Time capsule spotters came across a doozy this week—a riverfront residence with must-see listing photos. The well-preserved Washington home tallied a ton of clicks and coasted to the top spot as this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
The pristine home is filled with custom-designed interiors and vintage treasures. We’re intrigued by the perfectly preserved wallpaper, purple shag carpet, and retro tiled bathrooms. But it was a black vinyl upholstered bathroom door that left us speechless.
Behold the majesty.
Besides the throwback interiors, there’s plenty to love about this property, which is surrounded by nature and sits along the Yakima River.
On the other end of the decor spectrum, a pair of sexy Southern California homes listed by stars of the “Real Housewives” franchise grabbed your attention. Vicki Gunvalson‘s Orange County abode and Teddi Mellencamp‘s Hollywood Hills house are both over-the-top and glam to the max.
You also clicked on two particularly gorgeous renovations. The Anchorage brick estate in Ohio was given a whimsical makeover with lovely results, and a distinctive Moorish-style mansion was transformed into something spectacular.
So whether you’re a time capsule enthusiast, a fan of glam, or lover of historic homes, you’ll find something to swoon over this week.
And if you do happen to buy the time capsule house, we beg you not to change the green tile bathroom. Scroll on down for a full look at this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: Custom-built in 2004, this four-bedroom home features a grand foyer with curved staircase, hardwood floors, black marble kitchen countertops, and chandeliers throughout. The 2-acre property includes a heated pool, bluestone patio, and veranda, all secured by a professional surveillance system.
Why it’s here: “Real Housewives” cast member Teddi Mellencamp and hubby Edwin Arroyave are moving their family to brand-new digs in Encino. But first they’re selling their home in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1972 and remodeled into a modern masterpiece, the five-bedroom home boasts spectacular views and requisite luxe SoCal upgrades, including indoor-outdoor living, a pool terrace built over the hillside, and style to spare.
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom home has been updated since it was built in 1927, but it retains plenty of its original charm. It sits on a corner lot with a pergola, enclosed dog area, pool, and koi pond. Inside, the hardwood floors were recently refinished and the infrastructure updated. The home boasts stained-glass windows, a brand-new master suite, and a renovated kitchen.
Why it’s here: This place needs a rescue! Built in the 1880s and expanded in 1902, this Greek Revival–style home has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. According to the listing, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were frequent guests in this 3,344-square-foot home. It needs TLC, and its low price is sure to entice contractors, flippers, or investors.
Why it’s here: This offering includes two homes in a parklike setting. The five-bedroom main house was built in 1989, and the two-bedroom addition was constructed in 2012. Amenities include a home theater, indoor basketball court, and den. The compound comes with a pool, spa, and plenty of areas for entertaining.
Why it’s here: Reality TV star Vicki Gunvalson is finally saying ciao to Coto! After starring on “Real Housewives of Orange County” for 14 seasons, the OG of the OC is selling her five-bedroom mansion. Built in 1995, the grand home was the site of many epic dramas. The 5,456-square-foot home features stylish interiors that are updated and camera-ready. Out back, the enormous patio is highlighted by a custom pool with waterfall and grotto.
Why it’s here: Known as “The Anchorage,” this Tudor-style mansion was built in 1928 for a Goodyear executive. After a masterful modern-meets-art deco renovation, the home is a stunning showplace. Its imposing exterior yields lovely and light interiors. Sitting on 3 acres, the 10,600-square-foot mansion comes with a pool, lush grounds, and tons of history.
Why it’s here: Dating to 1901, this jaw-dropping piece of architecture was originally built as an entertainment hall for the larger mansion next door. Inspired by the Alhambra in Spain and immaculately restored to its original glory, the distinctive residence is unlike any home we’ve ever seen.
Why it’s here: This tranquil retreat was built in 1950 and has a bit of a treehouse vibe. The spacious three-level home features five decks to take in views of nature. The interiors are warm and flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Soak in the stylish surroundings in the home’s hot tub, on one of the patios, or just hang with friends at the well-appointed bar.
Why it’s here: On the banks of the Yakima River sits a lovely home built in 1910. Although it’s over a century old, most of the pristine decor appears to date to the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Antique bathroom tile, shag carpets, and built-ins are all present and accounted for. Wild wallpaper and crazy color choices are also evident throughout. What a buyer decides to do with the purple shag carpet and mirrored ceiling in the master bedroom is entirely up to him.