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Lake Michigan Cottage

General Features

  • Builder - W.G. Tait
  • 9,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, beautiful pristine setting right on the shores of Lake Michigan, top quality construction and craftsmanship throughout, large spacious rooms, easy flowing floor plan, three massive stone fireplaces.
The Site
  • 171' of prime Lake Michigan frontage with over 250' of depth
  • Private wooded setting with mix of oaks, maples, and pines
  • Gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and the South Shore.
  • Professional landscaping
  • Slight elevation of building site offers the advantage of far reaching views and the added feature of a walk-out lower level to the patio and beach
  • Paved driveway
  • Well and septic
The Home
-Construction
  • All 6" exterior walls with massive fieldstone skirting (stonework by renowned Geno Lango)
  • TGI floor joists
  • 2" x 12" roof rafters – 16" on center
  • All windows and doors are double insulated true divided light with wood sash interior and maintenance free clad exteriors
  • Wood cedar shingle siding with light natural stain
  • High quality dimensional roof shingles
  • All copper valleys
  • All copper flashing between siding and stone foundation
-Interior
  • Top quality finish package and appointments throughout
  • 1st and 2nd floors have 8' tall extra thick interior doors
  • piece casing around doors and windows
  • piece base trim using crown molding for a unique finishing touch
  • Walls are drywall with integrated tongue and groove cottage board siding and wainscoting
  • Ceilings are 28' in vaulted great room, vaulted in Hexagon Shaped sunroom, 10' throughout other rooms (main floor) and 9' on 2nd floor and the 2 family rooms in lower level
  • Walnut hardwood floors throughout main floor with carpet in master bedroom
  • Impeccable floor plan with easy practical flow from room to room
  • Wired for sound system with built-in speakers in great room, family lounge, kitchen and front deck
  • Large spacious rooms
-Covered Entry
  • Beautiful Pennsylvania Blue Stone Floor
  • Cottage Board Ceiling
  • Massive tapered columns
-Grand Entry
  • Broken slate floor
  • Old fashioned rope design newel posts and balusters
  • 8' tall wood door with glass panel of true divided light
-Living Room
  • 28' Vaulted ceiling with 12" wide cottage board
  • Massive fieldstone fireplace from floor to ceiling with 5'x5' full masonry Rumsford firebox (Built the old fashioned way)
  • Drywalled walls with light neutral color
  • 7" 2 piece door casing and window trim
  • 12" 3 piece base trim
  • Beautiful walnut flooring with varied widths
  • Lots of windows facing the beautiful Lake Michigan view
  • 8' French doors leading out to the spacious deck and the beach below
  • Crown moldings throughout
-Family Lounge
  • 10' ceilings
  • Massive fieldstone fireplace from floor to ceiling with 4'x4' full masonry Rumsford firebox
  • Cottage board siding on walls and ceiling (6" and 8" widths)
  • 8' tall door leading to deck
  • Walnut floors
  • Custom trim package
-Dining Room
  • 10' ceilings
  • Walnut floors
  • Cottage board siding on walls
  • Custom trim package
-Kitchen
  • Antique distressed natural pine island with Blue Bahia granite counter-tops (imported from Brazil)
  • Perimeter cabinets are distressed rubbed creamy white with Blue Bahia granite counter-tops
  • Wolf all stainless steel cooking range
  • Stainless steel double ovens
  • Asko stainless steel dishwasher
  • Stainless Subzero refrigerator and freezer
  • Stainless steel microwave
-Sunroom
  • Cottage board tongue and groove on high vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters
  • Walnut floors
  • Drywalled walls
-Study
  • All pine natural finish with antique glazed finish
  • Coffered wood ceiling
  • Walnut floors
-Family Entry
  • 5' tall cottage board wainscoting
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Large walk-in pantry
  • Large laundry and family bath
  • Floor to ceiling cottage board in laundry room
-Master Bedroom Suite
  • 10' ceilings
  • Cottage board on ceiling
  • Karastan carpeting
  • Master bath floor is broken slate
  • Whirlpool tub has beachstone facing
  • Shower floor has beachstone
  • Huge walk-in closet with custom built in dressers (18' x 9')
-Second Floor
  • Four bedrooms upstairs each with:
    • 9' ceilings
    • Karastan carpeting
    • Walk-in closets
    • Each bedroom has its own private bath with cast iron tub or tiled shower
    • Tumblestone mosaic tile on bathroom floors
    • Walls are mix of drywall and cottage board
  • Children's Lounge/Game Room
    • Carpeting, Cottage board ceiling
-Lower Level
  • Two Large informal family rooms with a massive fieldstone fireplace floor to ceiling with full masonry Rumsford firebox
  • Oak hardwood floors
  • Wet bar with refrigerator and icemaker
  • Lots of storage
  • 2 mechanical rooms with 3 furnaces and 2 hot water heaters
  • Full bath with tumble mosaic tile floor
  • Excellently positioned outside storage room
  • 7' French doors leading to patio and just a few steps to the beach
-Decking
  • Paulope wood (IPE)(very hard wood from South America)
  • Handrail and painted balusters

Note: Kitchen sink, vanity, and doors on master bath vanity are custom designed by W. G. Tait. All trim is made of real wood, and all interior doors are MDF.

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