L.A. Mansion Features Its Own Shark Tank—Will a Buyer Bite at $35M?

Spec homes in Los Angeles are engaged in an elaborate game of “Can you top this?” It’s no longer enough to have a negative-edge pool overlooking the city, a walk-in closet with a champagne bar, or a second kitchen for the catering team.

To that end, developer Ario Fakheri hopes that the world’s only residential open-air shark tank will lure in a buyer willing to spend $35 million for his latest project.

The 2.5-foot deep shark tank is situated so that residents and guests can admire it via “floating” steps placed above the water, or from the adjacent walk-in humidor featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Don’t worry—no one is in danger of Jaws leaping up to chomp off a leg. Aquatic life in the open-air tank currently includes seven stingrays, one horned-back stingray, three hound sharks, one remora shark, one horn shark, one cat shark, one starfish, and three yellow tangs. No great whites or hammerheads to speak of.

Open air shark tank and living wall

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

But if the finned friends make you nervous, you can always take your gaze upward and enjoy the spectacular living wall hanging over the tank. The wall was designed and produced by California-based Habit Horticulture.

“We specially designed this wall to create an allure and luxurious effect,” said David Brenner, botanical artist and creator of the SFMOMA Living Wall. “This wall is the only one of its kind, because it uses a revolutionary wicking system to ensure irrigation is 100% efficient and can reduce runoff—making it eco-friendly. We used titanium steel in its construction to prevent corrosion from the saltwater of the shark pond below.”

The living features on the wall include copper-velvet shamrocks, coral bells, spike moss, button ferns, and cranesbill flora to help regulate the interior temperature—helping to decrease energy consumption.

But the home isn’t all about the shark pond and the living wall. “It’s a pretty insane house,” says listing agent Sam Real of Nest Seekers International. “It has more amenities than any other house I’ve seen of its kind in L.A.”

With 12,000 square feet of living space, the Shark House features two pools, seven bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms. There’s a tequila and vodka freezer inspired by the Vodbox in Nic’s Martini Bar in Beverly Hills, as well as a full-on health center to work off any empty calories.

One of two pools

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Tequila/vodka freezer

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Indoor resistance pool in the health center

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

The master suite not only has huge his-and-hers closets, but a lavish bathroom with an open double shower. In addition, the suite has its own office, a 500-square foot deck, and a full kitchen with a luxury appliances, including a wine refrigerator and a built-in espresso machine.

“People walk in and say, ‘I’d never have to leave this bedroom,'” Real laughs.

Master bedroom

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Master bath with open, double shower

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

One of two massive master closets

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Master suite kitchen

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

500-square-foot master deck

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Owners might want to venture out of the master suite long enough, however, to enjoy a vintage from the 500-bottle wine cellar, puff on a cigar in the custom humidor room, linger in the 25-person spa, or perhaps watch a film in the theater that seats up to 30 people.

Glimpse of the 500-bottle wine cellar

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

Real says that Fakheri purchased the property in 2014 for $4.75 million, and has been working on it ever since. The gleaming stone interiors were locally made by Concrete Collaborative, and are of the same stone used at the Getty Museum. There are marble and travertine fireplaces, and the cabinetry was custom-made by Aran Cucine, an exclusive Italian cabinet manufacturer.

Luxury finishes

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

“This home is unlike anything else in the Bird Streets,” says Real, mentioning the posh area that has been home to celebs including Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Keanu Reeves.

And if you fall in love with the furniture in the place, fear not. All furnishings are included in the $35 million price tag.

All furniture, televisions, etc., are included.

Courtesy of Nest Seekers International

“Ario and I are extremely proud of this property—we strategically took our time in construction to ensure that we can rightfully claim it as the most unique,” says Real.

“Every aspect of this house—from the top-of-the-line finishes to the full spa and gym, wine cellar, and tequila freezer—exudes the luxury that Nest Seekers’ clientele have come to expect. Unique features like the shark pond, humidor room, and living wall, however, capture the future of innovation and design.”

‘Flip or Flop’: Tarek El Moussa Is Still Christina’s Hero—and Here’s Proof

“Flip or Flop” stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa might be divorced, but perhaps that’s why it seems all the sweeter to see Tarek play the hero for his ex-wife, when they come across a scary situation in the latest episode of their show.

In “Shattered Flip,” Tarek and Christina try to open the front door of a four-bedroom, two-bath house in Lakewood, CA, that they’re considering purchasing, and find that it has been barricaded shut.

Uh-oh! Could there be a squatter inside? Tarek tells Christina to stay put, in front, while he goes around back to investigate. He finds something even more disturbing in back.

“Don’t come back here!” he shouts, alerting her that the sliding glass door in back has been completely shattered, and that it’s clear that someone has broken in.

What’s not clear is whether or not someone is still inside the house. While Christina waits nervously on the front porch, Tarek checks the house, room by room, to make sure no one is inside waiting for them. Finally, he removes the cabinet someone has strategically placed to block the front door, and opens up to Christina, telling her it’s now safe to go inside.

Flip or Flop
A shattered slider spells trouble.


Granted, in reality TV shows like this, one has to wonder if Tarek and Christina might have been clued into this sketchy situation before showing up at the front door. Even so, Tarek still plays the perfect gentleman, and Christina appears to be grateful for it.

All the trouble turns out to be worth their while. Although the house is small (only 1,250 square feet) it has a nice open layout and appears to be in decent shape. Surprisingly enough, whoever broke in and blocked the front door didn’t trash it. If they can get it for under the $460,000 asking price and spend an estimated $70,000 on renovations, they believe they can make a good profit.

As they set about trying to accomplish this, they give us some smart advice on home buying, renovating and beyond—here are some of the highlights.

Ingratiate yourself with the seller

Tarek suggests they board up the sliding glass door while they’re there, to do the owner a solid and to protect their potential investment. Christina agrees, saying “I think they’d definitely appreciate that and maybe accept our offer,” which will be under the asking price.

Use the negatives as a negotiating tool

Although the house is in relatively good condition, Tarek uses the fact that it’s been broken into, and therefore has the potential to be broken into again, as a negotiating tool. In addition, the ceilings are low and covered with popcorn, and the bedrooms are small. Taking all this into consideration, he offers $440,000, and after some negotiation, gets the property for $442,500.

Always wear work boots on demo day

As Tarek inspects contractor Jeff Lawrence’s demo work, a sharp piece of scrap metal pierces the sole of his tennis shoe, and narrowly misses impaling his foot. “Good thing you’re not wearing the flip-flops anymore,” Lawrence teases.

No fiberglass showers!

If you’re living in a place that’s more than three years old, chances are you have a fiberglass shower somewhere in your home. This is an ultimate no-no for Tarek and Christina. The El Moussas replace the fiberglass fixtures with beautiful tile, which adds a sense of luxury.

Flip or Flop
Tarek and Christina select tile for the showers.


Replace showers with tubs

The El Moussas also find that one bathroom has a shower but no tub. Unsatisfied, they steal space where they can (in this case, from the closet on the other side of the shower), to make room for a full bath—a high priority for families with young kids.

“I’m so glad we got a tub in here!” Christina says when they’re finished with the project. “I think buyers will definitely appreciate the bathroom more.”

Raise the roof

There’s a lowered ceiling over the kitchen, apparently for no other reason than to distinguish it from the dining/living room area. Once Tarek raises the ceiling to make it even with the rest of the home, the kitchen appears to be much bigger—high ceilings do that.

Spend more on tile for smaller areas

Christina is eyeing some very chic, yet very expensive, designer tile for the kitchen backsplash—at $21 per square foot! Tarek is reluctant to spend the money at first, but when Lawrence tells them there’s only about 30 square feet of backsplash space, Tarek realizes that this is a considerably smaller area than on most projects, and approves the purchase. And we must say it looks great!

Flip or Flop
Stylish backsplash tile is worth the splurge.


Fix the cracked driveway

There’s no getting around it: If the driveway is cracked, you must fix it, no matter how expensive it will be. After all, it’s usually the first thing buyers see when they approach the house. In this case, the front yard is little more than weeds and cement, and Tarek and Christina must redo most of it anyway. So they create a narrower driveway, and add a foot path and flowers—improving the home’s curb appeal like crazy.

Flip or Flop
The landscaping attracts buyers to Tarek and Christina’s latest flip.


So is it a flip or a flop?

Due to some unforeseen issues, Tarek and Christina end up pouring $94,300 into the renovation, rather than the $70,000 they were estimating it would cost. Adding in closing costs, they’ll have to sell the home for $555,000 just to break even. With comps in the high $500,000s, that doesn’t leave much room for profit.

So they decide to price it aggressively at $599,900 and see what happens. They do some savvy staging, and after only a week on the market, they get an offer over asking price—$607,000—which they happily accept. That’s close to about $50,000 for their hard work. Combined with Tarek’s display of chivalry toward Christina, this project’s clearly a winner.

Jeff Kent Makes Big Splash With Half-Million Price Slice on Texas Mansion

Jeff Kent knows how to make a splash. The former All-Star second baseman hopes to avoid a belly flop on his second attempt at selling his Austin, TX, home, with its own private water park.

In 2016, he put the custom-built home, which has a 90-foot water slide, on the market for $3.1 million.

With no takers, the spacious home with views of Lake Austin has come back with a half-million dollar price slice to $2.6 million. Perhaps the big cut will make waves with prospective buyers?

Let’s jump on an inner tube and take a tour of Kent’s digs.

Living room with exposed beams


Dining room with picturesque views


Kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinetry


Private water park


One of multiple decks


The 8,794 square feet of interior space feature six beds plus seven full and two half-baths. The house was built in 2004, and its supercool amenities include exposed beam ceilings in the living room and dining area, with a fireplace and picturesque views, an eat-in kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinetry, and a casual eating nook. 

The master suite boasts a fireplace and dual vanities in the bath. There’s also a game room, a media room, and a casita. In one area of the house is a virtual sports complex, with a fitness area, indoor archery, batting cages, and golf simulator.

But the true MVP of this resortlike estate is the pool area.

It comes with a professionally designed 90-foot water slide that twists and turns on the way down. The water-based features also include a swim-up bar, waterfalls, and a multilevel spa. The pool and water slide were developed in co-ordination with New Braunfels General Store, the manufacturers for Texas’s Schlitterbahn water parks.

You can also stroll down to the dock for water skiing, fishing, or boat rides. 

If you prefer land-based activities, there’s a basketball court or a 400square-foot fitness room with air conditioning.

If you’re looking for some down time, head over to the outdoor lounge area, have a seat by the fireplace, enjoy the views from the covered terrace, or fire up the grill.

“This is the most fun house in Austin,” says listing agent Bill Sill. Along with oodles of fun, the next owner will be scoring a sweet deal. “Kent built the home for $4.1 million. The buyer is going to get the home for $2.6 million,” Sill says.

The finishes also include solid Douglas fir ceiling beams, and Texas mesquite hand-milled wood flooring. In fact, Sill notes, the fireplace mantles and trim in the house were “built out of Texas mesquite from Jeff’s ranch and cut and hand-milled on site.”

Kent played in the majors for 17 seasons and finished his career with the most home runs ever hit by a second baseman—377 dingers, to be exact.

Now that his kids are grown, the five-time All Star has reportedly moved to a ranchette in the Austin area. He apparently also owns a 200-cattle ranch on 4,000 acres in Tilden, TX.

Pushing Your Luck? 9 Surprising Things in Your Home That Give Off Bad Juju

At some time or another, we’ve probably all had something in our homes that, quite frankly, gives us the creeps.

Maybe it’s the heirloom Victorian doll that your mother insisted you keep, or perhaps it’s an empty-eyed tribal mask that seems to gaze at you every time you pass by. Or was it an old clock with a ominous-sounding chime?

In my house, it was an Edward Curtis photograph of a Native American chief. I bought this sepia-toned picture for my photographer husband, who’d fallen in love with Curtis’ series on the subject during one of our romantic getaways. But the chief’s craggy visage soon left me cold, and ended up scaring the bejesus out of my youngest daughter. In the coming weeks, there were frequent “man with the feather” nightmares.

It was clear the photo had to go. And I’ll tell you what—the whole family slept soundly after it did.

I don’t know if the photo was actually cursed, or if it was just our imaginations running wild. But it turns out, there are certain household items that tempt fate. If you’re superstitious (or just a little stitious) consider banishing these unlucky things from your home. You’ll thank us later!

1. Broken appliances

Is your microwave on the fritz? Or has your wall clock stopped ticking? Fix it—fast.

“Anything broken won’t bring positive energy or chi into your life,” reports Kim Julen, a feng shui coach.

A stopped clock might even impact your health and income, say juju experts.

“Having one that never ticks forward symbolizes a lack of movement or progression of time—things that only the living experience,” points out Katie Weber, a certified feng shui expert and creator of the e-zine Red Lotus Letter.

2. Dried flowers

Dried flowers will suck the life right out of your home.

Photo by Doug Towle

Professional organizer Darla DeMorrow laments the presence of dried flowers all over a house, which contribute to stuck energy. (Plus, they tend to collect dust and allergens.)

“Dried bouquets represent a trapping of the past in your current space, so if you want to sell your home, the energy you create should be positive and forward-thinking,” explains the author of “Organizing Your Home With SORT and SUCCEED.”

3. Cracked glass

Photo by Sans Soucie Art Glass 

Broken glass, whether in a mirror, around a picture frame or embedded in your tables and counters, is a definite no-no when it comes to home juju.

“Broken picture frames usually indicate disenchantment or betrayal,” notes Trisha Keel, a feng shui expert. “And a cracked mirror could point to low self-esteem.”

Julen once had a client whose wedding photo was in a frame with broken glass. “I immediately recommended a new one, but it turned out to be a bad omen—they’re now divorced,” she says.

On a related note, avoid glass desks (whether cracked or not) in your home office, Weber says—that signals to the universe that opportunities and money will fall through.

4. Taxidermy

Photo by Shannon Malone 

You might be proud of that lucky shot, but death mounted on the wall isn’t going to help you feel at ease. (And definitely, hide the taxidermy if you’re selling your home—some prospective buyers could find these souvenirs highly disturbing.)

“Dead animals in your living space isn’t considered good for feng shui—and even small butterflies pinned under glass are thought to have a negative effect,” Weber says.

These lifeless beings will bring in yin, or dead energy, that could be harmful.

5. Personalized welcome mats

Leave the name off the mat

Maddy_Z/iStock; realtor.com

Is your family’s name written on the welcome mat outside your door? Time to swap it out for something less identifiable.

“This symbolizes guests walking on the family’s name,” Weber says. “It is better to leave doormats plain and place the family’s name in a place where one looks up, not down.”

6. Anything related to the death of a loved one

It can be hard to part with the program from your Aunt Ginny’s service, but keeping death notices from the newspaper and other funereal reminders around the house won’t improve your luck.

“One of my clients lined up pictures of her deceased relatives in her bedroom,” Julen recalls. “Her love life and sleep quality were suffering.” (Once the photos were removed, things improved, she reports.)

On a similar note, DeMorrow is confounded by how often she sees pet ashes displayed in the home.

“We don’t bury people or pets inside, so why keep their remains in a box or urn? Sprinkle them outside, in a place where the pet would have been happy,” she suggests.

Keeping ashes around could create health and money problems, since they’re not living energy.

“If you must keep your beloved pet close at hand, store the ashes out of the bedroom, away from the front door and definitely not in the kitchen or dining room, as this is where you nourish bodies,” Julen says.

7. Prickly plants

Photo by – Look for sunroom pictures
This may come as a blow to Pinterest disciples everywhere, but prickly plants—including the oh-so-trendy cactus—bring bad vibes, too. You can blame the fact that they’re, well, prickly.

“I don’t like them,” Julen says. “They can create prickly relationships, cause sharp tongues, or a feeling like you’re being poked.”

“Cactus spines are the weapons the plant uses to protect itself,” Keel adds. “These should never be at the front door; if you find sharp thorny plants at the front door you know there is pain inside and if you go in, you, too, will feel the pain.”

8. Chipped dishes

This one’s a toughie—who among us doesn’t own a chipped plate?

But chipped dishes represent broken luck, and you can end up passing on that kind of energy to the person who’s eating from the dish.”When dishes aren’t in good shape, it’s a lot like serving food with a hair in it—it’s unappealing,” Weber says.

9. Scary artwork

Photo by Houzz 

Much like the Curtis photo that freaked out my family, images that depict trouble are inauspicious in the home.

“It could be a ship in a storm, a horse rearing up on his hind legs or any other picture that appears violent or augurs misfortune,” Weber says.

Every print or painting you select defines a frequency of energy—and those that show disaster, war, or misery resonate at a low level. Like attracts like, so choosing low-energy art can affect you in a corresponding way, experts say. Be forewarned!

‘RHOC’ Stars Jim and Alexis Bellino Bought Oceanfront Property Before Announcing Divorce

“Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Jim and Alexis Bellino dropped $4 million on a lovely oceanfront property in Dana Point, CA, just before announcing their decision to divorce, according to The Blast.

While the star-crossed reality couple didn’t always see eye to eye on issues on camera, at least they seem to share great taste in real estate.

The three-bedroom home they purchased is located in the community of Ritz Cove, next door to the five-star Ritz-Carlton and Monarch Beach Resort.

The pricey mansion offers “second-row seating” to the ocean, close enough to hear the waves crashing and to enjoy the ocean air. Primary living space, including the master suite, is all located on the first level.

Alexis and Jim Bellino’s new oceanfront home


Media room with wood paneling


Outdoor patio and pool


Living room with ocean views


Formal entry with marble flooring


The great room and the study feature fireplaces and cherrywood. The high-end home boasts marble flooring throughout, as well as a family room with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the water, and a backyard with a pool.

Built in 1991, the oceanfront home was purchased in early May. One month later, the couple confirmed they were divorcing after 13 years of marriage.

According to Us Weekly, Jim cited irreconcilable differences with Alexis and is asking for spousal support. 

In a joint statement issued to the magazine, the parents of three children said, “It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage—but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future. We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents. We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.”

Perhaps the new house will figure into the divorced couple’s shared custody agreement. Another point we can all agree on: The two appeared to have scored a deal with the purchase, because the property was initially listed in March 2017 for $4.75 million.

How Movers Move Their Own Stuff: 8 Insider Hacks You’ll Be Glad to Know

No one knows how to move like professional movers. That’s their job, after all. And that got us wondering: Once the day arrives where they have to pack up their own stuff and get from point A to point B, how do they go about it? Is it different from how the rest of us muddle through?

We asked. And movers answered, revealing that through their work experience, they’ve picked up a ton of smart strategies they put into practice personally when they relocate. If you’re tired of moving day being an exhausting, expensive slog, check out these insider tips to make it easier, cheaper, and, dare we say, almost pleasant.

1. They time their move to save money

As a rule of thumb, people in the moving industry load up a moving truck on a weekend that falls midmonth, says Ross Sapir, president of Roadway Moving Company. This tactic avoids both the headaches of weekday commuter traffic and the higher prices at the beginning and end of each month, when most people move.

Pro tip bonus: Reserve a moving company or moving truck at least seven days in advance, to ensure you get your preferred date.

2. They pay for real moving boxes

Scavenging free boxes at the grocery store may seem like a great idea.

“But oftentimes, it ends in disaster, when boxes with a limited weight capacity split or get crushed,” says Terese Kerrigan, director of marketing communications at FreightCenter.com. Professional movers spend the extra cash on boxes that have a box maker’s certificate and provide the most protection.

Pro tip bonus: Lift your boxes and give a gentle shake. “If you hear anything moving, you need to repack, because items may break,” says Lior Rachmany, CEO and founder of Dumbo Moving and Storage.

3. They number their boxes by weight

“Label your heaviest boxes with a ‘1’ and the lightest, or most fragile boxes, with a ‘5,’” says Kyle Miller, communications director at GetBellHops.com, a company that combines tech and moving. Everything in the middle then gets labeled accordingly. With this system, you can quickly identify which boxes should be on the bottom—heaviest or “1”—of the truck and which boxes should be stacked on top.

Pro tip bonus: Pack heavy items in small or medium boxes and light things in big boxes when possible. That way, none of them end up too heavy or light.

4. They saran-wrap dresser drawers

Moving dresser drawers? Remove the drawers, grab some plastic wrap, and wrap each drawer individually, with the clothes still in them, says Miller. For one, a drawerless dresser is light and easy to move—and keeping clothes in the drawers cuts down on boxes. Win-win!

Pro tip bonus: Put knives wrapped in paper inside potholders to keep them from poking anything.

5. They place their packed boxes near the front door

When most people pack up a room, they leave the boxes in that same space. Pros pack a box, then move it near the front door. This saves time when movers are loading the truck, which in turn saves you money, says Ann Bass of ALighterMove.com in Weaverville, NC.

Pro tip bonus: Write a brief list of the contents inside on each box filled with a mix of things.

“Or else you’ll almost certainly forget what’s inside when looking for something specific during unpacking,” says Laura Hall, marketing executive at Shiply, an online delivery marketplace.

6. They build custom-size boxes

Pros put as much as possible inside boxes to limit trips to the truck and protect belongings. For unusually shaped items that seem difficult to pack, use multiple boxes to build a custom-sized box.

“You can cut boxes into almost any shape you need,” say Derek Mills at SquareCowMoovers.com.

Pro tip bonus: Box your mattresses! All it takes is a slight bend to break and destroy a spring mattress.

7. They avoid newspapers as packing material

Use clean newsprint-grade packing paper—not actual newspaper—to wrap up your breakables.

“It will save you lots of cleaning on the unpacking side when you don’t have to wash off all the newsprint ink,” says Sharon McRill, owner of relocation management and organizing company the Betty Brigade.

Pro tip bonus: For fragile items, Bubble Wrap™ alone may not be enough.

“Bubble Wrap™ doesn’t really protect from movement inside the box that will occur during the move,” says Rachmany. Make sure to pack any gaps with paper, too.

8. They rent the right hand truck

Besides the risk of damaging your possessions, moving risks damaging your back. Save your vertebrae by getting a hand truck with inflatable wheels to move heavy or large items, says Mike Glanz, co-founder and CEO of HireAHelper.com. Inflatable wheels are much better than solid wheels for moving loads up and down curbs, stairs, and dealing with bad weather.

Pro tip bonus: Rent or buy a strap that you can wrap around the bulky objects to ratchet them into place on the hand truck.

‘Dollhouse’ in Corpus Christi, TX, Makes Adorable Appearance as Week’s Most Popular Home

Welcome to the dollhouse! The most popular home on realtor.com® this week is an “iconic” property in Corpus Christi, TX, that looks as if it has emerged from the Victorian era. But it’s actually from the decidedly non-Victorian year of 1984.

It is known as the “Dollhouse” to locals, and the adorable pink scalloped shingles, distinctive roofline, and covered porch lend a sweet look to this unique home. “The love and thought put into building this home is unbelievable,” says listing agent Brenda Marshall. “When you walk in, your mouth just drops. It’s just such a landmark here.” 

The runner-up this week has plenty of 1970s flair, but it requires a rescue. Built in 1979, the concrete and glass structure in Georgia has plenty of potential, but is need of some serious renovations.

Other homes you clicked on this week include a log cabin in Georgia with rustic charm, a cool castle in Kentucky, and a Wyoming compound with room for your horses—as well as your plane.

Come fly away with us, as we take you on a tour of this week’s most popular properties…

10. 23 Paw Paw Lake Dr E, Chagrin Falls, OH 

Price: $339,000
Why it’s here: Welcome to the lake house!  This four-bedroom features refinished hardwood floors and a newer master suite. It’s a short walk down the hill to Paw Paw Lake, and its beach and picnic pavilion.

Chagrin Falls, OH



9. 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $188 million
Why it’s here: Behold the Bel Air mansion known simply as “Billionaire.” Back on the market with a price cut, the 38,000-square-foot deluxe pad with amenities galore is still driving clicks, if not buyers. The four “meticulously curated levels” include five bars, 10 VIP suites, two fully-stocked champagne and wine cellars, a massive candy wall, and a seven-person staff.

Los Angeles, CA



8. 1405 N Camden Cir, Savannah, GA 

Price: $299,000
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom brick charmer from the 1950s is an ideal family home. Along with a living room with built-ins, and a dining room, the kitchen opens to a casual eating area and family room. Best of all? It’s conveniently located near a community pool. 

Savannah, GA



7. 545 Owens Ferry Rd, White Oak, GA 

Price: $500,000
Why it’s here: This custom log cabin strikes just the right balance between rustic and refined. We love the double-height great room, with a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided fireplace. The second level features the master suite, loft, additional bedroom, and bonus room. Sunny days can be spent surveying the 24-acre spread from the wraparound deck. 

White Oak, GA



6. 440 Great Pond Rd, North Andover, MA

Price: $7,999,000
Why it’s here: Last week’s most popular listing is hanging around, thanks to its eye-popping architectural details. It also has Hollywood history on its side—it was used as a filming location for the HBO movie “Clear History.” Located in rural Massachusetts, the property is near the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover.

North Andover, MA



5. 661 Airport Dr, Alpine, WY

Price: $3,000,000
Why it’s here: The plane, the plane! The almost three-acre gated lakefront compound has plenty of room for you as well as your aircraft. Along with an airplane hangar, there’s an 1,100-square-foot apartment and a rustic barn house for you or your guests. Horses are free to frolic in the property’s corrals and fenced pasture.

Alpine, WY



4. 601 Highland Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO

Price: $1,180,000
Why it’s here: Known by locals as the Boathouse, this one-of-a-kind structure from 1946 has been completely remodeled. The 6,000-square foot space includes floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, three fireplaces, and a library. Outdoors, you’ll find a stone patio, eye-catching landscaping, and a saltwater pool with a slide. 

Cape Girardeau, MO



3. 33 Levassor Ave, Covington, KY

Price: $195,000
Why it’s here: Once known as the Castle on the Corner, this historic Queen Anne Victorian is in need of a royal restoration. There are updates required, but original details and flourishes abound, including stained-glass windows, a hand-carved oak staircase, multiple pocket doors, oak wainscoting, and seven fireplaces with carved mantels.

Covington, KY



2. 22 Woodlane Dr, Newnan, GA

Price: $299,999
Why it’s here: Located in an exclusive enclave, this 1979 contemporary has plenty of potential. In fact, the listing suggests it has “movie-industry appeal.” But be prepared to put in a lot of work. The space already includes a solarium, two pools, and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The kitchen needs finishing, and large swaths of the interior need to be renovated.

Newnan, GA



1. 6030 Ennis Joslin Rd, Corpus Christi, TX

Price: $849,900
Why it’s here: “You will not see a house like this,” says listing agent Brenda Marshall. House lovers must agree, as the clicks piled up on this place.

According to the agent, the current owners love historical homes, so they took their cues from the past when constructing this finely detailed vintage lookalike. “This house is not a historical home, but it’s built as if it was,” says Marshall.

The home sits on a lot overlooking the water, and includes a foyer with chandelier, large picture windows, oak hardwood floors, “beautifully crafted” wood staircase, plus four bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The counters were made from old bowling lanes, and the cozy factor is high, thanks to three brick fireplaces and wallpaper everywhere.

“It’s very unique and it’s precious,” says Marshall, who suggests it could be purchased as an investment property and rented out as an Airbnb. 

The pink scalloped edges that grace the front of the house, along with the turrets, gaslight out front, and covered porches, perhaps led locals to call it the Dollhouse. “It’s an icon in Corpus Christi,” Marshall says. “It’s a very, very unusual house.” And this week, the most popular one.

Corpus Christi, TX