Fertility phenom Kate Gosselin famously shared her family life with the world on “Kate Plus 8.” Now that her kids are growing up, she’s selling the family home she bought with her former husband, Jon, in 2008.
It served as the backdrop for the long-running reality TV show, and folks wanted a peek inside. Those curiosity-driven clicks made the 24-acre spread this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
On the market for $1.3 million, the 7,591-square-foot home is designed for a large family. It boasts a large family room, a man cave, and a separate living space over the garage.
You also clicked on a noteworthy celebrity mansion: the marvelous modern house of Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, which sits on the banks of the Potomac.
Other homes attracting attention this week include a Michigan home painted inside and out in gunmetal gray, a custom log cabin headed for auction, and a spectacular winery in Washington.
While we debate the sanity of spending $50 on a personalized greeting from Jon Gosselin, we think you should scroll down for a look at this week’s 10 most popular properties.
Why it’s here: Built in 1870, the Max Freuerbacher mansion is also known as the Lion House thanks to the two limestone lion statues flanking the front entrance.
According to the listing, the home’s original owner was the founder of Green Tree Brewery. The one-of-a-kind mansion is being sold as is. It has three sets of entry doors, pine inner doors with art glass, double drawing rooms, marble fireplaces, and a frescoed 14-foot ceiling. And for oenophiles, this place is a treat: The basement has two vaulted wine cellars.
Why it’s here: This 20-acre property comes with 1,100 feet of Kennebec River frontage. The four-bedroom farmhouse was built in 1820 and offers 3,136 square feet of living space.
Highlights of the remodeled home include a gorgeous kitchen, spacious mudroom, wood floors, and built-ins. You can soak in the views from the home’s large front porch, take a dip in the heated in-ground pool, or make use of the many outbuildings and barn.
Why it’s here: Also in Maine, this affordably priced property comes with a six-bedroom home built in 1780. Although it looks like it could use some TLC, the property offers plenty of potential for a bargain shopper willing to take on a project.
Why it’s here: We love a log cabin, and this one is absolutely adorable.
Rustic meets modern in this cute three-bedroom cabin near the lake. Built in 1953 and updated throughout, the charming home sits in a clearing of aspen trees bordering a U.S. Forest Service parcel. Close to loads of outdoor activities, the property even has a seasonal creek for an added touch of magic.
Why it’s here: One-of-a-kind and updated throughout, this lovely three-bedroom, German-style farmhouse was built in 1936. The leafy acre lot also features a barn with a second-story bonus room and an outdoor patio with a large fire pit.
Why it’s here: For fans of Carménère grapes, this Washington winery looks absolutely delicious.
Known as the Naoi Cailini Oga Estate, the 6-acre property includes a luxe mansion with an indoor pool. There’s also an art studio, workout room with ballet barre, as well as several terraces and balconies. The home is surrounded by lush landscaping and comes with a tasting room for indulging in a few of your favorite vintages.
Why it’s here: This five-bedroom log home is headed to an online auction with a starting bid of $1,000. The current owner has moved to be closer to family and wants to part with this property in a hurry. According to the listing, the custom home has an assessed value of $416,000. Get your bid in now!
Why it’s here: Sleek and chic, this five-bedroom mansion along the Potomac is being sold by Nationals ace Max Scherzer. The future Hall of Famer gave the home a full makeover, including multitiered decks, an infinity pool, and a rooftop terrace to take in the river views.
Why it’s here: The owner of this house made a commitment to the color gray, and you simply have to respect it. It’s not just the exterior. All interior walls, ceilings, and floors have the same silvery hue.
Besides the occasional pop of white furniture, all carpets, drapes, and doors are monochromatic. The three-bedroom house has a large front porch, an updated bathroom with high-tech shower, and a full basement—which looks to be the only space that evaded the gray paintbrush. The home isn’t expensive, but a buyer will need to shell out money for new paint unless he happens to be gaga for gray.
Why it’s here: Supersized and customized to accommodate her large brood, the home of reality TV star Kate Gosselin is up for sale.
She’s ready to part with the 24-acre property, which includes the six-bedroom home where she’s been raising her kids for over a decade. Ideal for a large family, the home boasts a lower-level game room, two washers and dryers, and a separate living area over the detached three-car garage. For downtime, there’s a pool plus a three-stall horse barn with 10-acre fenced paddock.