Far from a bland, cookie-cutter suburban dwelling, this colorful Mediterranean-style residence is approaching its 100th birthday but hasn’t lost an iota of charm. From the custom woodwork to the new bathrooms, the updates look and feel appropriate for this award-winning renovation.
The same charm runs like a river through the rest of this week’s most popular houses. Each of the 10 places is unique and eye-catching, and brimming with style. There’s a French chateau in Michigan that’s simply extra, two midcentury moderns, two massive Victorians, and even a discounted farmhouse owned by Josh Duggar.
With nary a boring McMansion in sight, let’s peruse all of this week’s most popular properties…
Why it’s here: This French chateau was built in 1971 and sits on nearly 50 acres. Known by the name Chateau du Parc, the sprawling seven-bedroom home features details including tufted velvet rails, a hand-bent wood spiral staircase, marble floors, silk-padded walls, nine fireplaces, hand-carved doors, leaded glass French doors, and crystal chandeliers. No mention of whether the decor is up for negotiation, but the listing photos are worth a look for fans of the “More is more” philosophy.
Why it’s here: This midcentury modern home designed by Arlie Pennington was built in 1962 and has been gracefully updated over the years. The three-bedroom home got a new kitchen, bathrooms, and refinished floors in 2016, and new electrical, siding, and decks, along with paint, were all added in 2018.
Why it’s here: Although it looks as if it could have built in 1897, this Victorian farmhouse was built in 1997. The four-bedroom home sits on just under 4 acres in the country and was designed with high ceilings and plenty of windows to let the sunshine in.
Why it’s here: Secluded, renovated, and close to the Saline Valley Conservation Area, this bright- blue, two-bedroom house was built in 1978. Sitting on 7.5 acres in Ozark country, this vacation property has an artesian well hooked up to the house, large bedrooms, and recent updates, including a new roof. Additional acreage is available for purchase along with the home.
Why it’s here: This nearly 34-acre property includes a gated entry, paved concrete driveway, a pond, and a 6,000-square-foot workshop with apartment. The Acadian-style main house has five bedrooms and more than 3,300 square feet. With room to run and play and an epic tree house with a slide exit, this home was built for some serious family fun.
Why it’s here: Sitting on nearly 28 acres and surrounded by mature oak trees, this three-story home could be transformed into a family retreat, event venue, or even a bed and breakfast. Inside, the seven-bedroom stone home features a dream kitchen, a rock patio for entertaining, wine cellar, an elevator, and dedicated entertainment space. A large workshop and garage on the property is a perfect spot for storing all sorts of toys.
Why it’s here: Built in 2016 and inspired by midcentury modern design, this three-bedroom home sits on 6 wooded acres. The stylish interiors are filled with light, thanks to an expanse of windows revealing gorgeous views. It was designed with entertaining in mind, and the roof over the garage was built to support a rooftop deck to create another space for friends and family to gather.
Why it’s here: Owned by “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, along with his wife, Anna, this five-bedroom modern farmhouse sparked interest after the couple cut $10K off the price tag. It’s now pending sale!
Why it’s here: Built in 1900 and given a luxury makeover, this Victorian home spans two city lots. When you enter the nearly 5,000-square-foot home, you’ll find a grand entry and high-drama staircase. There are high ceilings and heated tile flooring throughout the entry, kitchen, and main bathroom. And just to add a touch of historic charm, all the home’s lighting has been replaced with 19th-century chandeliers.
Why it’s here: Vintage Mediterranean-style in Colorado? Why not! These colorful listing photos caught everyone’s eye.
Recognized by the Pueblo County Historical Society last year for its outstanding restoration and preservation, the Mediterranean-inspired home was built way back in 1922. Now, the brightly painted home is packed with interesting spaces and surprises around every corner.
The pale green cabinetry in the kitchen is a pure delight, the black-and-red tile work in the bathroom gleams, and the original woodwork in the living spaces is a treat. Now it just needs a buyer as bold as the exterior paint choices!
Becky Bracken is a journalist covering celebrity and other notable real estate for realtor.com. Follow @nerdiegaga