Northern Michigan masterpiece

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Have a look at this incredible 15,000 square foot lakeside mansion on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan.

Let me just warn you: jaw surgery may be necessary after viewing this home!

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A realtor friend in northern Michigan sent me the listing which just went live this month. He describes the house as a “Great Gatsby-esque masterpiece“. Now I know Great Gatsby references are all the rage lately, but there really is no better way to describe this home. And yes, it is a private home.

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The 10 bedroom, 15 bathroom house has sensational lake views and many, many impressive features – so many that I will only try to mention a few here.

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The gated property is very private, located down a paved lane on 14 acres of beautiful woodlands. All of the home’s windows display views of either the lake or the forest.

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Check out the great room [below].  At 1,400 square feet it is larger than many single family homes!

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There’s a corner office nook for those who like to be distracted by clear blue lake views:

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If the great room didn’t make you go wow… then have a look at the grand staircase:

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With the ornate newel post lamps, lavish molding, and pressed tin ceilings, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a 19th century historic estate built for some titan of the Gilded Age.

In reality, this home was built in 1990, not 1890.

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Many of the bedrooms are fit for a Victorian Queen…

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The millwork in this house is incredibly intricate.

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The kitchen is probably the most humble room in the house:

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But the gigantic kitchen pantry might just be the nicest pantry in the country:
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Rolling ladder? Tin ceilings? Shelves that go UP TO the ceiling? Check, check check.

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Those with more masculine tastes will appreciate the rich wood-paneled den:

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And I have to point out the carved animal brackets:

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(A great alternative to mounted dead animal heads!)

And the rooms just keep coming…

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I’m only displaying a portion of the rooms here for brevity’s sake.

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Outside in the well-kept yard there are several unique structures.

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If you need a little extra space for guests, check out the gazebo-like guesthouse:

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Inside the fun guesthouse:

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There is not a detail overlooked on this entire property.

In addition to several out-buildings and an attached garage, there’s also a free-standing 10 car garage:

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All I can say is, wow.
WOW!
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Price for all this?

$12,900,000
(The listing agent – Chris Edwards – tells me that this is the second most expensive home in Michigan!)
For more information and many more photos, please see the listing at Hall & Hunter Realtors.

8 Comments

  • Sharon Taylor says:

    Sarah, you look great in that seaside color! While I am not a fan of mansions, I must admit this one was absolutely breathtaking! The guest room alone would satisfy me for the rest of my life, not to mention the waterfront views and that aqua roof top! Thanks for posting.

    • housecrazy says:

      I’m also not a huge fan of jumbo mansions – unless they are really old or have some odd story behind them. But this place just had so many neat features, I had to share it!

  • Sue says:

    I love this house the most because of the millwork inside and out. It is incomparable. When I win the lotto..I will buy it.

  • Jessica says:

    Holy cow! You are feeding a deep-rooted addiction! this house and all the other suck me into each picture, wanting to breathe in all the fine details! I am so excited to have an entire website devoted to peeping toms! My mom is responsible for the addiction as she would encourage me to drive around neighborhoods with her to look at homes that my husband reminded me we could never afford! this is SO fun! thank you!!! and there is so much i have to learn!

  • Lauren says:

    WOW this house is amazing! The guest house is adorable! Thanks for sharing and keep ’em coming Sarah!

  • Lois says:

    The wallpaper really dates the place (think early 1990’s) but otherwise, it is spectacular.

  • I AM IN LOVE! The grand staircase alone will generate Publishers Clearing House fantasies for months to come. Thank you for sharing.

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