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MI Dream Home: U.P. estate comes with log home, two private islands & 16 acres


Looking to make an island your home without leaving the Great Lake state? Here's your chance.

A fully furnished log home that comes with 16 acres on two private islands that straddle two lakes in the Upper Peninsula is up for sale. 

The more than 10,000-square-foot, custom-built house is located at 19210 West Mamie Lake Road in Land O' Lakes. The house, which has a Watersmeet Township mailing address, is also about a mile from the Michigan-Wisconsin border.

Built in 2001, the home has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and one half-bathroom. The asking price is $8.5 million and the estate is listed by Tammy Kauranen, associate broker and assistant manager of First Weber Inc. Realty's Bessemer Office, and her colleague, Pete Seifert. 

Kauranen said the home was featured in Log Home Living Magazine and it's the first time it has been available to purchase.

She also said it is one of the most unique properties on the U.P.'s Cisco Chain of Lakes. Obviously, coming with two private islands — one a sanctuary for bald eagles — makes it stand out. She calls the property an exclusive island retreat that's accessible by a paved bridge.

But that's not all. It sits on a 9-acre island located where East Bay Lake and West Bay Lake meet. And the property's more than a mile of shoreline that provides panoramic views of the water also adds to its appeal.

From the home's hand-crafted double doors at its entrance to the four en suite bedrooms on the second level to the fireman's bunk room on the lower level, the house is a rare gem, Kauranen said.

Its great room has a 32-foot high cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows facing the lake as well as a wood-burning Fieldstone fireplace. Kauranen calls the room the home's crown jewel.

She said the floor's open design allows for seating 20-24 guests in the dining area, next to a kitchen that has a butler area, a bar and a well-appointed chef's wing.

A 1,100-square-foot master suite on the same floor boasts an 18-foot cathedral ceiling and a gas flagstone fireplace. 

On the lower level, there's a den, a game room, a sauna, a workshop, an entrance to the attached garage, and walk-out access to the backyard in addition to the previously mentioned fireman's bunk room.

Outside, a stone and paved pathway winds past a pond and waterfalls.

There's also covered housing for three-plus boats as well as a fish-cleaning house with live wells and bait storage, Kauranen said.

She said the house is perfect for someone looking for exclusivity, privacy and tranquility.

"It's also a fisherman's dream," Kauranen said. "It would make a great retreat for a family or for business since there's a private airport about 15 minutes away."

See the listing here.

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