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Redfin Announces Winners of Iconic Homes of America

The Votes Are In: 19 Homes Selected As Embodying the Aesthetic and Spirit of Their City

SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, today announced the winners of Iconic Homes of America, a consumer-driven search for the most iconic homes for sale across the country. Redfin.com users scoured listings on the site and nominated homes they felt best represent their city. The three homes with the most nominations in each region were placed on Facebook.com/Redfin for users to vote on their favorites. The homes with the most votes can take home the bragging rights of being chosen as the most iconic of their city.

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"The Iconic Homes of America competition was a fun way for people to look at homes for sale and vote for their favorites," said Scott Nagel, head of real estate operations at Redfin. "The winning homes truly reflect America's diverse architectural styles and designs."

Below are the winners, which each represent the city in their own unique way:


205 Maple Creek Chase

Listed by Laurie Nixon, Redfin

Swimming and tennis anyone? Nestled in the desirable Bradshaw Farms community, this traditional two story brick home has fantastic curb appeal. In a word: stately. 


5324 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd

Listed by Michele Turnquist, Turnquist Partners, REALTORS

This Hacienda in the Spanish Oaks neighborhood has 9,700 sq. feet of heated and cooled living space and 3,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor space. It features panoramic sweeping views of the hill country and Spanish Oaks golf course.



Listed by Brian Pakulla, RE/MAX Advantage Realty

This classic home in the historic Ten Hills neighborhood is 3,894 sq. ft. and sits on a beautifully maintained property. The peaceful, bucolic setting represents the best of the Baltimore 'burbs.


16 Marlborough St

Listed by Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

Originally constructed in 1864, this multi-level building boasts many original details. It is located on the coveted first block of Marlborough and embodies classic Boston brownstones.


1508 N State Pkwy

Listed by Karen Kass, Prudential Rubloff

This timeless ivy-laden beauty was built for Frederick Winston of Winston and Strawn in 1896, and is one of the most coveted properties on the Gold Coast. It has 14 bedrooms, 10 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms!


710 S White Chapel Blvd

Listed by Cindy O'Gorman, Ebby Halliday Realtors

This wooded estate in Southlake is owned by legendary sports broadcaster Pat Summerall, and has the sports paraphernalia to prove it! Residents can enjoy Dallas sunsets from the beautiful backyard, which includes a fishing pond with several fountains, a putting green and a sand trap.


1595 Birchwood Ct

Listed by Barb Silverman, RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder

This craftsman style home embodies the look and feel of Colorado with exterior wood and rock elements. The stone fireplace is perfect for staying warm on cold winter nights.

Las Vegas

500 RANCHO Cir

Listed by Brian Horner, Real Estate One LLC

This custom-designed "castle" was built in 1945, during the heyday of Las Vegas. From the shape of the doorways, to intricately carved cabinets, to swinging chandeliers, this home is like no other!

Long Island

124 Dune Rd

Listed by Christopher Foglia, Norma Reynolds Reality Inc.

This home is located right off the beach with amazing ocean views. Perfect for entertaining, the home has a cozy den with a wet bar and fireplace, a total of three guest suites, a billiard room and state-of-the-art media room. There's also an outside pool and cabana.

Los Angeles


Listed by Josh Flagg, Rodeo Realty

Built in the same era of the great homes - Greenacres, Dios Dorados and the Buster Keaton Estate - "El Encanto," the former home of screenwriter Phillip Yordan, is one of the great old Spanish estates of Beverly Hills.

Orange County


Listed by Harold Noriega, HOM Sotheby's International Realty

This ocean front residence directly overlooks the Emerald Bay surf line, with panoramic and far-reaching Laguna and south coastline views. The formal entry has a retractable skylight/roof. The living room features two-story, ceiling-to-floor windows showcasing the Emerald Bay beach from one end to the other.


974 Delchester Rd

Listed by John Bell, RE/MAX Integrity

This Delchester Farm is one of the premier properties of Philadelphia's Main Line. The property consists of 24 acres and has multiple farm buildings. The original two-story main house was constructed in 1795 and has been extensively renovated since 1998.


10415 N 49th Pl

Listed by Nancy L. Cotton, Realty Executives

Towering palm trees frame the entrance to this stucco and tile-roofed home. Details include travertine and porcelain tile floors, custom plantation shutters, and French doors in the living room, family room and master bedroom. The backyard has a large grassy area, RV gate, large covered patio and sparkling pool.


465 NW ROYAL Blvd

Listed by Peggy Hoag, Prudential NW Properties

The epitome of the Pacific Northwest in every way. Soaring ceilings, walls of windows, five fireplaces and 28 acres of woods. The only house in the competition with an outdoor covered sleeping area.


6108 Puerto Dr

Listed by Karen Hoberg, Rancho Murieta Homes & Land

This Tuscan-style home features smooth exterior stucco, stone detailing, tile roof, archways, and a courtyard. The flagstone patio offers a perfect spot for outdoor entertaining in the warm California weather.

San Diego

7310 Vista Del Mar Ave

Listed by Talechia Principato, Global One

This San Diego ocean front villa is the second largest residence on the La Jolla coast and offers direct access to the pristine sandy shores. California dreaming is an understatement.

San Francisco

2053 Vallejo St

Listed by Antoine Crumeyrolle,Vanguard Properties

Iconic of San Francisco in every way, this multi-level Victorian masterpiece is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. and has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The original period details have been meticulously preserved, while tasteful updates have been added for a luxurious experience.


9345 Fauntleroy Way SW

Listed by Susan Gebhardt, Windermere Real Estate/East

This residence comes with a rare 174 feet of sandy beach on Puget Sound. The waterfront hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and iconic Seattle ferries.

Washington D.C.

3265 N St Northwest

Listed by William Moody, Washington Fine Properties LLC

This Federal style residence is in the heart of it all on Smith's Row in Georgetown. It has exceptional moldings and amenities throughout five finished levels.

About Redfin
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not sales-people, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin's online tools feature all the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner properties that don't pay brokers a commission. The company serves 19 U.S. markets and has closed more than $5 billion in home sales. In 2012, Redfin was named one of The DIGITAL100: World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies by Business Insider. Follow us on blog.redfin.com, on Twitter @redfin, and Facebook.com/Redfin.

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