Fanatics of time capsule homes were clearly tickled by a Pennsylvania home with throwback interiors. Filled with glorious decor choices, the otherwise nondescript residence built in 1950 rocketed to the top of the week’s most popular homes on Realtor.com®.
And there was good reason for all the gawking. The original owners had the home professionally decorated when it was built and never looked back.
What remains seven decades later are carefully constructed interiors the likes of which just couldn’t be reproduced today. Inside this well-preserved place, you’ll see vintage wallpaper, original cabinetry, and a wood-paneled rec room—all of which appear as if they’ve emerged unscathed from another era.
Besides the vintage vibes, you were also gaga for gossip this week. Clicks on a $65 million mansion in Los Angeles soared after the throwback couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck toured it while house hunting in Southern California. The massive mansion is outfitted with every imaginable luxury (including a private medical room!) and the entire place is furnished by Fendi.
Other highlights include a bright-blue dome in North Carolina, an upscale suburban home outfitted with a doomsday bunker that can accommodate up to 60 apocalypse survivors, and a century-old log cabin in the woods.
For a full look at all of this week’s most popular properties, scroll on down …
Why it’s here: Cheesehead nirvana. Located right across the street from Lambeau Field and decked out in green and gold glory, this home is the ideal crash pad for a football weekend.
Built in 1967, the duplex offers an array of opportunities for a buyer. A income-generating rental property? A place to entertain corporate clients? Or just a place to revel with fellow Pack fans?
The two units each have two bedrooms and a single bathroom. One half is Packers-themed and the other unit is more subdued, for daily living. Out back, the yard features a built-in grill with granite countertops, for pre- and post-game fun.
Why its here: This blue home is far from bashful. The peppy teal geodesic dome house was built in 2007. A curvy, one-bedroom abode, it sits on a 10-acre piece of property with two additional mobile homes currently being leased.
Newly painted inside and out, the dome house features a kitchen with maple floors, plenty of storage, and a large front porch.
Why it’s here: Built back in 1971, and thoughtfully updated throughout, this huge, 10,124-square-foot custom mansion comes with an indoor pool and steam room, theater room, and ornate finishes throughout. Best of all, the four-bedroom home sits on a 30-acre parcel conveniently located in the heart of town.
Why it’s here: One of Kentucky’s most expensive mansions, this French chateau-style home was built in 2013.
It features six bedrooms and 15,000 square feet of detailed luxury. The 7-acre property includes a pond with fountain, a pool, and a poolhouse with room for guests.
Why it’s here: Known as Hickory Lodge, this wooded 26-acre getaway offers easy access to Lycoming Creek. The five-bedroom log cabin was built over a century ago and features a fireplace from the original armory on the site, a cypress kitchen designed by a local master craftsman, and a number of charming details.
Why it’s here: Perhaps the priciest place in all of Alabama, the property known as “The Landing” spans 81 acres, with 865 feet of lake frontage and a two-story boathouse.
The main house is a 18,093-square-foot mansion with a spa, tennis court, pool, two gyms, guest cottage, and a commercial-grade greenhouse.
Why it’s here: Grist Mill was built in 1714 and has been transformed into a lovely five-bedroom home with 4,218 square feet of living space.
Highlights of the historic structure include grain chutes, exposed stone walls, stained glass, reclaimed hardwoods, and a living room with 9-foot ceilings. The kitchen has recently been renovated, and there’s also an unfinished lower level.
Why it’s here: This massive 31,450-square-foot mansion was recently toured by the noted home shopper Jennifer Lopez.
As she looks for a spot to alight in L.A., the A-lister recently toured this ultraprivate, eight-bedroom home furnished by Fendi with current (and former) flame Ben Affleck. And this huge domicile has everything a diva could ever need—including an indoor pool, theater, wine room, bowling alley with game room, as well as a luxury pool and cabana.
Why it’s here: This fairly basic suburban five-bedroom home packs quite a surprise—an underground bunker ready-made for any apocalypse.
According to the listing, the bunker can hold up to 60 people and is outfitted with 18 bunks, a main bedroom suite, and two kitchens.
Why it’s here: A terrific time capsule, this intriguing home remains awash in immaculate 1950s decor.
It’s been painstakingly maintained for decades by the original owners, who had the home custom-built and professionally designed and didn’t touch much after that. Filled with incredible throwback decor and fixtures, the four-bedroom home needs a buyer who appreciates a vintage vibe.