South Dakota is known for its countryside, Black Hills wilderness, and wide open prairies—not big cities or large populations. So homeowners in the Mount Rushmore state can get luxurious homes on huge plots of land for a fraction of the price in other states. Escape the real estate bubbles of the big, crowded coastal cities and head to scenic South Dakota to buy a huge home!
Sioux Falls is the biggest city in South Dakota, with a population of about 175,000, so of course it will also have the biggest, boldest homes! The huge, all-brick house on 265th Street has a long, winding driveway, beautiful paneling, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The home sits on a six-acre ranch plot and is less than five minutes from the city. It has 5,700 square-feet of living space with spacious bedrooms and a living room with a built-in entertainment center. This home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Zillow reports that it sold for $2.6 million in December 2015.
This house is an eastern South Dakota oasis! Lounge by the pool or dine poolside at this spacious cabana. Zillow reports that this home sold for $1.5 million in August 2016, and it looks like it was worth every penny! It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as luxuries like the high-end outdoor kitchen, private deck, fountains, and master suite complete with his and hers walk-in closets, his and hers private baths, steam shower, sauna, and Jacuzzi tub. It is on a 0.8-acre plot and is about 6,200 square-feet total.
Elegance meets modern in this cozy castle. This home is great for those looking for more privacy, as the home is on a seven acre wooded plot. Despite the privacy, it is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Sioux Falls. The home has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, wine cellar, open theater, and five fireplaces. It is a great choice for outdoors people, as the property has opportunities for fishing, hiking, and kayaking—all without leaving the property! According to Zillow, this home scenic home sold for over $1 million.
Taking architectural inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, this 7,600-square-foot home sits on a one acre plot overlooking the Prairie Green Golf Course. The home’s highlights include the stunning wood burning fireplace, dining room with built-in buffet, chef’s kitchen, in-home gym, six-stall garage—not to mention the five bedrooms and six bathrooms. According to Zillow, this home sold for $1.395 million in February 2015.
Hidden in the forests and mountains of the Black Hills, this secluded creek-side home is the perfect home for nature lovers. This modern cabin has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is just minutes from Rapid City. The house sits on a 10-acre property and is behind a 84-foot bridge. The dwelling feels like a part of the environment, as many rooms have floor to ceiling views of canyons and the stream. It features cedar siding and Black Hills native stone-clad walls. As stated on Zillow’s website, the Dark Canyon Road home sold for $1.25 million in October 2016.
This giant, 7,000-square-foot dream home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Every square foot has the utmost attention to detail, with cherry wood floors, stone and woodwork, four gas fireplaces, state-of-the-art security system, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, elegant dining room, home theater with seating for 20, all-ages game room, and in-ground pool with four fountains. This home is the definition of luxury. Zillow reports that home was scooped up by a lucky buyer for $1.335 million in November 2016.
This stunning, 9,000-square-foot, solid brick home has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It sold for $1.354 million in January 2017 according to Zillow. Some of the home’s highlights include the master suite with his and hers closets, whirlpool tub, office with cherry wood wainscoting, marble floors in the formal dining room, chef's kitchen with butler’s pantry, and charming wine cellar.
This Perry Place home exudes elegance. The 5,158-square-foot home sold in March 2017 for $1.15 million. You’ll find five bedrooms, six bathrooms in this home that has both countryside vibes and an upscale atmosphere. Out back, you’ll find a saltwater pool, a hot tub, and a three-stall horse barn.
Overlooking the scenic Black Hills landscape, this 9,587-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is an office, large formal dining room, butler’s pantry, built in bookshelves and more. Zillow reports that it was sold for $1 million in July 2016.