One block to town, one block to the Village Green, two
blocks to the Channel, and only three blocks to the beautiful
shores of Lake Michigan at the State Park, with six bedrooms
and large open living areas, this newly restored historic
home is perfect for an extended family vacation!
With your first step into the quaint screened in porch,
you will already feel like you have been transported in
time, but with all of the modern amenities of today. Sink
into the cushioned wicker furniture for a relaxing cup of
coffee to enjoy the peaceful sounds of this quiet corner,
or journey into the house by turning the old-fashioned doorbell
to be let inside.
Inside, looking around, your eyes will be drawn to the
spacious, modern kitchen with enough counter room to serve
food for large groups of people while not feeling crowded.
Positioned under the home’s original chandelier, the
large custom-made wood table, fashioned from lumber found
in the walls of the home, is a stunning piece that will
fit ten adults comfortably or 12 if children would like
to share the two benches. If one would rather not join the
big group, sit at one of the 8 barstools around the counters.
To get a closer view of the big game on the flat screen
television over the mantle of the intricately designed gas
fireplace, take your plate and drink to one of the four
additional seats to sit at the rustic tables behind the
new large extra cushioned sectional. “Standing room
only” is not something you will have to think about
when having a meal all together in this home. Nor will you
have to think about having enough dishes as the home is
stocked with extra dinnerware.
Go through the original antique stained-glass doors to
your left into the den where you will find a cozy carpeted
room with a foosball table, comfortable couch, and flat
screen television with a blue ray disc player and PlayStation
II. The accent wall with think planked wood helps to create
a serene environment as well as buffer the sound of laughter.
Children will be delighted to find a well-lit secret room
under the stairs to play in as well as cupboards full of
DVDs, games, puzzles, and toys.
Adjacent to the den is the main floor bedroom which is
light and airy with enough space for a dresser an area to
hang your clothes as well as enough space to fit a new queen
Down the hallway is a full bathroom with smooth brick floors
and fun décor. Wrapping its way back to the kitchen,
the mudroom, complete with a new washer, new dryer, original
farmhouse sink, retractable clothes line, shelves to store
odds and ends, and an extra refrigerator/freezer is the
perfect entry and exit via the screened door to the deck
when heading to the beach.
The expanded deck on the other side of the mudroom is partially
covered and extends out into the yard to allow vacationers
to catch the sun or stay cool in the shade. The new large
gas grill will be able to accommodate everything the chef
throws on it to feed the masses. Take the food inside or
sit and enjoy it at one of the two outdoor tables.
If one prefers to cook over an open fire, grab the chairs
out of the shed and set them around the firepit in the yard.
Don’t forget to snatch a metal roasting stick from
the shed for the marshmallows! Other goodies you can find
in the shed to enjoy in the spacious yard are croquet, frisbee,
bocce ball, a badminton net and accessories, and corn hole.
If you prefer to do some more relaxing and don’t want
to lay out in a lawn chair in the sun, sway in the nice
lake breeze in the comfy hammock.
Being within walking distance of the beach, you will want
to load your towels into the beach wagon with chairs, an
umbrella, and sand toys, all of which are provided for you
at the house. After a fun day of playing in waves, climbing
Old Baldy, and playing in the sand, you will want to use
the outdoor shower with hot and cold water to find the perfect
temperature to rinse off all of the sand and hang your towels
on the outdoor clothes line.
Heading upstairs you will notice the original banister
of smooth white pine. At the top of the stairway you are
greeted by two large window and a magnificent antique toile
chandelier draped over your head. The floors are all original
to the home and finding the oddities throughout the upstairs
is like a treasure hunt! The railing around the stairway
is original and although it isn’t the height required
when building a structure today, it is too pretty to change.
Upon inspection of four of the bedrooms upstairs you will
notice that they all have brand new mattresses and pillows
for the perfect night’s sleep. The ceiling fans with
lights overhead will keep you nice and cool. The doors are
all solid wood designed to keep sound from traveling when
closed and each room has clothes storage for folded items
and hanging items. You also will not have to wait for a
bathroom to get ready because each room has a mirror and
a small make-up mirror.
The master bedroom has soothing light green walls and feels
as if you are in an elegant hotel room with high ceilings,
a new large king bed, sturdy dresser, desk, custom closet
with original doors and antique knobs, and a love seat.
The built from scratch headboard is one of a kind and pulls
all of the elements of the exposed brick and rustic wood
together to create a superb room you may not want to leave.
Across from the master in the front of the house is another
masterpiece. This room has a fun story to tell if you look
closely enough. The new king bed is placed under two windows
across from a large dresser and a petite desk. The colors
of the room are complementing hews of blue to remind you
of the lake which you can catch glimpses of out of your
window. Bringing it all together is the old door made into
a shelf in the corner and the pipes made into a rod to hang
your clothes. The slant of ceilings pay homage to the past
while creating an inviting space.
Down a short hallway behind the master is a bathroom with
two sinks, a tub, and a shower. The original window can
swing open to expose new windows with screens behind. The
thick planks of wood adorning the wall behind the toilet
look to be straight out of a magazine as does the new tile
floor covered in a unique hexagon pattern reflecting the
age of the house. Across from the bathroom is a linen closet
which houses cleaners, a vacuum, buckets, and extra supplies
behind an original door on a sliding track.