Perched on the shore of Doe Valley Lake in northern Kentucky is a ranch house with a nautical surprise—a private lighthouse. It has lighted its own way to a spot atop the most popular homes on realtor.com® this week.
Built in 1974, the home is loaded with everything needed for lakefront fun and was recently updated throughout. The looming lighthouse out back is a bonus, with primo views for miles.
Speaking of views, you also clicked like crazy on a house outside Seattle, complete with its own hangar and airstrip. For a buyer who loves the friendly skies, this nearly 11-acre property has a manicured grass runway for takeoffs and landings.
You were also interested in a bungalow begging for a chic makeover in Laurel, MS—a town that’s buzzing with activity, thanks to HGTV’s “Home Town.” Oh, and there are must-see listing photos on a meticulously maintained midcentury modern in the woods of South Carolina.
We won’t ask you to be our lighthouse keeper, but we would like you to sail into the safe harbor of this week’s most popular homes …
Why it’s here: Built in 1900, this charming two-story farmhouse sits on nearly 5 lush acres.
Highlights of the three-bedroom home include a huge, remodeled kitchen with fresh black-and-white checkered tile, multiple fireplaces, and beamed ceilings.
Outside, there’s a roomy front porch where you can sit back, relax, and breathe in the fresh country air.
Why it’s here: It’s a beautiful brick house! Constructed in 1876, this historic four-bedroom Italianate residence is located in the center of downtown Franklin, IN. It still has its original hardwood floors, a dramatic winding staircase, antique light fixtures, and a fireplace.
The formal library is decked out with enviable floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, complete with a sliding ladder. Outside, the spacious lot is filled with mature trees and includes a wraparound porch, basketball court, and hot tub.
Why it’s here: Affordable and adorable! Oversized windows, hardwood floors, and an open floor plan are just a few of the notable features of this charming four-bedroom home.
The blond brick beauty was constructed in 1980 and sits astride two lots in the desirable Park Hill part of town.
Why it’s here: Another Hoosier State honey. This one is a brick Tudor Revival built in 1928. The four-bedroom home includes more than half an acre in the Watson-McCord neighborhood on the city’s north side.
Highlights of the house include an elevator, a 25-foot barrel ceiling in the great room, atrium doors and windows made of leaded glass, and marble fireplaces.
Why it’s here: Pilot’s license required? Park your plane, and fly in and out of this Seattle-area home with its own airstrip, hangar, and workshop.
The four-bedroom house is set on nearly 11 acres and is close to trails, golf, yet just 25 minutes to Seattle’s King County airport.
Inside, the home is filled with light and views of the treetops below, thanks to the huge walls of windows throughout. And if you’re not taking flight, simply soak in the sun from one of the home’s extensive decks.
Why it’s here: Must-see midcentury modern! Impeccably preserved and wonderfully funky, this five-bedroom home was built in 1962. Walls of windows allow for plenty of natural light, and there’s an upper deck for grilling with a view of the surrounding woods.
The home is ringed with multiple patios, has a fenced backyard, and comes with an attached two-car carport with a workshop and storage.
Why it’s here: A huge bargain. Measuring in at nearly 12,000 square feet, this massive mansion with mountain views is priced to move at just $65 per square foot.
The six-bedroom Colonial was built in 2005, and features a two-story entry, a rec room, and an exercise room, as well as a huge kitchen and butler’s pantry.
Outdoors is a heated in-ground pool and cabana with changing rooms. This bargain beauty also sits on a gated, private 5-acre lot.
Why it’s here: With a five-digit price tag, this 1940-built bungalow comes with a quarter-acre on the Avenues of Laurel, made famous by the HGTV show “Home Town.” It’s loaded with potential for a buyer who wants to emulate the renovation formula of the show’s hosts, Ben and Erin Napier.
A savvy buyer would probably want to take up the carpets and make best use of the home’s large rooms and natural light.
Why it’s here: This double A-frame is constructed with an intriguing shape. Built in 1974, the three-bedroom home has plenty of space to spread out.
It has tall ceilings, exposed beams, massive windows, and even a floating fireplace. Two sets of spiral staircases lead upstairs, where you’ll find a loft and stained-glass windows.
The secluded location and four-car garage with a shop make this an ideal choice for a buyer in search of something off the beaten track.
Why it’s here: Built in 1976, this lakefront property has a feature we rarely see—its own private lighthouse.
The three-bedroom home was recently updated throughout, with new paint, floors, and siding. It also has a finished walkout basement for entertaining, with a game room, wet bar, private office, and full bathroom. Gorgeous views of the lake are visible from the kitchen, breakfast room, and great room.
But who are we kidding? We’d spend most sunny days perched at the top of the lighthouse!