10 Most Expensive Homes in Alabama (with Pictures)
According to the latest census data, there are more people moving to Alabama than there are moving out. And as of 2020, more than 4.7 million people are calling the state home. Perhaps this is due to the affordable cost of living, temperate climate with mild winters, and diverse landscapes, from mountains to beaches, are to thank for this influx of people.
While the homes in Alabama aren’t known for being overly spectacular and extravagant like homes in New York and California, there are some beautiful houses here. You’ll find beach and lakefront houses, mountain retreats, antebellum style homes, and a wide range of other architectural style homes in this state. And the houses are pretty affordable, with a medium home price of around $175,500.
But, not all homes are affordable. Here are 10 of the most expensive homes in Alabama.
The 10 Most Expensive Homes in Alabama
1. 233 Pinegrove Dr., Muscle Shoals
The most expensive home (and one of the largest) in Alabama is located in Muscle Shoals, a city that is famous for its history in music production. This waterfront home is known as The Landing and is situated on the shores of Lake Wilson and has 865 feet of lakefront property. It sits on an additional 81 acres of land. The home was built in 2009 at a cost of just under $15 million.
Due to being lakefront, this home has a boat house, pier, and seawall. It also has an inground swimming pool with pool house, a covered patio and porch, and a private, gated entry. Passers-by on boats can’t see the house from the water, but you can see the water from the home. Some of the other amenities of this home include a spa with sauna, gym, and meditation room. There is also a greenhouse and two guesthouses on the property. We couldn’t list all of the amenities that this house has to offer. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself.
2. 7 Montagel Way, Shoal Creek
This 20 bedroom, 22 bath mansion was once valued at $30 million, which would make it the most expensive home in Alabama. However, when it was last sold at auction in 2020, it sold for only $4.8 million. Its current value is $5.5 million. Even though it is no longer the most expensive home in Alabama, it’s still the largest in the state and one of the largest homes in the entire country. It’s around the same size as the White House.
The home was built by a business magnate in the medical industry. Not only is the main house 55,000 square feet, but there’s also a guest house that is 3,000 square feet. Some of the key amenities in this house are a 25 person movie theater with box office and a wine cellar with a 2,000 bottle capacity. There’s also an equestrian center, a geothermal HVAC system, a pool, and two cabanas that are 1800 square feet. And last but not least, the driveway is shaped like a guitar and inspired by Andrew Jackson’s home, Hermitage.
3. 29416 Canal Rd., Orange Beach
Orange Beach is one of Alabama’s coastal cities, and with that comes some pricey homes. It was built in 2005 and is valued at around $5.2 million. This home is absolutely beautiful and well-landscaped, combining Spanish moss covered oak trees, palm trees, and other coastal and native plants. A large porch stretches across the facade of both the main and upper level.
This waterfront home on Bayou Saint John sits on 5.4 acres of land and also features an in-ground swimming pool. It has two garages, one attached and one detached. A two-story boathouse, pier, and outdoor kitchen are some of the other amenities that this home has.
4. 90 Whispering Ridge, Alexander City
This home is one of the smaller homes on this list in terms of square footage, but even though it last sold for $1.7 million, it’s valued at just under $4 million. Even though less than an acre of land accompanies this house, it sits on Lake Martin, the 4th largest lake in Alabama, and has a seawall, boat slip with lift, and a pier. It also has an attached and detached garage.
The dark wood exterior has large windows in the facade that allow plenty of natural light to enter the home. The main interior of the home features dark ceilings and light-colored to create a nice contrast but also gives off cozy, log cabin vibes. The bedrooms feature dark wood walls and almost all of them have lake views.
5. 313 Woodbridge Dr., Daphne, AL
Daphne is another coastal Alabama town that sits on Mobile Bay. This extravagant bayfront home was originally listed for around $3.9 million but has had several price cuts to the original listing price. It sits on 1.93 acres of land and has 97 feet of shoreline on the property.
The house features a boat house and large outdoor living space. Interior features include vaulted ceilings, quartz countertops, a combination of travertine and hardwood floors, and any kitchen appliance you can think of. There’s also a wet bar and breakfast bar and an attached garage with four garage spaces.
6. 3425 Argyle Rd., Birmingham
This home in one of Alabama’s largest cities last sold for $2.79 million but is valued at just over $3 million. It was built in 1953 and although it doesn’t sit on as much land as some of the other homes (only 2 acres), it has one of the best views of all the homes on this list. This home offers a view of downtown Birmingham which is even more spectacular at night.
This home also lacks some of the amenities that other homes have, such as a pool, but it doesn have a nice outdoor entertaining space. The main appeal of this home lies in some of the architectural features. It’s filled with natural light thanks to the bay windows and French doors. It also has recessed lighting, a sound system, and a wet bar. High, smooth ceilings and crown molding are other desirable features of this home.
7. 3311 Dell Rd., Mountain Brook, AL
Mountain Brook not only has one of the highest costs of living in the state of Alabama, but the cost of living is also higher than the national average. Homes in Mountain Brook are extravagant, and this one, valued at just over $3 million, is one of the most expensive. The home was built in 1993 and sits on 2 acres of land.
The all-brick exterior and large windows are the best architectural features of this home. It also has an in-ground pool that is in a well-shaded area of the yard. An attached garage and large driveway allow plenty of spaces to park. Although this isn’t one of the most extravagant homes in Alabama in terms of amenities, it is beautiful in itself on top of being in one of the most beautiful and safest towns in the state.
8. 32718 River Rd., Orange Beach, AL
Here’s another waterfront home in Orange Beach. This home sits on the Old River, close to the Florida state line and in close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country. The home is valued at just under $3 million. It was built in 2007 and sits on 0.64 acres.
One of the best features of this home is the saltwater infinity pool. There is also a pier and boat slip. Indoors, the 3-story home features an elevator, 22 foot tall ceilings in the main den, high-end appliances in the kitchen, and a butler’s pantry. The large windows bring in plenty of natural light, offer water views from every room, and can handle up to 175 mph winds in the event of a hurricane.
9. 2791 Pump House Rd., Birmingham, AL
Birmingham has quite a few large and expensive houses, and this one, sold for $1.7 million and valued at $2.16 million, is one of the most beautiful both inside and out. It was built in 1990 and sits on 1.46 acres of land. The exterior of this home is made from stucco which gives it a different and unique appearance from the other homes on this list.
Outside, this home has a large, in-ground, fenced-in pool with built-in cleaning system. It also has a patio and screened-in porch to offer respite from the hot and humid Alabama summers. Some desirable Interior features of this home include a wood-burning, stone fireplace, wet bar and breakfast bar, multiple staircases, French doors, and bay windows.
10. 505 Pine Ridge Trail, Birmingham, AL
The outside of this Birmingham home is amazing, but the inside is even more beautiful. Valued at $2.15 million, this home sits on a cul-de-sac and is professionally landscaped with formal gardens, a fire pit, and well-lit and cozy outdoor spaces. The home was built in 1985 and sits on just under 0.5 acre of land.
Upon walking into the house, you’ll see an open foyer with marble flooring. There’s also a formal living and dining room and a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. There’s also a breakfast room. Outdoor features include a terrace with a wall fountain and a built-in grill. A finished basement adds to the appeal of this home.
So there you have it. These are 10 of the most expensive homes in Alabama, from homes that are valued from $2 million all the way to almost $15 million, and even one that was once valued at over $30 million. There are also many homes at well over $1 million that we didn’t mention. Although Alabama’s homes may not be as extravagant or expensive as homes in more populated states, there’s no shortage of beautiful (and pricey) homes to be found here.
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