Can You Guess Which Names Own The Most Valuable Homes?
As it turns out, your name says a lot about you and your castle.
Some people have all the luck — especially those fortunate folks named Stuart and Alison. According to a recent study by Zillow, American homeowners with those names tend to own the most valuable properties across the country, with lots that are worth a median of more than $330,000 and larger than 1,750 square feet.
But before you name your firstborn Stu, Stewie, Alice or Alley, check this out: Zillow actually analyzed more than 70 million property records and discovered the names of the owners of the most valuable homes in each state. See the results below:
"This analysis reveals a lot of interesting – and fun – differences between homeowner names and the relative popularity of less common or non-traditional homeowner names from region to region,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “U.S. homeowners are an incredibly diverse bunch, with a variety of names reflective of many cultural and familial backgrounds.”
We've broken down the top 10 names of owners of the most valuable homes below and matched them with our favorite suburban castles. Because who knows? Maybe you, too, should be counting your lucky stars.
Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
A 12,000-square-foot home complete with island views, sculpted gardens and its own helipad? This private waterfront estate in Washington would be perfect for our highest-ranking homeowner, Stuart. See more photos.
With a meticulously manicured lawn, walking paths and idyllic fountains leading to the front entrance, this French-style chateau in the heart of Houston, Texas seems fitting for an Alison. See more photos.
Bird's Eye View of Home and Driveway
A bird's eye view of the home shows off the glorious mountain views on display from nearly every side. The house sits in the middle of an expansive two acres with grassy lawns and wooded areas to explore. There are also separate guest quarters.
Colorado Landmark, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Peters of the world, have we picked the perfect palace for you. Located on two acres of land in the Colorado mountains, this sprawling Victorian home comes with a wrap-around porch, seven bedrooms and country walkways for days. See more photos.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Shoot2Sell Photography
Formal gardens, ornate mirrors and marble features for a luxe French home? Only the best for our fourth homeowner in line, Alexandra. See more photos of this home in Dallas, Texas.
Pabst Mansion Exterior and Driveway
@properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Eight bedrooms, twelve baths and a large circular maze complete this suburban castle in Glencoe, Ill. You can move in any day now, Geoffrey. See more photos.
Exterior: Lakefront Mediterranean in Austin, Texas
Moreland Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Somehow, we think someone like Marc would know how to make an entrance. With a stucco exterior, red tile roof and columns enclosed within an iron gate, this Mediterranean masterpiece in Austin, Texas makes its own great first impression. See more photos.
Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Jim Bartsch
Given that Salvatore is the most popular homeowner name in California, New Jersey and New York, it's no surprise that his suburban castle would be just as likable. We envision something akin to this Old World estate in Montecito, Calif., where lush landscaping leads to a picture-perfect entry. See more photos.
Though Anne is eighth on our list, her name occurs the most often in Zillow's research. We'd love to see such a busy bee in something as calm and charming as this historic Tudor home in Greenwich, Conn. See more photos.
Picturesque Sunset Over Sarasota Home With Stone Driveway and Gorgeous Stairwell
Travel around the fountain on the stone driveway and soak in the brilliant sunset hues as you ascend the beautiful staircase to the front door. The white house shines against the natural backdrop highlighting a second story balcony, thick columns and warm porch lighting.
Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
With grand staircases and flowing fountains, what's not to love about this Southern-style estate in Sarasota, Fla.? We think Marina would be very happy here. See more photos.
Ian may be last on our list, but his home would be just as impressive. With an indoor basketball court, movie theater and indoor spa, this Hamptons-inspired home certainly delivers. See more photos.