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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Modern Bayside Traverse City Gem

Just minutes from downtown Traverse City and Old Mission Wineries is a stunning home that’s all about location, location, location.

For this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, Whitney Amann and chief photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take us to a home that’s perfectly placed near the base of Old Mission Peninsula.

“This particular home is one of a few offerings on Peninsula Drive right now that is not only on the water side with 100 feet of pristine, stunning water and the views are spectacular. But it also gives that location piece,” said Molly Buttleman, a realtor at Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors.

Just a short drive to the lighthouse and fantastic wineries on Old Mission, or a quick bike ride to downtown farmers markets, shopping and dining, it’s location near the base of Old Mission Peninsula makes this home a gateway to all the best that Traverse City has to offer.

Once you’re done exploring, you get to retreat to an inviting, warm and spacious home.

“I just call it soft contemporary because it’s not over-the-top modern, but it’s not super contemporary,” said Buttleman. “It’s kind of a blend of both and gives it kind of a soft, cozy feeling. But it’s a four bedroom. Four bath has a lot of other amenities. There’s a sauna in the lower level, beautiful office space with double doors that you could sit downstairs and work at your home office and have that as your backdrop would be amazing. But it is a beautiful home, beautifully constructed home.”

Beautifully constructed to take in the gorgeous view of West Grand Traverse Bay from nearly every room in the house.

“Regardless of what en suite you’re in or the living room or the beautiful walk out downstairs, you can be on either level or even upstairs and have just an amazing view because of the floor to ceiling windows and both of the en suites that face the water upstairs have/ decks right off of the bedrooms. So it’s kind of a cool little bonus,” Buttleman explained.

You can enjoy some of Traverse City’s biggest events from the comfort of your living room or backyard.

“In the summertime, when we’re bustling and West Bay is active and alive, the fireworks are visible right from this home. You can have a party in the yard and still be right there for the fireworks. And any time we have an air show, this is like the primo location to view any of the air show activity,” said Buttleman. “Rain or shine or snow. I think the views here are spectacular.”

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