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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Boyne City

It’s a Boyne City with a lot to offer.

Three fireplaces, spacious master suite, hot tub, large pole barn and even an old playhouse turned cigar smoke house.

Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take you there for this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes.

“When we bought it originally, it was a bungalow but very solidly built and just had a wonderful setting and it did fit kind of our needs. It had some buildable property with it so we bought the house and began to gradually do things to it,” said homeowner, Kurt Wietzke. “We added this 30 by 30 foot great room on to the end of it and on the other end, we cut off the whole top and created a master bedroom.”

Over time that simple bungalow, transformed into this beautiful home.

When you make your way inside and up the spiral stair case you are met by the large great room and towering stone fireplace and the open concept of the main level is perfect for entertaining.

“They have had parties of up to 100 people before in this house because it’s so easy to get back and forth between the kitchen and the dining room and the living room and makes for a wonderful party,” said Lora Higdon with North Harbor Christie’s International.

In the master suite, the spacious master bathroom is outfitted with a claw foot tub, and his-and-hers sinks with views of the spring fed pond in the backyard.

From the master bedroom and the large windows in the great room — incredible views of Lake Charlevoix.

“One of the most spectacular things about this property is that you can see for four miles down the lake which is amazing. You get beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Every season is wonderful out there,” said Higdon. “It’s walking distance from Sommerset Point Yacht Club and Health Club and also very close to town.”

But by far the most attractive feature of this home isn’t the location or 125 feet of Lake Front.

It’s the warm, inviting feeling you get when you walk in the front door.

“Country casual but with a little bit of whimsy. The window up above that looks out at the fireplace, and the smoke house for smoking cigars out in the woods,” said Wietzke. “Just kind of an interesting mix of things to do and places to go and it’s always important when you have grand kids to have enough things for grand kids to do to provide great incentive to have them come up and visit grandma and grandpa.”

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