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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Peaceful Paradise in Long Lake

For this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take us to a fantastic home on the north end of Long Lake in Traverse City.

“This is the closest property to Traverse City and still some of the highest water quality in the world here on Long Lake,” said Don Fedrigon, real estate broker at RE/MAX. “Yeah, there’s 91 feet of sandy frontage. Lake bottom is pure sand. Great swimming with the wind coming from your back. You’ve got some of the calmest water on the lake right here looking south.”

The calm, inviting waters of Long Lake make a beautiful backdrop for this peaceful paradise. Inside, you’ll find spaces for every occasion, like the cozy main floor den for working and studying, or the lower level theater for watching the big game.

“Well, this home is on three levels,” said Fedrigon. “It has a walkout. Lower level features a theater room, family room and extra bedroom. There’s a total of five bedrooms. The great room here on the main level. Fireplace. Beautiful kitchen overlooking the lake. And then three more bedrooms upstairs. There’s another full kitchen in the walkout, lower level, which is part of the theater room as well.”

Great living spaces, five sprawling bedrooms and an abundance of storage make this home pretty and practical.

The spa-like master suite on the main floor has a spacious walk-in closet, a luxurious soaking tub, a separate shower and a breathtaking view of the water. In addition to all of the fabulous features inside, the home has several spectacular outdoor areas to enjoy our incredible northern Michigan summers.

“Yeah, the outdoor living spaces are exceptional,” said Fedrigon. “You have an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, two boat houses, two extra outbuildings, just all kinds of natural features here in the landscape. And big, beautiful white pine trees. Of the two boat houses, one is mainly for storage, the other one is like a day room, has a garage door, opens up to a beautiful view of Long Lake and it has the outdoor kitchen right outside the door upstairs loft for napping. Just beautiful spot.”