An Earth-Sheltered Home in Wisconsin Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

An earth-sheltered residence in River Falls, WI, is this week’s most popular listing on Realtor.com®. Asking for $141 per square foot, the home that’s built into a hillside is affordably priced.

The energy-efficient “Hobbit House” was built in 1972 and features three wood-burning fireplaces, five skylights, exposed beams, and rippled walls.

In addition to this cool spot in the Badger State, you also clicked on an architectural marvel in Connecticut, lakefront living in Missouri, and a megamansion with a 24-car garage in Nebraska.

For a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes, simply scroll down.

Price: $579,000
Why it’s here:
This modern fortress built just last year looks like it was transplanted into this desert community.

On the inside, the four-bedroom home boasts 2,878 square feet of stylish space with an open floor plan, high ceilings, and an elegant kitchen.

Will potential buyers see the blocky construction as a contemporary masterpiece—or as out of sync with the rest of the neighborhood? We’ll be keeping an eye on this one to find out.

Albuquerque, NM

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Price: $194,750
Why it’s here:
Listed at an unheard-of price of $70 per square foot, this unique four-bedroom home backs up to a golf course.

The current owners, who are relocating, are still remodeling the midcentury-era abode. The interior boasts exposed beams, cathedral ceilings, two fireplaces, double primary suites, and a modern kitchen. Outside, there’s a pool with a diving board and a covered deck designed for entertaining. The price must have been right: After just days on the market, the home already has a buyer.

Rochester, NY

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Price: $1,800,000
Why it’s here:
Calling all farmstead lovers! Located on 38 acres close to Durham, this five-bedroom farmhouse comes with a pole barn and a guesthouse.

Built in 1964, the 3,027-square-foot layout has been modernized over the years. The place offers 14-foot vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, sliding barn doors, and an updated kitchen. There are also two primary suites, an in-law suite, and two screened-in porches.

Bahamas, NC

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Price: $509,900
Why it’s here:
The architectural marvel known as the Cedar Bridge House offers divine details, inside and out.

Designed by architect Will Armstrong, the two-bedroom home appears to be floating atop its 3.23-acre private lot. The modern design features walls of windows, tile flooring with radiant heat, skylights, a rooftop office, three decks, and a hot tub.

Glastonbury, CT

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Price: $625,000
Why it’s here:
This home on Table Rock Lake was designed for enjoying the outdoors with its two decks, screened-in sunroom, and hot tub.

The bright three-bedroom home was built in 1974 and has been updated over the years. Details include a modern kitchen, living room with a wood-burning stove, and lower level with a bar and entertainment area. There’s also a 1,500-square-foot shop to house all of your lake toys, and a boat slip is available at a nearby dock.

Shell Knob, MO

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Price: $214,900
Why it’s here:
This wooded, two-bedroom cabin is pending sale after just 10 days on the market.

Located on 1.3 acres with a barn, the rustic residence features an oversized, covered front deck with a swing and large back deck to take in the serene views. Highlights include wide-board pine floors, exposed wood beams, a remodeled country kitchen, and living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

Newport, PA

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Price: $14,900,000
Why it’s here:
You might not expect to find a 10,000-square-foot log home in the Buckeye State, but here it is on 13 acres.

Instead of moving to Montana, you can get a taste of Western Americana just 30 minutes from Cleveland on this working ranch that overlooks 600 nearby acres of farmland. This custom-built, eight-bedroom log home was constructed with 250-year-old hickory and oak logs shipped in from the West. The home comes with four kitchens, an in-law suite, three fireplaces, a deck, and patios.

The property includes a saltwater pool, pool house, barn with a hay loft, feeding corral, henhouse, and paddocks.

Oberlin, OH

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Price: $3,999,000
Why it’s here:
Can you say 24-car garage? This megamansion in the Cornhusker State can.

This six-bedroom luxury home offers 14,021 square feet of space, which includes four kitchens, a wine cellar, three laundry rooms, and an indoor pool. Outside, the lakefront abode has more water features and multiple fire pits. The price of the home includes all the interior furniture.

Bennington, NE

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Price: $599,950
Why it’s here:
Listed at $239 per square foot—a price that is rare to find in the Golden State—this four-bedroom home is already pending sale.

Built in 2000 on a corner lot, the 2,510-square-foot house offers modern one-level living with an open floor plan. The updated space comes with a contemporary kitchen with a waterfall island. The deluxe features continue outdoors with a Tiki bar, RV parking, covered patio, double hammocks, fire pit, pool with waterfalls, and built-in spa surrounded by a lazy river.

Hanford, CA

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Price: $315,000
Why it’s here:
This affordably priced “Hobbit House” features a unique earth-sheltered design and 3.5 acres of privacy.

The cozy two-bedroom home offers a surprising 2,236 square feet of living space. Designed by architect Mike McGuire and built in 1972, the home is surrounded by nature. But there’s bad news for lookie-loos: An offer has been accepted on the house, and showings are no longer offered.

River Falls, WI

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