For a buyer in search of extra credit, this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com® may be the perfect project.
It’s not really a home—it’s a former elementary school in Ohio that’s landed on the market with a five-figure price tag. Built in 1898, Prospect Elementary School offers 17,000 square feet of space. With a list price of $95,000, the math works out to a stunning $6 per square foot.
The historic schoolhouse is waiting for a savvy buyer to transform it into a one-of-a-kind residence. The classrooms, offices, and gym are still intact, so you’ll need to apply some creative thinking to turn the school into an A-plus home.
Away from the classroom, you also clicked on a castle-like home with wild decor in Detroit, a modern Cape in Virginia, and the $40 million California mansion featured in the movie “Scarface.”
We won’t make you stay after class, but we strongly urge you to scroll on down and check out all 10 of the week’s most popular homes.
Price: $400,000 (sale pending)
Why it’s here: Built in 1812, the Reuben Maxfield House offers more than 1,500 square feet of living space. It comes with a separate studio and several outbuildings.
Modernized and expanded over the years, the three-bedroom Cape is in a prime location about 20 minutes outside of Portland. The bright and airy home has cathedral ceilings, two fireplaces, restored hardwoods, exposed beams, and built-ins. It appealed to a buyer and went into contract in less than a week.
Why it’s here: From the outside, this brick home looks like a castle. But the inside is a time capsule of sorts with a number of interesting paint and flooring choices, from the pink bathroom to the golden carpeting.
This five-bedroom home features a living room with a stone-front gas fireplace and a solarium clad in colorful Pewabic tile. Being sold as is, the home will need a fair amount of TLC.
Why it’s here: This adorable three-bedroom home features beautiful updates, including a white-washed brick exterior and a kitchen with a shiplap wall.
A large primary suite features a cozy fireplace and a modern bathroom. To soak in the views of its beautiful setting, there is a covered back porch and a covered front porch with brick pavers.
Why it’s here: This architectural delight overlooks Little Cedar Lake.
To take in the views, the three-bedroom, timber-frame home features walls of windows. The open floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen with new quartz countertops, and the maple flooring was recently refinished. There’s also a large custom bar, home theater, and game room.
Why it’s here: Located in one of the nation’s most coveted towns is the mansion known as El Fureidis. It was memorably featured in the 1983 movie “Scarface.”
Sitting on 10 verdant acres, the gorgeous 11,547-square-foot mansion was designed as a classic Roman villa. Still camera-ready, the seven-bedroom home was designed by Bertram Goodhue, and the grounds feature specimen trees and Persian water gardens.
Why it’s here: It’s picture-perfect! Built in 1861, the adorable home dubbed Pumpkin Seed sits along a canal.
The three-bedroom home features original hardwoods, exposed beams, and a stone fireplace. Modern updates include a chef’s kitchen with a custom stone countertop, a wraparound deck with a hot tub, and a built-in grill.
Why it’s here: Has a clam, seashell, or flying saucer landed in the Outer Banks? The iconic design of the Foy Home has folks talking.
Besides its odd shape, this four-bedroom house features cedar shakes, copper flashing, and aluminum metal roof. Inside, you’ll find coconut palm flooring, hand-carved teak columns, and imported granite kitchen counters.
Why it’s here: Is this another case of decor run amok? For lovers of maximalism who aspire to become landlords, this art-filled triplex located across from Corbin Park offers two one-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit.
Inside, you’ll find wood paneling, bright colors, oodles of mosaic wall tiles, and retro carpets.
Why it’s here: Fans of retired Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne helped elevate this modern home in the Music City. Following our report on the Finn selling his luxury six-bedroom home, the news spread to his homeland. As a result, clicks on the listing came pouring in from hockey fans.
Located in West Meade, the custom home sits on a 2-acre lot. Elegant appointments include oak floors, shadowbox baseboards and trim, a marble-wrapped bath, illuminated stairs, and smart lighting throughout.
Why it’s here: Could you class up this joint? You can (literally) kick it old-school at Prospect Elementary School for the bargain price of just $6 a square foot!
Built in 1898, the historic school building offers nearly 17,000 square feet of space for a new buyer to play with. Its low, low list price means the buyer will have plenty of dough left over to transform the classrooms, offices, and gym into a cool home.