Out of This World: A UFO-Inspired Dwelling in Michigan Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

June 30, 2023

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a flying-saucer home!

Out of This World: A UFO-Inspired Dwelling in Michigan Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

An affordably priced, otherworldly abode in Lansing, MI, caught many earthlings’ eyes this week for its spaceship-style design, making it this week’s most popular home on Realtor.com®.

The three-bedroom dwelling appears to have landed on 20 wooded acres. Built in 1994, the curved home features a far-out design that includes round doors, a curved kitchen, and porthole windows.

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

10. 1508 Old Oak Rd, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $14,950,000
Why it’s here: 
Recently remodeled, this sprawling home is owned by Stargate record producer Mikkel Eriksen, who has worked with top musicians such as Katy Perry and Rihanna.

The Grammy-winning producer purchased the stylish, one-level spread in 2021 for $7,042,710. Since then, the 5,127-square-foot home that was originally built in 1981 has had extensive updates, according to Dirt. Luxurious highlights now feature designer bathrooms, custom millwork, white-oak floors, and a chef’s kitchen.

An outdoor oasis boasts a professionally lit tennis court with a basketball hoop, a pebble pool, sauna, cold plunge, and meditation platform.

Los Angeles, CA

9. 219 E High St, Ashley, OH

Price: $344,900
Why it’s here: 
Built in 1901, this affordably priced, four-bedroom antique offers a whimsical interior.

The well-preserved, 2,832-square-foot home features many period details, including an original staircase, high ceilings, custom millwork, and a hidden loft. The updated kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and a black walnut center island. The detached, two-car garage offers a large work area that could also be converted to a one-bedroom guesthouse.

Three covered porches, a large deck, and a screened porch with a hot tub are ideal spots for relaxing.

Ashley, OH

8. 5359 Hedgerow Dr, Indianapolis, IN

Price: $449,999
Why it’s here: 
From the outside, this four-bedroom house features a traditional midcentury style, but the interior exudes a modern vibe.

The stone home has angled windows and a classic midcentury front door on the exterior. Inside, the 4,840 square feet of modernized space boasts barn doors, quartz countertops, and four updated bathrooms. Built in 1962, the spacious place was recently renovated and now offers new paint, flooring, and lighting throughout.

It is pending sale.

Indianapolis, IN

7. 2617 Taliesin Dr, Kalamazoo, MI

Price: $299,000
Why it’s here: 
It’s not too often you come across a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired, midcentury modern time capsule, but here one is—and it’s cheap.

This three-bedroom residence was built in 1953 and has been well preserved. Retro highlights include arched ceilings with exposed wood beams and ductwork, oversized windows with clean lines, skylights, and exposed brick walls.

The 1,993-square-foot, open floor plan includes a bright kitchen with a “lunch counter.” The spacious living area boasts a vaulted ceiling, brick walls, and a fireplace. The screened porch out back overlooks the lot with lush landscaping.

It is pending sale.

Kalamazoo, MI

6. 4230 SW Council Crest Dr, Portland, OR

Price: $4,950,000
Why it’s here: 
This midcentury modern home’s original owner was the chief design engineer of the popular ’80s View-Master toy.

Built in 1951, the five-bedroom home dubbed the “View-Master House” was redesigned in 2011 by the architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, “whose fame extends to flagship Apple stores around the world,” according to the listing.

The sleek, 6,178-square-foot interior with clean lines now boasts a floating staircase, walnut paneling, and custom cabinets. The primary suite upstairs is surrounded by glass and features a lounge area and private deck.

You can soak in vistas from downtown Portland to the Cascade Mountains from any of the terraced decks.

Portland, OR

5. 1562 County Road 521, Poplar Bluff, MO

Price: $359,000
Why it’s here: 
This custom-built log home sits on 10 acres of natural beauty and privacy abutting a national forest.

Built in 2003, the five-bedroom home was recently updated. The spacious living area features a cathedral ceiling with exposed logs and a stone gas fireplace. The 3,359-square-foot, open floor plan includes a modern kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Two bedrooms can be found on the main floor. The other bedrooms are located on the lower level, along with a kitchenette. A recently constructed, wraparound deck and a back patio would be nice spots to take in the scenic views.

An oversized garage and shop building with a half-bath can also be found on the property, which is pending sale.

Poplar Bluff, MO

4. 1430 NW Windermere Dr, Tremont, IL

Price: $397,000
Why it’s here: 
This retreat on Lake Windermere has been beautifully updated and modernized inside.

The six-bedroom getaway comes with 254 feet of lake frontage to enjoy swimming, boating, or fishing. Built in 1976, the 3,762-square-foot home features windows throughout to capture the surrounding views. Three bedrooms, including a primary suite, are located on the first floor. Three more bedrooms and a loft space are found upstairs.

A screened porch and back deck with built-in seating are designed for entertaining.

Tremont, IL

3. 330 S Windsor Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $6,299,000
Why it’s here: 
This Colonial estate of the legendary TV news broadcaster Stan Chambers has come on the market for the first time in six decades. The storied residence served as a filming location for the movies “American Beauty” and “Lady Bird.”

Built in 1919, the four-bedroom abode was originally designed by architect Elmer Grey, whose impressive roster includes the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Huntington Library. The 7,537-square-foot interior features details such as well-preserved wood floors, three fireplaces, built-in cabinetry, and exposed-beam ceilings. An elevator offers easy access to all four floors.

The covered terrace out back overlooks an in-ground pool.

Los Angeles, CA

2. 12 Danforth Rd, Alton, IL

Price: $8,450,000
Why it’s here: 
This palatial, 20,235-square-foot property features an underground tunnel constructed in 2013 to connect the main home to the guesthouse and 11-car garage.

Built in 1927, the primary residence offers seven en suite bedrooms. The brick home’s interior has been thoughtfully preserved and updated over the years. Evidence of the home’s history can be detected in the wood-paneled walls, cathedral ceilings, arched windows and doorways, and seven fireplaces. The modernized kitchen boasts custom cabinets and lighting, high-end appliances, and an oversized island and seating area.

The enormous estate sits on 32 acres.

Alton, IL



1. 1633 E Clark Rd, Lansing, MI

Price: $359,900
Why it’s here: 
This deal is out of this world! Behold the affordable, flying saucer–shaped home that’s looking for a buyer to restore its otherworldly beauty.

The three-bedroom residence was built in 1994 and does need some updating. The uniquely designed, circular home features 3,509 square feet of living space. Round front doors open up to a bright, curved area surrounded by windows. And the kitchen has a similarly rounded countertop and breakfast bar. One of the three full bathrooms features a soaking tub, separate glass shower, and porthole-style window.

A glass-enclosed breezeway connects the home to a two-car garage. The property also features a 1,440-square-foot Quonset barn for extra storage.

The property is an estate sale and is being sold as is.

Lansing, MI

Information provided by: Realtor.com