Let the cattiness commence! “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge has pounced on the real estate market with an attempt at a big-time O.C. flip. And her $1.8 million manse clawed its way to the top spot on this week’s most popular homes on realtor.com®.
“Real Housewives” watchers wanted to judge Tamra’s handiwork, and helped propel the Ladera Ranch home to our most viewed listing. Of course, the longtime O.C. cast member juiced her fans with a tease about the sudden sale, but her lips are currently sealed. “Stay tuned,” she posted on Instagram.
Sashaying away from the wine-tossing drama, we have fists flying with this week’s runner-up. Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has thrown his sweet spread into the ring, asking a gut-punching $4.9 million for his massive mansion in Palos Verdes Estates.
Other homes fighting their way onto the chart this week include the famed Swiss Chalet cottage in Cincinnati, the “finest example” of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style in Illinois, and a posh property in Vegas worthy of a re-raise.
We won’t ask you to ante up anything but your time, as you check out all of this week’s most popular properties…
Why it’s here: History in the Motor City! This gorgeous brick Colonial Revival dates to 1899 and retains its original, ornate details. There’s an enormous living room, formal dining room, and Florida room. Buyers in search of vintage charm should burn rubber to put in an offer on this place, pronto.
Why it’s here: The listing details say this mansion “has it ALL.” Well, it does have a lot. There are seven bedrooms, 13 baths, a game room with bar, a theater, two offices, craft room, wine room, piano room, an elevator, and a gym. There’s also indoor/outdoor living space, a courtyard with patio and pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Why it’s here: This may appear to be another case of Bay Area prices run amok. However, it’s actually a redevelopment opportunity on nearly an acre of prime Silicon Valley land. The parcel represents “the perfect residential infill project” and the address is “an important source for future housing.” Be prepared to do your homework before jumping on this purchase. That is … if you can get over the price.
Why it’s here: This adorable three-bedroom home from 1850 has undergone plenty of upgrades and is move-in ready. Details of the rustic space include exposed beams, a tin ceiling, and fireplace in the dining room. Kitchen and baths have been updated, the flooring is bamboo, and there’s a deck and patio out back, along with a new shed.
Why it’s here: Completely rebuilt in 2018, this home is billed as “a breathtaking achievement in design and craftsmanship.” Details include white oak flooring, beamed ceilings, and a new kitchen with quartzite counters, center island, and a pantry. A separate building houses an office, bath, and studio. The backyard boasts a pool, lanai, and outdoor fireplace.
Why it’s here: The Avery Coonley House is legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright‘s finest example of Prairie Style architecture The historically significant abode checks all the boxes on prairie details, including art glass windows, hardwood floors, and views from every room. If it’s not exactly your cup of Earl Grey, don’t fret—it’s one of seven Wright homes currently on the market.
Why it’s here: Southern country living at its finest. The traditional estate sits on almost 5 acres, including a pond. Not enough land? There’s more acreage available for purchase. The home includes a family room with fireplace, a guest apartment over the garage, and wraparound porch.
Why it’s here: Straight out of a fairy-tale, the Swiss Chalet dates back to 1893. If Hansel and Gretel aren’t home, perhaps you can move in. Be prepared to work to bring this iconic home back to full eye-popping glory.
Why it’s here: Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva has thrown his home into the Octagon, and the spread is in fighting shape. It features an outdoor gym (of course!), and a pool with a sitting pit with viewing glass to watch underwater activity (wow!). Inside, the open concept, six-bedroom home features multiple entertaining areas. Now he just needs a buyer to submit … an offer.
Why it’s here: That was fast. “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge is selling the home she bought less than a year ago. And she won’t spill the tea on why. “I love the process of remodeling and decorating… I can’t wait for you to see what’s next,” she mysteriously posted on Instagram.
Upgrades to the home included a remodeled kitchen with quartz counters and an island banquet, hardwood floors, casement windows, a custom-built media niche, custom window coverings, surround sound, and solar power. Perhaps she’s moving in on “Flip or Flop” territory? We smell reality crossover.
The fabulous backyard includes a loggia, pool, and spa, with a built-in grill and living room seating with a fireplace. Whatever the reason for the flip, Judge’s has already caught a buyer’s eye—the home’s under contract.