6 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts—Based on Dad’s Favorite Pandemic Hobby

We know dads are difficult to shop for.

And although most patriarchs pretend they don’t care about Father’s Day, don’t let their tough exterior fool you! Honoring Dad this Father’s Day—with all his qualities and quirks—is more important than ever.

Over the past year, dads have had to do everything from home-schooling to home maintenance to keeping the family afloat. But in any precious down time during the COVID-19 pandemic, we bet he picked up a hobby or two. Maybe he built a movie theater in your backyard shed or tuned up that old car sitting in the garage. Whatever his fancy, there’s a Father’s Day gift out there that’ll help him carry on his newfound hobby.

It’s down to the wire, but if you’re still stumped on what to get Dad this Father’s Day, we have some good ideas that are sure to solidify your status as the apple of his eye.

1. If he got into gardening

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When squirrels fail you, grab a nut gatherer.

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Maybe he never really had a green thumb to begin with, but hey, we all learn eventually. And Dad isn’t one to give up—on anything. So keep the momentum going, and add a handy tool to his arsenal for garden upkeep.

This garden nut gatherer ($79.95, Amazon) can help him easily pick up everything from fallen nuts to sweet gum balls. It works by rolling over and capturing debris and comes with a basket, bale, and sturdy handle.

2. If he made his own sourdough starter

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When Costco pizza simply doesn’t cut it.

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Sourdough was the real rising star during the pandemic. If your dad guards his precious starter like a newborn, we have just the gift.

True connoisseurs know making a quality sourdough takes time, with special attention to details like flavor, texture, crumb, and crust.

Let Dad show he’s a savant at making sourdough with a 16-inch pizza stone ($69.95, Williams Sonoma). With this in his arsenal, we know his dough will lead to perfectly crispy crusts. This stone can be fired up in the oven or on the grill, and is dishwasher-safe.

3. If he joined the cult of Peloton

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Soothe muscles on demand.

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Many people swear the Peloton got them through the pandemic. And if your dad has sweated through a HIIT ride, give him and his tired muscles the gift of relief with the Theragun massage device ($390.99, Target). This quiet and smart percussive therapy device will work to melt away tension and release soreness.

4. If he rediscovered his love of painting

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He’s no Picasso but Dad sure loves to paint—and not just the house.

Let him channel his inner Bob Ross with a new set of brushes ($110, Jerry’s Artarama). These synthetic hog hair brushes are perfect for acrylic painting and easy to clean. He can use them with oils, acrylics, inks, dyes, gouache, watercolor, casein, and egg tempera.

Let Dad go crazy, while following Ross’ mantra: “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

5. If he loves DIY home improvement

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No more tripping on extension cords

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Let’s face it: Dads are the kings of DIY home improvement. To ensure Pops accomplishes all his home improvement projects without tripping over an extension cord, gift him a retractable extension cord ($82.99, Amazon). This handy extension quickly and easily coils out of the way. The heavy-duty electric cord reel power station comes with a 50-foot extension cord.

6. If he’s now a birder

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One less thing to carry around when birding.

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Though humans spent most of the past year on lock-down, birds had no such concerns.

And with our heightened appreciation of the outdoors came an increased interest in birdwatching. Take your father’s love of birding to new horizons with the Sibley Birds field guide app ($19.99, Apple App Store).

This paperless guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on over 930 North American species. It features over 2,700 calls and songs, identifies how common a particular bird might be, and allows Dad to keep a list of the birds he’s spotted.

5 of the Most Searched Outdoor Decor Trends of Summer 2021

Even with the outside world opening back up, many of us have found new comfort in staying at home. Backyard dinner parties, outdoor movie nights, drinks on the deck—you name it, there are so many summertime favorites that really don’t require going anywhere, especially if you have a great outdoor space.

And if you don’t? Well, we’re here to help with that.

To get a little inspiration for making your backyard into an oasis you actually won’t want to leave this summer, we once again consulted with the pros at design retailer Living Spaces. They gave us the scoop on the most searched outdoor decor and design ideas of the season, and we’re here to share a few of our favorites.

Here are five absolute must-haves in your outdoor space this summer, and all the details on where to get them.

1. Indoor-outdoor spaces

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One of the best ways to make your outdoor spaces feel irresistibly cozy this season is by making them feel like they’re inside. Think: decor features such as extra throw pillows, blankets, and even some of your living room furniture (all approved for outdoor wear and tear, of course).

But don’t just take our word for it. According to a recent Google report, “indoor-outdoor spaces” is one of the most significantly searched trends of the season, and it’s seen a 155.56% increase in popularity from last year.

“Indoor-outdoor living spaces—adding comfy sofas and coffee tables to the backyard—became an easy solution to those feelings of being cooped up during quarantine,” says Living Spaces designer Shelby Greene.

“2020 was all about finding comfort in trying times, and when it comes to the outdoors, comforting pieces are here to stay,” adds Greene.

Add some cozy indoor-outdoor vibes to your space with this boho pearl lantern, then beef up your seating area with this diverse collection of throw pillows and floor poufs.

2. Concrete furniture

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One outdoor trend we didn’t see coming this season is the draw toward concrete furniture, up nearly 7% in recent months, according to the folks at Living Spaces.

“There’s something minimalist about concrete furniture,” says Greene. “There’s only one texture and color, and the shapes are usually simple. In other words: It’s easy, timeless, and a safe choice, unlike some of the more fashionable wood, fabric, or metal outdoor pieces.”

Because of its versatility, neutrality, and ability to withstand all sorts of weather conditions—maintaining that pristine look—concrete furniture isn’t a trend we see disappearing anytime soon.

Upgrade your outdoor dining with this round-top table, or make a smaller addition with this gray embossed side stool.

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3. Outdoor kitchens

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Speaking of indoor-outdoor vibes, it’s no surprise that having an outdoor kitchen is still trending on Google and ranking highly on everyone’s wish list this season.

“An outdoor kitchen is a must for exterior design in 2021,” says designer Savannah Phillips of The Knobs Company. “People spend all day in their home office, and when the clock strikes 5, it’s time to sprint outside and do some grilling.

“An outdoor kitchen can be used for not only standard cooking, but entertaining as well if you add bar stools or a dining set,” Phillips adds.

It’s not just Google searches proving continued interest in outdoor kitchens. According to a members-only survey conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, 76% of design professionals reported outdoor kitchens as their “top project” this summer.

Whether you’ve broken ground on your ideal outdoor kitchen or not, one easy way to get started is with a portable pizza oven (also trending on Google)—like this one from Ooni.

4. Pastel colors

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Nothing screams summer quite like a bouquet of color on your patio. That might be why searches for all things pastel are up right now—particularly in shades of yellow (up 13%), green (up 10%), and our personal favorite, lilac (up 19%).

“Pastel colors are a huge outdoor trend right now, stemming from the ‘cottagecore’ aesthetic that has been floating around,” says Phillips. “These muted colors give a calm, relaxing feeling and pair well with the bright colors of flowers and foliage. They’re perfect for not overwhelming the space and keeping the focus on the natural elements.”

Incorporate some pastel highlights into your outdoor decor with this persimmon rocking chair or this peachy-pink mosaic stool.

5. Mini gardens

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These mini gardens can make a big impact in your outdoor space.

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The best thing about this trend is that just about anyone can do it—whether you have a sprawling lawn or a small balcony. These mini gardens (searches are up 7% in the past months) are the perfect way to tie in any outdoor space, no matter the size.

“The mini garden trend is all about practicality,” says Greene. “Downsized or placed in containers, gardens become easy to maintain and place. In containers, this trend becomes portable, and incorporating a tiny garden near, between, and even on outdoor furniture makes an outdoor space delightful.”

Shop this stunning collection of planters and pots to start your mini garden in style.

Tennis Ace Novak Djokovic Serves Up $6M Sale of Luxe Miami Beach Condo

Another win, another real estate deal. Fresh off his French Open victory, Novak Djokovic recently sold his Miami Beach, FL, condo for $6 million.

The listing in Eighty Seven Park first came on the market in February for $6,199,000, and months later was sold for slightly less than asking price.

Designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano, the elliptical-shaped glass tower appears to float above a residents’ garden and looks out to the Atlantic Ocean. The tennis star purchased a unit in the building in 2019 before it was completed. The sum was not disclosed.

The three-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo features an open floor plan with walls of glass, 10-foot ceilings, and a 1,715-square-foot, wraparound terrace.

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The minimalist kitchen is equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, natural stone countertops, and a compact island with bar seating. The dining area is adjacent to a sliding glass door that opens to the terrace, which also features a dining area.

The master suite includes access to the terrace, and the en suite bath includes a stand-alone tub, glass shower, and dual vanities.

The condo building offers residents a private, gated park as well as a botanical exhibition. Luxe amenities include a spa, a fitness center, two oceanfront pools, and cabanas. Residents can unwind at the wine bar or dine at the restaurant.

While the building doesn’t offer a tennis court, courts are available across the street. And the locale is close to Bal Harbour shopping.

Carlo Dipasquale with Cervera Real Estate and Wendy Mendoza with Cayhill and Dumott Realty represented the sellers. Joyce Gato with Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.

Minnesota’s Most Expensive Home Is a $15M Mansion on a Private Island

A magnificent Minnesota mansion surrounded by water is the state’s most expensive listing. Listed for $15 million, the enormous residence sits alone on a 1.37-acre spit of land that juts out into St. Alban’s Bay.

Known as Windermere, the estate in Greenwood, MN, offers water views from almost every vantage point and is on the market for the first time as a completed estate.

Access to the 13,949-square-foot home is over a private bridge. Once on the island, visitors wind up in a large motor court, while the owners can make their way through a tunnel and directly into an eight-car garage that features an automatic car wash.

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A color palette heavy on black, white, and gold gives the interior the vibe of a high-end nightclub. But the space itself is far from dark and foreboding—thanks to an enormous glass-enclosed atrium, which floods the space with natural light.

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In addition to the enormous atrium, the entryway features several dramatic staircases and balconies overhead.

A large glass elevator, designed to shuttle guests between the home’s four levels, is located next to a grand spiral staircase.

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A huge kitchen, with two large islands, is a vision in white, with twinkling chandeliers hanging overhead. An adjacent dining area features bold geometric wallpaper and space to host a crowd.

The home’s five bedrooms are all uniformly huge and hew to the home’s black-and-white color palette. The master bathroom has intricately patterned tile flooring, and a large soaker tub sits in the middle of the space. A boutiquelike master closet space offers ample room to display an entire wardrobe and any opulent accessories on hand.

When it’s time to relax, you can try out the 12-person movie theater with a lounge in the back, a card room, and the wine room.

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An indoor grotto area is another perfect place to unwind. Next to the indoor soaking area is a spalike facility with a sauna and locker room.

Out back, there’s a huge, heated infinity-edge pool next to the domed poolhouse. A boat slip provides access to all types of water sports.

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Completion of the grand mansion was almost two decades in the making.

The disgraced former water park and hotel developer Jeffrey Wirth owned the land and began construction in 2003.

Construction came to a halt in 2006, and the project sat partially finished for years, as weeds and neglect overtook the property.

Wirth pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to commit tax fraud in May 2012. He was sentenced to 53 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $6.45 million in restitution.

According to published reports, prosecutors called his case one of the largest tax fraud conspiracies in Minnesota history.

The restaurant owner Kam Talebi bought the property in 2013, for what public records say was just more than a million dollars, and set out to finish building what Wirth started.

Jessica Prudden with Prudden & Company is the listing agent. The listing simply calls the estate “magical.”

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Matthew Perry Finally Sells His Posh L.A. Penthouse for $21.6M

Could Matthew Perry be on any more of a real estate roll?

After two years and a major price cut, the “Friends” star has sold off his Los Angeles penthouse for $21.6 million. Gregory Holcomb with Compass represented the seller, and James Harris with the Agency repped the buyer.

While the sale price is more than the $20 million the star paid in for the “mansion in the sky” in 2017, it’s far less than the whopping $35 million he was looking for in 2019.

With no buyers nibbling at that price, Perry took the the aerie off the market, and relisted it with a more down-to-earth $23 million price tag in April. That amount attracted a buyer, who snagged the property for the even lower price.

The sprawling interior had been completely transformed by Perry, with help from the designer LM Pagano, who outfitted the full-floor apartment in a bold palette.

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Four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms fill the expansive, 9,300-square-foot unit. The space atop the 40th floor offers walls of windows, a grand living room, and four massive terraces, for an abundance of outdoor space, as well as views of the city skyline to the ocean.

Other features include a living room and plush screening room. A master suite comes with a wall of windows, a seating area with a fireplace, dual bathrooms, and huge closets. In addition, a bright, white kitchen can easily accommodate a dining table.

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The listing also comes with four garage spaces. The apartment is located in The Century, and owners of its condominiums enjoy such perks as a pool, gym, and valet parking.

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The sale comes months after the actor let go of his remodeled Malibu beach house for $13.1 million at the beginning of the year. Perry had initially listed his “kick-ass Malibu home”—as he called his place on social media—in August for $14.95 million. Last fall, he dropped the asking price to $13.95 million, and then by another $1 million, to $12.95 million.

That price point led to a sale slightly over the asking price. Even with the discounts, Perry appears to have come out ahead. He paid $12 million for the oceanfront retreat in 2011.

Perry is best known for his starring role as Chandler Bing, one of the six iconic cast members in the long-running hit show “Friends” from 1994 to 2004. The TV show has enjoyed an upsurge of attention since the HBO Max “Friends” reunion show aired last month. Perry also played the role of Oscar Madison on a revival of “The Odd Couple.”

Can You Buy a FSBO Home With a Real Estate Agent?

When you’re shopping for a home, you might encounter certain homes listed as FSBO. Short for “for sale by owner,” these are properties that homeowners are selling on their own, typically to save money that traditionally goes toward a real estate agent’s commission.

But what happens if you, the buyer, are working with a real estate agent—does that mean FSBO homes are off limits? Not necessarily.

Here’s what you need to know about buying an FSBO with a real estate agent.

Can you buy a FSBO home with a real estate agent?

First, you have to consider where you are in the homebuying process. If you’ve just begun to talk to agents, then you aren’t legally or ethically bound to use a specific buyer’s agent, or any buyer’s agent for that matter.

If, however, you’ve already signed a buyer’s agent agreement, that’s a different story. This agreement commits you to work exclusively with that agent for a set period of time. It’s usually six months, but you’ll want to check to see how long yours is, as you’re legally bound to working with that agent on any home purchase made within that time frame.

If you’re not happy with the agent, you can ask to cancel the contract, but that should be done only if the agent has acted unprofessionally or you’re otherwise unsatisfied with the agent’s work—not because you want to buy a FSBO on your own.

How a buyer’s agent can help you with a FSBO

As we mentioned, sellers typically list their properties as FSBO to save the money they would pay toward commission. While the commission varies, this fee typically gets split between the buyer’s and seller’s agents.

Homebuyers, however, don’t pay any commission at all. As such, you have nothing to lose (and often much to gain) by using a real estate agent, often called a buyer’s agent, when purchasing a home.

“A buyer’s agent is there to protect only your best interest, and if you found a home that is for sale by owner, all the more need for you to have protection,” says Renee Porsia, a real estate agent with Re/Max Action Realty in Maple Glenn, PA.

“That owner will want and expect you to pay top dollar for their home. Do not think that the owner will be doing you any favors,” adds Porsia.

The catch, of course, is that using a buyer’s agent means the agent will expect to be paid for his hard work, and a FSBO seller—who’s responsible for paying the agent—may not want to part with this cash.

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How to buy a FSBO property with a real estate agent

To move forward with purchasing a FSBO property, you should ask your real estate agent to contact and ask the seller to sign a fee agreement. Be warned, there will be owners who don’t want to pay fees to any real estate agent, but many will be willing to pay at least the buyer’s agent’s fees since the agent is bringing the buyers and helping with the process.

Since a seller typically pays the fees of both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent, paying only one agent is often acceptable to those who list FSBO properties.

Heather Richman, a real estate agent with Century 21 Prestige Realty in Cedar City, UT, says most sellers don’t object to paying a buyer’s agent’s fees.

“Owners selling their own property are likely doing so to save the money they would have to pay a brokerage, which includes both the listing side and the selling side,” Richman says. “However, many realize they may need to pay a buyer’s agent. They are still saving the listing agent fee. Your agent can talk to the seller and ask if they are willing to pay their commission.”

Deb Dawkins, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate in Easton, MD, agrees.

“Many private sellers are willing to cooperate with buyer’s agents,” she says. In fact, sellers may see it as a benefit.

“They know the paperwork will be handled correctly and that the buyers have been properly qualified to make the purchase,” adds Dawkins.

If the seller isn’t willing to pay your agent’s fees, then you may have to pay the agent’s commission if you really want the property.

“But you can do so with the assurance that he or she is working for you and that the deal will be constructed with your best interests as the foundation,” Dawkins says.

Richman says if neither of those scenarios works, ask your agent for some suggestions.

In the end, no matter how a home is listed, an experienced real estate agent can help you through the process. FSBO properties may involve some slightly different steps, but they don’t have to be ruled out because you have an agent.

Baba Booey’s Massive Connecticut Mansion Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

Hey, now! The executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show,” Gary Dell’Abate, recently put his custom-built Greenwich, CT, mansion on the market. Howard Stern fans clicked like crazy to get a look at the home of the man known as Baba Booey. That intense interest made Dell’Abate’s place the most popular home on Realtor.com® this week.

The home has been mentioned on the show over the years, as Stern poked fun at Dell’Abate’s love of vinyl, his man cave, and his quirky taste. Most recently, the home was where Dell’Abate planned and coordinated the show during the pandemic.

Dell’Abate joins his fellow “Stern Show” cast regular Ronnie “The Limo Driver” Mund, who also recently put his home on the market. Mund is headed to Las Vegas, but we’re not sure of Dell’Abate’s ultimate destination. On the show, he’s discussed shopping for real estate in Maine. Whatever the case, he probably doesn’t need a home of this size with his sons all grown up.

Other homes you clicked on this week include a Pennsylvania-area home being sold by former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, a 1960s-era Missouri home built for baseball legend Roger Maris, and a Tennessee home stuffed with collectibles, dishes, and the saddest clown you’ll ever see.

For a full look at the week’s 10 most popular properties, scroll on down.

10. 400 Ridgewood Ave, Oakwood, OH

Price: $669,000
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Built in 1915, this well-preserved Florida Craftsman has been impeccably maintained. Highlights include original stained-glass windows and an extraordinary bronze and stained-glass fountain under a skylight.

Other notable features of this four-bedroom home include a sunporch with an original 1915 oak swing, a lower-level teenagers’ retreat, a heated garage, and a landscaped yard.

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9. 412 Booth Ave, Larimore, ND

Price: $49,900
Why it’s here:
Priced at less than a new luxury car, this house is an affordable option for a buyer who doesn’t mind the small-town feel of this North Dakota burg.

The aqua-hued jewel box is a standout not only for the color of its paint, but also for its modest price. Built in 1932, the home has all of its original fixtures and furnishings, including a carved wood staircase, hardwood floors, and moldings. It’ll need some work, but with the low price, there should be plenty of room left in the budget for renovations.

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8. 1411 Via Tuscany, Winter Park, FL

Price: $18,500,000
Why it’s here:
This 1.2-acre estate on Lake Maitland is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1926, the property has undergone a multiyear renovation. The 9,092-square-foot home has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Built for entertaining, the home featues high-end finishes, including French heart-oak flooring, Turkish wood cabinetry, and pecky cypress ceilings.

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7. 1004 Brick House Farm Ln, Newtown Square, PA

Price: $4,495,000
Why it’s here:
Custom-built in 2014, this luxury home is being sold by former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. The six-bedroom residence boasts a range of luxe amenities, including two workout rooms, an in-law suite, and high-end security. Outside is a pool, hot tub, pool house, and fenced backyard.

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6. 105 Old Wolcott Rd, Bristol, CT

Price: $4,900,000
Why it’s here:
Named Oak Hill Estates, this 15-acre property includes landscaped gardens and mature trees. Ideal for a broadcast pro, the three-bedroom log home sits just five minutes away from ESPN headquarters.

It features a lap pool and hot tub with retractable covering for year-round use, as well as a patio that’s heated to melt snow in winter.

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5. 5725 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Price: $1,890,000
Why it’s here:
This contemporary classic, built in 1986, is just steps from the Missouri History Museum.

The large four-bedroom home is dominated by a great room with huge glass doors, which open to a renovated pool with a sauna and water features.

A lofted master suite has a gas fireplace, new custom closet, updated bathroom, and spiral staircase, which leads to the home’s office. On the lower level, there’s a gym, half-bathroom, and family room.

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4. 12221 Mar Bec Trl, Independence, MO

Price: $365,000
Why it’s here:
A tie to baseball history! This five-bedroom, 8,529-square-foot home was built in 1960 for legendary slugger Roger Maris. In the bathroom, there’s a tile mosaic that shows Maris swatting a homer. Those are all the pluses.

On the minus side, not much appears to have changed since the home was built. The interiors are filled with dated wallpaper, faded paint, and floors that need attention. For a buyer who sees the beautiful bones, though, this throwback might be a home run.

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3. 6000 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ

Price: $3,100,000
Why it’s here:
This Jersey Shore home is a choice. From the exterior, it’s hard to discern where your eye should focus.

Built in 2007, this overly opulent beach house had 5,016 square feet of pure extravagance, including eight bedrooms. Highlights include an elevator, rooftop deck, custom artwork, cathedral ceilings, and dramatic spaces for entertaining. Outside, there’s an in-ground pool, grill, and bathroom with shower.

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2. 2509 Bay Meadows Way, Sevierville, TN

Price: $254,900
Why it’s here:
The listing takes the safe route and lets the listing photos speak for themselves.

And this house is stuffed full of stuff. Curios, knickknacks, and bric-a-brac of every variety fill nearly every inch in this four-bedroom house. Take a look for yourself. Interested buyers might want to inquire to see if all the stuff will be removed prior to purchase.

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1. 2 Old Farm Ln, Old Greenwich, CT

Price: $3,195,000
Why it’s here:
When your job is stressful, is high-profile, and includes your co-workers incessantly making fun of you, you’d want a retreat. It figures that the family home of Gary Dell’Abate, the “Stern Show” producer, is a sedate and sober spot away from the Sirius XM studios.

Built in 2007, the elegant five-bedroom home sits on a full acre in the upscale Hillcrest Park Old Farm Lane Association. Dell’Abate’s massive man cave has been a recurring topic on the show, and for fans of the show, it’s a must-see.

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Need a Retreat? The B-52s’ Kate Pierson Selling Her Colorful Catskills Compound

New to the market in New York’s Catskills—a popular getaway from Manhattan—is a nine-unit property being sold by the B-52s singer Kate Pierson.

In 2004, Pierson opened the property (dubbed Kate’s Lazy Meadow) in Shandaken, NY, with her wife, Monica Coleman.

Now “they’re ready for the next chapter,” says listing agent E. Elizabeth Peters, of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The couple own two other hospitality projects: Kate’s Lazy Desert, an eclectic collection of Airstream trailers in Southern California, and Kate’s Lazy Cabin, in Lake Hill, NY.

“We hope to pass the baton to someone who can use this unique property to its full potential—as a wedding venue or as a family and friends compound,” says Pierson. “It’s truly special, and each room has been carefully and personally curated by Monica and me. But now it’s time for Monica, a gifted ceramic artist and jewelry artisan, and me to focus on our artistic endeavors. I’ll be putting out my second solo album this year, and the B-52s have some big plans in the works.”

The 6.5-acre lot with views of the Catskill Mountains and Esopus Creek frontage includes a caretaker’s apartment. The units are all decked out like it’s the 1950s, right on down to the retrofitted kitchens awash in robin’s-egg blue, icy pink, and mint green hues.

The units feature period decor, including knotty-pine paneling, lounge chairs with atomic-era upholstery, tiered fiberglass lampshades, checkerboard vinyl flooring, Eames lounge chairs, and a suspended fireplace. Guests also have access to a fire pit and Japanese-style outdoor spa for further communing.

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“Potential buyers have mostly been in the hospitality industry,” says Peters. “It’s definitely a very specific buyer. It’s got this very quirky design sensibility.”

Though the property is being sold with nearly everything included, from the bedsheets to the midcentury furnishings, the trademark is not for sale. That means the next owner will need to come up with an equally fun name.

“Pretty much everything you see in the photographs will be included except for a few pieces of personal art,” says Peters.

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What’s drawing people to the Catskills these days? Peters cites trout fishing, skiing, and motorbiking, as well as “proximity to New York City” and “new farm stands and restaurants.” By car, Manhattan is a two-hour trip.

“It’s having a renaissance,” Peters says of the formerly sleepy region which is now home to boutique properties like Urban Cowboy Lodge, The Shandaken Inn, Hotel Kinsley, and Eastwind Hotel & Bar. “There’s so much interest in the Catskills now.”

“I’m getting calls from all over the country, but the showings so far are from New York City or the New York metropolitan area,” says Peters.”I love showing this property to buyers and seeing their eyes open wide with delight the minute they walk into one of the cabins. Every time I go into one of the rooms, I find something new and different, whether it’s a gnome sculpture hiding behind a lamp or a UFO drawing pinned to the wall.”