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