The Ultimate Garage? Car Lovers’ Nirvana in Texas Is the Week’s Most Popular Home
Gather around, grease monkeys! This week’s most popular property on realtor.com® is a gearhead paradise situated on 10 acres just outside Dallas. The Lone Star State spread devoted to all things automotive sped away with the most clicks.
It features professional-grade automotive facilities—including a glass-repair shop and several auto lifts. There’s also a 10-car garage, a car-painting booth, and luxurious entertaining spaces festooned with auto-themed memorabilia.
However, to peer under the hood of this popular property, you’ll need to back up a Brink’s truck. This paradise for car lovers is on the market for $8 million.
If you don’t have that much cash on hand, a different (and cheaper!) automotive-focused property also revved up a fair amount of interest. This brand-new home in Wisconsin has an enormous garage with a gleaming epoxy floor.
In addition to these two fast and furious residences, you also clicked on a Georgia mansion built for the inventor of Crisco, a must-see time capsule in Tennessee, and the Massachusetts home where Lizzie Borden lived after she was acquitted of murder.
Start your engines, and take a spin through this week’s 10 most popular homes for sale.
Why it’s here: This Queen Anne Victorian is known as Maplecroft, and was once owned by Lizzie Borden, who was acquitted in the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
This seven-bedroom mansion isn’t where the heinous murders took place, but it is where Borden lived until her death. The half-acre lot is part of the historic Highlands District. The turnkey home has been fully restored, and the sale includes the period furnishings.
Why it’s here: Constructed in 2019, this three-bedroom home is secondary to the property’s dream garage.
The17-acre wooded lot includes a huge shop with epoxy flooring, a bathroom, heat, and roll-up doors.
One of the glass garage doors opens to a patio, which overlooks a stocked, 3-acre pond. For the full post-snowmobile or ATV experience, there’s even a locker room on site.
Why it’s here: Built in 1932, this three-bedroom bungalow retains many of its original details. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and wood floors have been lovingly maintained. Outside, the large yard has plenty of room to play and entertain among the gardens.
Why it’s here: Built for the man who invented Crisco, this seven-bedroom, 12,862-square-foot mansion was erected in 1901.
The fully renovated house still shines more than a century later. The property includes a speak-easy bar, home theater, and manager’s cottage.
Why it’s here: Fully remodeled, this three-bedroom farmhouse sits on 3.5 acres and dates to 1904.
Interior highlights include Amish shamrock cabinets, original woodwork and crown molding, pocket doors, and an oversized laundry room. Outside, there’s plenty of room to explore, as well as a new pole barn.
Why it’s here: A pool, three-hole putting green, pool house, outdoor bar, and basketball court are just a few of the fun amenities included in this sprawling and gated 19-acre estate.
The six-bedroom main house was built in 1995 and is stuffed with luxe upgrades throughout. There’s also an in-law suite, as well as a separate building with a sauna for cold Indiana nights.
Why it’s here: Black, white, and awesome all over, this time capsule from 1975 has been impeccably preserved in all its glory.
Listing photos show quintessential 1970s custom tilework, bold color schemes, and wild wallpaper. The four-bedroom ranch house sits on 1.5 acres, and comes with a sunroom, in-ground pool, and barn.
Why it’s here: This ingenious 6,000-square-foot home is known as the Water Castle. The walls are completely filled with water to “harness the enormous thermal mass and heating/cooling properties of water to eliminate the need [for] A/C or furnace.”
The arched castle on a hill comes with 13 acres of land, accessed by a dirt road.
Why it’s here: This seven-bedroom home is the “crown jewel” of Fort Wayne’s historic neighborhood, according to the listing.
Built in 1905, the Richardsonian-Romanesque home served as the Fort Wayne Museum of Art until 1983. For the past 25 years, it’s been known as the Castle Gallery of Fine Art.
Highlights of the extraordinary residence include a handcarved oak staircase, inlaid hardwood floors, and stained-glass windows. All major systems have been upgraded, and it’s ready for a new owner to sketch out its next chapter.
Why it’s here: Get your motor running, and make your way to Texas. Car lovers couldn’t help but share this one-of-a-kind listing with their fellow gearheads.
The 10-acre ranch just outside Fort Worth is dedicated to all things wheels. A buyer could choose to live in this auto nirvana year-round, or use it as an events venue.
The listing notes that the glass-repair center can easily host 60 people, “for anything from a philanthropic fete to an intimate wedding.”