An affordable antique in Van Meter, IA, that comes with its own bell tower has chimed in as this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®.
Resembling a renovated church with its Gothic front window and Romanesque side windows, the home was originally built in 1871. It underwent a renovation in 1975, but many original details remain.
Other homes that made the popularity list include an updated home in Arkansas with a backyard oasis, an affordable log cabin with a pond in Tennessee, and a “happy place” said to be owned by Michael Moloney of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
For a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes, keep on scrolling.
Why it’s here: This affordably priced, two-family building provides plenty of options.
Built in 1870, the five-bedroom home could accommodate extended family or be used as an investment opportunity. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, including the primary bedroom, which has access to deck with a hot tub on the deck. Another of the bedrooms opens up to a screened-in porch.
The property also has a fenced yard with an irrigation system and a two-car garage. There is already a pending offer.
Why it’s here: This spacious, five-bedroom home comes with a backyard oasis.
Built in 1997 and now fully renovated, the 3,000-square-foot house boasts a modern kitchen with an oversized island, dark cabinets, and light countertops. The two-story family room has outdoor access, where there’s a covered pergola.
The property includes a pool and two storage buildings.
Why it’s here: Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, this three-bedroom log cabin sits on nearly 6 acres with a huge pond.
Built in 1982, the 2,688-square-foot abode could be used as a primary residence or secondary getaway. The home has been completely remodeled and features a two-story living area with a stone fireplace and exposed-beam ceiling. The enormous primary suite upstairs features an arched-wood ceiling and an oversized window.
The home has already attracted a buyer.
Why it’s here: This sprawling estate offers a whopping 14,294 square feet of living space.
Located on 3.8 acres overlooking a lagoon, the 10-bedroom mansion features gold accents and luxury finishes. Highlights include marble and wood floors, custom doors from Spain, and a two-story great room with a curved wall of windows.
Luxe amenities include a game room, indoor basketball court, home theater, and resort-style pool with a built-in bar and seating area.
Why it’s here: This custom-built home offers the opportunity to live on your very own peninsula, where views of Lake Normandy don’t get much better than this.
The three-bedroom home sits on nearly 5 acres and features an open floor plan. It boasts a grand kitchen and a great room with a soaring wood ceiling.
The property comes with a greenhouse, sauna, heated pool, and boat dock.
Why it’s here: This affordable three-bedroom Victorian offers 2,066 square feet of living space.
Historic highlights include soaring ceilings, hand-laid hardwood floors, arched doorways, and three fireplaces. An updated kitchen boasts stone walls and oak cabinets. A family room with a bar is located on the top floor and could be transformed into a primary suite.
A large patio off the kitchen is surrounded by stone walls and beautiful gardens.
The property certainly appealed to one buyer. It’s already pending sale.
Why it’s here: This well-priced barndominium features a unique split floor plan. There are three bedrooms on the left side and the primary suite on the right.
This 2,179-square-foot, pole-barn home boasts a spacious kitchen with modern appliances and a bright and airy living area. The low-maintenance build also features steel siding and roofing, an energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning unit, and a whole-house fan.
The 1-acre property is surrounded by farmland and includes a heated workshop in the garage. A sale is pending.
Why it’s here: This “happy place,” according to the listing, looks to be owned by Michael Moloney of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
When Moloney and his wife purchased the property in 2003, it was just a one-story house. They added a second story. The brightly colored, 3,826-square-foot home now features five bedrooms, including the first-floor primary suite.
The backyard is fenced, and there’s a covered porch. The gorgeous look seems to have been a hit with a buyer. The property is pending sale.
Why it’s here: This well-preserved beauty boasts 5,261 square feet of living space, all on one level.
Built in 1966, the four-bedroom floor plan appears to be a step back in time. The retro interior boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, exposed stone, wood-paneled walls, and two living spaces.
The main living space has a stone fireplace. An eat-in kitchen is centrally located, and the bedrooms are nearby.
The 37-acre property also features a horse barn with stables, an outbuilding, and a shared stocked lake.
Why it’s here: This historic home comes with its very own bell tower.
Built in 1871, the four-bedroom building resembles a church. It was renovated by architect Steve Mead in 1975. Impressive details include a Gothic front window and Romanesque side windows. The bell tower provides a great spot to enjoy panoramic views.
The 2-acre parcel is located just a few miles from Badger Creek State Park. The picturesque property is already pending sale.