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.

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