5,000 Square Foot Ohio Mansion for $885,000

The most visited listing at Reator.com is a huge home in Batavia Township, Ohio, just west of Cincinnati. At nearly 5,000 square feet, it comes with 5.5 acres and a price tag of $885,000.

Batavia Township has just over 23,000 residents. This house at 3925 State Rt. 222 is substantially more expensive than most in the township, where the median listing price for homes is $164,670, or $93 per square foot. The comparable number for this house is $190 per square foot.

The exact specifications for the home are that it has four bedrooms, five full and one half bath, 4,667 square feet and 5.51 acres. Google Earth shows that part of the area nearby is deeply wooded.

The house was built in 1998 and has that ugly “new build, mini-mansion” look. The pool is kidney shaped. There is a walk-out basement. It has a mundane island kitchen. The house also has a screened in porch and one of those widely desired first floor master suites with its own exit to the pool.

The entire housing is boring, but at least close enough to downtown.

Realtor.com comments:

Want a whole lot of house? Head to the Midwest, location of this week’s most popular home on realtor.com. A traditional contemporary in Batavia Township, OH, had the internet abuzz over all other domiciles.

And we can see why: With almost 5,000 square feet on 5 acres, a heated garage, and a separate barn, it’s either a “car enthusiast’s or nature lover’s paradise,” according to the listing. Or, we might add, a golfer’s dream house, given its proximity to Elks Run Golf Course.

As for the listing itself:

The 4,667-square-foot house features four bedrooms and 5.5 bathroom. The master suite has a sitting area that opens out to a heated pool. The property also includes an open kitchen and family space, a screened-in porch, a gazebo, and a stocked pond, which is right by a golf course. There’s also plenty of room for all your rides, with both a detached garage and a barn.

With 20% down ($177,000) and a 30-year fixed rate at 3.43%, only $4,428 a month for the mortgage, taxes and insurance. A pretty good deal, if someone wants a “new build.”