One of the country’s most infamous homes went up for sale this week, and the clicks soon followed.
The Palm Beach, FL, mansion of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein listed for $22 million, and the sheer curiosity it inspired made it the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
The disgraced financier died in jail a year ago, while facing an array of criminal charges. Two of his properties—one in Florida, the other in New York—just went on the market.
The Palm Beach home is the less expensive of the two, and the images available are limited to a handful of shots of the mansion’s exterior. This lack of listing photos, however, didn’t stop gawkers from taking a peek at the property.
Just a couple miles north of Mar-a-Lago, the waterfront mansion was designed by John Volk, an architect of the mid-20th century who helped to define Palm Beach’s signature style.
While Palm Beach remains popular with luxury buyers, it will be interesting to see whether anyone will be able to look past the home’s most recent owner.
Aside from Epstein’s mansion, you also clicked on the country’s most expensive home, the second-oldest home in Indiana, and a marvelous modern farmhouse in Oklahoma.
We also saw the return of the wild underground bunker lurking below Las Vegas—an ideal property for 2020.
For a full look at all of this week’s most popular properties, simply scroll on down…
Why it’s here: Built in 1808 and known as Cedar Glade, this is the second-oldest residence in Indiana.
Only three families have owned this property over its two-century history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the grounds include a walkway, patio, gazebo, circular drive, and freshly painted original barn.
The five-bedroom main house is in Federal style and offers more than 7,000 square feet of living space.
Why it’s here: This waterfront three-bedroom Colonial was built in 1900 and underwent a complete remodel in 1985.
It’s been regularly updated ever since, and is located on a waterfront half-acre with lovely views. Its highlights include a custom kitchen, walkout lower level, Tiki bar, patio, and dock.
Why it’s here: This is the most expensive piece of property in the country. The 20-bedroom estate comes with nearly 10 acres in the nation’s most prestigious ZIP code.
Why it’s here: Affordable and stylish! According to the listing details, this chic midcentury modern house has been featured in the pages of House Beautiful magazine.
Built in 1956, the three-bedroom home features a stone fireplace, huge windows, and a wraparound porch.
Why it’s here: This was on our list of 10 private islands you can buy right now. Set in the middle of a lake, the tiny island comes with a three-bedroom home built in 1951.
There’s also a steel bridge to the island, as well as a cable trolley to move freight between the island and the mainland.
Why it’s here: Known as the “Vegas Bunker House,” this one-of-a-kind residence peaked in popularity a couple of years ago, when it initially came on the market. Thanks to the pandemic, interest in the subterranean dwelling is percolating again.
The space includes a 5,000-square-foot house, a 450-square foot guesthouse, and murals that mimic the sky and nature views. It’s a funky fortress for those who want to be truly prepared.
Why it’s here: With more than 7,000 square feet of living space, this huge home includes upgrades like a sunroom, a two-sided fireplace, a custom kitchen, and walkout basement.
The roomy, traditional house is set on 5 rolling acres.
Why it’s here: Only two years old, it’s exactly what today’s buyers desire.
Built in 2018, this four-bedroom modern farmhouse is on a nearly 6-acre lot. Fine finishes and custom details throughout the home combine to make it a Pinterest-perfect home.
Why it’s here: Near the Possum Woods sits this lovely blue Colonial built in 1904.
The five-bedroom home includes a finished attic, original wood flooring, and a walkout basement. We’re particularly enamored with the enclosed porch on the second floor. A fenced yard features an above-ground pool next to a four-car garage with woodshop.
For a buyer looking to spread out, there’s an additional 2.5 acres available for purchase.
Why it’s here: Infamy drives clicks. The former mansion of the notorious Jeffrey Epstein landed on the market, and curious gawkers wanted a look.
The listing photos of the palatial spread don’t offer much, simply showcasing the exterior of the estate.
It’s located in one of the country’s most prestigious towns, and we’ll keep an eye out to see if anyone wants to buy a home with substantial baggage.