If Disney ever plans to greenlight a live-action remake of “Rapunzel,” it could easily film it on the grounds of this week’s most popular home.
Real estate fans let their hair down and clicked like crazy on a distinctive stone castle in Michigan—complete with a 60-foot-tall tower.
The exterior of the castle is dramatic, and the interior is cozy and modern with plenty of room for family and friends. There’s even space to entertain in the tower, which offers incredible views.
Speaking of Disney, you also clicked on an ultraluxe mansion in Florida’s Walt Disney World that comes with Four Seasons amenities and VIP park access. Apparently, you can make the Magical Kingdom even more magical.
Other properties drawing a crowd this week include the adorable Abbey Rose Farm in Ohio, a bucolic Bucks County retreat, and a Lake Tahoe cabin where you may just encounter a few bears. And the week’s must-see property might well be Perry Elementary, a Pennsylvania elementary school that’s been converted into a multimillion-dollar, award-winning home.
These properties are the stuff of fantasies and fairy tales that are sure to put you in a weekend kind of mood. Take a look.
Why it’s here: Dating to 1901, Abbey Rose Farm is a 5-acre property with three farm buildings and a Victorian house. The five-bedroom home boasts a dramatic wraparound porch and beautiful flower gardens. Inside, the home features historic details, including a grand entryway, parlor, and four fireplaces.
Why it’s here: Social distancing won’t be a problem on this 600-acre property. The custom-built, four-bedroom log cabin on the property is less than a couple of decades old. For guests, there’s a separate six-bedroom lodge. The three ponds are ideal for anglers, walking paths parallel the stream running through the property, and a private ridge overlooks the Jefferson National Forest.
Why it’s here: Newly updated, this stone farmhouse known as Worth Farm in Bucks County was built in 1788. The four-bedroom main house features a wall of windows in the dining room, an open kitchen, and views throughout. The property also comes with a bank barn, two garage buildings, an original icehouse, and a spring-fed, stone-lined pond.
Why it’s here: This three-story townhome has 2,600 square feet of living space and is located on a sought-after block. The home is highlighted by a large family room, a loft area being used as a gym, and a deck. The bathrooms and kitchen have been updated, the master suite boasts a cathedral ceiling, and the back patio comes with a bar.
Why it’s here: This Craftsman bungalow from 1920 is just a short walk the the quaint town of Arroyo Grande along California’s Central Coast. The three-bedroom home boasts a party-ready backyard with patio. Hardwood floors, loads of natural light, and oodles of vintage charm are just a few of the perks in this cute home.
Why it’s here: This luxe three-bedroom log cabin was custom-built in 2003. It’s located in the heart of the Torreon Golf community in the White Mountains. Built-ins and high-end finishes combine with the cabin’s rustic touches to make the home feel like a cozy retreat.
Why it’s here: This Tahoe cabin is described as a major fixer-upper in the listing details. But it’s the listing photos that drew attention this week. One image suggests a buyer may have to fend off a bear on occasion. Ursine interruptions aside, the cabin is just three blocks from the beach. If you’re willing to put in work and deal with the wildlife, this century-old cabin might be worth the effort.
Why it’s here: This French-inspired, six-bedroom mansion is located in Golden Oak, the development designed by Disney’s Imagineers as an upscale residential community in the Walt Disney Resort. This 9,000-square-foot mansion is highlighted by an outdoor living area and a plush home theater. The home comes with VIP park access.
Why it’s here: Perry Elementary was built in 1965, but closed in 2012. Three years later, an intrepid couple purchased the building at auction for $350,000. They then transformed it into a jaw-dropping modern home. It has four bedrooms, an award-winning kitchen, luxe bathrooms, indoor basketball court, arcade, and home gym. The attached five-bay garage has been converted into a massive man cave.
Why it’s here: Spanning 20 acres, this estate features a real-deal stone castle complete with 60-foot tower.
The castle measures 2,000 square feet and has five bedrooms. Inside, you’ll find vaulted ceilings, a walk-out master suite, and several fireplaces. Outside, there are three patios, lush gardens, and fountains. The property could be used as an event venue, vacation rental, or wedding destination.