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10 most-viewed homes on Zillow in 2012


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comp:000050e002ac:0000001662:7157 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><p>&#8216;Tis the season for end of the year lists: best books, best movies, best newsmakers. But it wouldn&#8217;t be the end of 2012 without another significant list: the most-viewed homes on Zillow. From luxury mansions in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/miami-fl/">Miami</a> and <a href="http://www.zillow.com/beverly-hills-ca/">Beverly Hills</a> to a home once owned by the Osbournes, here are the properties that garnered the most clicks, starting with No. 10.</p> <h3>10. Mary Kay&#8217;s Pink Home</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8915-Douglas-Ave-Dallas-TX-75225/26903654_zpid/">8915 Douglas Ave, Dallas TX</a><br /> For sale: $2.799 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8915-Douglas-Ave-Dallas-TX-75225/26903654_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107600" title="mary kay" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/mary-kay.jpg" alt="" width="475" height="317" /></a></p> <p>The former home of the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics is exactly the color you would expect: a soft shade of light pink. Mary Kay Ash’s mansion was designed in 1984 and served as the businesswoman’s home and headquarters in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/dallas-tx/">Dallas</a>. She sold the home in 2000 in her efforts to downsize. <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-02-21/home-of-the-week-mary-kays-pink-mansion/">Watch the video tour</a>.</p> <h3>9. Sunset Boulevard Mansion</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/901-N-Alpine-Dr-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/95544641_zpid">901 N Alpine Dr, Beverly Hills CA</a><br /> Not for sale</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/901-N-Alpine-Dr-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/95544641_zpid"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107597" title="901 bev hills" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/901-bev-hills-e1356983185809.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="327" /></a></p> <p>The home may have garnered views for its spectacular size — 28,000 square feet — and its previous $29.9 million price tag, but even more interesting is the history of the home&#8217;s location. The house sits on a lot that once held a home owned by Sheikh Mohammed al-Fassi, an in-law of the Saudi Arabian royal family. He painted his house bright green and decorated the grounds with statues painted in flesh colors. In 1980 the home burned down, and the property was split into two lots, one of which was recently for sale as an unfinished mansion.</p> <h3>8. Million Dollar Room in Atlanta</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/490-W-Paces-Ferry-Rd-NW-Atlanta-GA-30305/35907568_zpid/">490 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta GA</a><br /> Not for sale</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/490-W-Paces-Ferry-Rd-NW-Atlanta-GA-30305/35907568_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107598" title="Atlanta" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Atlanta-e1356983211788.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></a></p> <p>A spot on television can get a home quite a bit of fame. This <a href="http://www.zillow.com/atlanta-ga/">Atlanta</a> house was recently <a href="http://www.hgtv.com/real-estate/more-extraordinary-spaces-from-million-dollar-rooms/pictures/index.html">featured on HGTV&#8217;s &#8220;Million Dollar Rooms</a>&#8221; for its pool courtyard. Designed to be an outdoor retreat, the pool area features beautiful marble mosaics, fountains and spas as well as a full outdoor kitchen and dining area. The rest of the house isn&#8217;t too shabby, either. Measuring a whopping 40,000 square feet, the property includes seven full kitchens, two gyms, hair and nail salon, wellness center, cigar room and theater.</p> <h3>7. Christina Aguliera&#8217;s Home</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/513-Doheny-Rd-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/20522489_zpid/">513 Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills CA </a><br /> For sale: $13.5 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/513-Doheny-Rd-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/20522489_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107591" title="Christina Aguliera" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Christina-Aguliera-e1356983250519.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="313" /></a></p> <p>It could be that &#8220;The Voice&#8221; host and singer Christina Aguilera owns this home. It could also be that the Osbournes once owned the Beverly Hills estate. Or, it could be the quite eclectic decor that reels people in. Whatever the reason, the Mediterranean-style manse garnered enough visits to put it at No. 7 on the list. The home is currently for sale — listed for $13.5 million since March 2011.</p> <h3>6. Encino Cliff Home</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17070-Encino-Verde-Pl-Encino-CA-91436/2145934929_zpid/">17070 Encino Verde Pl, Encino CA</a><br /> For sale: $3.98 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17070-Encino-Verde-Pl-Encino-CA-91436/2145934929_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107593" title="Encino" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Encino-e1356983282498.jpg" alt="" width="472" height="312" /></a></p> <p>No. 6 on the most-viewed list is the kind of home most people dream of living in. Perched on a 5-acre, cliffside lot in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/encino-los-angeles-ca/">Encino</a>, the house is filled with luxury touches. The home begins with an enormous grand entry with black crystal chandelier and includes a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, enormous living room with a 20-foot wall of windows and a master suite with steam shower, dry sauna and whirlpool bath.</p> <h3>5. Woolworth Apartment</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-E-80th-St-New-York-NY-10075/31540062_zpid/">4 E 80th St, New York NY</a><br /> For sale: $90 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-E-80th-St-New-York-NY-10075/31540062_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107596" title="Woolworth Apartment" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Woolworth-Apartment.jpg" alt="" width="469" height="313" /></a></p> <p>What makes this townhouse worth $90 million? Location: The home is located on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/new-york-ny/">New York</a>&#8216;s prestigious <a href="http://www.zillow.com/upper-east-side-manhattan-new-york-ny/">Upper East Side</a> and measures 19,950 square feet. Built for Frank Woolworth in 1915, the neo-French Renaissance mansion is 35 feet wide, with 14-foot-high ceilings, grand fireplaces and formal parlor and breakfast room.</p> <h3>4. Over-the-Top in Beverly Hills</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/904-N-Crescent-Dr-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/20521134_zpid/">904 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills</a><br /> For sale: $58 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/904-N-Crescent-Dr-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/20521134_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107590" title="Beverly hills mansion" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Beverly-hills-mansion-e1356983374341.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="327" /></a></p> <p>Just steps from the Beverly Hills Hotel is &#8220;The Crescent Palace,&#8221; which features a swan pond, and indoor and outdoor pool on over an acre lot. The 7-bedroom, 11-bath home also features a Moroccan dining room, media screening room, grand ballroom, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, gym and elevator.</p> <h3>3. Versace&#8217;s Florida Home</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1116-Ocean-Dr-Miami-Beach-FL-33139/43899710_zpid/">1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach FL</a><br /> For sale: $100 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1116-Ocean-Dr-Miami-Beach-FL-33139/43899710_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-107595" title="Versace" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Versace-e1356983410900.jpg" alt="" width="423" height="280" /></a></p> <p>Swim in luxury in this home&#8217;s 24-karat gold-lined pool. Purchased by fashion powerhouse Gianni Versace in the 1990s, this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/miami-beach-fl/">Miami Beach home</a> has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in a <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1356979558658_3069"></strong>23,462-square-foot floor plan. Most of the interiors are just as luxe as the gold pool outside, featuring tile mosaics, hand-painted walls and ceilings <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1356979558658_3069"></strong>frescoes.</p> <h3>2. Florida Private Island</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/E-Sister-Rock-Is-Marathon-FL-33050/2122889176_zpid/">E Sister Rock Is, Marathon FL</a><br /> For sale: $12 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/E-Sister-Rock-Is-Marathon-FL-33050/2122889176_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-107594" title="Florida island" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Florida-island.jpg" alt="" width="471" height="224" /></a></p> <p>Located off the Atlantic shore of <a href="http://www.zillow.com/marathon-fl/">Marathon</a> in the Florida Keys is a private island getaway with all the amenities. Surrounded by its own coral reef, the island measures 1.5 acres and contains a Bahamian-style 4-bedroom, 3-bath home.</p> <h3>1. Dick Clark&#8217;s Yabba Dabba Digs</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10124-Pacific-View-Rd-Malibu-CA-90265/2120980288_zpid/ ">10124 Pacific View Rd, Malibu CA</a><br /> Not for sale</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10124-Pacific-View-Rd-Malibu-CA-90265/2120980288_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-107592" title="dick clark" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/dick-clark.jpg" alt="" width="456" height="262" /></a></p> <p>You may expect the host of &#8220;American Bandstand&#8221; to live in a classic home — perhaps a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/ca/">California</a> mid-century modern. Rather, the late Dick Clark&#8217;s home is more &#8220;Flintstones&#8221; than Americana. Perched on more than 22 acres in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/malibu-ca/">Malibu</a>, the 2-bedroom cavern structure was last listed for $3.5 million.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-12-17/most-popular-posts-of-2012-nfl-stars-value-killing-home-renovations-fifty-shades-of-grey-and-much-more/">Zillow Blog&#8217;s Most Popular Posts in 2012</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-12-21/biggest-celebrity-home-sales-of-2012/">Biggest Celebrity Home Sales of 2012</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-12-31/resolve-to-finish-those-diy-projects/">Resolve to Finish Those Home DIY Projects</a></li> </ul> </div>
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