Sliding in with the winning run, a Massachusetts mansion owned by erstwhile Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
The two-time World Series champ is likely to have played his last game for the Sox, due to his lingering knee injuries. News of the house hitting the market sparked chatter throughout Red Sox nation, and curious fans clicked like crazy to see Pedroia’s place for themselves.
Besides the home of a baseball great, you were also intrigued by the former Michigan home of the infamous American car executive John DeLorean. DeLorean, who created an iconic automobile that was applauded for its design, lived in an oddly understated brick Tudor.
Other homes creating click-storms this week include a luxe Beverly Hills mansion being sold for less than what it cost to build, an adorable Virginia home known as the “Pink House,” and an Ohio Tudor in need some of TLC.
We could all use a little TLC these days. For a welcome diversion, we invite you to scroll on down and check out this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Fixer-upper on a grand scale! This hulking eight-bedroom home sits on nearly 5 acres and comes loaded with original details. We see loads of potential for this Victorian from 1900 to be turned into something special.
Old World touches include multiple glass-enclosed porches, original wood floors, and a large, formal dining room with built-in cabinets. The property includes several outbuildings, a carriage house, and a spring house near Webb Creek, which runs through the property.
Glen Mills, PA
Why it’s here: Built in 2009 to resemble a big red barn, this four-bedroom home is filled with upgrades. There are hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and special touches, like a custom-tiled dog wash. The over 11-acre property is outfitted for equestrian pursuits and offers plenty of seclusion.
Why it’s here: A big bargain? The listing details say over $42 million was invested in creating this one-of-a-kind home. The brand-new, 13,000-square-foot mansion sits on a full acre and includes approved plans for a two-story guesthouse. Inside, it’s designed to display an art collection, with deft lighting and wide-open walls.
A motorized wall slides open to create a lovely flow between the indoor spaces and the infinity pool. Other luxury highlights include the tiered screening room, indoor and outdoor catering kitchens, and a jaw-dropping set of his-and-hers closets.
Beverly Hills, CA
Why it’s here: Custom built in 2011, this Euro-style cottage is filled with top-of-the-line amenities. It’s perfectly situated on a large lot in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills community.
White oak floors, Venetian plaster walls, a home gym, theater, an art room, and numerous other high-end upgrades make this a one-of-a-kind prestige property.
Why it’s here: Gorgeous from the curb, this 1911-built Tudor has been given a partial facelift over the past four years. Updates include new windows, roof, and fencing.
Now, the sellers are looking for a buyer to finish the renovation work on this four-bedroom classic. Prospective buyers must to be willing to pay cash or to qualify for a renovation loan.
Why it’s here: The listing details claim that this five-bedroom home has been featured in Architectural Digest. It sits on a gated lot, and outdoor entertainment options include a cool pool, an outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.
Inside, there’s a roomy kitchen, custom closets, and a garage outfitted with custom cabinet systems. The property is loaded with smart features, and we particularly love the outdoor projector that can be controlled via a smartphone app.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Why it’s here: The price per square foot is remarkable! With over 12,000 square feet of living space, this megamansion is going for only $91 a square foot. Situated on 5 acres and built in 1998, the home is filled with high-end features: a wine room, private theater, and a sunroom with views.
There’s also a finished garage and a large studio on the top level, for additional flex space.
Why it’s here: Known as the “Pink House,” this Colonial home built in 1795 is a local landmark that’s been used as a tavern, apothecary, and bed and breakfast. And while it’s plenty quirky, it’s not so much pink but a shade of salmon.
The property has undergone a modern update. From the hand-colored Venetian plaster to the inlaid mosaics from Montepulciano, Italy, the home is a stunning homage to Old World craftsmanship.
The kitchen is primed for gourmet cooking, and the lush gardens are filled with charming spaces to be enjoyed for centuries to come.
Why it’s here: Back to the future—or a return to the past? Originally an old horse stable, this nearly 5,000-square-foot home was once owned by John DeLorean.
The nearly 2-acre property was built in 1954 and includes a guesthouse, brick courtyard with fountain, and a backyard filled with mature trees. Recent updates include a new boiler, windows, and a full house generator.
Bingham Farms, MI
Why it’s here: Farewell to a Red Sox legend? Built in 2006, this large Colonial is being sold by the Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Although he’s under contract with the Sox through 2021, the injury-plagued star appears to be tipping his hand on his future.
Pedroia’s 8,500-square-foot mansion includes a double-height foyer, home gym, media room, and guest quarters.
Outside, there’s a stone patio accessible by French doors from the family room, and a roomy backyard ideal for a game of whiffle ball. And it sits just a mile away from the $33.9 million mansion being sold by Tom Brady.
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