Jason Elam checks out private islands tonight on Buying Alaska

Tonight on Destination America's Buying Alaska, former Broncos kicker Jason Elam and his wife are looking for a post-NFL home on a private island.

It seems almost everyone is having dreams of Buying Alaska these days. This week, former Broncos kicker Jason Elam and his wife, Tammy, are featured on Destination America, looking for their dream home.

Of course, the Elams aren’t just looking for a home, viewers will learn; they are looking for an island. According to Destination America:

Former Broncos kicker Jason Elam and his wife Tammy have moved to Alaska for their post-NFL lives. They’re looking for the ultimate secluded home – their own private island, in Sitka, Alaska, where there’s thousands of islands up for sale.

Their real estate agent finds them some great options, including the Treehouse ($453,000), the Rock Home ($999,000) and the Lodge ($1,825,000). Each home, of course, has its upsides and downsides.

The Treehouse

  • This house is on an island, but it’s not private, so this dock is shared with six other properties on the island.
  • Even though this house is on an island, it has electricity that comes in through cables under the water, so this kitchen has all the modern amenities
  • The only way to get up to the loft, where both bedrooms are located, is by a steep ladder.
  • This island may not be private, but the long walk down the path to the house will definitely make you feel like there’s no one else around.
  • This house is called the treehouse because of how high up it is, giving you spectacular views of the water and a volcano, Mount Edgecomb.

The Rock Home

  • The deck wraps around the entire house, giving you stunning views of the Sitka Sound from any angle.
  • This house is on its own private island and has its own private dock for you to land on.
  • There’s also a guest cabin on the property with its own bathroom, so your family and friends have a place to stay when they come to visit.
  • This house has city power and a rain catchment system to provide you with all the comforts of home while being on your own island.
  • The panoramic windows in the living room provide stunning views of the Sitka Sound and all the wildlife that lives in it.

The Lodge

  • What could be more Alaskan than having a chandelier made from genuine antlers in your guest cabin?
  • This property comes with its own boathouse, perfect for storing all your smelly fishing gear and keeping it out of the house.
  • A bridge connects the main house to the guest house on the island and carries all the electrical wires to the guest house as well.
  • After a long day of fishing, what better way to prepare your catch than to smoke it in a smoker, located steps from the water?

Jason and Tammy Elam will be choosing their dream island in Alaska tonight, Sunday, November 18, on Buying Alaska, airing on Destination America at 10 p.m. E/P.

Stay tuned.

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Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I wish the Elams well. I think they had awesome choices. However I flipped channels and didn't get to see what house the picked but they couldn't do no wrong.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I also flipped to Yukon Men and missed the house choice! Which one did they get?

Submitted by Jenny (not verified) on
Jason and Tammy went to my church in Colorado and I went on a mission trip to Nome, Alaska with Tammy 3 years ago. They are a wonderful couple with a beautiful family and I wish them the best in their new home, whichever one they chose. They are the BEST !!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dad and I recorded this show, but the ending got cutoff, so we'd really like to know which one was selected. If you can let us know, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! LP

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dad and I recorded this show, but the ending got cutoff, so we'd really like to know which one was selected. If you can let us know, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! LP

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dad and I recorded this show, but the ending got cutoff, so we'd really like to know which one was selected. If you can let us know, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! LP

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This house is now for sale for 1,487,000. That didn't take long. Wonder if the show is legit.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It wont let me add link. But it's called Sitka island home and you can do a search for islands for sale in Alaska.