Sotheby's International Realty - Harbor Springs, MI
Located on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Harbor Springs, this unprecedented estate property encompasses 162 feet of private water frontage and borders Weimer's Lake (Mystic Lake), featuring a peaceful waterfall and an abundance of wildlife. A spectacular setting with panoramic Lake Michigan views, the sights and sounds of the stream, the views and activity of Weimer's Lake. This one-of-a-kind, oak timber-frame, custom constructed home with open floor plan was built by Evening Star Joinery with the highest quality finishes. This exceptional 7800 plus square foot residence is located on prestigious Lower Shore Drive and borders the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve. Lake living at its finest. A premier building site with spectacular Lake Michigan views. Private, serene, secluded and minutes from downtown Harbor Springs. This exquisitely detailed custom home offers an open floor plan, high-end craftsmanship throughout, three exceptional stone fireplaces with gas logs, a soap stone wood-burner set against a beautiful stonewall with mantel, custom kitchen with high end appliances (Sub zero, Wolf and Bosch), large island, granite counters and slate floors, spacious master suite on the main floor, plus four additional guest rooms, four baths and two half baths. Oversize heated two car garage. Main floor master bedroom with hand built bed with under bed storage, secret stairway down to the poolroom. The master bath has a large teak jetted-tub wrapped in fiberglass as well as a teak shower floor built by Van Dam Custom Boats. The second level office is accessed by a hand made staircase with hand-carved and painted Great Blue Heron as part of the loft railing and overlooking the massive Great room. Family room includes, wet bar, soap stone wood burner, and walk out to patio overlooking Lake Michigan. Adjacent to family room is tiled "endless" indoor pool, spa and exercise area with stone flooring. In addition, there is a bedroom, full size bath and a storage room which could be converted to an additional bedroom, study or home theater. Above the 2-car garage there is a carriage house apartment with full kitchen, bath, gas fireplace and hand built queen bed with storage doors. Bright and airy, making it the perfect place for your guests and family. Custom landscaping, including three stone ponds with waterfalls and elaborate underground plumbing system. Two beautiful patios, one slate, one stone. Massive stone steps leading down to the beach. This home was built with the utmost in energy efficiency in mind. Outdoor shower with view of beautifully manicured grounds. Walk through the grand entrance to the panoramic views of Lake Michigan from the floor to ceiling windows.