Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Cedar Rustic Retreat

It’s a sprawling estate tucked away on 165 acres in Leelanau County.

“For an 8,000 square foot home it actually has many gathering areas that are really cozy,” said Kimberly Bork, associate broker at Venture Properties. “So you’ve got towering ceilings, and the timber frame, and chinking, and the full logs, but each room has its own personality, and each room is really comfortable and cozy.”

Comfortable and cozy on the inside, with the appearance of a castle on the outside.

“So this can serve as a homestead property. You can have your solar power, your wind turbine. It has the two-story log barn out there with a private paddock that’s all fenced in so you can have your farm animals. You can have endless amounts of garden space,” said Bork.

This time tested structure contains a spacious master suite with separate his and hers walk-in closets and master bathrooms, with a steam shower for him and a large soaking tub for her.

The rustic but elegant kitchen has top of the line appliances, a wood burning stove and a walk-in pantry with plenty of storage space.

And one the most unique features here offers unmatched views of the surrounding area.

“From the castle turret, you have panoramic views of rolling countryside in the middle of Cedar as well as distant views of Lake Michigan,” said Bork.

For this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take you to a rustic retreat in Cedar.

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