Calling all dreamers!
If you’ve ever wished upon a star for a custom-built home on your own private island, you’re in luck: One has just hit the market in Arkansas.
Offering unrivaled privacy surrounded by spectacular views of Lake Balboa, the great getaway in Hot Springs Village has set social media abuzz, making it this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®.
Other real estate you clicked on this week include a former Masonic Temple in New York, a spectacular contemporary mansion with views of the Las Vegas Strip, and a Chicago duplex featured on HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab.”
For a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes, scroll on down.
Why it’s here: Not your typical Maine home, this solar-powered beauty sits on 12 acres.
Overlooking the Royal River, the three-bedroom home was built in 2020 and offers 3,712 square feet of sleek living space. It features arched ceilings, walls of windows, sliding barn doors, and a floating staircase. The chef’s kitchen has quartz countertops and a walnut island.
There are plenty of spots to enjoy scenic views, including an enormous back deck, covered porch, and patio surrounding the saltwater pool.
Why it’s here: This recently built home offers a front-row view of the Jourdan River, as well as a unique layout.
The 1,444-square-foot interior includes lots of windows to enjoy water views from nearly every room. The airy kitchen has an arched ceiling, quartz countertops, and a walk-in pantry. There are three bedrooms, including the primary suite with a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, walk-in shower, and dual-sink vanity. Underneath the house, there is additional space to entertain.
The property comes with a covered boat launch area.
Why it’s here: Here’s the chance to live and work in a former Masonic Temple.
The brick building was constructed in 1928 and zoned for commercial and residential use. Currently, it’s in use as an art studio and a private residence. The 7,656 square feet of living space includes two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Historic highlights include 14-foot tin ceilings, arched doorways, and preserved hardwood floors.
The floor plan is open, and the kitchen and bathrooms have been modernized.
Why it’s here: This newly built mansion in the desert features views of the McCullough Range and the Las Vegas Strip.
The five-bedroom contemporary features glass walls that slide open, creating seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces. The 8,211-square-foot layout includes a sleek kitchen with a waterfall island and a 452-bottle wine wall. The primary suite comes with a private terrace, soaking tub, sauna, and walk-in closet.
The outdoor space is equally impressive, with two pools, a spa, and two kitchens.
Why it’s here: This affordably priced, four-bedroom dwelling comes with 28 acres.
The 1,728-square-foot home was built in 1990 and needs some TLC. It features a first-floor primary bedroom, three upstairs bedrooms, and a detached garage.
The property is pending sale.
Why it’s here: It’s extremely rare to find a house on a 14-acre plot surrounded by a 14,000-acre preserve in Florida, but here one is.
Built in 2019, this four-bedroom home features a country-style interior. The 2,528-square-foot, open floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, a 10-foot island with a marble countertop, and a built-in coffee machine. The family room has a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, and sliders that open to the backyard.
Out back, there’s a kitchen, pool with a swim-up bar, putting green, fire pit, and playground.
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom antique in Wicker Park received a fancy face-lift on the home improvement show “Windy City Rehab.”
Built in 1885, the 2,100-square-foot duplex was revamped on the popular HGTV series. Updates include custom millwork and high-end finishes. A chef’s kitchen serves up a 9-foot island, high-end appliances, and stone countertops. The primary suite features heated flooring and a spacious walk-in closet.
Why it’s here: This home was built in 1967 and has been well preserved. It’s now available at an affordable price.
The 2,387-square-foot, retro interior includes original terrazzo flooring, wood-paneled walls, vaulted ceilings, and a sunken living room. Surprise finds include a wall-mounted radio (it still works) and a plastic wrap/aluminum foil dispenser in the kitchen. The primary bedroom has sliders that open to the back patio and fenced yard.
The one-level home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. According to the listing, some of the furniture is negotiable.
Why it’s here: This nine-bedroom home features a lot of vibrant and colorful wallpaper. They showcase a floral theme in a bedroom, butterflies on the bathroom walls, and bird and leopard designs in other rooms.
The home was built in 1928 and measures 6,828 square feet. Architectural details include coffered ceilings and arched windows and doors. The primary wing has two walk-in closets, an office with a kitchenette, and an elevator that goes to a rooftop terrace.
The home sits on a double lot, which also includes a guesthouse, four-car garage, and in-ground pool with built-in lounge chairs.
Why it’s here: Here’s a chance to live on your own private island on Lake Balboa. The island is anchored by a home that was custom-built in 2018. It offers two primary bedrooms with a private terrace.
The interiors feature soaring ceilings, many windows, and water views from nearly every room. Porcelain tile flooring runs throughout the 4,422 square feet of living space.
Luxe amenities include a massage room, a safe room, and a guest suite with built-in bunk beds.
The 3.2-acre lot comes with a built-in outdoor grill, a double-boat dock with lifts, and a three-car garage.