SOLD! Benzie County lake views

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.

SOLD! “Mountaintop” Views of Lakes

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.
AnWarren Road ridgetop views of Lkae Michigan, Loon Lake, Platte lakes 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” Benzie County home with views of Lake Michigan, Platte lakes, Loon Lake, Manitou Islandand 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.

SOLD! Traverse City west side lot for sale

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.

Benzie County Acreage For Sale

5 Acres For Sale by Stapleton Realty. Along the snowmobile trail, this wooded lot has been used for recreation, including hunting. Contact Christine 231-499-2698.
5 Acres, Bentley Road, Thompsonville. Offered by Stapleton Realty.

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

SOLD! Crystal Ridge Condo, Benzonia

Condo for sale in Benzie County. Crystal Ridge condominium unit end for privacy. For sale by Stapleton Realty. 231-326-4000.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

SOLD! Betsie River Getaway

Benzie County waterfront home for sale on the Betsie River. For sale by Stapleton Realty. 231-326-4000.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.

SOLD! Green Lake Waterfront Home, Interlochen

Beautiful Green Lake frontage and waterside setting. This wonderfully updated lake house offers easy access to Interlochen Arts Academy and is only a half hour’s drive to Traverse City. Known for boating, swimming, paddling and fishing, Green Lake allows all water sports. You’ll enjoy your very own private dock and sandy beach area for the kids. Step inside the immaculate 4 bedroom home filled with light and lake views from picture windows and glass doors. You’ll be tempted to spend many hours in the attractive sunroom, with its water views and skylights for sunshine.  A finished room in the garage currently serves as an office but could easily become a private guest room.

Waterfront home on Green Lake in Interlochen offers private frontage with a sandy beach area for kids and a private dock for mooring the boats and water vehicles. Listed by Stapleton Realty.
Waterfront home on Green Lake in Interlochen offers 87 feet of private frontage with a sandy beach area for kids and a dock for mooring boats and watercraft. Listed by Stapleton Realty-Honor.

 

SOLD! Home with Crystal Lake Shared Access & Views

Shared waterfront and multiple views of Crystal Lake from this exceptional 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch home with a garage and large deck – all lovingly maintained on a nicely landscaped, elevated lot by the original owners. An extra lot protects the view Benzie County home for sale with Crytstal Lake shared access and views from an elevated and landscaped lot. This drone photo shows the house, trees, grassy lawn and view of the lake.and privacy and provides space for a future building or guest house.

Well-constructed one-level home offers lots of Pella windows and eyebrows for light and lake views. Highlights also include soaring ceilings, insulated walls for sound reduction between living area and bedrooms, custom shelves in all closets, and quality floor coverings such as solid oak in the living areas, (original) wool carpets in BRs, and tiled kitchen, baths and laundry.

The main bedroom suite features lake views from the sitting area, a walk-in closet, and a private bathroom with shower and jetted soaking tub.

Delightful cook’s kitchen contains everything you desire for entertaining: solid surface counters, extra prep sink, maple cabinets, granite cookstove island and bar counter with seating for 6, plus a walk-in pantry with room for a freezer.

Watch nesting eagles feed their young from the all-glass breakfast nook. Entertain in the formal dining room.

Efficient woodstove in the cozy sitting room could heat the house if needed. Bonus gas fireplace is on the flip side of the custom field stone wall.

Laundry and mudroom area are off the garage, with a conveniently located half bath.

Perks include fresh neutral paint-inside and out, new roof in 2020, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, a built-in grill on the deck and a paved driveway.

Privately shared 500 ft Crystal Lake frontage offers a dock area for private boat lifts, a place to leave your kayak and paddle board, grassy areas for hanging out, sandy beach area for kids, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows.

Short jaunt to Beulah, Frankfort, golf courses, Lake Michigan beaches and Crystal Mountain resort skiing, golfing, dining, trail hiking and spa visits.

SOLD! Home & Barn on 20 Acres, South Boardman

Home, barn, and greenhouses on 20 acres for sale in South Boardman, southeast of Traverse City. Quiet location in the country with great stargazing around the campfire. Aspiring farmers take note: $285,000! Featuring 3 bedrooms and a bath on the main floor and 2 more bedrooms, a bath, and a family room with a woodstove on the walkout lower level. The large eat-in kitchen has a fireplace in front of the dining area and lots of cupboards for your dishes, bowls, pans and pantry. Cosmetic updates and finishing touches would make this spacious home, of approximately 2,700 square feet, a winner! The land is ripe for planting with a cleared area for crops or livestock, plus vines, fruit trees and garden areas. Better hurry!

SOLD! Historic Morgan School near Sleeping Bear Dunes

For sale. Historic Morgan School, the former grange hall in Platte Township, Benzie County, Michigan. Only $265,000. Listed by Christine Stapleton. Stapleton Realty of Honor, Michigan.Just Listed! Wow! Historic Morgan School (with school bell!) in northern Platte Township, is close to Empire and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, just down Esch Road. Specifically, beautiful Otter Creek Beach on Lake Michigan and the park’s Platte Plains trail system that runs from here all the way to the mouth of the Platte River (near Riverside Canoes and Platte River Campground). 1,250 square feet circa 1880s building (updated in 1970) is on 1.5 country acres. Features include original wood floors and a drop ceiling, a kitchen and two half bathrooms. Most windows are updated. There’s hot water heat and a well and septic. Use your imagination! Zoned RES/AG. Listed at just $265,000.