Upscale Residences: In the sad but true category, a million dollars does not go as far as it once did. While million-dollar-plus properties are common sites in some states, such as California, New York, and Florida, we thought it might be interesting to go off track and determine how much property $1 million or more could be bought around the country. These are not lands only approachable via all-wheel-drive vehicles only. These are private residences that are listed a $1 million or more around the country.

While it is true that every state has something great about it, there are substantial differences as to how much house, land, and special creature comforts are offered from one area to another. The listed price on the single-family residences ranges from $1.7 million to $4.5, with as few as one-half acre up to 11 acres of land. The property on the one-half acre of land is second highest in list price.

A Warm Offering from Minnesota

Here is a beautiful newly constructed one-story home that sets on approximately 2.47 acres in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. There are five bedrooms, four full baths, and two half-baths, and a dining area, and a 400-plus square-foot entertainment room.

There are numerous extras, including separate quarters and breathtaking landscaping, in this private wooded subdivision in one of the area's most coveted areas. The property lists at $1.7 million.

The listing belongs to Trish Jordan and Nicole Delich of Edna Realty Home Services, Inc. See property at Luxury Portfolio. Refer to Web ID: AQC to search for details.

OK on Oklahoma

This Georgian colonial estate located in a gated community of Nichols Hills, Okla., is beyond OK. It is grandiose with more than 6,000 square feet of living space, 1.4 acres of land, five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. It is on the market for $1.9 million.

The spacious house is thoroughly modernized and decadently decorated. Additionally, there is a livable cellar and a guest quarters that is not included in the residence's square footage, which adds more than 2,000 square foot of usable area. From the hot tub to the décor to the efficient and beautiful kitchen layout, we are OK on this Oklahoma classic.

Kermit Brown of Churchill Brown is the listing agent. The property may be viewed at Refer to Web #774241 to search for more details.

Moving to Montana

An investment of $2.195 million can buy a 3,000 square-foot residence with 100 feet of shoreline on Flathead Lake in Somers, Montana. The property sets on more than one-half acre of mountainous land surrounded by trees and wilderness. It is nature lover's dream house with a deck, a fully landscaped yard, a porch, and a paved driveway.

The interior is equally stunning with four bedrooms, three baths, a custom-built kitchen, and a 648 square-foot room that could be anything the next owner desires it to be.

Contact David Graham of Coldwell Banker Wacholz & Company Real Estate.
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Islands in Wisconsin

Here are two private islands in historic Squaw Island on 11 acres of land in Door County, Lake Michigan, Wis. There is a north and a south island available for $4.5 million. The north island is for sale at $2.75 million, while the south island goes for $1.75 million. There is a log home, a two-story family house, two guest cottages, and two boathouses on the islands.

There are several nearby docks and access to Green Bay and the Door Peninsula via Lake Michigan. Visitors can sail in and out from anywhere.

The property is offered by the renowned island specialist Cheyenne Morrison of Coldwell Banker Morrison's Private Islands. Mr. Morrison's listings have been featured in many major online and print luxury-lifestyle publications -- including!

Our plan is to highlight as many luxurious single-family residences in the USA that can be purchased for $1 million or more and share those findings with our readers. Uncovering the gems is always a rewarding surprise.

Stay tuned for more million-dollar home buys across the USA!

For LxM James Rothaar