We were stoked to see the “Flintstone House” return to the market in 2017. And, yabba dabba do, we weren’t alone!
The one-of-a-kind San Francisco Bay Area home continues to capture the attention of real estate watchers across the country. And this week, it accounted for the most clicks on realtor.com® by a large margin. It’s not exactly prehistoric, but it’s not quite a new listing either-the home was first listed in 2015. Then it dropped from the market late last year after a couple of price reductions. Back in 2017 with yet another price cut, the distinctive dwelling will take a buyer with deep pockets and a sincere appreciation for oddball architecture.
Watch: Take a Rare Look Inside the Famous ‘Flintstone House’
Away from the rubble of the Flintstone home, you also clicked on yet another pole barn converted into a single-family residence in Indiana, a brick Missouri mansion on 95 acres, and an unfinished estate in Illinois.
For the full list of the week’s most popular properties, put down your Brontosaurus burger and scroll down…
Why it’s here: It’s the result of a quick flip. Purchased in October 2016 for $160,000, the three-bedroom home has been fully renovated and looks like new just four months later.
Why it’s here: It’s a slice of Midwest history! Built in 1881, this beautiful brick Victorian sits in a private oval of 10 homes. It retains most of its vintage charm, but it has been updated in the key areas-namely, the kitchen and bathrooms.
Why it’s here: On 12 acres of land, this nearly 5,000-square-foot house offers plenty of room for a growing family. It’s only about $80 per square foot, and it comes with a home theater. Take me home, country roads!
Why it’s here: It was the country’s most expensive home until a couple of days ago, when a $250 million spec home hit the market in Bel Air, CA. Will the clash of the titans force this mere $200 million mansion from our list of the most popular homes? Stay tuned!
Why it’s here: Listing agent Jason Forster told us this home was an average ranch before an investor tore it down to the foundation and built this stunning two-story home. He said it’s at the higher end of the market for the area, but “everyone who’s seen it loves it,” and he had a busy open house last weekend. Forster is just waiting on all the interest to translate into an offer.
Why it’s here: It’s Connecticut’s most expensive home and one of the five priciest places in the entire nation. Built in 1902 and known as “Great Island,” it’s an extremely private mansion facing out onto Long Island Sound.
Why it’s here: It’s the incomplete mansion of your dreams! The home is fully framed, but the rest of the work will be up to the buyer of this partly completed palace. It’s currently designed with four bedrooms, but a buyer could raise the bedroom count up to seven. Have fun!
Why it’s here: It’s yet another pole barn converted into living quarters. Last week, we saw a different pole barn in Illinois take the top spot and said we expected to see more of these barns rise to the top this year. And here we are!
Listing agent Casey Kovener told us the style is red-hot right now, and she wishes she had five more of these buildings available to sell. She said the listing has been shared over 12,000 times on social media and she’s fielded inquiries about the home from all over the country.
Why it’s here: Although this brick mansion looks as if it dates to the early part of the 20th century, it’s only 15 years old. Listing agent Lois Long told us the multimillion-dollar price tag was “very unusual for this market.” Modeled after the Colonial homes of Williamsburg, this 10,000-square-foot mansion sits on 95 acres. Long believes an out-of-state buyer will emerge-she says it would be a perfect setting for a corporate retreat.
Why it’s here: It’s one of the most famous homes in the country! Easily visible from a busy Bay Area freeway, the “Flintstone House” had a ton of publicity when it initially went on the market in 2015, but no one stepped up to buy the bulbous building.
Now it’s back on the market in the new year with a newly reduced price. When we spoke with listing agent Judy Meuschke last week, she said a buyer would have “to be the right mix of someone who can afford it and can appreciate the design.”
The post Right Out of History: ‘Flintstone House’ Is the Week’s Most Popular appeared first on Real Estate News & Advice | realtor.com®.