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.

By |2016-05-23T16:52:19+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Homes & Gardens, On The Market|19 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a wife and 58-year-old, Texas-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.

19 Comments

  1. Rose May 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    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~

    • JLJ May 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

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

      • Rose May 25, 2016 at 5:37 am - Reply

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

  2. Cassandra Kranz May 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

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

    • JLJ May 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      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

  3. Marine Joye May 24, 2016 at 4:17 am - Reply

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

    • JLJ May 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      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

  4. Tiffany J. May 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JLJ May 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      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

      • Tiffany J. May 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        behind the scenes for what janis?

        • JLJ May 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm - Reply

          The blog and YouTube channel.? ~Janis

  5. Amber Gratz May 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

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

    • JLJ May 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Amber. Vlog coming soon! ~Janis

  6. Shari Schmidt May 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    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.

    • JLJ June 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

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

  7. Rose June 4, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

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

    • JLJ June 7, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Thank you, Rose 🙂 ~Janis

  8. Jolene K. June 4, 2016 at 5:37 am - Reply

    So classic!nice house.

    • JLJ June 7, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

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

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