A Victorian grande dame hit the market and caused web viewers to swoon. Built in 1892, the golden-hued Hoyt Mansion in Massachusetts struck gold on the web and is the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
The meticulously restored interior of the historic landmark features ornate details, including wainscoting, period chandeliers, and marble mantels. The Victorian beauty also offers views of the Merrimack River, as well as an opportunity to preside over the next chapter of this regal residence.
Other homes that caught your eye this week include the Ohio mansion of fired Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, one of the largest log cabins in the country in the unlikely locale of Florida, and an electric transformation of an old power plant into a modern dwelling along the Oregon coast.
Even if you’re feeling not so energetic, we’re sure you can power through this week’s full list of the most popular homes in the country.
Why it’s here: Built in 1949, this adorable three-bedroom in a cul-de-sac offers a bright interior, updated kitchen with granite counters, and an adjacent breakfast nook with banquette and exposed-beam ceilings. Enjoy the decks and outdoor space, a living room with fireplace, and a garage that’s been converted into a bonus room with tons of storage. For the San Francisco Bay Area, this place is a bargain, which might explain the whole popularity thing…
Why it’s here: The charming Colonial from 1870 is loaded with updates while maintaining plenty of period details such as wood ceilings, crown moldings, and inlaid hardwood flooring. The open-concept kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, and a center island. The living room beckons with a gas fireplace, and a family sunroom offers wall-to-wall French doors.
Why it’s here: This Cape Cod features hardwood floors throughout, a large living room with three fireplaces, and a formal dining room also with a fireplace. Along with fresh paint, the place offers new windows, a two-car garage, and a storage outbuilding.
Why it’s here: The most popular home last week was snagged by a buyer this week. Now pending sale, it managed to generate a ton of clicks for the second week in a row. We just hope the new owners love the tile in the bathrooms as much as we do!
Why it’s here: Don’t be shocked! This urban fortress was originally built by the U.S. Navy in 1940 as a power plant and has been expertly converted into a three-bedroom home. The high-wattage transformation captured a lot of attention! We love the mix of modern and vintage throughout the residence. It’s an ideal live-work space or artist’s retreat.
Why it’s here: After his abrupt axing following a winless start to the 2018 NBA season, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue put his luxury lakefront home on the market. Let’s hope he has better luck off the court this year. The five-bedroom mansion scored tons of views and includes multiple decks, a tennis court, home theater, gym, and spa.
Why it’s here: If you’re looking for a project, Georgia should be on your mind. Only a decade old, this place needs extensive rehab and repairs. However, its location in the sought-after Rivermont Golf Community could mean this diamond in the rough is ready for a premium polish. And, buyers beware: The four-bedroom home is being sold as is.
Why it’s here: Timber Creek Lodge is one of the largest custom-built log homes in the country. Built in 2007, the 16,000-square-foot home sits on an equally enormous 1,497 acres in Florida’s panhandle. The nine-bedroom home has a great room with vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a huge fireplace. There’s also a bar, huge kitchen, formal dining room, game room, and multiple decks.
Why it’s here: Look at those pictures! It’s easy to see why a beautifully restored Victorian captured the attention of the web this week.
“The character is probably what piques people’s interest,” says agent Dan Donoghue, who listed the property with his wife, Kathleen Donoghue.
The most recent owner purchased the place in 2003 for $425,000, and is just the third owner in some 150 years. The owner updated the main floor and painted the exterior an eye-catching Eastlake Gold. The modernized kitchen includes high-end appliances and a commercial-grade range, but still maintains a Victorian charm.
Known as Hoyt Mansion, the 7,304-square-foot home is on the National Register, and was featured on the cover of Victorian Homes magazine this year. The five-bedroom home includes original frescoes, marble fireplaces, period chandeliers, hardwood flooring, a mahogany staircase, and dining room with wainscoting.
Despite its opulence, “it’s just a really inviting home,” says Kathleen. We’d love an invite to tea!
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