HOME + 10 ACRES for Sale
LONGER FOR SALE –
DESTROYED BY FIRE
(THE VACANT LAND
WILL EVENTUALLY BE FOR SALE)
Our beautiful home is for sale!
This 10-acre mini-nature preserve has
provided photographic and quiet sports opportunities, a wonderful
place for our children to grow up and for our parents to remain
close to nature to age 90.
Built as a "dream home" for a
3-generation family (us, our children, and Ann's parents), the
house is elegantly rustic and spacious yet cozy and highly
energy-efficient, with a quiet and
remote feel and yet only 5 minutes from town (Gaylord, MI).
Gaylord is central to everything
northern lower Michigan has to offer: the Midwest mecca for golf
and downhill skiing; less than 2 hours from Lake Michigan and Lake
Huron, Straits of Mackinac, and eastern Upper Peninsula; excellent
opportunities for camping, hiking, boating, canoeing and kayaking,
mountain biking, hunting, birding, snowmobiling, ATVing; good
school system; Otsego Memorial Hospital and medical community just
(Please scroll down for photos and
2100 Five Lakes Road, Gaylord, MI
-- A One-of-a-Kind Home
acres of wooded property on a peaceful, small spring-fed lake,
with 1/4 mile of shoreline, including your own peninsula.
This is the only home on Lake Five, with the remaining shoreline
belonging to the 36.75-acre Five Lakes Natural Area, and a
3.56-acre undeveloped parcel also owned by this homeowner.
to the uniqueness and value of this scenic spot is that it is
only a 5-minute drive into town.
And yet this is a secluded, peaceful
setting, with no jet ski noise.
beautiful parcel has towering virgin white
pines (approx. 200 years old), huge oaks,
and a mix of other Northwoods trees: hemlock, maple, beech,
golden birch, and white birch. In spring, trilliums and other
wildflowers decorate the forest floor; in summer, the cove is
filled with beautiful water lilies; the fall color is stunning;
and winter's snow provides beautiful scenes as well as excellent
seasonal activities to be enjoyed here: canoeing,
photography, hiking (on these 10 acres
plus the trails of the adjacent Five Lakes Natural Area).
unique oak spiral staircase, self supporting (no center
pole) leads from the main floor to the large loft.
kitchen has been partially remodeled, including a solid
bamboo floor, new kitchen counter and tile backsplash. New
built-in combination oven/microwave, new garbage disposal,
relatively new fridge and dishwasher.
for everyone (5,123 square feet) with 5 bedrooms, 3 full
bathrooms, open kitchen/dining/living room, and 2 family rooms (1
main floor and 1 lower level).
level (walkout) features 8-foot ceilings throughout. The 3
bedrooms and family room, all with windows overlooking the lake,
are finished with the same cedar T&G. Lower level also
offers a full T&G cedar bathroom, a large storage room and 2
floor is totally wheelchair accessible. A ramp leads into the
house from the garage (can be easily removed if needed), and
doorways on the main floor are 36" wide. A ramp off the deck
also provides an alternate exit. The deck is on the same level as
the main floor, so a wheelchair can roll right out the sliding
glass doors onto the deck, and move with ease around three sides
of the house on the deck and porches.
hardwood bookshelves and cabinets in living room and both
porches on 3 sides of the house, with an open deck on the
Vermont Castings wood stoves (one on each
floor), with real stone surrounds and hearths. The stoves, cast
iron with attractive dark brown ceramic coating, can be used for
atmosphere either with the glass doors closed or in
open-fireplace mode; with doors closed, they can very efficiently
heat the entire house (a real plus if the power goes out).
roof in 2011.
heat pump installed in 2010, along with 2 water heaters that
are aided by the heat pump for efficiency.
insulated workshop with 120 and 240 electric service - 20x20
feet with a 10-foot ceiling.
sump pump for lower level in 2012.
setting means never having to maintain a lawn or rake leaves from
low energy costs, with energy efficient geo-thermal heat pump for
heating and cooling, and the house built
and insulated with energy efficiency in mind. See
"Ground Water Source Open Loop Heat Pump System,"
"Premium Insulation Systems," and "Utility Record"
-- which shows a total energy cost that
seen here: eagle, blue heron, green heron, pileated woodpecker,
loons (on adjacent Lake Four), wood
ducks, barred owl, deer, fox, raccoon, mink, beaver, muskrat, and
many more. (Click
here for photos.)
In 25+ years, no ticks!
For many more photos:
for house photos
for photos of the property and wildlife here