Built in 1893, a church in Vermont has undergone a remarkable home renovation. The residence with a religious past made quite an impression with home hunters, easily becoming the most popular listing of the week on realtor®.com.
The bright blue house is airy, roomy, and remarkably cozy, considering its original dimensions, and could be customized to accommodate work, home, and even school life—an especially sacred option these days for families stuck at home.
What’s that you say? You want more drama? “Real Housewives of New Jersey” breakout star Teresa Giudice has listed the home she shared with her ex-husband, Joe, now that their divorce is final, and it was also a popular pick.
It’s hard to look through pictures of the fairy-tale house and not feel a little twinge of sadness for the end of an era for the Giudice family, but perhaps it will find new life with new owners ready to make camera-ready memories of their own.
Finally, don’t miss the wild Gaffney, SC, ranch awash in tiger stripes and filled with pictures, stuffed animals, and animal-print fabrics, which pay homage to big cats everywhere.
From the tiger sculptures flanking the front driveway to the living room with its tiger rugs, this is a one-of-a-kind den for serious large feline fans.
Take a look and enjoy…
Why it’s here: Hey, cool cats and kittens! Built in 1975, this basic four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch is jam-packed with feline-forward designs.
The home’s interiors are covered in tiger stripes, which feature prominently in every room, not to mention the extensive collection of stuffed tigers, tiger rugs, and every other tiger-themed object one could imagine.
Outside, shaded by mature trees, there’s plenty of room to frolic on this 1.5-acre property.
Why it’s here: Currently operating as a bed and breakfast, this Tudor-style brick home was first built in 1930 and dubbed Purcell Mansion and Gardens.
Today, the property still evokes Old World elegance in its five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 7,500 square feet.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its highlights include the winding circular drive, circular brick tower, a library with views, 3 acres of lawns, and a three-car detached garage.
Why it’s here: This 1928-built home was completely remodeled in 2016, bringing the footprint to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,925 square feet.
Overlooking a country club golf course, the abode includes a third-floor area created specifically for kids, with a media space and au pair quarters, several distinct spaces for entertaining, and expansive blue stone patio for lounging.
The property has already caught the interest of a buyer—it’s in “contingent” status after only 10 days on the market.
Why it’s here: Built in 1824, this Italianate-style address is known as the Lambert-Dickson House and sits on 3 bucolic acres.
With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,420 square feet of updated vintage interiors, there’s plenty of room to spread out.
Upgrades include designer lighting, a cedar and copper roof, a recently constructed barn, two-car shed, and even a deer-proof garden.
Why it’s here: Inside, this two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,927 square-foot-home comes with recently remodeled everything. But it’s out back where this place really shines.
According to the listing, “no expense was spared” to create an oasis complete with multiple waterfalls, cabanas, pergolas, and an outdoor bar, all situated around an in-ground pool.
Why it’s here: Recently updated, this 3-acre compound includes a four-story main house, two-story guesthouse, glass-enclosed pool, and a separate building with a gym and observation loft over the sport court.
It was originally built in 1965, and today, the interiors include marble, onyx, and designer lighting. Outside are four fountains, a seven-car garage, and additional covered parking for guests.
Why it’s here: Built in 1891, this imposing home, guarded by four gargoyles, is called Bonnyconnellan Castle, and while it’s in need of some TLC, there’s still a lot of life left in this historic home.
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,104-square-foot brick house sits on a third of an acre and also includes a carriage house.
According to the listing, the home’s towers were once used by the Secret Service to guard the train of President Ronald Reagan as it rolled through town.
Why it’s here: One of just a few homes on the Detroit River, this eye-catching Colonial was built in 1930, with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,000 square feet.
A recent renovation by the current owners added a boathouse, outdoor shower, breakwall, heated two-car garage, an entertainment system, and a high-end security system.
Why it’s here: Now that the ink is dry on the divorce papers, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has listed the ornate home she shared with her ex, Joe, and their four daughters.
Prominently featured on the show, it’s a 2008 custom-built home with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 9,765 square feet.
Extravagant upgrades include black-marble floors, a Cinderella staircase, two-story great room, and a heated, in-ground pool.
Why it’s here: First built in 1893, this bright-blue, five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,179-square-foot home was carved out of what was once St. John’s Church.
Inside, the space is airy and light-filled, with 23-foot ceilings and striking features like stained glass, murals, cabinets made from church pews, and even a bell tower with views.
Sitting on seven-tenths of an acre, it also has a big yard, two-car garage, potting shed, seasonal brook, and more. Some buyer’s prayers must have been answered. After 17 days, the home has gone into “pending sale” status.