It’s now on the market for $4,350,000, listed with Tait Zimmerman of Advantage Alaska Real Estate. It’s the most expensive home for sale in the 49th state.
(Note: It’s not the most expensive property for sale in the 49th state. That would be a private island priced at $20 million.)
Built in 2012, this compound on 2.4 acres in the Lake Clark area isn’t on an island, but there’s plenty of space for privacy. Structures on the property include the main lodge, pole barn, two-bedroom guesthouse, wood shop, storage shop, boathouse, greenhouse, sauna, and four-car garage. In all, there are 14 bedrooms.
The sellers have been the compound’s only owner, says Zimmerman.
“They’ve been coming back to this area for spring, summer, and fall,” he says. “It’s a very small community. It’s almost all hunting, fishing, and sightseeing. There are some year-round residents. Less people live here year-round because the winters are harder to get back and forth across the lake.”
It’s accessible by float plane or wheel plane, and there is a grass airstrip with an attached hangar on site as well as a 100-foot plane dock.
Port Alsworth is 10 minutes by boat, and there you can find coffee shops, community camps, and services such as charter planes. But generally, the area is incredibly remote. There’s only one other home in town currently for sale.
Lake Clark offers a bounty of pike, trout, and grayling. In fact, Zimmerman recently caught a 28-inch pike only a five-minute paddle from this property.
The ability to heat the property with wood or diesel is easy thanks to two wood-burning stoves, a fireplace, and wood furnace. Solar panels are also already in place.
Buyers who want to build a dream home here may not realize the remoteness of this region makes homebuilding a challenge. Snapping up this lodge means the work is already done.
“It’s very expensive and hard to get materials out to,” says Zimmerman. “It’s a bit of a process.”
As for who might make the trek to this pricey property and submit an offer, the agent has a few ideas.
“It’s most likely going to be somebody who’s running a guide business,” says Zimmerman. The property could also serve as a corporate retreat.
With its high price and remote setting, “It’s not going to be a fit for everybody. It’s just a matter of finding the right buyer,” he says.
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