A Storybook-Style House On Bay Harbor Lake in Petoskey, Michigan

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(ABOVE) The water views from inside this house–and there are many–are gorgeous.


What caught my attention about this house was not just the beautiful water views, but the understated charm of the main rooms, porches, and bedrooms that I show here.

The realtor’s site describes the home as storybook style. That refers to its cross-gable, steeply pitched roof; groupings of tall, narrow diamond-paned windows; and multiple arched windows and doors. These elements, along with human-sized rooms and furnishings, soft lighting, warm-hued flooring materials, and floral and trellis fabrics and wallpaper all make the interior feel cozy and welcoming.

Take a look at these photographs. Would you ever guess it’s a three-story, 14,107-square-foot house?  I wouldn’t, and I love that. It feels like a place I could actually feel comfortable. Of course, once you see the exterior photographs and library (not shown here) you do begin to have an idea about it!

Built in 2004, the house has seven bedrooms, seven full baths, and two half baths. According to the listing site, luxury features–besides 130 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan–include a home theater, cherry-paneled elevator, custom stained-glass panel windows and doors, two laundry rooms, secret doorways, and more.

The home is currently priced at $6.9 million. For more information and many more photographs, visit the site of listing agent Brad Rellinger, Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty.

~Janis Lyn Johnson

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All photographs via listing agent Brad Rellinger, Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty.

19 comments on A Storybook-Style House On Bay Harbor Lake in Petoskey, Michigan

  1. Rose
    May 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Blue room is pretty,very inspiring views,very stylish home,so classic,its so you isn’t it?
    Thanks for the new pretty blog post lovely Janis.Hope you have a great day or night,where ever you are!
    Happy days~

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    • JLJ
      May 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm (1 year ago)

      It is a stylish, classic home, isn’t it? Thank you for visiting the blog yesterday, Rose, and leaving this comment! ~Janis

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      • Rose
        May 25, 2016 at 5:37 am (1 year ago)

        Yes you’re so right, it is very stylish,classic home Janis 🙂
        Happy Days~

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  2. Cassandra Kranz
    May 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Huge house,I would love to have a house like that!This is my first time looking your blog,pretty!

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    • JLJ
      May 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, it’s enormous! But it feels warm and comfy, too. I’m so happy you took the time out of your day to visit my blog and leave your comment. Thank you, Cassandra! ~Janis

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  3. Marine Joye
    May 24, 2016 at 4:17 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome house,where is it ? it’s for sale only?how much?

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    • JLJ
      May 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi, Marine! I’m sorry if I didn’t make it very clear. All the information about the house is at the top of this page–where it is, how much it is, etc. –just after the very first photograph. Yes, according to the listing site, it is just for sale. Thank you for visiting my blog! ~Janis

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  4. Tiffany J.
    May 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Hello
    You are too slow these days,because the same comments here,What are you busy with?
    Please be active,we expect more new videos,blog posts from you!

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    • JLJ
      May 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi, Tiffany J. I’m sorry I do not move as swiftly as you wish. I don’t like to disappoint you or any of my other readers and viewers. Behind the scenes work and photography, filming, editing, writing, research and more is very time consuming. This is as quickly as I can operate. Thank you for commenting! ~ Janis

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      • Tiffany J.
        May 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm (1 year ago)

        behind the scenes for what janis?

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        • JLJ
          May 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

          The blog and YouTube channel.😑 ~Janis

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  5. Amber Gratz
    May 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I really like that style too,amazin house.Plz do vlog.

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    • JLJ
      May 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Amber. Vlog coming soon! ~Janis

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  6. Shari Schmidt
    May 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Janis , lovey home. My husband and I sold our home on the water last year, this one reminds me of of it. Wonderful memories.

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    • JLJ
      June 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm (12 months ago)

      Hope you are loving your new home just as well, wherever it is! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting, Shari! ~Janis

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  7. Rose
    June 4, 2016 at 5:36 am (12 months ago)

    Waiting for the new house lovely Janis 🙂 I really enjoyed so so so much! x

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    • JLJ
      June 7, 2016 at 10:23 am (12 months ago)

      Thank you, Rose 🙂 ~Janis

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  8. Jolene K.
    June 4, 2016 at 5:37 am (12 months ago)

    So classic!nice house.

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    • JLJ
      June 7, 2016 at 10:27 am (12 months ago)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed see it, Jolene! Thank you for commenting! ~Janis

      Reply

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