This $460k island house in Leonard has a bridge and Brady Bunch-style kitchen


Gilligan's Island meets The Brady Bunch, anyone?

If you've ever wanted to own your island and, well, maybe a house that is screaming for some loving updates (including a solution to that goddamn drop ceiling) then this house is for you.

Located in Leonard, in Addison Township, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a private island that includes 3 parcel lots as well as 160 feet of shoreline waterfront. OK — so it might look like the house could float away, the listing says there's a dam that controls outflow to the downstream creek, which keeps lake water levels stable. And you don't have to use a Jet Ski to cart the groceries to the house, either. There's a private steel bridge which is dope but there's also an electric cable trolley that allows you to move you and your gaggle of step-siblings — and Alice — between the island and mainland. Though the house could use some updates, we beg you, don't mess with the kitchen, OK? If you want to ditch the carpet for some retro tile, fine. Wanna add an era-appropriate light fixture? Sure. But let the quirks of this 1951-built home shine and by shine, we also mean let some light in as it could afford to lose some of the dark and drab wallpaper. There are some updates you don't have to worry about, though, like a new seawall around the island, repainted siding, replaced windows, new roof, water well, water heater, and dishwasher.

This property is listed by Karen Weston Hall of Brookstone Realtors