Stately and old-school from the curb, a Maryland mansion went viral, thanks to a quirky subterranean surprise.The home's basement hol
Stately and old-school from the curb, a Maryland mansion went viral, thanks to a quirky subterranean surprise.
The home’s basement holds a full-scale replica of a small town Main Street. Once the photos of this marvel in miniature started circulating on social media, thousands of clicks followed. Those clicks helped propel this Potomac estate to the top of this week’s most popular homes.
It was created by an intrepid homeowner named Tom Blair, whose original intent was to create a party venue for the family’s then-teenage kids. Mission more than accomplished.
But now the brood is all grown up, with kids of their own, and the Blairs have moved on to another Maryland estate they’re using to create a world-class retreat for their grandkids. We can’t wait to see another Blair original create a click frenzy.
Besides the mansion with the bonkers basement, you also clicked on golfer Greg Norman’s 12,000-acre Colorado ranch, which just had a $10 million price slice. There’s also an adobe home in the middle of North Carolina, an adorable storybook home in Illinois, and an iconic midcentury home in Ohio.
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