The most expensive home in….Alaska

As we rapidly approach the Dog Days of summer you might be dreaming of a cooler locale. Iceland? Antarctica? Alaska perhaps?

Well, perhaps you should look no further than Admiralty Island, Alaska.

Admiralty is a small island in southeast Alaska and the 7th largest island in the U.S with a majority of its landmass dedicated as a National Monument. But, what Admiralty Island is mostly known for is its population of brown bears who outnumber humans by a reported 3 to 1 ratio.

For a cool $4.75m this “gently sited,” 2.6-acre property could get you up close and personal with the more than 1600 bears that roam the island–particularly in the summer time. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an open loft above the living space, giving the house enough space to  “sleep 9 guests comfortably,” according to the listing. It also has a steel fireplace, a hot tub and a sauna big enough to suit 6 people. There is also 385 ft of private waterfront, a caretaker’s residence, a dock and boat houses. For those who like craftsmanship in a build, I noticed a few things while flipping through the images; tongue and groove details and what looks like handmade iron hinges around the house.

With only 650 people on the island according to the 2000 census, grocery getting may take a bit of logistics work, but you and the brown bears will have pretty much all the salmon you can eat, right off your back porch.

Check out the listing over at Realogics Sotheby’s




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