Top of the class! An A-frame home in sunny Topanga, CA, received an A-plus on the web this week. The cozy wood-and-glass triangle shaped up as this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. On the market for the first time since it was built 48 years ago, this distinctive place could be yours for a cool $1.2 million.
We also saw a few athletes’ homes surge in popularity. This week’s runner-up is a jaw-dropping spread in Virginia owned by former Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge. After the infielder retired, he retreated to this gorgeous 243-acre getaway. But country life didn’t stick. He’s caught the coaching bug and is returning to Detroit to work with kids.
If you’re more into winter sports, there’s a cool Colorado mansion with its own ice rink and Zamboni owned by former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk.
Another property that caught your eye this week was an eye-catching industrial-style contemporary in Kansas. “It’s such a rare and amazing property,” says listing agent Casey Williams. It is pretty cool.
To see even more amazing homes, simply scroll down for the full look at this week’s most popular properties.
Why it’s here: Built in 1908, this beautiful home is a walk back in time. The three-bedroom offers original details like hardwood floors, molding and trim, and a “regal staircase.” The kitchens and baths have all been updated, while maintaining period charm.
Why it’s here: Over a century old, this classic has been completely renovated. There’s a whopping 5,800 square feet of living space, including a gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, and a kitchenette off the dining room. But our favorite feature is the finished basement area complete with a full bar.
Why it’s here: Paging Dwell magazine! This cool contemporary has been “artistically designed” and built by STRUCT/RESTRUCT. Industrial chic details include an open kitchen and a screened garage door that opens to a landscaped wraparound patio.
The master bedroom comes with sliding wood walls that open up to natural light. We promise you’ll love the pictures of this Kansas creation. “The photos speak for themselves in this one-of-a-kind property,” says listing agent Casey Williams.
Why it’s here: Nestled into wooded surroundings, this Mid-Century Modern blurs indoor and outdoor living. Designed by award-winning architect Arthur Witthoefft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the layout includes walls of glass and a floating wraparound terrace. The home features a sun-lit domed atrium, plus an open living and dining space with an original fireplace and hardwood floors. The modern white kitchen features high-end appliances, and each bedroom includes sliding glass doors that lead to the outside.
Why it’s here: Attention preppers! In case of emergency, this is the doomsday cabin to ride out the end times. The off-the-grid property with 7.6 acres of land is a true getaway spot, reachable from Anchorage only by cargo bush plane, as we previously reported. The two-bedroom lakeside abode comes with its own water tank, solar and diesel power, and a generator. And a tractor comes with the purchase price.
Why it’s here: This charming bungalow from 1930 has been reimagined as a modern and adorable three-bedroom home. Gutted to the studs, the layout now includes an updated design, exposed wood beams, hardwood floors, rustic barn doors, and “country chic” decor.
Why it’s here: Called Grahall, the almost 8,000 square-foot estate on 249 acres takes inspiration from a castle on a Scottish loch. This huge home is built from Glimmerstone granite from the area, and offers commanding views of the surrounding mountains. There are also stocked ponds, as well as gathering rooms with granite fireplaces. The spacious spread has a built-in track record as a rental property and corporate retreat.
Why it’s here: This mansion is owned by former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk, and it caught our eye immediately. Why? Because of an eye-popping amenity.
This property comes with its own private ice rink and Zamboni. Your very own Zamboni to smooth down the ice! The building housing the rink also features a clubhouse, fireplace, small kitchen, and sleep loft.
If checking your significant other into the boards isn’t your thing, the rink could be converted into a tennis court or workshop. Built in 2012, the luxe main residence also comes with a gourmet kitchen, wine chiller, seven fireplaces, and a master suite with private hot tub.
Why it’s here: The impressive estate is just a few years old, but it gives off the feeling of an Old World country manor. It’s owned by former MLB All-Star Brandon Inge, who has decided to move to Michigan to coach kids through the Legacy Center Sports Complex.
He leaves behind quite a spread. The listing includes a spacious five-bedroom main house plus a separate two-bedroom guesthouse, a barn, cabin, and two-acre lake all on 243 acres of land. The outdoor elements include a massive pool and spa, firepit, outdoor dining, and a fireplace. Who will step up to the plate?
Why it’s here: This delightful A-Frame from 1970 is on the market for the first time since it was built 48 years ago. The owners purchased the land back in 1963, built the pre-cut abode, and have lived there ever since.
The compact 1,536 square-foot home is located in a SoCal canyon surrounded by gardens and oak trees, with a layout that includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sunny living room features soaring ceilings and walls of glass that open to a balcony.
The cozy spread includes parquet flooring, an updated kitchen, a bonus room with separate entrance that could be a studio or guest room, and multiple patios and decks. A-plus!
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