Harbor Springs, Michigan
Quintessential Lake Michigan waterfront compound offering lake views from almost every room and an immediate beachfront with recent shoreline protection added. Located in the exclusive Windemere Association and offering over 8,700 square feet of superbly designed and lovingly decorated living area, lies this magnificent lakefront home. What sets this apart is the spectacular grounds. Your own private nature preserve on almost 6 acres with hundreds of feet of boardwalk, spectacular birch trees, ferns, flora and fauna. Whether it is privacy or space for guests or a multitude of options for entertaining this estate accommodates. Built in 1988, the main house offers wonderful living spaces including a living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, office, and wrap-around covered porches. There is a ground floor suite plus 3 additional 2nd floor bedrooms. Built in 2000, the four-bedroom, 3-bathroom, guest house features a full kitchen, living room, dining area, and game room that connects to a theater room with LED lights installed that give you the illusion of laying under the stars. Just outside decks are topped with a watch tower and tucked away outdoor field stone fountain and fireplace. The lofted studio includes a bead board Porte Cochere, an open concept workspace with its own fieldstone fireplace, as well as a half bathroom. The property is complimented by a boardwalk through the woods that leads to a rustic pavilion with a dining table built by Andre Poineau with seating for 12 guests. The elegant buildings, gorgeous wildflowers, well-kept birch trees and ferns were featured in Veranda, Coastal Living, and Traverse Magazine.