The rustic look popularized by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” has captivated home fanatics. Need proof? Look no further than the Nebraska home perched atop our list of the most-clicked homes on realtor.com® this week.
Situated just outside of Omaha, the home features a front exterior that resembles a building from the Old West. The wood facade conjures up images of a saloon or general store, but the huge wood deck on the home’s second level is pure 21st century.
Inside, the home reminds us of the converted workshop, which finished in first place about a month ago in our weekly popularity contest. Rustic wood melds with new details and sparkling finishes—and it all butts up to a pristine 10-car garage, designed expressly for working on big projects. While it’s not exactly a “barndominium,” it’s close and the Gaines Effect we’re seeing is real.
Beyond the notable Nebraska home, you also clicked on a huge equestrian estate in Pennsylvania, a pristine New Orleans condo in a beautiful old building, and a home we believe belongs to a Secret Service agent in Virginia.
But it’s no secret we love to monitor exactly what homes you click on every week, so scroll on down to see the full list of this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: Although it’s over a century old, this home looks as good as new. The cool Craftsman-style house features gorgeous dark wood throughout, beautifully updated bathrooms, and a perfect front porch. For buyers looking for the ideal blend of new and old, look no further.
Why it’s here: Last week’s most popular home slid nine spots this week. Still, the Utah mansion with the distinctive circular elements continues to mesmerize us.
Why it’s here: There’s curb appeal aplenty at this remodeled five-bedroom home outside Richmond. Spread across four levels, the charming property “has undergone a meticulous renovation.”
Why it’s here: The country’s biggest fixer-upper doesn’t want to leave our list. Someone please make an offer on this half-finished behemoth!
Why it’s here: Mid-Century Modern affordability strikes again. Whenever there’s a bargain MCM on the market outside California, it tallies up massive clicks. Built in 1963, this North Carolina home is no exception. A true fan will want to update the four-bedroom home’s decor, but the clean lines offer a cool palette for a vintage bargain hunter.
Why it’s here: This sorta-kinda castle slid a couple of spots this week, but plenty of potential princesses still were fascinated by the home’s titanic turret. And we forgot to mention this notable residence also comes with an NFL tie-in—it belongs to former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde, who played football at the University of Iowa.
Why it’s here: New to the market, it’s an immaculate unit in a 100-year-old building that’s been converted into condos. In the city’s Audubon neighborhood, the totally mod corner condo offers over 3,000 square feet of living space.
Why it’s here: With its proximity to the nation’s capital, this five-bedroom home would be a perfect spot for a family with ties to the new administration to settle down. We’re guessing the current owner has a tie-in with the Secret Service. For a job where discretion is of the utmost concern, the image of the den full of plaques, pictures, and memorabilia is a dead giveaway on the homeowner’s occupation.
Why it’s here: On the market since August, this vintage thoroughbred farm galloped into the runner-up spot this week. It’s a gorgeous facility for a buyer with an equestrian bent. Sitting on over 34 acres of land, the facility comes with a 10-stall stable, a show ring, and a tack room. If the equine life isn’t exactly your bag of feed, there’s also a 10,000-square-foot estate with six bedrooms.
Why it’s here: The rustic home style popularized by “Fixer Upper” continues to click with users. This four-bedroom home outside Omaha is a hybrid structure with an Old West facade fused onto a workshop. The extensive use of wood throughout the interior in the ceilings, walls, and details infuses the home with a warmth. And about that workshop? It’s a 10-car garage—great for a Western-loving buyer who’s also a gearhead.