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….there was this beautiful fairy tale Victorian shingle home.

And it was for sale!

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It’s definitely one of a kind – I’ve never seen anything like it before. Except for perhaps a Dutch windmill combined with an Orville Tracy cottage with cat slide roof.

The home was built in the year 1900. It is situated on a lakefront lot on Lake Orion, in Lake Orion Village, Michigan (a couple hours north of Detroit).

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This uniquely designed home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2,314 square feet.

It is listed for sale at $419,000.

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The home has been thoroughly updated and modernized, but it is still completely charming and inviting.

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The kitchen has been completely revamped, but it retains a quaint cottage-y feel.

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Dreamy bathroom:

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An even dreamier little girl’s bedroom:

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How sweet is this???

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All of the bedrooms are large and light-filled.

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Out the windows, you have close-up views of Lake Orion…

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The property has 2 docks and 2 towers – the tower in back [or on the lake front] was built to function like a lighthouse!

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Check out the links below for more details about this lovely lakeside lady.

Listing agent’s website

Old House.com