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An Earthy, Nature-Flanked Home in Sonoma County (House of the Day)

We thought this week's #housepornthurs competition was a no-brainer, but we were pleasantly surprised: The majority of you voted for an earthy, nature-flanked home in California's Sonoma County over a swanky $16.5 million New York City townhouse! A handsome choice, we think. The gorgeously peaceful, earth-tone home is... Continue Reading »

Stare at the Mountains From an Elegant North Carolina Perch (House of the Day)

Nothing beats a great view. To be more specific, nothing beats that great view above. It's what drove voters in this week's #housepornthurs contest crazy, sending this North Carolina abode with breathtaking mountain views to the top. It trumped a sprawling estate in Santa Monica, Calif., even with it's large,... Continue Reading »

Sleek, Ultramodern Penthouse in Portland, Ore. (House of the Day)

House or apartment? You might think that everyone's American dream is to own a cute suburban single-family home, but voters in our #housepornthurs contest this week blew that theory out of the water! Even this cozy Tudor in Rye, N.Y., was no match against a sleek, contemporary apartment in Portland, Ore. Clearly, y'all... Continue Reading »

Glass Penthouse Atop NYC Will Have You Seeing Stars (House of the Day)

This week's #housepornthurs contest was a nail biter! Turns out that a head-to-head between a glass-covered luxury penthouse and a gated Mediterranean manse makes for a pretty epic battle. But, alas, someone has to be the winner: Edging the competition out by a mere three votes, @DouglasElliman stole the No. 1 spot with... Continue Reading »

Modern Malibu Manor Is Marvelous (House of the Day)

Some people like to play it safe, but not us. We think outside the box, and so do our friends at @MalibuPatch. With this modern Malibu marvel, they fought their way to the top of our #housepornthurs contest on Facebook this week. It was a tight race, though. Runner-up @FHAllenRealtors trailed by just a few votes with... Continue Reading »

Woody Santa Monica Stunner Will Make Your Mouth Water (House of the Day)

Our life is a little better thanks to @PartnersTrust, whose gorgeous contemporary home wrapped in rich wood in California's Santa Monica Canyon handily topped our weekly #housepornthurs contest on Facebook. Our runner-up, @discovercrc, was right on their tails, though, with a beautiful fairy-tale home in Salem, S.C. You... Continue Reading »

Williamsburg Penthouse Gets Most Amazing NYC Views (House of the Day)

@DouglasElliman smacked down the competition to be the winner of this week's #housepornthurs contest with this immaculate white penthouse in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Those amazing views of the iconic Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan skyline would win anyone over! We do want to give props... Continue Reading »

Rustic Condo in Park City, Utah, Is Breathtaking (House of the Day)

The folks at @MontageDV and @discovercrc really outdid themselves this week, and they were the clear favorite among our Facebook fans to take this week's #housepornthurs crown. Who wouldn't vote for this beautifully rustic condo in Park City, Utah, to be the champion? (With that said, we'd like to give a shout-out to... Continue Reading »

Mountain Center Estate Is a Desert Oasis (House of the Day)

Clearly, nothing beats a desert property! This week's #housepornthurs winner is perhaps reflective of our collective readers' desire to be in a warm, sunny and dry climate right now -- and where better than by the pool of this luxurious Mountain Center, Calif., retreat? We're talking massive windows that frame panoramic... Continue Reading »

Spacious NYC Loft for Sale Proves There's More Than Closets in the Big Apple (House of the Day)

Please raise your glasses for a toast to @PlatProperties, without whom we'd never know that anything more than a closet exists in New York City -- leastwise this stunning, spacious loft in Lower Manhattan. It's definitely deserving of the crown as this week's #housepornthurs winner! The battle for the title was a classic... Continue Reading »

Bend, Oregon, Home for Sale Is a Contemporary Masterpiece (House of the Day)

A clink of the glass to @discovercrc and @PronghornClub for proving that the great state of Oregon has some serious real estate chops. They're our crowned champions of this week's #housepornthurs contest, submitting this astounding contemporary gem in Bend, Ore. (We'd also like to give a shout-out to runner-up... Continue Reading »

Luxurious Kauai Cottage Gets You in the Club (House of the Day)

Nestled into Kukuiula, a private beach club on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, this luxury cottage offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean that stretch beyond its palm-tree-dotted lawn. Listed at $3.995 million, it's this week's #housepornthurs champ, submitted by @discovercrc. (A tip of the hat to @PartnersTrust for... Continue Reading »

Best of 2012's #Housepornthurs Winners

This year we launched #housepornthurs in order to leverage the Twittersphere to discover some of the country's finest listings. To participate in the weekly Twitter conversation, you just tweet a listing with #housepornthurs on a (surprise!) Thursday. After reviewing the submissions, we select two finalists and then put... Continue Reading »

Scarsdale Colonial Comes Wrapped in Ivy (House of the Day)

Embracing its leafy surroundings, this large Colonial home comes gift-wrapped in ivy and exquisite landscaping. @HoulihanRE snagged another #housepornthurs win by submitting this home in swanky Scarsdale, N.Y. The entry beat out @DouglasElliman's submission in a duel on our Facebook page. The house's design takes a... Continue Reading »

East Hampton Home Has Hot-Tub Gazebo That Overlooks Napeague Harbor (House of the Day)

A jaw-dropping Hamptons estate claims the mantle of #housepornthurs this week. The listing was submitted by @EHamptonPatch, and we've chosen it as a salute to all the areas in Hurricane Sandy's path that refuse to let the storm kill their spirit. Luckily, the area of Long Island where this gorgeous piece of real estate... Continue Reading »

'Fairy Tale' Home Is Just Plain Magical (House of the Day)

"It's like a fairytale!" tweets @sothebysrealty. We find it hard to disagree, and so did fans of our Facebook page, who voted for this enchanting Los Angeles mansion as the winner of this week's #housepornthurs! A tip of the hat to @whererealestate, whose submission was the runner-up. Nestled into a gated community, the... Continue Reading »

Swanky 'Penthouse 1' in Manhattan Has a Terrace to Die For (House of the Day)

Cheers to @tollbrothersinc for submitting this week's #housepornthurs winner, a $20 million New York City penthouse. The mouth-watering 4,346-square-foot home is the last unit available in The Touraine, a swanky apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side that is supposed to reach completion in the spring of 2013.... Continue Reading »

Manhattan Penthouse With Sky Garage (House of the Day)

Kudos to Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate for submitting this week's #housepornthurs victor, a mouth-watering New York City penthouse with jaw-dropping views. The home won by a landslide in a vote on our Facebook page against a worthy submission tweeted by Southampton Patch. Towering over Manhattan's Chelsea... Continue Reading »

Manhattan Penthouse Boasts Sleek Loft Layout and Stunning City Views (House of the Day)

This home is the winner of last week's #housepornthurs, a weekly Twitter conversation hosted by @aolrealestate in partnership with Curbed.com. (See Curbed's #housepornthurs feature here.) Tweet listings to AOL Real Estate with the hashtag #housepornthurs every Thursday for a chance to have one of your submissions featured... Continue Reading »

Laguna Beach Resort Mansion With Breathtaking Ocean Views (House of the Day)

This home is the winner of last week's #housepornthurs, a weekly Twitter conversation hosted by @aolrealestate in partnership with Curbed.com. (See Curbed's #housepornthurs feature here.) Tweet listings to AOL Real Estate with the hashtag #housepornthurs every Thursday for a chance to have one of your submissions featured... Continue Reading »

Sag Harbor Lighthouse Home Is a Waterfront Hamptons Beauty (House of the Day)

This home is the winner of last week's #housepornthurs, a weekly Twitter conversation hosted by @aolrealestate in partnership with Curbed.com. (See Curbed's #housepornthurs feature here.) Tweet listings to AOL Real Estate with the hashtag #housepornthurs every Thursday for a chance to have one of your submissions featured... Continue Reading »

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