Tom Selleck House on Florida’s Secluded Island
Tom Selleck of Magnum P.I. fame owns several properties across Hawaii that have been featured on his show and several others with his wife. Additionally, they own Ono Island in Orange Beach Alabama which boasts its own water tower, fire station, private harbor, two recreation centers and administrative center – perfect for Tom!
The island can only be reached via a private bridge and boasts homes costing anywhere between $2.5 million to more than $10 million, some belonging to former NFL great Kenny “The Snake” Stabler and singers Jimmy Buffett and Reba McEntire as residents; others include local executives or businesspeople such as mortgage banker Robert Pettit and Dawn.
At present, the highest-priced property on the island is owned by a Chicago entity that has strong links to former President Barack Obama’s family and management is overseen by Judy Grimanis – an executive assistant to Chicago-based Vistria Group which boasts close ties with some Obama Foundation board members as well as close personal friends of former president.
Zillow reported that one of Ono Island’s cheapest homes recently sold for $315,000, featuring 2,500 square feet, garage, pool and covered porch space, unfinished basement space and fireplace features.
Real estate listings indicate that an Island couple are currently building a spec house. Since 2008 they had owned another house on the Island before deciding to construct this new larger home as their family expanded. They have spent over $750,000 in improvements such as building this spec home and installing an outdoor kitchen.
The Burnses can shoot pool in their Alabama-themed billiard room while watching dolphins hunt for fish and great blue herons and ospreys fly overhead, or exercise in their Alabama-themed exercise room while keeping an eye on both waterways and bayous running directly behind their house.
The Burnses also enjoy many amenities in their home, such as a large movie projector and 10-by-8 solid concrete room that they use as both an office and wine cellar. Ono Harbor provides them with access to a dock that can hold small boats; though they don’t keep one there overnight, the Burnses enjoy inviting friends over for day trips on the water during the summer. They like hosting cookouts on their back deck while admiring all the boats coming and going from Ono Harbour; this provides a chance to share the beauty of their home with loved ones while sharing all that beauty with everyone. This “social dock” offers guests plenty of space while waiting under an overhang awaits those wanting a relaxing afternoon on water!