Open houses and public showings have slowed as the result of the country’s public health crisis, but we’re thrilled to find plenty of home shoppers still on the hunt for the perfect property.
A fairy-tale farmhouse in Kansas City, MO, charmed up enough clicks to earn it the title of this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. Because what’s more calming than a fairy-tale farmhouse?
This standout storybook-style home in the Midwest is a bespoke Tudor built by hand by a stonemason for his family in 1925. Loaded with custom details, it’s brightly accessorized and all-around adorable. The neon-green door, set against the century-old stone, hints at the whimsical interior inside.
Old World details like the home’s stone masonry and bold turret conjure up images of a heavy, dreary castle, but the bright modern colors inside confound all expectations.
High-end browsers were drawn to a dramatic, architecturally significant desert dwelling in Arizona, as well as to a historic estate in Maryland spanning 180 acres. Other homes earning clicks this week included an ornate church retrofitted as a residence in Wisconsin and an 8-acre farm in Michigan with a funky throwback bungalow.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade, relocate, or simply need a diversion, we invite you to take a trip through all 10 of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: A true desert delight! This architectural gem, known as the “Shadow Caster,” is perched on more than an acre on the Chiricahua golf course. The over 6,800 square-foot contemporary desert estate was built in 2002 by the architect David C. Hovey, and features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, concrete block, and exposed steel beams. The interior space is oriented to maximize desert, mountain, and city views, while the outdoor spaces feature indigenous botanical gardens, as well as an infinity pool and spa.
Why it’s here: Meticulously maintained over the years, this two-story residence was built in 1917, with lovely architectural details. It has three bedrooms, covered front and back porches, original woodwork throughout, and a three-car detached garage. With updated systems and charm to spare, this is a move-in ready family home with tons of potential.
Why it’s here: Renovation, anyone? This mod beauty was built in 1969, and has seen much better days. But there’s plenty of space for a buyer who knows how to hammer. The more than 4,200-square-foot home sits on 5.5 wooded acres, and is being sold as is. With a little imagination and a lot of elbow grease, the property could be transformed into something incredible.
Why it’s here: This cute country house was built in 1985 and sits on nearly 8 acres. The Acadian-style four-bedroom home includes a wraparound porch, a custom kitchen with granite countertops, updated bathrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace. Outside, the fenced property includes a pond stocked with fish, a six-stall barn, chicken coop, and air-conditioned storage shed.
Why it’s here: With a wide-open floor plan, this stately, two-story Colonial was built in 1993, and has more than 5,300 square feet of space. Inside, the four-bedroom home has a billiard-room, an office over the living room, and a wet bar. Outside, the fenced yard includes a rose garden and a detached gazebo with fireplace, ideal for entertaining al fresco.
Why it’s here: Retro and cozy, this three-bedroom bungalow out in the country was built in 1918, and has been updated throughout. The plumbing, drywall, and fixtures are new, and the 8-acre lot includes an antique barn for storage. Surrounded by lush landscaping, the property also comes along with crop rights for 2020.
Why it’s here: Spanning 180 acres and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this estate is the ancestral home of former Gov. Edwin Warfield of Maryland. It sits just 20 miles from both Washington DC and Baltimore. The imposing Federal style home on the property has 12 fireplaces, 24 rooms, and spans 9,500 square feet.
In 2005, an additional building known as Oakdale Hall was added to the property and provides an additional 9,000 square feet of entertaining space next to the pool. The sprawling estate also has a gardener’s cottage, carriage house, and brick smokehouse, as well as a gazebo beside the 2-acre spring-fed pond.
Why it’s here: Originally built in 1902, this two-bedroom home was once a United Methodist church, before being converted into a showstopping residence. The stained-glass windows and 30-foot ceilings in the sanctuary are intact, and the brick carriage house has parking for two cars, a finished loft space, and a garden room.
Why it’s here: Close to schools and the historic Crown Point square, this quad-level home was built in 1962. Freshly remodeled and loaded with natural light, it features an updated kitchen and refreshed bathrooms. Highlights of the home include large dining and living rooms, heated floors on the lower level, and a large, unfinished basement for storage.
Why it’s here: A storybook sensation! This delightful Tudor-style home welcomes guests with a bright-green door. Built in 1925 by a stonemason as his personal residence, the home looks just as charming nearly a century later. Inspired by European-style farmhouses, the four-bedroom home features stone archways, art-glass windows, French doors, porches, and balconies. Outside, paths wander through the home’s one-of-a-kind secret garden.