By Kelsey Kloss
Gold is the standard "safe" investment during times of political uncertainty. So, as we approach perhaps the wildest presidential election in recent memory, why not purchase a house that sits on a gold mine?
A 3-bedroom home in Anchor Point, a town on the southern coast of Alaska, just broke the record for the most expensive house in the state, with a $4.75 million price tag. It may seem steep for a three-bedroom, but the property sits on 31 acres and comes with its own 25-acre golf course and driving range, artesian well and gold mine — plus views of its private beach, whales, sea lions and volcanoes, according to Realtor.
The mine was established in 1897, and though there isn't a ton of gold left in it, you can still find mining equipment, such as water canons, there and give panning for gold a try yourself.
The 4,322-square-foot home itself features snazzy details like floor-to-ceiling windows from Sweden and tiles with brass inlay from Italy.
According to the property listing, the two-story home was built in 1997 and also has a wet bar, sauna, airplane lot and a security system. Translation: A perfect cabin getaway, upgraded to the nines.
Gold was first discovered in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, where Anchor Point is located, in 1848 — the same year gold was discovered in California, according to Alaska Humanities Forum. This attracted gold miners to the northern region, who went on to discover many other gold mines in the state, making the precious commodity a major industry in Alaska.
So, go forth — grab your mining pans. Or, check out more pictures of the home below and daydream about living on gold.