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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.
"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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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