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8 Most Expensive Houses Currently for Sale in Iowa

Iowa is one of the least expensive states to buy a home in overall. Its median home value usually sticks around $190,000, which is well below the national average of $330,000+. This means that its most expensive houses are also not going to be comparatively as grand as in some more desirable states.

However, some of the houses in Iowa still go for broke with their lavish mansion-style constructions and lakeside estates. Continue reading to learn about the 8 most expensive houses currently for sale in Iowa.

8. 2808 Okoboji Blvd

Price: $2,599,000
City: Milford
Size: 2,946 sqft
Rooms: 4 bed/4 bath

2808 Okoboji Blvd
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The house at 2808 Okoboji Blvd is (you guessed it) adjacent to the desirable West Lake Okoboji in Iowa. The house is fully constructed from timber and incredibly spaces in its multi-level yet open design. The main room has a fireplace that stretches from the floor to the ceiling in stone, like a resort lodge.

This gorgeous home features a rotunda sunroom, a loft, a paved walkway, and 50 feet of shoreline right on the lake. The house may be the smallest on the list at only 2,946 sqft, but it makes up for it in the sheer luxury of its design.

Did you know?

Lake Okoboji is a famous fishing spot. The most commonly fished game there are the walleye and muskellunge.

7. 2310 Lake Ridge Pl NE

Price: $2,950,000
City: North Liberty
Size: 9,887 sqft
Rooms: 5 bed/6 bath

2310 Lake Ridge Pl NE
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The house at 2310 Lake Ridge Pl NE is currently for sale for $2.95 million. It is located in North Liberty, on a huge 27.03-acre plot – the largest on this list. For lovers of the great wooded outdoors, this expensive home may be a steal.

This nearly 9,900-sqft home was built in 1990 adjacent to 5,000 acres of lake and a forest encompassing 20,000 acres of pristine natural beauty. But once you step inside, manmade luxuries definitely kick in.

The great room is decked out in luxury marble, lit by jeweled chandeliers hanging from cathedral-style ceilings. The house features a formal dining room adjacent to a modern gourmet kitchen, complete with luxury quartz counters and a wall oven.

Did you know?

The house is right on Coralville Lake, making it amazing for lovers of the water as well. With direct shoreline access, this house is within range of 4 beaches, 18 boat ramps, 3 campgrounds, two full-size gold courses, 7 walking trails, a private dock, and the Devonian Fossil Gorge.

6. 3696 Whitetail Ln NE

Price: $3,295,000
City: Iowa City
Size: 8,804 sqft
Rooms: 4 bed/6 bath

3696 Whitetail Ln NE
photo source: Zillow

The house at 3696 Whitetail Ln NE in Iowa City is on a 1.87-acre plot, built in 2003. It features a design favoring open spaces in its huge 8,804-sqft setup. With only 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, that space is devoted mostly to common living areas.

The house has a gorgeous screen porch and numerous outdoor access areas, including a custom-built metal bird walk. An entire side of the house is a multi-story wall of windows, and the other side features a walk-out patio and pool.

The floors of the home have recently been redone in walnut wood while the amenities have all been updated. They include a billiards room, custom bar, theater room, gym, indoor resistance pool, sauna, and more.

The house is currently for sale for $3,295,000.

Did you know?

The artistic appeal of nature and the outdoors is the main draw of this house. It has not only its indoor pool but an in-ground outdoor spa and pool, a spherical foyer with views of the world from all sides, and luxurious landscaping that includes gorgeous trees and custom stone paths.

5. 105 Auburn Hills Dr

Price: $3,400,000
City: Coralville
Size: 8,465 sqft
Rooms: 5 bed/9 bath

105 Auburn Hills Dr
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The house at 105 Auburn Hills Dr is 8,465 sqft in size in the city of Coralville, Iowa. It was built in 2012 on a 2.66-acre plot. The house was built from custom woodwork made from cherry wood and accented with brick and stone features throughout.

It comes equipped with a gourmet kitchen, spiral staircase, 600-bottle wine cellar, barrel ceilings, sunken living room, a balcony, a winter golf simulator, and an inlaid tile floor made from custom-cut pecan wood, and more.

The house is currently for sale for $3.4 million. And it loves pillars – even the en suite primary bath is lined with imposing pillars that give the estate its regal feel. There’s a bar from custom cherry wood, a steam shower, a hot tub by Caldera, and all beneath stunning Cathedral ceilings.

Did you know?

The kitchen of this house is the main prize. The gourmet kitchen area has an oversized pantry, island, dining area, and butler area. It comes equipped with two sub-zero fridges, appliances by Wolf, a state-of-the-art warming drawer, and more.

4. 10119 Bella Strada Ln

Price: $3,950,000
City: Johnston
Size: 3,847 sqft
Rooms: 4 bed/6 bath

10119 Bella Strada Ln
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The house at 10119 Bella Strada Ln in Johnston, Iowa is one of the newest properties on this list, having been built in 2018. It is on a 1.5-acre plot in the coveted area known as the Bella Strada Estates, a gated community home to mostly luxury ranches and single-family mansions.

The house invites you in with Pella French doors, leading you around its coffee bar and unique three-sided fireplace.

The counters are a mix of Italian marble and Brazilian Quartzite. Even the showers are made of Quartzite and include steam features and surround sound ambiance.

The kitchen features custom cabinets and a Grohe carbonated water system. There’s a private turret, wine room, elevator, exercise room, private courtyard, and 3,500-sqft garage.

The house is on sale for $3,950,000.

Did you know?

A Grohe Blue Chilled & Sparkling 2.0 system makes your tap water filtered and carbonated, just like you get from high-end bottles. It’s just one example of the insane modern amenities present in this house.

3. 17206 Ross Rd

Price: $4,970,000
City: Spirit Lake
Size: 7,262 sqft
Rooms: 5 bed/6 bath

17206 Ross Rd
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17206 Ross Rd is a luxury family residence built in 2004 on a 2.71-acre plot. It is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, an area near the popular Lake Okoboji, and is only a couple of doors down from the very next house on our list.

For this home, specifically, beach lovers should be excited. The property is right on North Manhattan Beach, giving you access to 103 feet of direct shorefront with the rest of the property wooded and private.

The house features a guest suite in addition to its main accommodations (it even has its own kitchen). The great room is styled after rustic mansions with two stories that lead to primary and guest bedrooms.

The house is currently for sale on Zillow for $4.97 million.

Did you know?

This house may have a certain rustic charm, but it doesn’t shirk any modern amenities. It comes equipped with full smart home features, including a new alarm system and camera security network. It even has a Morton building in the back for storing anything you need to keep safe but out of the house.

2. 17204 Ross Rd

Price: $4,995,000
City: Spirit Lake
Size: 6,894 sqft
Rooms: 7 bed/6 bath

17204 Ross Rd
photo source: Zillow

The house at 17204 Ross Rd is in Spirit Lake, a high-value area in Iowa. The house is on a relatively small 0.49-acre plot, but that doesn’t stop this 6,894-sqft house from being gorgeous and expensive.

The house is nestled on North Manhattan Beach, which gives it 84 feet of shoreline directly on the lake as well as a half-acre of wooded land to either side. The house opens into a huge great room, with wooden beams, a huge resort-like fireplace, and high ceilings.

The bedrooms are large, spaced out across three levels of the house. But the master suite is the real prize, with its own private deck and fireplace. Outside, there’s a public deck and other spaces, such as a paved fire pit, screened porch, and sunroom.

The house is currently for sale for $4,995,000.

Did you know?

This house is located very near to the Manhattan Beach Resort on West Lake Okoboji. This puts the property within spitting distance of many activities, including local amusement parks, golf courses, theaters, and boating opportunities.

1. 16216-1615 Highway 86

Price: $11,900,000
City: Spirit Lake
Size: 24,876 sqft
Rooms: 8 bed/15 bath

16216-1615 Highway 86
photo source: Zillow

The most expensive house currently for sale in Iowa is 16216-1615 Highway 86. This huge, nearly 25,000-sqft home was built in 2004 on a 1.26-acre plot in the luxurious, desirable area known as Spirit Lake in West Okoboji.

The property is right on the lake, with 178 feet of direct shoreline. The estate is practically a resort, with its own movie theater, art studio, Irish pub, caterer’s kitchen, and living spaces, including a lofted apartment. The property also has 447 feet of golf course, as well as a caretaker’s apartment and stall. The house has 8 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and an astonishing 6 fireplaces.

It is currently on the market for $11,900,000, making it the most expensive house for sale in Iowa.

Did you know?

Spirit Lake is a shortened name for the lake the tribe of Dakota Sioux used to call “The Lake of the Spirit.” The town was created in 1856 by two brothers, whose conflict with the settlers led to the Sioux tribe killing the entire town, save for 4 women, in 1857.

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