Size: 8,700 square feet
This five-bedroom, four-bath ranch, built in 1957, has a rather contemporary style, a rarity among governor’s mansions. Set on four acres, the home is eco-friendly, with lights on timers, a weather-sensitive sprinkler system, and a wind turbine. Gov. Rick Snyder’s real home is in Superior Township (near Ann Arbor), a 10,600-square-foot brick home with hipped rooflines, which is actually larger than the mansion in Lansing. According to the Associated Press, it has an indoor pool, a wine cellar and a movie theater. Officially, Snyder cites his teenage daughter — and his reluctance to uproot her from her current school — as reason to endure an 80-minute commute rather than move.