Top 10 Most Viewed Homes on Zillow in 2011
What were the most popular homes on Zillow in 2011?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or a specialist in human behavior to figure out that when it comes to virtual real estate browsing, it’s the mostly mega-homes of the rich and famous that capture our collective imaginations. Sometimes luxurious, sometimes notorious, these properties inspired the big hits, whether the properties housed the cast of “Jersey Shore” or the President of the United States.
Starting at No. 10, here’s the rundown of the homes that got the most clicks on Zillow last year.
10. Champ D’Or
1851 Turbeville Rd, Hickory Creek TX
Status: For sale $35 million
The French-inspired mammoth made Zillow’s most expensive list a few months back when it was first listed at $65.5 million. Even with a few huge price cuts, the home is still a pretty penny at $35 million. But with the hefty price tag comes the amenities: 36,630 square feet, a two-story Chanel-inspired closet, six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, racquetball court and, of course, the gift-wrap room. It’s all situated on a 90-acre piece of Hickory Creek real estate.
9. Seven Lakes Ranch
36843 County Road 17, Meeker CO
Status: Off-market. Previously listed for $55 million
Australian golfer Greg Norman assembled Seven Lakes Ranch from myriad separate properties. The luxury ranch sits on the banks of White River with access to fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and skiing. The property is more like a 5-star resort than a private home, since it includes hunting equipment, livestock as well as guest cabins and full staff quarters.
8. The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C.
Status: Not for sale
Built in 1792, this prominent piece of D.C. real estate is undoubtedly the most recognizable home in the U.S. Although a private residence for the President, the White House also holds offices for the President, First Lady, top staff and aides. With 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms, the White House has more history — and security — than any other residence in America. Designed by architect James Hoban, second U.S. President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams were the first residents. Since then, the House has weathered wars, assassinations and various decor changes.
7. Melissa Gorga’s Mansion
8 Pond Vw, Montville NJ
Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise should be called “The Real Housewives of Real Estate,” since so many cast members have bought, sold and rented a number of their homes over the years. This particular property is owned by Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga, who joined the show for season three and is the sister-in-law of Teresa Giudice, another “Housewives” cast member and author of “Skinny Italian.” According to listing information, Gorga’s home was custom-built by her husband and listed for sale briefly in 2010 for $4.1 million.
6. Water Mill Mansion
Undisclosed address, Water Mill NY
Status: For sale $58,500,000
Noted as a Water Mill real estate “masterpiece,” the 4-acre, waterfront estate consists of a 20,000-sq ft main residence that is outfitted with unique detailing throughout. Along with 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, features include a double-hearth staircase cast in bronze, silver and gold leaf, library with coffered ceilings, 19th-century, stained glass skylight, and 100-year-old mantelpieces.
5. 50 Cent’s Home
50 Poplar Hill Dr, Farmington CT
Status: For sale $9,999,999
It makes sense that rapper 50 Cent, whose first mainstream single was “In Da Club,” would have a nightclub in his home, especially one with a full bar, lighted dance floor and DJ area. What better way to host 50 of your closest friends but in the downstairs of your 48,515-sq-foot crib? Besides a place to party, the premium piece of Farmington real estate includes a home theater, billiards room, racquet ball court, and indoor pool all set on 17 sprawling acres. Read more about 50 Cent’s house.
4. Glass Pavilion
Undisclosed address, Santa Barbara CA
Status: For sale $19,995,000
Despite the all-glass walls — even in the shower and bathroom — the home is reportedly private, surrounded by lush landscaping on 3.5 acres of Montecito real estate. The 13,875-square-foot home was the brainchild of L.A. architect Steve Hermann who took six years to build the modern masterpiece. First listed for $35 million in 2010, the price tag has been chopped down to just under $20 million. Read more about Glass Pavilion.
3. Frank Woolworth Mansion
4 E 80th St, New York NY
Status: For sale $90,000,000
Manhattan real estate is notoriously pricey, but even by Big Apple standards, the opulent Woolworth Mansion rises to the top of the most-expensive list. The limestone townhouse was built in 1915 for retail magnate Frank Woolworth. The neo-French Renaissance mansion is a one-of-a-kind, enormous residence, measuring 35-feet-wide with a grand foyer, massive fireplaces, 14-foot high ceilings and a dining room that seats over 50. Read more about Woolworth Mansion.
2. Wehba Mansion
9577 Sunset, Los Angeles CA
Status: For sale $55,000,000
Situated on nearly two acres and filled with custom finishes, the Wehba Mansion is a Beverly Hills real estate rarity with an equally rare (and jaw-dropping) asking price of $55 million. Previously priced at $68.5 million, this home, along with the Woolworth Mansion and Water Mill Mansion, made Zillow’s most expensive list and, even with the price cut, sits far above Beverly Hills median home values.
1. Jersey Shore House
1209 Ocean Ter., Seaside NJ
Status: Available as a short-term rental
Surprised that the rowdy Jersey Shore bunch made the top of the list? The self-proclaimed Italian-America “guidettes and guidos” may be America’s least desirable celebrity neighbors, but that doesn’t mean their infamous filming location didn’t garner a lot of curious views from Zillow users. The Seaside rental has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a rooftop deck with hot tub. Read more about Jersey Shore house.