Iowa’s Most Expensive Home is Light Years Beyond Ordinary [PHOTOS]
Some houses are simply mind-blowing in size. This is one of them.
Built in 2004, this home is gigantic. It is 24,876 square feet and includes 8 bedrooms and a whopping 15 bathrooms... 11 of them full baths. The home sits on a 1.26-acre lot next to the lake, with about 178 feet of the home on the shoreline. It's no wonder nearly every room in this house features a spectacular view. You'll see that in the photos below.
The real estate listing describes the property as "LIGHT YEARS beyond ordinary," and that's certainly the case. In addition to all the space, the home boasts an art studio, movie theatre, theatre kitchen, a huge caterer's kitchen, and even an incredible Irish Pub. The home also has 6 fireplaces and a separate lofted apartment.
The other portion of the property fronts Okoboji View Golf course and has a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment for a caretaker, as well as a heated and cooled 4-stall garage. In staying with the larger-than-life theme of the property, the caretaker apartment and garage building (2,240 square feet) is 30 percent larger than the average home in Iowa (1,550 square feet).
According to the real estate listing, the "combined property is being sold completely furnished with list to be agreed upon by both parties." You'll find the properties at 16216 and 1615 Ia-86 in Spirit Lake. The home sits on the bank of West Okoboji Lake. Its asking price, via Hoien Realty, is a big one. The combined properties are listed at $11.9 million.