Vegas House Crammed With Wild Decor Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

A suburban Las Vegas home filled to the brim with a chaotic collection of statues, mounted animal heads, and baroque furniture drew curiosity seekers on social media. The residence jampacked with knickknacks earned a ton of clicks and is the week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.

Aside from the bright magnolia exterior, the home looks like any other suburban, single-family house. But the interiors are a whole different story.

Hundreds of sets of eyes follow you from room to room—there are life-size mannequins, dolls, moose heads, and religious statuary throughout. Even the furniture in the photos appears to have been transported from a different time and place. All of these things must have meant a great deal to the owner, which is perhaps what makes these particular pictures so appealing. It’s a peek into someone else’s strange and private world.

You also clicked on the most expensive home in Kansas, a wild converted schoolhouse in Colorado, and a fancy Ohio spread being sold by a local auto magnate.

If there’s a common thread to be found throughout this week’s list of most popular homes, it’s the idea that home can be a world you create all your own.

But don’t take our word for it—scroll on down and survey these 10 popular properties for yourself.

Price: $192,500
Why it’s here: With peppy pink exterior paint and the sweet moniker of Harmony Acre Farm, this property comes with its own self-sustaining garden, orchard, and greenhouse. You’ll also find a barn, two-story outbuilding, and garage. The main house was built in 1908 and has been well-maintained over the decades. It features a custom kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring, and a new roof.

Waynesville OH
Waynesville OH

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Price: $285,000
Why it’s here: Known as the Crosby house, this mansion from 1867 is a slice of local history. Elegant and light-filled, the eight-bedroom home retains many original details, including the hardwood floors, banisters, crown molding, and French doors. The quarter-acre lot features mature landscaping and a heated pool.

Aurora, IL
Aurora, IL

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Price: $269,000
Why it’s here: A potential candidate to appear on HGTV’s “Home Town,” it’s ideal for a buyer who wants to settle down and entice Ben and Erin Napier to do a televised refresh.

This four-bedroom home in the heart of Laurel was built in 1920 and has 10-foot ceilings throughout, an elevator, and a grand entryway. The lower level is highlighted by a formal dining room as well as a sunroom. Upstairs, the master suite includes a sun porch.

Laurel, MS
Laurel, MS

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Price: $299,900
Why it’s here: Go modern in the country’s heartland. For a style-seeking buyer in Iowa, this brand-new, three-bedroom ranch sits on a half-acre. The residence has an open floor plan with oversize windows plus a back deck overlooking a wooded yard.

Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA

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Price: $149,900
Why it’s here: Built in 1940 and recently updated, this three-bedroom cabin sits on 3 wooded acres near nature trails, campgrounds, and wineries. A new owner can choose

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From ‘Love Island’ to ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Caesars Entertainment keeps Las Vegas on TV

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The cast of “Love Island” parties on the rooftop of the Cromwell.

If it’s true that everyone’s watching a lot more TV while staying home during the pandemic, viewers across the country are getting plenty of Las Vegas scenery during their favorite shows.

The second season of the U.S. version of dating competition reality series “Love Island” wraps up this week and has seen growing ratings since its premiere on CBS on August 24, according to Variety. Like its U.K. and Australian editions, the show is typically filmed at an actual island destination, with young competitors chasing romance and a big cash prize while attempting to avoid elimination from the voting public or their castmates.

International travel restrictions and other coronavirus concerns threatened to cancel the new season until executives from ITV, producers of “Love Island,” connected with colleagues at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, resulting in the entire production moving to the Strip to be headquartered at the Cromwell. Much of the show has been filmed at the resort’s rooftop Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, redecorated to serve as the “Love Island” villa, and just off the Strip, the Rio has served as a secondary production site.

Caesars Entertainment Vice President of Production Kate Whiteley said while “Love Island” in Las Vegas came together quickly, it’s a huge production with 125 people working as cast and crew at the Cromwell and 200 at the Rio.

“It’s been a lot of fun watching it come together and it’s a really big undertaking for us, so we’ve been fortunate to have this partnership with ITV to work together to create a COVID-safe way to do it,” Whiteley said. “There’s a lot of different factors at play beyond Las Vegas because it’s the first big TV show to come back [during the pandemic]. There will be a lot to look at in terms of what it means for the TV industry and the gaming industry, but we’ve been focused on what circles we need to close to make sure everybody’s safe and the impact on the staff at the properties and the people coming in.”

Two other cable shows filmed in Las Vegas have been on the air at the same time, although filming for those programs had mostly wrapped before March’s shutdown on the Strip. The finale of MTV’s “Double Shot at Love” starring “Jersey Shore” favorites Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino aired September 24 and the show’s second season was shot last fall at the Linq Hotel and Casino and at Drai’s, where Pauly D is a headlining DJ.

And “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue,” a six-episode spinoff of the wildly popular VH1 drag competition series, filmed at the Flamingo in 2019 and 2020 and broadcast its finale on September 25. A behind-the-scenes series focused on the new “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live” production show that opened at the Flamingo Showroom in January was always planned for TV,

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