From big celebrity real estate news to quirky homes hitting the market, we’re recapping the best of 2013, month by month, with some of our favorite Zillow Blog stories, social media posts and images on Zillow Digs.
Whether you love or loathe Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, you can’t deny their ability to climb to the top of the news. The story about the pair buying a house in Bel-Air at the beginning of 2013 is by far the year’s top-read post on the Zillow Blog.
Forget traditional or even country — one of the most popular home decor looks in 2013 was industrial. Reclaimed lights, exposed beams and plenty of quirks add up to achieve the style.
This kitchen, designed by bright designlab interior design, mixes industrial elements with modern appliances.
If we’re handing out awards for most-iconic property of the year, then Bob Hope’s John Lautner-designed estate easily takes top honors. The volcano-like home hit the market with just as a significant price tag: $50 million.
April is the month to celebrate green living, and we checked out environmentally-friendly practices for the home from top to bottom — literally: These homes for sale have green roofs!
What does your home state say about your home style? Turns out quite a bit, and we mapped it out across the U.S. Traditional design was the most popular, with residents in 23 out of the 50 states preferring that style in their homes.
Zillow’s latest TV commercial began airing in June, and its emotional storyline even struck a chord with Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, who tweeted about it.
Can you name the 13 colonies? We celebrated the Fourth of July by sharing colonial-era homes from all 13 originals — from New Hampshire to Georgia.
Is it cold where you are? Use some imagination to think back to warm August nights spent outside. This patio image is one of the most popular on Zillow Digs, and we can see why.
Image contributed by the Boyenga Team.
If there’s anything that gets people excited, it’s maximizing storage in the kitchen. The photo, shared on Zillow’s Facebook page, created quite a bit of chatter.
Slamming doors, weird noises and ghostly presences — this spooky home has it all. We shared a first-hand account of living in a haunted house.
Whichever Frank you prefer — Frank Gehry or Frank Lloyd Wright — we shared a roundup of homes on the market that were designed by famous architects.
Thinking about renovating in 2014? Zillow Digs’ latest survey shares which home design trends will be huge in the next year.
Photo credit: DetailsADesignFirm