Offer Accepted on this gorgeous chalet-style home on Crystal Lake in Benzie County brings Aspen or Vail to mind. Beautiful evergreens frame this wood-sided contemporary home with south-facing lake views and 106 feet of sandy beachfront to enjoy exclusively. Light-filled home with main level living plus cathedral and vaulted ceilings and windows in four directions. Throughout the house find combination wood and painted walls, wooden ceiling beams, and white ceilings to please both cabin lovers and those who prefer a modern ambiance. Air circulation inside the home is provided by ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms. Amenities include cable TV and internet, natural gas and bonus living space above the attached garage with an additional half bath. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park trails and beaches on Lake Michigan and approx. 3 miles to Beulah shops and dining. Best of both worlds! See all the photos and read all the details HERE
DREAM OPPORTUNITY ON 26 ACRES in Benzonia. Your farm and chance to live the country life are right here. As Chris’s personal assistant Nancy exclaimed as she was measuring rooms, this enchanting 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath exquisitely remodeled farmhouse is “just immaculate. IMMACULATE!” There’s also a wraparound deck in back, (see more photos by clicking on the link at the end of this description), a detached garage and a newer Morton pole building. All sit attractively on the pastoral acreage with long-distance views. Work the land or lease the tillable acreage currently planted in hay. Launch your kayak and fish at the nearby Betsie River public access or travel a couple minutes east from your paved driveway to village amenities. It’s been said many times, but we gotta say it again: This a must see, with too many features to list. Instead, see all the photos and details in the MLS HERE
This home has been sold! Located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The historic waterfront village of Empire is the setting for this uniquely beautiful, completely renovated ranch home with four bedrooms and a three-stall garage. Move-in ready retreat is located just blocks from a Lake Michigan sandy beach and all the recreational opportunities afforded by two nearby inland lakes, Lake Michigan, national park hiking trails, a miles-long bicycle trail and more.
Convenient main-floor living includes three bedrooms, living room, dining area, laundry room, and a NEW Kitchen with custom hickory cabinetry, granite counters, and tiled floor. Also find an all-new bathroom with custom cabinetry, granite counters, tiled shower and floor. Enjoy additional living space in the finished lower level, including a large family room and 4th bedroom. Step from the dining room/kitchen to your new 12×12 deck and relax in the backyard adjoining an 11-acre village park — with conservancy property beyond. Park your vehicles and toys in the newly insulated, heated and finished garage with hot and cold running water. A tinkerer’s happy place!
Village amenities include municipal water and natural gas, and the home also has Spectrum high-speed internet. Get peace of mind with the whole house Generac generator.
Seniors especially love the village’s new pickleball court, golf is just 4 miles away and Crystal Mountain skiing is a 35-minute drive. More area info at EmpireChamber.com or nps.gov/slbe.
Two building sites on Moss Road, southwest of Honor.
Each building site is 3 acres more or less and mostly level and open with some trees. Moss is a paved county road off US-31. Lots B&C are zoned for residential use. Each lot is priced at $45,000. All are close to the Platte River and lakes, the iconic Cherry Bowl Drive-In, area golfing, Lake Michigan, and amenities — restaurants, tavern, pizza, gas station, post office, grocery store, senior center, bank located in Honor and additional village attractions and services in Beulah and Benzonia. MLS 1901629-1901631
Benzie County. Ridge top lake views of multiple lakes, including Loon Lake, Platte lakes, Lake Michigan and Manitou Island from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Attractive, up north-style year-round residence with detached garage features lake views, deck, patio, 4-season sunroom, craft room/office, family room, vaulted ceiling, updated kitchen, bonus space to finish above the garage and a whole house generator.
Views reminiscent of northern California or Maine will dazzle you from this attractive and well-maintained 3 bedroom home on 2.5 acres. Wind through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park land as you climb the drive through hardwoods to this special, private place. Prepare yourself for breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Loon Lake, Manitou Island and the Platte lakes from the wonderfully landscaped yard, attractive patio, no-maintenance deck and the many windows of this saltbox-style home.
An Up North or Western vibe prevails inside, with oak walls and vaulted oak ceilings and wainscoting. Features include a catwalk, and living room and family room woodstoves. (One is gas.) The four-season sunroom doubles as a birdwatching, reading or TV room/den. Here’s where you’ll likely spend a lot of your time. That is, when you aren’t on the deck soaking in the sunshine and view. A cook’s kitchen includes a built-in desk for writing recipes, updated stainless appliances, granite counters, and tiled backsplash and floor. All beneath wood beams and recessed lighting. Updated bathrooms include tiled floors and tub/shower surrounds. Additional getaway spaces in the full basement include a finished family room with gas “woodstove” and built-in shelves and cabinets, PLUS a separate craft room or office … and plenty of storage. Natural gas heating and a whole house generator keep your indoor spaces properly maintained. A separate 28×24 garage comes with a bonus room above it for future finished space. Store all your BIG toys in the additional 32×28 pole barn. Roast marshmallows around the firepit. Watch the seasons change in all their spectacular colors, the freighters come and go, and the sun set and night sky unfold above Lake Michigan on every clear evening.
Offer accepted on this building lot available for sale in a country setting on the west side of Traverse City. Level and open 0.68 acre lot along Mapleleaf Drive is ready for your dream home. Located in a neighborhood of nice homes. Off the main road but on a blacktopped neighborhood drive for quiet and privacy. Electric, natural gas, cable TV and internet available. Also a great spot for a spec house. Convenient commute to grocery store, hospital, west side schools, YMCA and all the downtown amenities such as dining, shopping, movie theaters, post office and West Grand Traverse Bay parks and beaches. Great work-from-home location or spot to unwind after a day’s work in the city.
For Sale – Acreage northeast of Thompsonville in Benzie County and along the snowmobile trail which runs north to Leelanau County and south to Brethren in Manistee County. 5 acres of mixed hardwoods and cedars, and owner says there’s an artesian well in the NW corner. Fix up the rustic older small cabin needing your TLC. This acreage parcel is near Benzie County’s wild and scenic Betsie River for kayaking and fishing and Little Betsie River for trout fishing. Close to Crystal Mountain to ski, golf, dine and relax at the spa. Thompsonville village amenities include a restaurant, bar, library, post office and town hall. Meet at the Betsie Valley trailhead in the village for hiking and bicycling to Benzie County’s quaint waterfront towns of Beulah, Elberta and Frankfort. $39,900. HERE
Enjoy carefree living on a ridge above Crystal Lake in Benzonia in this longtime condominium association which includes beautiful landscaping, a pool, tennis courts and walking trails. End unit lends added privacy. Interior features include vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and an attached 2 car garage. Live on one level with a primary bedroom suite, updated kitchen, living room with fireplace, second bedroom and bath, and laundry. Full lower level includes family room, kitchen area, 2 non conforming bedrooms or office/craft rooms, plenty of storage and a 12×13 workshop area. Association fee covers lawn, exterior maintenance, snow removal, trash, water, sewer, cable tv & internet. Generator for the community water. Close to Lake Michigan, golf, skiing, & the bike trail. Photos, room dimensions and more details HERE
We received lots of interest in this year-round home on 1.3 acres with 200+ feet along the Betsie River outside. Two stories, with living areas on the upper floor to catch the sunlight and a wraparound deck for the best overlook. Bedrooms on the lower level give you easy outdoor access in the a.m. and p.m., and you can put your work clothes right into the laundry when you come inside. Located on the river’s Serenity Bend, where you’ll find your peace and quiet paddling and fishing (river’s known for BIG fish), far away from the city. Updates include central air conditioning, a whole house generator and a two-car detached garage. Landscaped yard has sunny garden spots and shade for relaxing. The Betsie River is a state-designated Wild and Scenic River and it winds it way to Betsie Lake, near Elberta and Frankfort.