Decrepit House with Creepy Dolls is the most popular house of the week
We’ve seen the real estate agent in a costume gadget lead to tons of clicks on otherwise mundane homes.
But the tendency of an agent in T. rex costume to cook breakfast in a renovated kitchen feels played out. This is only our opinion, of course. The agents always try the ploy and it pays off. Take a look at our fifth spot for the 10 most popular announcements of the week on Realtor.com®.
However, we were caught by a new gadget that led to tens of thousands of clicks on an abandoned house in Louisiana. This trash-filled wreck featured dolls in the listing photos to create a viral sensation – and she easily took the top spot this week.
And when we say dolls, we don’t mean they’re cute, adorable, or cuddly. No, these dolls are sinister-and make an ideal match for that decrepit residence. These vintage dead-eyed dolls posed throughout the house create the right atmosphere for a strange house that has seen much better days.
Aside from the disturbing dolls, you also clicked on a house on Lake Michigan designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; a house in Santa Fe, NM, which once belonged to the artist Alexandre girard; and a hippie hangout in the Ohio woods built by a renowned artist.
Whatever your tastes, this week’s most popular properties are a feast for the eyes and prove that you don’t have to be rich and famous to attract crowds. Sometimes a scary doll will do.
Price: $ 1,200,000
Why it’s here: This little motel has some serious “Schitt’s Creek” vibes.
Sitting on just over an acre, this income generating property is located in a high traffic area. Built in 1950, the Rancho Court Motel has three units with kitchenettes.
While it’s definitely due for an update, these paneled walls offer a lot of potential. Calling David Rose!
Price: $ 7,500,000
Why it’s here: Its French chateau design and imposing size make this huge 36,800 square foot mansion unique.
Built in 1997 and known as Ravenwood Manor, the home is adorned with custom murals, coffered ceilings and luxury amenities. Its 4.62 acre land includes gardens and a magnificent swimming pool.
Price: $ 4,500,000
Why it’s here: Known as Brookhaven Farm, this idyllic estate is sold by the co-founder of Aerosmith Joe perry.
Spread over two plots, the estate includes a 14-room main house, a stone shed, a guitar-shaped swimming pool and a three-stall barn. The property is gated to help ensure the privacy and safety of fans and onlookers.
Price: $ 3,199,000
Why it’s here: Offering ocean and island views, this magnificent artisan built in 1914 is located on the Santa Barbara Riviera.
The private courtyard includes a gazebo, tall hedges and handcrafted stone walls. The four-bedroom, 2,361-square-foot home was one of the first to be built in the area. Special touches include glass door handles, crown molding, and large windows.
Price: $ 2,100,000
Why it’s here: This charming abode is full of folk inspired design and raging colors left by the former owner of the house, the artist. Alexandre girard.
This whimsical property offers a chance to pick up something special and has an artist studio at the back. The seven bedroom house was built in 1952 and has been lovingly preserved over the decades.
Price: $ 185,000
Why it’s here: A real estate agent dressed in a “Scream” villain costume helped bring attention to this affordable three-bedroom home. Completely renovated, the house is a “killer business,” the list notes.
Price: $ 1,895,000
Why it’s here: Built in 1898, this four-bedroom Victorian received a Gothic-inspired glow. Completely renovated since the foundation, it is dark, brooding and utterly dreamy.
Located close to UC Berkeley, it offers a welcome departure from the pastel-hued Victorians we normally encounter.
Price: $ 1,960,000
Why it’s here: Along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Harper House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Completely restored with advice from the Wright Foundation, the house is a true work of art. Offered fully furnished, the four-bedroom residence is showcased with built-in features, custom finishes, window walls and stunning water views.
Price: $ 289,000
Why it’s here: Artist, poet and spiritual leader Ethelred’s Eldridge developed this 23 acre retreat over the decades.
Nicknamed Golganooza, it was once a gathering oasis for artists. Now available following Eldridge’s death in 2018, it includes an 1,800 square foot log cabin and a few outbuildings. The walls and spaces of the property still display Eldridge’s distinctive work.
Price: $ 149,500
Why it’s here: The answer is simple: scary dolls. When presented with a dilapidated house, an officer made the most of a dire situation. Clicks (and an offer) quickly followed.
Built in 1966, the now decrepit dwelling is unremarkable beyond the pair of spooky dolls positioned in the listing photos for maximum effect.
And as is the case with many homes that have seen better days, the three bedroom, 1,370 square foot home is being sold as is. We assume this includes the dolls.