Located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and just over a mile from the beaches of Lake Michigan, this roomy, Leelanau County home will delight you with views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside. The 3+ acre parcel adjoins the 112 acre Chippewa Run Natural Area which offers wildlife galore, bird watching, ponds, and hiking trails. The interior is subtly spacious, offering 4-5 bedrooms and 1-2 offices depending on how you would prefer the layout. One of the 2 offices could be used as a den or a playroom. Since there is plenty of dining space in the kitchen, the formal dining room off the kitchen could function equally well as a family room. The main floor master suite is a private sanctuary in which to watch the birds and deer. The large living room welcomes you with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases and a cozy fireplace. The open and bright lower-level offers endless possibilities: family/TV room, exercise room, library, craft area - you name it! There is even a full bathroom in the lower level! Culinary enthusiasts will appreciate the very workable island kitchen with lots of storage, built-in pantry, and double oven. The kitchen is perfectly situated to take in the views of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Empire Bluffs. Wine enthusiasts will find the large utility room in the lower level a useful space to store a wine collection with fairly constant cool temperatures year round. Wildlife viewing on the property is a treat! Deer and turkey are frequent visitors and the bird life offers new sightings each season from Goldfinches to Grosbeaks to Pileated Woodpeckers and Sandhill Cranes and Bluebirds. The curved driveway ends in an enlarged paved area ideal for parking extra vehicles or for little ones to ride their bikes. Imagine relaxing on the expansive deck while watching the sunset over Lake Michigan with a glass of wine with friends and family! Quick access to M72 makes an easy trip to Traverse City.