Homes on private islands always attract clicks—especially when they come with an intriguing backstory.
This particular megamansion on a 348-acre island in Montana has yet to be finished. That potent combo of luxurious location with a half-done home made the $72 million island this week’s most popular listing on Realtor.com®.
Construction on the home began in the 1990s after Robert M. Lee, founder of the luxury goods brand Hunting World, bought the island in 1989. Only the exterior was in place when Lee died in 2016. The residence will need the new owner to finish the job.
Also drawing the clicks were a beautiful red barn-style home in Indiana, a cozy log cabin in Ohio, and retired catcher Buster Posey‘s ranch in Northern California.
For a full look at the week’s 10 most popular homes, simply scroll on down.
Why it’s here: Built in 1928, this six-bedroom home features original chandeliers, built-ins, and a butler’s pantry, as well as a tastefully modernized interior.
Sitting on an acre lot, the historic house has a whopping 7,294 square feet of living space. It features a newer kitchen, in-ground pool, hot tub, and kids’ playhouse.
Why it’s here: This bright red, barn-style home sits on a 2-acre lot and features a heated garage and detached shop—also painted in a blazing shade of scarlet.
The custom-built, three-bedroom house includes a kitchen with limestone counters and a great room with a two-sided fireplace. The primary bath includes an oversized two-person shower.
Why it’s here: Built in 1928 for the pioneer of the Grand Rapids Railway Co., this classic six-bedroom mansion overlooks Fisk Lake.
The five en suite bathrooms feature original tile, and the vintage finishes include the parquet floor in the living room and the crown molding throughout.
Why it’s here: This adorable log cabin is located near Kings Mill Golf Course.
Built in 1979, the three-bedroom home sits on a half-acre lot. The bright and airy house has been modernized and features exposed beams, an updated kitchen, and a first-floor primary suite.
Why it’s here: A bargain mansion? The Oscar J. Rathbun Mansion was built in 1868 and still features a number of original details.
The Italianate brownstone boasts nearly 5,000 square feet of space, including five bedrooms. The parlor features an original terra-cotta fireplace while the living room has hand-painted Italian rosettes and hand-carved arches with Corinthian columns. There are numerous built-ins, six fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and paneled walls throughout.
Why it’s here: This fabulous midcentury modern home was built in 1964 on a wooded lot in a nature preserve.
Designed by the former director of the Des Moines Art Center, the three-bedroom residence features floor-to-ceiling windows, refinished wood floors, beamed ceilings, and a greenhouse. The kitchen has quartz countertops and a waterfall island. A detached shop and art studio were recently added.
Why it’s here: For a buyer looking to go small in a state where everything is bigger, this cute home offers just 420 square feet of living space and is suitable for short-term rentals.
It’s located on a fenced corner lot just 10 minutes from a farmers market, restaurants, and the Riverwalk.
Why it’s here: You, too, can live like a three-time World Champion. Now retired and headed back to Georgia, former San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey wants to sell his spectacular sportsman ranch. The 100-acre property includes a main lodge, two-story barn, caretaker’s house, and shop.
The 3,340-square-foot main house was built in 2008 and has five bedrooms, two of which are primary suites.
Why it’s here: Round and oh, so attractive, this Jetsons-style midcentury home was inspired by the circular design of the nearby Hilton Leech Art Studio.
Renovated from top to bottom, the two-bedroom house features a unique circular floor plan with a bathroom at the center. In the loo, there’s an oversized shower/concrete bathtub plus an original kidney-shaped vanity.
As the exterior shows, the retro home doesn’t have many windows, but the vintage design and appliances will keep you feeling plenty cool.
Why it’s here: At 348 acres, Cromwell Island in the middle of Flathead Lake is the largest private island west of the Mississippi River. And the megamansion on the island certainly appears grand, but it’s completely empty inside.
For a buyer in search of seclusion, it’s an intriguing offer. Time will tell if a new owner decides to keep the empty villa.