There’s no need to travel to a galaxy far, far away for a private and luxurious “Star Wars” experience. An out-of-this-world Hidden Hills, CA, mansion landed on the market this week and went viral at hyperdrive speed. The residence, loaded with a collection of Star Wars memorabilia, was this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
Even without the stunning below-ground “Star Wars” stash, the house is a showstopper. The $26.5 million estate also has an on-site observatory for space exploration, a fitness studio, and a wine room—which obviously has to play the “Cantina Band Song” on repeat.
But it’s the basement entertainment complex fit for a Jedi Council meeting, with an 18-seat theater, bar, and custom-made props, that makes the home supremely clickable.
Setting the Skywalker saga aside, you also clicked on a number of historic homes this week. A couple are even on the National Register of Historic Places, like the Governor James Whitfield house in Mississippi and the Porter-Thomsen home in Nebraska.
You were also interested in the Samuel Merrick House in Pennsylvania, which hosted the final meeting between George Washington and his commanders before they crossed the Delaware.
Scroll down for all of this week’s most popular homes. And may the force be with you, always.
Why it’s here: This historic Bucks Country farmhouse served as the meeting location for George Washington and his officers before they crossed the Delaware River. Really! Built in 1773 and known as the Samuel Merrick House, the three-bedroom home has nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, including a modern addition. The lot of more than 6 acres allows for plenty of room to stretch out and ponder the home’s remarkable history.
Why it’s here: The Levy House is where traditional, formal living meets slow Southern charm. It was built in 1924 and renovated in 2017, and the interiors feature plenty of designer details. There’s a lion’s head window, custom-made by a local artist, and a morning room surrounded by 14 French doors that open to the courtyard and pool. The four-bedroom brick home sits in the city center and also includes a detached carriage house with private courtyard.
Why it’s here: Stone Creek Stables is a 22-acre farm with a home built in 1900. It’s move-in ready—outfitted with barns, stables, and everything else an aspiring farmer would need. The listing says the property is filled with wildlife, springs, and a creek. The three-bedroom home is modern, with such trendy touches as wood floors, sliding barn doors, and an updated kitchen and bathrooms.
Why it’s here: Close to downtown, this brightly painted historic home could be used as a private residence, bed and breakfast, or even as commercial property. Known as the Archimedes Russell house, the six-bedroom was built in 1885 and is lavishly decorated with fabric, gilded woodwork, and daring paint colors throughout. Highlights include the double staircase, chandeliers, and other antique touches.
Why it’s here: This National Landmark home was built in 1854 by Governor James Whitfield. The Antebellum treasure has been lovingly maintained over the decades and has had multiple updates across its over 7,100 square feet. There are custom silk wall coverings, original chandeliers, and an ornate library with custom molding and inlay.
Why it’s here: Tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac and surrounded by Woodland Savanna Land Conservancy, this two-story family home is perfectly suited to modern living. The five-bedroom residence boasts a large kitchen with two pantries and hand-poured concrete countertops. Modern farmhouse details, like sliding barn doors, give the space versatility, and the finished lower level, with a rec room, is a perfect retreat for kids.
Why it’s here: Built in 2006, this log-built house sits on nearly 4.5 acres, across from a wildlife management area. The cozy three-bedroom home has upgrades like a wood-burning stone fireplace, mudroom, sunroom, and loft. The wooded lot also includes a barn with electricity and plenty of extra storage.
Why it’s here: Dubbed the Mayo Woodland residence, this modern home was designed by award-winning architects, according to the listing. Interiors of the more than 6,000-square-foot house are light and airy. Natural light pours into nearly every room, thanks to large windows, which frame views of the large wooded lot dotted with prairie flowers and a private pond.
Why it’s here: Known as the Porter-Thomsen home, this piece of Omaha history was built in 1904. The four-bedroom home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers notable features like a wraparound porch, formal entry, ornate woodwork, murals, columns, and pocket doors. All the standout features have been lovingly maintained for more than a century.
Why it’s here: Tucked away in the basement of this Hidden Hills mansion is a mind-blowing Jedi lair packed with one-of-a-kind “Star Wars” memorabilia. In addition to the 5,000-square-foot “Star Wars”-themed retreat, the six-bedroom modern Craftsman home is elegant and spacious. The lush 3-acre property also has a pool, tennis court, fire pit, and on-site observatory.