Sprawling Iowa Mansion Truly One of a Kind at $4.9M

What do you get when you purchase “the most expensive residential listing in Iowa“? We know houses are often called “one of a kind”—but in this case, the label truly fits.

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Listing agent Heather Starr filled us in on this amazing custom home in Urbandale, IA, asking $4.9M.

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

“When I sell other expensive homes, I see a bathroom that’s like something I might have in my home,” Starr said. “Or I’ll see a closet that resembles mine. But in this house, there are no ‘normal’ rooms. Everything is unique and over the top.”

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Dismiss her words as hyperbole at your peril. With almost 9,000 square feet of living area set on six-plus acres, this home has space to spare.

However, it’s really the features, location, and layout that set this home apart.

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Inside you’ll find a multi-story interior greenhouse, an amazing built-in aquarium, an indoor waterfall, custom-built furnishings that stay with the home, and your very own private pond out back to boot.

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

“It’s the kind of house that deserves a name of its own,” Starr observed. “This home is inspired by nature. The owner’s love of nature is apparent throughout.”

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

“You feel like you’re in the trees,” she added. “You’re just minutes from Des Moines, but the feeling of seclusion you get in this home is amazing. All you hear are the birds and all you see are the trees.”

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

The back of the house overlooks the private pond, while the deck provides a view of the surrounding forest. Every room offers a view of the outside, either of the water or of the trees. The extensive use of wood throughout the home helps to reinforce the natural feeling.

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

While the pool of buyers at the multimillion-dollar price point in Iowa may be limited, this fabulous home should attract the attention of buyers from coast to coast. When it sells, Starr noted it will go down as the second-highest sale price for a home in Iowa.

And what multimillionaire could possibly resist the allure of how Starr summed up the view?

“When you stand on the deck and look out, everything you see belongs to you.”

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

Photo courtesy Jake Boyd

All photos taken by Jake Boyd.

This article was originally published by  on realtor.com. See more photos and the original article here.

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