Set on a ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, this four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-plus-bathroom modern residence on 1.22 acres offers a sleek silhouette and series of clean forms set amid timbers and freshwater. Its exterior composition of concrete, steel, composite siding, and glass openings complement an interior materiality and spatial ambiance inspired by the four elements of earth, water, wind, and air where each room provides extensive views, light, and a strong connection to its surrounding environment. The property is listed by Roger Schaub, broker and owner of Schaub Team Premier Realty of Suttons Bay, Michigan, at $2.65 million.
Designed by Michael Fitzhugh, AIA, NCARB, of Michael Fitzhugh Architect-PLC of Traverse City, the home intentionally evokes a sense of discovery from the drive to the top of the ridge where views open up outward to the lake. The roughly 6,300-square-foot residence welcomes with dramatic statement in the foyer with its exposed concrete, suspended black walnut staircase and two-story waterfall, and the lower-level features amenities like a meditation room, sauna, hot tub, plunge pool, and wet bar. Functional spaces on the main-level comprise a kitchen designed by Poggenpohl, a leading Germany-based brand for luxury kitchens and design, featuring appliances by Wolf and Miele; a sunken living room complete with walls of glass and a suspended fireplace; and the master suite with access to a private outdoor deck and firepit. On the upper-level, stunning views, additional bedrooms, and a lofted library add to the overall design.
Other features comprise innovative geothermal heating and cooling systems, four-car garage, a live roof above the master bedroom, and a dog shower. Built in 2013, the residence is located within the Traverse City Area Public School District roughly five miles from downtown Traverse City and its amenity-rich offerings. It is also located along the scenic M-22 highway in Leelanau County, which is a region of dramatic shoreline, forested terrain, and vineyard landscapes featuring iconic destinations like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Manitou Islands, Leland’s “Fishtown,” Suttons Bay, and the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
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