Home Town’s $390,000 Season 1 Renovation Is The Most Popular Home Of The Week
Almost every week, a home in the small town of Laurel, MS manages to make it to our list of the most popular homes on Realtor.com®.
Fans of HGTV’s hit show “Home Town” are constantly checking listings in Laurel for the perfect place to settle down and bask in the languid pace of the city. We got a decent number of clicks on all the houses, even the ones that weren’t redesigned by Ben and Erin Napier– which are on sale in the central city of Mississippi.
This week, tens of thousands of clicks landed on a particular ad in Laurel: a Craftsman-style home on the market for $390,000 that has been featured on the popular home improvement series in 2016.
Known as the Warren House from Season 1 of the show, the Napiers-renovated house easily walked away with the title of most popular house of the week.
Along with this dull-to-fab makeover, you clicked on a mid-century modern home in need of an Ohio update, a late rock star’s Texas home, and a priced-out megamansion. nine digits in Connecticut.
For a full look at the top 10 homes this week, scroll down.
Why it’s here: Facing north, this rustic two-story cedar shingle home sits on over 10 acres and features wood tongue and groove detailing on the walls and ceilings.
Additionally, the four-bedroom residence offers a spacious loft-style master suite where you can step out onto the outdoor deck to take in views of the wooded lot. A lower level with exit can easily be transformed into a family room, bar, home theater or home gym.
Why it’s here: This original 1960s time capsule is up for auction online. It needs a complete rehabilitation, and the affordable opening offer reflects that fact.
Bidders should let their imaginations run wild when considering this three-bedroom home. From cathedral ceilings to built-in kitchen gadgets, this multi-level home has the potential to become a modern dream home.
Why it’s here: This quaint Spanish Revival home is located in a neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1925, the 866 square foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The interior has been updated, but historic details remain in the curves and arches, textured stucco, painted tiles around the fireplace, and dark wood beams.
Why it’s here: This extraordinary 13,000 square foot home sits on 60 private acres on Great Island. It is the largest private island for sale on the East Coast.
The exclusive property includes a three-bedroom stone house, a 19th century farmhouse, a beachfront bungalow and a beach cottage. It has been the home of the same family for generations.
Offering waterfront views, it is also an unparalleled equestrian property. You will find a stable with 18 boxes, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a polo field, paddocks and equestrian tracks.
Why it’s here: Live like a rock star in this four bedroom hilltop home. It formerly belonged to Vinnie Paulthe late drummer of a metal legend Pantera.
Stunning architectural details are found throughout the home’s 3,784 square feet of living space. Highlights include the 30ft barrel ceiling in the main living areas. It also includes a swimming pool, adjoining spa and sauna.
Why it’s here: Head underground for your next adventure! This 11-acre property includes an underground complex that houses a disused Atlas F missile silo complex.
Whether you’re a prepper in love with a property designed to withstand a nuclear strike or want to turn it into a bed and breakfast, the opportunities here are vast. There’s 6,900 square feet of space below the earth’s surface to explore.
Why it’s here: Stony and stately, the historic Lee Mansion was custom-built for the president of the Round Oak Stove Co. Today, it’s a homeowner’s dream.
Built of uncut fieldstone, the mansion currently has six apartments. There is also a shed with five additional apartments. Butternut hardwood is found on floors, walls and ceilings. The property also includes inlaid hardwood floors, eight Italian marble fireplaces, and five stone fireplaces.
Why it’s here: Bargain Mansion Alert! This place only costs $32 per square foot. Built in 1900, this imposing 12,000 square foot home has seven bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
Constructed of Bedford stone, the three-level residence features original hardwood flooring, six Rookwood Pottery fireplaces, coffered ceilings and pocket doors. There is also a detached one-bedroom guest cottage and a detached garage accessed via a covered walkway.
Why it’s here: This mid-century modern beauty was designed by an award-winning architect William Morris and offers over 3,000 square feet of living space.
Built in 1968, the three-bedroom home has been updated and features an open floor plan with high ceilings, a wall of windows, wood floors and a brick accent wall. There is also a courtyard next to the kitchen and a raised terrace next to the living room.
Why it’s here: Featured on HGTV’s “Home Town” six years ago, this historic four-bedroom home is located on one of Laurel’s most desirable streets. And we’re sure the bidding was fast and furious to snag this home made by the stars of the show, Ben and Erin Napier.
Built in 1910, the house has been completely renovated. It now has a new roof and a modern kitchen. Vintage details include exposed brickwork, built-ins and parquet flooring. Beyond the Airbnb potential for the main house, there is a two-car garage that has an income-generating apartment.