Nearly every week, some home in the small town of Laurel, MS, manages to make its way onto our list of the most popular homes on Realtor.com®.
Fans of the hit HGTV show “Home Town” are perpetually looking at listings in Laurel in search of a perfect place to settle down and bask in the town’s languid pace. We have seen a decent amount of clicks on all the homes—even ones that haven’t been reimagined by Ben and Erin Napier—that come up for sale in the central Mississippi town.
This week, tens of thousands of clicks landed on a particular listing in Laurel: a Craftsman-style house on the market for $390,000 that was featured on the popular home renovation series in 2016.
Known as the Warren House from Season 1 of the show, the home made over by the Napiers easily strolled away with the title of the week’s most popular home.
In addition to this drab-to-fab makeover, you clicked on a quirky midcentury modern house in need of an update in Ohio, a late rock star’s hilltop Texas home, and a megamansion with a nine-digit price tag in Connecticut.
For a full look at the 10 most popular homes this week, just scroll on down.
Why it’s here: Located up north, this rustic, two-story cedar shake home sits on more than 10 acres and features wooden tongue-and-groove detail on the walls and ceilings.
In addition, the four-bedroom residence offers a spacious loft-style primary suite where you can step out onto the outdoor deck to enjoy views of the wooded lot. A walk-out lower level can easily be transformed into a family room, wet bar, home theater, or home gym.
Why it’s here: Going up for online auction is this quirky 1960s time capsule. It’s in need of a complete rehab, and the affordable opening bid reflects that fact.
Bidders will need to give their imagination free rein when considering this three-bedroom home. From the cathedral ceilings to the built-in kitchen gadgets, this multilevel house offers the potential to become a modern dream home.
Why it’s here: This quaint Spanish Revival–style home is located in a district that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1925, the 866-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The interior has been updated, but historic details remain in the curves and arches, textured stucco, painted tile around the fireplace, and dark wood beams.
Why it’s here: This extraordinary 13,000-square-foot home sits on 60 private acres on Great Island. It’s the largest private island for sale on the East Coast.
The exclusive property features a three-bedroom stone house, a 19th-century farmhouse, a seaside bungalow, and a beach cottage. It’s been home to the same family for generations.
Offering waterfront views, this is also an equestrian property without parallel. You’ll find an 18-stall stable, indoor and outdoor rings, a polo field, paddocks, and riding trails.
Why it’s here: Live like a rock star in this four-bedroom hilltop house. It was once owned by Vinnie Paul, the late drummer for metal legend Pantera.
Stunning architectural details can be found throughout the home’s 3,784 square feet of living space. Highlights include the 30-foot barrel ceiling in the main living areas. It also comes with a pool, attached spa, and sauna.
Why it’s here: Head underground for your next adventure! This 11-acre property features an underground complex that’s home to a decommissioned Atlas F missile silo complex.
Whether you’re a prepper in love with a property designed to withstand a nuclear strike or you’d like to transform it into a bed-and-breakfast, the opportunities here are vast. There’s 6,900 square feet of space beneath the earth’s surface to explore.
Why it’s here: Stony and stately, the historic Lee Mansion was custom-built for the president of the Round Oak Stove Co. Now, it’s a landlord’s dream.
Constructed with uncut fieldstone, the mansion currently features six apartments. There’s also a carriage house with five additional apartments. Butternut hardwood can be found throughout the flooring, walls, and ceilings. The property also features inlaid hardwood floors, eight fireplaces with Italian marble, and five stone chimneys.
Why it’s here: Bargain mansion alert! This place is only $32 per square foot. Built in 1900, this imposing 12,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Constructed from Bedford stone, the three-level residence features original hardwood flooring, six Rookwood Pottery fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and pocket doors. There’s also a detached one-bedroom guesthouse and a detached garage that can be accessed through a covered breezeway.
Why it’s here: This midcentury modern beauty was designed by award-winning architect William Morris and offers more than 3,000 square feet of living space.
Built in 1968, the three-bedroom home has been modernized and features an open floor plan with high ceilings, a wall of windows, wood floors, and a brick accent wall. There’s also a courtyard off of the kitchen and an elevated deck off of the living room.
Why it’s here: Featured on HGTV’s “Home Town” six years ago, this historic four-bedroom home is located on one of Laurel’s most desirable streets. And we’re sure the bidding was fast and furious to snag this home made over by the show’s stars, Ben and Erin Napier.
Built in 1910, the house has been fully remodeled. It now features a new roof and modern kitchen. Vintage details include exposed brick, built-ins, and wood flooring. Beyond the Airbnb potential for the main house, there’s a two-car garage that has an income-producing apartment.