20+ Beautiful Homes You Can Buy In The US That Cost Less Than Tumblr

In August 2019 the (formerly) popular photo-sharing website Tumblr was sold to the owner of the blogging site WordPress for a reported $3 million. If you’re thinking “wow that doesn’t seem like very much,” you’re not the only one. That’s because, in 2013, Tumblr was bought for $1.1 billion by Yahoo. But since then the value has drastically decreased.

We were curious about what you could actually buy for $3 million nowadays, and it turns out you can get some pretty nice houses in the U.S. for less than that. See the beautiful homes you could purchase for less than Tumblr.

Austin, Texas – $2.38M

mansion for sale Austin Texas
Photo Credit: Austin Board of REALTORS
Photo Credit: Austin Board of REALTORS

This 9,600-square-foot southern mansion has everything you could want in your home. The 5-bedroom 5.5-bathroom home sits on 7.58 acres with panoramic views overlooking Lake Austin.

With an infinity pool and hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, a wrap-around porch, a games room, multiple fire pits, a three-car garage, and an indoor gym, this is the perfect house for entertaining (and impressing) your guests. Plus with more than 7 acres, you’ll never have to talk to anyone if you don’t feel like it cause your neighbors are far away.

Boise, Idaho – $2.25M

Boise, Idaho house
Photo Credit: Intermountain Multiple Service, Inc
Photo Credit: Intermountain Multiple Service, Inc

Who would’ve thought you could find a house like this tucked away in Boise, Idaho? For $2.25M you get a 5-bedroom 3-bathroom 4,700-square-foot house overlooking downtown Boise with a large backyard and deck so you can appreciate the view whenever you want.

It has a library, games room, and an office, plus newly-renovated bathrooms and an updated kitchen. The house also features a main level master suite so this is a great option for couples looking to start their retired life!

Albany, New York – $1.99M

Albany new york estate
Photo Credit: Global MLS via realtor.com
Photo Credit: Global MLS via realtor.com

Okay so $3 million doesn’t get you very much in Manhattan, but $1.9M can get you a pretty incredible house in Albany. The best way to describe this upstate New York home is extravagant considering almost every room has a chandelier, including some of the bathrooms.

The 6-bedroom 6.5-bathroom estate has a massive dining room that you could literally host a ball in, plus a smaller (but still formal) dining room, a beautiful office, and a kitchen with a double oven and a large island. This house screams “throw a giant party to impress all your friends.”

Parkville, Missouri – $1.7M

parkville missouri home
Photo Credit: Heartland MLS Ince
Photo Credit: Heartland MLS Ince

Located just North of Kansas City, this Missouri mansion in Parkville could be all yours for just $1.7M. This 6 bedroom home has a huge master suite with a sitting area and a large bathroom, plus a dual-sided fireplace that heats both the bathroom and the bedroom. The main level has wood floors throughout, with an updated kitchen as well as a bar and a den.

The backyard is equally as incredible with a large back deck, an inground pool as well as a koi pond, because why not?

Lafayette, Louisiana – $2.5M

giant house in Lafayette
Photo Credit: REALTOR Association of Acadiana
Photo Credit: REALTOR Association of Acadiana

This 6 bedroom 5.5-bathroom 6,000-square-foot house in Lafayette looks like it stepped straight out of a Tumblr post. It was completely gutted and redone in the late 2000s so it’s move-in ready for you.

The house has an incredible master suite that has two full bathrooms, a large walk in closet as well as a dressing you, a huge bedroom and an office. The property also has an attached guest house with a full bathroom and bedroom plus a kitchen so you don’t have to see your inlaws before you’ve had your morning coffee!

Juneau, Alaska – $999,999

juneau alaska home
Photo Credit: Southeast Alaska MLS
Photo Credit: Southeast Alaska MLS

What does 1 million dollars get you in Juneau? A 7-bedroom 7-bathroom home and guest house that looks out onto the water and faces towards the Juneau city center. Seriously.

With multiple balconies and tons of windows that face out to the water, you’ll always be able to stop and enjoy the view no matter where you are in the house. The large master suite has a breakfast alcove as well as a private balcony with an incredible view. In total the main house has four bedrooms and the guest house has three, and each has a kitchen.

Seattle, Washington – $2.75M

Seattle, WA floating home
Photo Credit: Northwest Multiple Listing Service
Photo Credit: Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Before you turn your nose up at the price of this floating house, hear us out! This completely updated two-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Seattle home offers incredible panoramic views of Lake Union according to the listing, from Gasworks Park to the Seattle skyline. Imagine waking up to that every morning.

The home has an upstairs balcony as well as the main level dock, and the living room/kitchen is an open design “with every window strategically placed to capture the remarkable views.” The house hasn’t been on the market since it was built in 1960 so if you’re interested, act fast.

Miami, Florida – $2.8M

miami mansion
Photo Credit: Miami Association of REALTORS
Photo Credit: Miami Association of REALTORS

Located in the Miami suburb of Palmetto Bay, this 9-bedroom, 9.5-bath property could best be described as “palatial.”The 8200-square-foot home impresses right from when you drive through the front gates – everyone knows if a house has a fountain, it’s going to be nice.

The foyer features a large grand staircase under 30-foot ceilings that leads to the bedrooms upstairs. The main level has marble flooring throughout and is every host’s dream with a chef’s kitchen, formal living and dining room, a bar in the family room as well as a huge wine cellar below.

Salt Lake City, Utah – $1.9M

salt lake city hilltop home
Photo Credit: realtor.com
Photo Credit: realtor.com

This hilltop home looks like something you’d find in L.A. for five times the current price, but lucky for you it’s actually in Salt Lake City!

The ultra-modern 3-bedroom 3.5-bathroom home is perfectly designed to appreciate the views with floor to ceiling windows that overlook downtown Salt Lake City as well as the incredible mountains and valley that surround it. The master suite has a private deck as well so you can appreciate those views right when you wake up.

East Lansing, Michigan – $1.3M

Million dollar michigan mansion
Photo Credit: Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS
Photo Credit: Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS

This house right here is East Lansing luxury living. This 8,200-square-foot house has all the amenities, and it’ll only cost you $1.3 million. This Michigan mansion is beautiful in any season with its 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, plus room for 3 cars in the garage.

The master suite has his and hers walk-in closets so you never have to fight over who takes up more room again, plus it has a billiards room with a bar for when your husband needs some alone time to watch those MSU football games.

Chicago, Illinois – $2.75M

$2.75M condo in Chicago
Photo Credit: Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Photo Credit: Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

While not quite as spacious as homes in other parts of the country, for $2.75 you can get a beautiful 3-bedroom 3.5+-bathroom condo in the River North area of Chicago.

With an elevator that opens directly into your condo, a large terrace off of the master suite as well as a recreation room, this Chicago condo is the height of city living. Floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful kitchen and hardwood floors give the final luxury touches for your new home.

Nashville, Tennessee – $2.75M

nashville, TN home
Photo Credit: RealTracs Solutions
Photo Credit: RealTracs Solutions

If you’re looking for some southern comfort, consider this beautiful Nashville home. This hilltop 5-bedroom 7-bathroom home sits on 1 full acre just outside of Nashville’s city center.

It features a home theater, a large wine cellar, a master suite with a massive walk-in closet, and it has an elevator. An elevator! You never have to take the stairs again. The outdoor entertaining space lives little to be desired as well with its outdoor bar, hot tub, and an infinity pool facing outwards to a great view.

Malibu, California – $2.8M

Home in malibu
Photo Credit: The MLS
Photo Credit: The MLS

Move over Kylie Jenner, there’s a new Malibu Barbie in town! For less than $3M you can buy this Malibu home and live among Miley Cyrus, Ellen Degeneres, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

This 5-acre property has it’s own pool (how could it not, right?), a detached garage with room for 6 cars, a home theatre with a separate kitchen, and excellent views of the mountains as well as the ocean. All this can be yours for just $2.8M.

Cheyenne, Wyoming – $949,900

cheyenne, wyoming home
Photo Credit: Cheyenne Board of REALTORS
Photo Credit: Cheyenne Board of REALTORS

If you’re looking for rustic and secluded, this is the perfect house for you. For less than $1M you can buy this 4-bedroom 4-bathroom in Cheyenne, and you’ll get 40 acres of land to go along with it so if you’re someone who likes their privacy, this is just what you’re looking for.

The 6,000-square-foot home has a covered front porch plus a second building that’s currently being used as a workshop. Inside the house you get 23-foot vaulted ceilings in the main area, an updated kitchen plus a loft-office space!

Denver, Colorado – $2.79M

Denver CO
Photo Credit: REcolorado
Photo Credit: REcolorado

If you’re looking for a modern home, this contemporary farmhouse in Denver is perfect for you.

For $2.8 million you get 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in a 6500 square foot house that has so many windows you’ll never have to worry about getting your daily Vitamin C. This 2019 build has a sunroom/office, a beautiful main floor master suite, a wet bar, a covered patio in the backyard as well as a garage with room for five cars.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – $2.5M

oklahoma city house
Photo Credit: MLSOK, Inc
Photo Credit: MLSOK, Inc

Oklahoma City is not here to disappoint with this 11,800-square-foot house. The property has 5 bedrooms as well as 6.5 bathrooms, a cozy home theatre, a basement bar and a spacious office that could easily be used as a 6th bedroom if the Brady Bunch was moving in.

The home has multiple balconies, as well as a large backyard with an outdoor kitchen situated underneath a covered patio. There’s also an inground pool and lots of open space in the backyard so you’ve got tons of room for activities!

Raleigh, North Carolina – $2.2M

house in Raleigh
Photo Credit: Triangle MLS Inc.
Photo Credit: Triangle MLS Inc.

Talk about Southern hospitality right? This monster home has 6 bedrooms including a main level master suite that has a walk-in closet bigger than most studio apartments in New York City, plus it has 7 full bathrooms and 3 half bathrooms. Who needs 10 bathrooms in one house?

The home has 2 kitchens as well as a wet bar, a home theatre, an office and a 3 car garage all packed into it’s 13,500 square-foot property. It’s also located in a golf course community so you always have something to do on the weekends!

Phoenix, Arizona – $2.8M

gated mansion phoenix arizona
Photo Credit: Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
Photo Credit: Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

Situated on Country Club Dr in Phoenix, this 13,300-square-foot 9-bedroom 9-bathroom gated house is sure to impress your in-laws when they come down for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Your future home features a spacious up to date kitchen, a speak-easy bar, a wine cellar, a games room, a backyard with multiple sitting areas, lots of greenspaces and a large pool, and the house even has a private chapel. You basically never need to leave the house again.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – $1.2M

house in Milwaukee
Photo Credit: Multiple Listing Service via realtor.com
Photo Credit: Multiple Listing Service via realtor.com

Dubbed “The Goldberg Mansion,” this 1896 house in Milwaukee will have you living the life you knew you always deserved. With 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms there’s plenty of room for you, your family, and the butler that comes with the house. Just kidding, it’s a BYOB situation (bring your own butler, that is.)

There’s a private courtyard, and a beautiful stain glass window along the main staircase, plus lots of colorful wallpaper in this house that you may or may not love, but considering it’s only $1.2M, there’s still plenty left in your budget to do a little redecorating!

Portland, Oregon – 1.75M

house in Portland, OR
Photo Credit: 2019 RMLS
Photo Credit: 2019 RMLS

This contemporary home in South Portland is every hipster’s dream. The 4,400-square-foot 3-bedroom 3.5-bathroom home may not seem that big but wait until you find out what you get with the $1.75M.

This property has a master suite with his and hers walk-in closets because why would you want to share a closet? The master also has a private terrace that overlooks the city and river so it’s perfect for a little morning meditation. It also has a home gym as well as a large wine cellar, though you still have to buy your own wine, sorry folks!