: Put the biscuit in the basket any time you like!
This estate has a lot going for it: 13 private acres, 2 guesthouses, and a pool. However, it’s the full-sized professional hockey rink that has puck-minded dreamers buzzing.
The rink building has everything a buyer would need to live out an NHL fantasy: heated team benches, a lighted scoreboard, home and visitors’ team locker rooms, a sound system for announcements, a viewing lounge, and even a Zamboni to keep the ice in pristine shape.