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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Secluded, Timber Frame, Three-Floor Gem on Pearl Lake

This week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Home is found nestled in 10 beautifully wooded acres of Lake Ann in Benzie County.

Private balconies, spacious bedrooms and unmatched craftsmanship fill all three floors.

“It was designed for year-round living but it also was designed to kind of, between location and design, to capture the best of everything that Northern Michigan has to offer,” said realtor with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Robin Vilter.

A home that embodies the best parts of where we live.

This gorgeous, 6,000 square foot, timber frame home has won awards for its green design and energy efficiency.

From the 9×9 wooden beams to the intricate details throughout the home, the craftsmanship here is one of a kind.

“Second floor is pretty much dedicated to the master suite,” said Vilter. “There’s the pool table area and then of course the spiral staircase that goes up to the turret but then there’s a walkway to the bonus room above the garage which right now is finished but could very easily be turned into a bedroom space if you wanted to.”

In addition to the stunning kitchen with top of the line appliances and gourmet island, the lower level walkout has three bedrooms and plenty of space for fun and games or a nightcap at the wet bar.

The home also includes some cool features you won’t find in too many homes.

“It has a built-in dog wash station in the mudroom which is very convenient especially if you have a dog that likes to swim,” she said.

And if you want to explore the outdoors or downtown Traverse City, it is all well within reach.

“You’re 20 to 25 minutes from Traverse City, 20 minutes away from the dunes, 20 minutes from the great golf course but yet in the winter the lake freezes and you can snowmobile right across the lake and catch the county snowmobile trails and the state land and jet off to wherever you want to go.”

This home also comes with 160 feet of Lake Front on a hidden gem in Benzie County appropriately named Pearl Lake.

“It’s something that I’ve driven by time and time again and I didn’t even know it was here and it’s actually a pretty big lake, it’s not terribly deep which is great so it warms up quickly in the spring and it also freezes quickly in the winter for those people who would like to snowmobile across the lake that’s great,” said Vilter. “The fishing is amazing. I see a lot of people kayaking and fishing off the kayaks, and yet it’s all sports so if you’ve got a bunch of kids that you want to pull on a tube you can certainly do that too.”

Click for the listing of this Amazing Northern Michigan Home.