For those of us who remember 1989—and even for those who are too young to recall the pre-internet era—this week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is a terrific throwback. Located in Indian Wells, CA, this daring desert dwelling sums up the end of the 1980s in serious style.
The neon pinks and turquoise blues throughout the home, which was finished in 1989, are straight out of an episode of “Miami Vice.”
The curves of its architecture and the many sculptures dotting the property evoke the popped collars of every ’80s rich-guy villain. Meanwhile, the hot-pink pool table in the home’s neon-lit game room is the cherry on top of this cool confection.
This enormous estate, with its daring pastel color palette, doesn’t come cheap. It’s available to any buyer with an affinity for over-the-top style and $6 million to spare. The price is out of reach for almost everyone, but the must-see listing photos are a gawker’s dream.
There’s a reason why this home collected the most clicks this week.
Other properties you clicked on this week included the timely return of another mansion. An $18 million doomsday bunker built beneath the Las Vegas desert has regained its popularity, perhaps in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We saw this one-of-a-kind residence land on this list a few times last year, and now, a new wave of curious clickers have discovered the quirky underground dwelling.
You also clicked on a number of properties with wide open spaces, which all look extremely appealing at the moment. So spread on out, and survey all of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Affordable, charming, and historic, this updated three-bedroom country house was built in 1880. It still has its original hardwood floors, stained-glass windows, and wainscoting.
Loaded with character, it sits on more than a half-acre and features three covered porches for soaking up the sun while sipping sweet tea on long, lazy summer afternoons.
Why it’s here: Built in 2006, this ideal family home offers over 3,100 square feet of living space. The four-bedroom abode was designed to maximize views of the surrounding acreage.
Cedar-lined closets, skylights, and vaulted ceilings are just a few of the highlights inside. Outside, the meticulously landscaped grounds feature a stone patio, a deck running along the rear of the house, and an outdoor dining area.
Why it’s here: Built by a custom builder as his personal residence in 2005, this home sits on 1.5 acres with views of the Cumberland Mountains.
With walls of windows on both floors, the interior has the vibe of a fancy tree house. It features cypress hardwood floors and a finished walk-out basement. Outside, there’s a fire pit and porch swing ideally situated to make the most of the views of the valley below.
Why it’s here: Pandemic panic prompted renewed interest in this wild subterranean Vegas mansion. Built to mimic life above ground, the 15,000-square-foot doomsday bunker includes an underground pool, spa, and even a barbecue.
Why it’s here: Custom-built in 2011, this 30-acre property offers the country lifestyle, even though it is only a couple of miles from town.
The cozy five-bedroom house is well-suited for a large family and features a two-story stone fireplace, walls of windows, and a finished basement with a wood-burning fireplace. Outside is a pool, two decks, a covered front porch, and a pole barn, as well as miles of trails for riding and hiking.
Why it’s here: This midcentury modern was built in 1956 by the dean of Washington University’s School of Architecture. The Midwestern masterpiece was later renovated by the renowned architect Phil Durham. The four-bedroom home features elegant lines, a see-through gas fireplace in the owner’s suite, custom kitchen cabinets, vaulted beamed ceilings, and loads of natural light, thanks to the large windows throughout.
Why it’s here: Sitting on a third of an acre in the Historic Ridgewood district of Canton, OH, this Georgian Revival property was built in 1925 for a prominent local judge. Many of the original features of the four-bedroom home are intact, including the sunroom, built-in cabinets—and parking for both cars and horses.
Why it’s here: Fans of HGTV’s “Home Town” are keeping their eyes peeled on affordable homes in Laurel. While this beautiful three-bedroom bungalow hasn’t been featured on the show, it’s a gorgeous opportunity for a savvy buyer. Guests are first welcomed by the roomy Southern-style porch, which leads into the light-filled living space.
Why it’s here: The ideal modern farmhouse! Classic and crisp from every angle, this four-bedroom farmhouse was built in 2017.
Buyers in love with this popular aesthetic will find more than 2,500 square feet of light-filled living space. It sits on 5 country acres and includes a creek with large bass and catfish, as well as plenty of room for kids to run, play, and explore.
Why it’s here: The 1980s called—and they love this house. This wild desert mansion from 1989 sits on over an acre of land and includes a private water park with lakes, a waterfall, and lazy lagoon.
Wide open and wacky, this more than 12,000-square-foot party palace even comes equipped with its own brightly lit entertainment pavilion. There’s also a guesthouse for the times when celebrations spill over into the next day.
The buyers can live out their music video fantasies in style, and they must make sure to keep the hot-pink pool table!