For proof, we turn to the week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®. Sitting on 56 private acres in Ohio, this custom-built log home could hardly be called a cabin.
Tens of thousands of clicks flowed in for this spectacular retreat designed for entertaining family and friends on a grand scale. Built in 2005, the 10,000-square-foot log home boasts three fireplaces, a bar and entertainment room, and a gazebo connected by a walkway to the second-floor deck.
You also clicked on a vaguely Greek-themed home in Maryland with marble tile throughout, an Ohio home built for John Glenn, a Michigan home with a distinctive blue roof, and a Virginia home once owned by the Marines’ most highly decorated officer.
For a full look at the week’s 10 most popular homes, simply scroll on down.
Why it’s here: Let the bidding commence! This is a beautifully appointed log-sided cabin on nearly 40 acres of land—and it’s headed to the auction block.
The custom-built two-bedroom home in Central Colorado borders Pike National Forest on three sides. Built in 2018, this cozy cabin features a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, a wood-burning fireplace, and custom floors.
Why it’s here: It’s a bit of Santorini in the middle of Maryland. With a blue and white color scheme, this 5,590-square-foot home features luxury marble tile on the first and second floors. There are also four fireplaces plus balconies in many of the eight bedrooms.
Located in the Forest Park neighborhood, the home was built in 1920 and offers an open floor plan. The bright kitchen has waterfall quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and gold hardware. The primary suite sits on the third floor.
Why it’s here: This home was custom-built in 1974 for former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn.
The spacious four-bedroom ranch was designed in collaboration with architect Woody Acock. It’s been modernized over the years and now features a great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and walls of windows, a chef’s kitchen, and a media room. A new owner can take in views of the Scioto River from the stone back patio or private boat dock.
Why it’s here: With nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, this grand midcentury modern home offers luxury golf course living at $154 per square foot.
The well-maintained, six-bedroom residence sits on the 10th fairway of Pine Rivers Country Club. The main level features a family room with a marble fireplace, and the lower level houses an additional family room and a game room.
Why it’s here: This social media sensation with a blue roof spawned a million Smurf references. It’s easy to see why: The seven-bedroom mansion looks like it was designed to hide from Gargamel in style.
While it lacks the classic Smurf mushroom design, this enchanting 7,476-square-foot home does offer three stories to explore that have been “passionately restored” by the owners. The charming house on a 3-acre lot features a surprisingly classic interior, 175 feet of shoreline along Pine Lake, and a 100-foot-long dock.
Why it’s here: This extraordinary 1863 Italianate home known as the John Hicks Mansion is an antique beauty.
Built in the Second Empire style, the seven-bedroom home features ornate window eyebrows and carved walnut doors with glass. The gold gilt cornices are from Germany, the ceiling was painted by an Austrian artist, the banister and staircase are walnut, and wood finishes adorn the living room.
Why it’s here: This enormous eight-bedroom home was built in 1793 by Gen. John McDonald.
While the home needs updating, it features landscape murals of Casco Bay by folk artist Rufus Porter. Historic details include nine fireplaces, blown-glass windows, and a compass rose painted on the floor of the grand ballroom. The property is zoned for commercial or residential use.
Why it’s here: With nearly 10,000 square feet of living space, this tree-sprouting “House of Roots” surprisingly has just two bedrooms. It’s definitely for a buyer in the market for something different. When we covered the home in 2016, it was available for $8.2 million. The sale includes 708 acres.
This architectural marvel features rounded corners, custom-cut glass, and handcarved branches. The flooring was designed to look like a flowing river and features four kinds of exotic wood. This one-of-a-kind home comes with a pool, an outdoor entertainment space, and an off-grid cabin.
Why it’s here: This appealing Virginia home was once owned by the most decorated U.S. Marine. Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller retired to this home in 1955, after nearly four decades of service.
According to the listing, Puller worked on books about his remarkable life while enjoying the beautiful views of the 3.37-acre lot. Built in 1920, the home has been well-maintained over the years and features a primary suite on the first floor with two additional bedrooms upstairs.
Why it’s here: If you love log cabins, you’ll simply swoon over this enormous log home. Much grander than your average log cabin, this immense home comes with 56 acres.
The 10,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home features a grand two-story entry and a chef’s kitchen. There is also a sauna, fitness room, in-ground pool, outdoor fireplace on the second-floor deck, and a whole-house generator.
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