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  • Tour #317075
    6824 Crystal Beach
  • $1,500,000 | Tour #504317
    9573 Palaestrum
    MASTERPIECE OF LOCAL CRAFTMANSHIP ON ELK LAKE! With over 5,679 sq. ft. of exquisite amenities this estate style home will impress you The living room is enhanced by black walnut flooring, beamed ceilings and a stone gas log fireplace; french doors lead you into the den with coffered ceilings; the dining room is light & airy with glorious waterfront views & triad ceilings; the enclosed sun porch with heated floors captures gorgeous sunrise views. A luxurious master suite features elegant appointments including a spacious bathroom with large tub, walk-in custom shower, two granite vanities, heated tile floors, dual sided fireplace serving both bedroom & bath; his & her walk-in closets; 9 foot door wall slider leading to the porch. The large screened-in porch is enhanced by slate flooring, vinyl maintenance free bead board, ceiling fans, skylights, it is perfect for feeling like you are outside, yet protected from the elements. Enjoy the casual layout of the walkout lower level with lots of windows for great waterfront views, family room with in-home theater with surround sound, a wine cellar, billiards area, second kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, 2 additional bedrooms, large storage area. Water circulator for instant hot water at taps throughout the house. The 3-car garage has built in cabinets, a work bench, epoxy floors and is heated. This home has been meticulously maintained, professionally landscaped with sculpted hedges and is on 150 feet of prime beach frontage. Located in the exclusive Shores of Palastra with 27 acres of common area. This is a one of kind opportunity to own a stunning home Elk Lake with access to Torch Lake and Lake Skegemog from your private beach.
  • Tour #651369
    1209 Fairway Pointe Dr
  • Tour #578274
    7980 N Shore Ct
  • Tour #488282
    301 River St
  • $296,000 | Tour #914201
    8567 Fairway Dr
    Glorious sunsets over Crystal Lake Golf Course ~ You must see the interior of this 3 BR/ 2.5 Bath quality built home! Glorious LIGHT + spacious flowing floorplan + entertaining style island kitchen + gallery foyer + generous MBR suite + wood burning fireplace + naturally beautiful 1.6 acre setting = DELIGHTED NEW homeowners. Multiply the practical attributes of abundant cabinets, the perfect pantry, storage, AC & heat pump, 3 zone efficient natural gas heat, large garage & decking, reputable Egan & Smith builders and you have a terrific value. Come tour this wonderful home!
  • $367,000 | Tour #509716
    5367 Gorivan Rd
    Enjoy both the sunrise and sunset with views of Upper Herring Lake and the surrounding Herring Lakes Valley from this delightful farmhouse on 30 acres. Great potential for horses, farming or just relaxing in beautiful Northern Michigan. Comfortable and cozy home featuring wood floors, charming kitchen and dining area, nicely appointed spaces, great master bedroom, outdoor hot tub, sauna, fieldstone fireplace and knotty pine throughout the main level. Excellent location to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife. This is your place to enjoy Pure Michigan - close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, world class trout streams, swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.... Other area attractions within a short driving distance are Point Betsie, Interlochen Center for the Arts as well as golfing and skiing at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy shopping and dining in downtown Beulah, Frankfort, and Traverse City.
  • $1,275,000 | Tour #755998
    3870 S East Torch Lake Dr
    GLORIOUS SUNSETS OVER TORCH LAKE! The long winding driveway with towering trees leads you to the ultimate private and secluded setting and cottage style home on 127 feet. A unique dual sided fireplace serves the dining room & living room; the cook in your family will delight in the custom kitchen with unique amenities; 5 spacious bedrooms; 3-car garage; screened-in porch and large deck; stunning wide plank hardwood floors. There is an unfinished bonus room above the garage with separate entry stairway for your future guest house.
  • $1,299,000 | Tour #302397
    1255 N West Torch Lake Dr
    TORCH LAKE HOME WITH UNPARALLELED QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP THROUGHOUT! Enter the spacious foyer of this home and begin to discover that it was built with family in mind; the great room features cathedral ceilings, soaring stone fireplace, lots of built-ins & pre-finished hickory hardwood flooring; an awesome kitchen with a large granite island, sledge rock accents, top of the line appliances; beautiful master suite with open ceilings, fireplace, attached screened porch, master bath with barrel roll ceiling and heated floors; custom iron & wood handrail; large laundry room. Four additional large bedrooms, all featuring private baths; bonus room, 5 1/2 baths. The walkout lower level with lots of windows is waiting for your finishing touches and would be a wonderful family game room. The four car garage has extra depth to store your boats and toys. Flagstone walkways will lead you to your private Torch Lake frontage. This Porter built home has cedar exterior with stone accents, professional landscaping with water feature, waterside flagstone patio, deep wooded lot in an area of beautiful estate style homes.
  • Tour #588240
    7968 Center Rd
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    6410 Peninsula Dr
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    6901 Main St
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-15
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-14
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-13
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-12
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-11
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-10
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-9
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-8
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-7
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-6
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-5
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-4
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-3
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    6025 Peninsula Dr-1
  • $315,000 | Tour #451453
    18597 Fowler Rd
    Private and wonderful custom built ranch nestled in a wooded setting with perennial gardens, detached 2 stall garage with heated studio and woodshed should not be missed! Home has floor to ceiling views of the gardens and trees from an open kitchen and great room. This 5 BR, 2 bath home has many special features, field stone wall in the great room, 20' solarium/greenhouse in the lower level, stained glass windows, upgraded kitchen w/ granite countertops, office or den off front entrance, walk out lower lever, lots of storage, Geothermal heat, neutral decor. Live the up north lifestyle close to Lake Ann, Traverse City, and Almira Twp Park (tennis courts) and Almira Waterfront Park. See mls #1815167 for house and 17.89 acres for sale.
  • Tour #565539
    1719 Wayne St
  • $350,000 | Tour #605003
    470 Island View Dr
    Beautiful SW exposure on this Island Lake home! House has sun, wind and waves all the time. Private sugar-sand beach and awesome sunsets await you! Property is surrounded by acres of State Forest, ski, hiking and snowmobile trails right out your door. Very quiet and serene setting just 20 minutes to Traverse City. The home features three large bedrooms a formal dining room, breakfast nook and extra large laundry/mud room. Expansive windows allow you to take in all of the lake life! Enjoy the nesting bald eagles on the small island right off the beach. Blue heron, Pileated Woodpeckers and an abundant of wildlife are all around! The all-sports lake is great for fishing perch, bass and bluegill. Hurry - this home won't last long!
  • $599,900 | Tour #899483
    6993 Aarwood Rd NW
    Best of what Northern Michigan has to offer, a gorgeous custom home tucked into the woods surrounded by wildlife and private frontage on spectacular Torch Lake. Stunning 4 bedroom 3 bath home has a wide open great room with expansive views of the woods around the home. Main floor master suite has a charming window seat, walk in closet & attached private bath with jetted tub & separate shower. Attached office is very convenient. 2 additional bedrooms share a bathroom on the other side of the home for privacy. Upstairs has a guest suite with attached private bath & walk in closet. The unique floor plan features 2 loft areas, the game/billiards area has its own fridge & sink idea for entertaining! Attached 3 car garage + golf cart garage for the trip across the road to play on your 30 feet of private frontage on pristine Torch Lake. Craftsmanship is evident in the Amish made gazebo set lakeside. A must see!
  • $1,198,000 | Tour #375256
    587 Trillium Trail
    Enjoy relaxing panoramic views of Lake Michigan south to Manistee and north to the Frankfort Harbor Light in a perfect 3+ acre private setting amongst scattered hardwoods on top of a dune. Relax on your 150 feet of private sandy beach only Lake Michigan can offer. Comfortable, meticulously maintained, and practical are the operative words here, with an abundance of windows that bring the views of Lake Michigan and the natural landscaping to you. Inside the home, stunning craftsman custom design details & materials await. The custom Motawi tiled Heat n Glow fireplace with a rough-hewn cherry mantle from a tree harvested on the property can be enjoyed from the living room, dining room and kitchen. The open chefs kitchen features a 4-seat bar & prep island with Silestone solid surface countertops. The dream kitchen is enhanced with other high-end amenities like custom cabinets, a 36 inch Thermador Professional Cooktop with grill, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Melie electric oven and three rack dishwasher and a Dacor microwave/convection oven. The main floor master bedroom suite has all the extra details including a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. The other three bedrooms, full bath & half bath complete the homes offerings. The laundry/mud room are conveniently located and have access to the two car garage. Unwind in the comfortable all season porch complete with built in book cases and views of the Big Lake. This is your home to enjoy Pure Michigan - close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, world class trout streams, swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.... Other area attractions within a short driving distance are Point Betsie, Interlochen Center for the Arts as well as golfing and skiing at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy shopping and dining in downtown Beulah, Frankfort, and Traverse City. Home designed by Caleb Luibrand, construction by Brad Hopwood.
  • $269,000 | Tour #529051
    6004 London Dr
    Solid family home in popular Old English Village! This 4+BR/3bath home has 2 master suites, one on the main level and a 2nd on the upper level with 2 other large bedrooms and a possible 4th bedroom off the bath (currently used as a play room area.) The main floor has a nice flow to it, eat-in kitchen (newer appliances) opens to the living room which connects to a spacious formal dining room or office/den space. The lower level is a walk-out with huge family room and plenty of space for storage, small shop area. This home is close to Silver Lake Elementary and beautiful beach access on Silver Lake. More information can be found on-line.
  • $575,000 | Tour #314767
    11391 Woodspath Way
    Enjoy the sunshine streaming into this meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3000+ sq. ft. home nestled in the rolling hills of MountainWoods overlooking the #3 green of the Mountain Ridge golf at Crystal Mountain. MountainWoods is a residential, non-rental, community with both seasonal and year-round residences. Inside you will enjoy an inviting great room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors, a vaulted tongue and groove wood ceiling and a wall of windows with amazing views. This home is architecturally designed to take advantage of the views of Mother Nature and all her beauty. The master suite has its own views of the golf course, a spacious bath area and a large walk-in closet. There is a second private master bedroom with private full bath upstairs perfect for visiting families. The gourmet kitchen is complete with a large island, custom cabinetry, a double oven and solid surface countertops. Enjoy the convenience of a laundry room located on the main floor. The unfinished lower level walkout allows you to add up to two bedrooms or a cozy family room all with views of the golf course. All this plus ample room for storage. The 1000+ sq. ft. 3 car heated garage is complete with a solid epoxy coated floor, water hook-ups and room for it all! This is your "base-camp" to enjoy Pure Michigan! Close to Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, world class trout streams, swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, etc....
  • $489,000 | Tour #800229
    12521 SW Torch Lake Dr
    This Torch Lake cottage, with 50' of sandy frontage, is an absolute treasure! The newly updated cottage features 2 bedrooms, a completely redesigned kitchen, with new appliances, updated bathroom, mudroom and laundry area. New windows in kitchen, dining, bedroom, bathroom, mudroom and laundry. The living room is centered around a natural stone fireplace and has large windows overlooking Torch Lake. There is plenty of closet and storage space, including original built-in cupboards in the dining area. Enjoy the amazing views of the Torch Lake Sand Bar from the spacious, 13.6x10' three season porch. The garage has a 3/4 bathroom, and offers plenty of room for water toys. Brand new landscape features driveway and cement walkway, banked with large plantings and stone work. Poured concrete area with fire pit is perfect for entertaining.
  • $265,000 | Tour #595810
    307 Meguzee
    CAPTURES ALL THE CHARM of Northern Michigan living! You will love the location of this great family home where you can walk to school, Elk Lake public access, shopping, dining and enjoy all the amenities of small town living. Highlighted by 4 bedrooms, 2 baths; great kitchen with updated appliances, island bar seating; family room; spacious lower level with wood floors; large laundry room with built in cabinetry; spacious deck; garage with built-ins galore; garden/storage shed. The private back yard is fenced and perfect for your pets to explore. A special bonus is the additional lot in back which is a separate building site. This is a must see!
  • $534,900 | Tour #290968
    6207 NW Torch Lake Dr
    TORCH LAKE! Imagine waking up to the sounds of the waves lapping your private frontage and watching the sunrise over the turquoise blue waters of one of the worlds most beautiful lakes. You are invited to tour this great family home enhanced by 3 bedrooms, 3 baths; skylights; cathedral ceilings; sip your morning coffee on the spacious deck; three season screened-in porch; full walkout lower level; garden/storage shed; wooded setting. 104 feet sand bottom frontage and access to the entire Chain-of-Lakes from your private get-a-way. Great year around waterfront home or summer escape, the choice is yours!
  • $219,000 | Tour #961272
    5577 Silver Ridge Dr
    MAIN FLOOR LIVING AT ITS BEST. This beautiful, low exterior maintenance, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home is just like new and has ALL of the features. Includes On-Demand Generator, A/C, Wood Floors, Ceramic Tile, Gas Fireplace, Hickory Cabinetry, main floor laundry, private master suite, Plantation Shutters, private rear yard with high quality PVC fence, fire pit, new large concrete patio, generous size insulated 2 car garage, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi controlled thermostat, Natural Gas, full unfinished basement with egress window and dehumidification system. So may features at a great price. Located on a quiet Cul-de-Sac just minutes from TC. Must see inside to appreciate!
  • Tour #445370
    Dornoch Ct
  • $45,000 | Tour #695446
    Lackey Rd
    Deeply wooded with flat building site on a 2.79 acre vacant land parcel in Williamsburg. This beautiful and deep lot is covered with hardwoods and birch. It is gently rolling but has flat areas for your home site yet private and away from Lackey Road. Build your private retreat only minutes to Traverse City, Elk Rapids and Kalkaska. Many amenities nearby - beaches, casino, grocery, shopping and local brewery.
  • $305,000 | Tour #897932
    4180 Pintail Dr
    Beautiful home located in small subdivision in up north setting, yet only 20 minutes to downtown Traverse City. Large windows overlook two wooded acres. Close to public access for Spider and Arbutus Lakes and a short walk to state-land trails. This home features quality craftsmanship throughout. Natural maple flooring in main living area and kitchen. Ceramic tile and jetted tub in master bath. Energy efficient Heatilator gas fireplace in living room. The custom kitchen boasts Wooden Hammer Signature Line cabinets with quiet close, granite countertops, premium appliances, and a raised bar perfect for entertaining. Lower level is completely finished, including a cast-iron gas stove and its own raised deck! Recent updates include large laundry room added in 2011, water softener in 2012 and Rainbow Seamless Gutters in 2012.
  • $313,900 | Tour #508225
    1111 Lake Ridge Dr Unit 303
    Downtown waterfront condo with panoramic views of Boardman Lake. Top floor, corner unit (accessible via elevator or stairs) maximizes water views and natural lighting. Walk and bike to downtown Traverse City, beaches, restaurants, shopping, festivals. Enjoy the non-vehicular TART trail and sandy beach area just steps away. Condo features main-floor living, open floor plan, large private master suite, granite, hardwood floors, fireplace, and breathtaking sunrises over Boardman Lake.
  • Tour #835624
    5389 Bush Rd
  • $270,000 | Tour #946098
    13467 Center Rd
    Exceptional Old Mission Peninsula 3 BR, 3 Bath home with an oversized garage on a scenic wooded lot with country side views. This well maintained home features a large custom kitchen with island, a formal dining room, large family room and many upgrades. The home was designed to let in lots of natural light and includes many architectural features, such as 9 ft ceilings, a sitting room, bay windows and nice sized bedrooms. Rare opportunity to have a well built and maintained home in one of Traverse City's most popular areas. Room sizes/sq ft to be verified by purchaser.
  • $495,000 | Tour #762417
    130 Mooney Way
    Imagine an executive home built by Roger Widing Custom Homes, on an outstanding golf course and with a view of Torch Lake! All this and more exist in this 4400 square foot home sitting behind the 17th tee on the Sundance Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming. Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops highlight the kitchen. The cathedral ceilings in the dining and living area, coupled with high front windows and a large split stone fireplace, accentuate the quality of this one-of-a-kind home. The main floor master suite features a tile walk in shower, jetted tub, huge walk in closet and even a screened in porch. The lower level has 2 full baths and 4 additional bedrooms, a family room and fireplace, with egress windows in every room to let in lots of natural light. There is even a bonus game room located above the 3 car garage with it's epoxy coated floor, and a full length front deck for outdoor living. You won't find a better home at this price.
  • $325,000 | Tour #686089
    2947 Silver Farms Lane
    FAMILY home, FAMILY subdivision....Traditional home fits all needs. Open floor plan includes great room, dining room & large kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets in U shape style. Stunning landscaped yard offers water scape, plantings with continues blooms & was featured on the annual garden tour. Master + 2 ample sized bedrooms on upper level with large bathroom. Lower level has multi built in cabinet in large family room & functional work room w/storage. The 2 car detached garage has covered breeze way to house. Over sized garage is finished & has double garage doors opening to the back yard for easy access to back yard. Truly best feature is the southern styled wrap around porch for leisure summer days. This home is full of seller's attention to details.
  • $229,000 | Tour #502499
    8730 N West Bayshore Dr
    This variation on a ranch style home has lots of curb appeal, privacy, and a seasonal bay view, all at a great price! For a not too big home, it is really a practical style and fills a need for space and flexibility. An exterior or interior stairway leads to the main living areas. A sliding door leads to the back deck. Partially submerged below grade are the lower level garage, workshop and laundry. A new master suite addition was built in 2013. A charming art gallery passage leads to the bedroom which features a spacious sleeping area and fabulous walk in closet. The master bath has a tile shower and charming details. In 2012 the kitchen with newer hardwood floors, was updated with cabinets, counter top, sink and new appliances. The wood stairway and upper landing floors were added in 2007. The metal roof and front porch were replaced in 2006. The upper level bathroom was remodel in 2003 with beadboard wainscot, fixtures and floor. All but 3 windows in the house were systematically replaced from 2004 to 2013. Other improvements include a new washer and dryer, fireplace mantle and insert, crown molding and baseboard. There is a 10x10 garden shed.
  • $1,250,000 | Tour #973085
    4340 Rocky Shore Trail
    Wake up to sunshine & waterfront! Custom built 4 bdrm/3.5 bath cedar home situated on a one acre wooded parcel on Old Mission Peninsula just minutes from wineries & restaurants. Gorgeous views of East Grand Traverse Bay and just steps to your own private beach! The expansive wall of windows in the Great Room provide an abundance of natural light. Enjoy cooking in the open concept Kitchen w/Thermador Gas Range, custom built & hand selected Hickory Cabinets, Corian counters, Stainless appliances, & prep sink w/disposal. A solid cherry circular staircase leads you to the upper Loft area w/half bath, private outdoor balcony, & spectacular waterfront views. Large 1st floor Master Ste w/views of East Bay, dual walk in closets, & private bath w/large walk in shower & Jacuzzi tub. A well designed mud room with Laundry area and access to the 2-car Garage w/heated floor. The Walkout Lower Level offers a second living area w/Gas fireplace, Kitchenette, full bath, & more! Enjoy lake living at it's finest!
  • $459,000 | Tour #951602
    2644 W Crown Dr
    THE BEST OF THE BEST AT THE CROWN....FIRST CLASS with all the upgrades. Top of the line appliances, cherry wood floors, granite counters, custom window treatments, gas fireplace framed with designer mantel. Kohler fixtures. Stunning view from upper deck which over looks the 12 hole on the Crown Golf course. Finished lower level offers full bath, bedroom & walkout family room to manicured lawn & large, neat storage room. Epoxy painted floor in finished 2 car garage. The association takes care of the rest. Stroll down for dinner at the Crown restaurant too.
  • $139,000 | Tour #865503
    853 SW Silver Lake Rd
    Charming farm house with many recent updates including new roof and dining room flooring in summer '10 and furnace in '09. New vinyl windows were installed in all of the bedrooms and bathrooms in 2012. Single story living with room to grow. Extra storage attached to 2 car garage for the boat, mower, and toys. Move in ready.