Good morning, race fans! A residence right on top of a racetrack sped away with the most clicks this week on realtor.com®.
The most popular listing in the country this week is an incredible fantasy property for die-hard gearheads: a condo overlooking Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, with floor-to-ceiling views of the entire track and pit.
If you don’t mind the roar of high-powered engines or the occasional car wreck outside your window, this two-bedroom unit must take pole position in your housing search.
It’s a man cave perched over the track, ideal for entertaining friends, family, or corporate clients. It features a huge bar in the middle of it all, to toast your favorite drivers and crews.
Coming in at a close second is a New Jersey log cabin dating to 1638, which came on the market last week. Currently in operation as a museum, it’s offered at a steep discount for any history-minded buyer.
You also clicked on Missouri’s most expensive home, a precious pink house in Florida, and a California megamansion headed to auction with no reserve bid. (The latter is also the most expensive home to be sold at auction ever.)
Folks, start your engines! Scroll on down for the top 10 of this week’s most popular properties.
Why it’s here: An oddball in Steel City, this two-bedroom geodesic dome was built in 1980. It’s 1,126 square feet of curvy living space.
It doesn’t qualify for a typical mortgage—but that’s because there’s nothing typical about this house. The listing notes that the home needs some structural work.
The interior looks as if it’s been transported to another world. Described as “parklike” in the listing, the lot has plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the outdoors.
Why it’s here: A glorious and welcoming porch with arches makes a favorable first impression at this historic Folk Victorian home, which was built in 1903.
Once used as a bed-and-breakfast, the six-bedroom home recently underwent a $500,000 remodel, including the addition of antique European windows and doors.
There’s also a separate cottage area, as well as a large backyard with a kids’ playhouse.
Why it’s here: This massive estate in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Southern California has consistently appeared on our countdowns of the most expensive homes in the country.
On the market for three years, the megamansion is now headed for auction with no reserve price. We’ll keep an eye on the bidding and let you know if the auction process turns out to be a winner for the seller.
Why it’s here: Awash in pink and pretty as a picture, this four-bedroom home dates to 1912. Fully restored in 1991, it’s been immaculately maintained ever since.
Highlights include a large, airy kitchen, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. There’s also an apartment above the garage, a charming front porch, and a carriage house built in 2006.
Why it’s here: Midcentury modern makes its mark in Michigan!
This split-level residence from 1963 has maintained its groovy feel, with wrought-iron railings, beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, built-ins, and vintage lighting.
Why it’s here: This colorful five-bedroom house dates to 1899. Most recently, it operated as a day care, which helps explain the choice of exterior paint.
The top-floor den has a lovely domed ceiling and fairy-tale reading nook. Bring your paintbrush if you don’t plan to go into the child care business.
Why it’s here: The listing photos for this locale paint a tranquil scene. Built in 1900 and known as the Mill House, the structure served as the home of Waterfall Arts, a community art center.
Now that the art center has moved to a new location, the 2,500-square-foot residence is an ideal spot for a new owner to commune with nature. The 3-acre property includes 1,000 feet of Georges River frontage.
Why it’s here: This 825-acre estate is the most expensive home on the market in the Show-Me State. Dubbed Horse Power Ranch, the home took 20 years to build and was finished in 2012.
The offering includes a 13,000-square-foot mansion, a 10-acre private lake, an infinity pool with swim-up bar, a dock, patios, outdoor cooking areas, and an 11,000-square-foot barn with one-bedroom apartment.
There’s also a ranch manager’s home and a studio apartment.
Why it’s here: This one-of-a-kind property includes the C.A. Nothnagle log house, which was built in 1638 as part of the New Sweden Colony. Of course, the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Some of the fireplace ironware dates to 1590, and the original home was built out of bricks carried over as ship ballast.
The home is the oldest of its type in the Western Hemisphere still standing on its original site. The current owners operate the original cabin as a museum and live in the adjoining three-bedroom home.
Why it’s here: This race fan’s dream home took the checkered flag this week, with tens of thousands of clicks.
The two-bedroom condo overlooks the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The living room walls are glass, and it has a full bar, for a race-day experience that you can get only by living at the track.
The condo sits at the first turn and has a full view of the track and pit. Could you live day in, day out with this scenery as your front yard? Shift into high gear and make an offer!