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Location: Sitka, Alaska
The Skinny: This glassy waterfront retreat sits on a half-acre island off the coast of Sitka, Alaska, connected to the mainland by a 150-foot steel bridge. The next buyer might be wishing it was a draw bridge if the family of bears from the listing photos shows up to the housewarming BBQ—yeah, they look cute, but maulings are a regular occurrence. At least the interiors are plenty welcoming, with a glassy great room, five bedrooms, hardwood floors, and wood stoves. The whole private-island thing has inflated the asking price, though: it's a steep $2.19M. The artwork, furnishings, linens, and even the pots and pans are up for sale, too, but those will cost even more.
· 2202 Sawmill Creek Road [Sotheby's]
· Alaska: Bear in Mauling Won't Be Hunted [NYT]