Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Rare & Unique Find in the Heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes

For this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take us to a cozy beachfront home in Empire that has a fantastic view and location.

“We’re right in the heart of Empire down on Lake Michigan, this home is amazing, it is easy walking distance to town, right next to the park, yet tucked away a little bit so you have your own private sanctuary right on Lake Michigan,” said Leelanau Vacation Realty broker owner Ranae Ihme.

This sandy sanctuary is surrounded by the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and while it’s not part of the property, the memorial lighthouse next door will light your way home.

The inside of this beautiful beach house is open and airy, and spans three cozy, charming floors.

The spacious deck extends the second floor living space and is a spectacular spot to spend your summers.

This gorgeous getaway makes a fantastic year round residence or the perfect vacation home or rental.

“This house is loved, the home has been in the family for over 100 years and it’s time for them to share it with somebody else,” said Ihme. “It’s been in our vacation rental program, though, for the last four years and it generates around $60,000 worth of income a year with them using it a little bit.”

With all its amazing features and the fantastic beachfront location, you couldn’t ask for a more desirable destination.

Click here for the listing of this Amazing Northern Michigan Home.

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