Homes In Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Are Selling For $1 Million After Amish Go Into the House Flipping Business

With their austere clothing and rejection of modern conveniences, the idea that the Amish could be in the house flipping business is a shock to most people. With farming becoming less profitable, many Amish have turned to other businesses, such as furniture construction, cannabis stores, and even house flipping. It’s now common for Amish properties to sell for more than $1 million, with one realtor saying that Amish real estate comes with a 50% premium because of their reputation for quality builds. The sprawling 20-acre estate shown above is a prime example of an Amish-built home. This one boasts 5 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and some surprisingly modern flourishes, including marble tabletops, floral rugs, and chic decor. The house sold for $1,050,000 in Geauga County, Ohio, last summer. The kitchen is a particular standout, with stunning features that include custom cabinetry, sleek countertops, and a subway tile backsplash. The living room rebels against traditionally plain Amish interiors, instead sporting patterned rugs, colorful cushions, canvas wall art, vases, and luxurious leather sofas. The Ohio home is a one-of-a-kind property with a master bedroom that features sliding barn doors that open to reveal two walk-in closets, while the en-suite bathroom includes a soaking tub, twin vanities, and a walk-in shower. Hydronic radiant heat is installed throughout the home for added comfort and efficiency.