“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot”—Aldo Leopold This Lake Michigan property is for the one who cannot. Along a rugged coastline with westerly views of the Manitou and Fox Islands, and an old growth forest to the east is where you’ll find this custom home, a vintage cabin and a flowing stream at the end of a long winding road. Secluded, but not remote, this hideaway is ideal for one that appreciates a native landscape, the color of sunsets and the sound of waves filling the air. This well-built home is situated on a beach ridge, below which is a sandy-stone beach that varies in width from season to season. Beach access is presently a footpath that descends across the ridge. Owned by the same family for more than 80 years, the craftsman style dwelling offers one level living, an open plan, a main level master suite; and a laundry mudroom leading to the two car garage. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry, and of course beautiful lake views at every turn. On the upper level are two guest rooms and a full bath. Designed by the architect owner, and built by Easling Construction, there’s also a screened gazebo, a spacious studio/storage area above the garage, a detached one car, and an exterior storage structure. The 1940's cabin is on the original family campsite. This simple utilitarian charmer has wood floors, a wood-burning stove, a kitchen, two sleeping rooms and a bath. Beneath the foot bridge over the stream is the remnant of a water wheel that once pumped water to the cabin. The offering includes 2 parcels totaling 7 acres and a total of 426 ft on Lake Michigan; the home is on one parcel, the cabin on the other; both must be sold together.
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Schmidt-Leland.