This $5.5M Charming Lakeside Storybook Estate Can Be Your Dream Retreat
Once upon a time in Michigan, there was a charming vintage storybook cottage with a beautiful view of the lake. It was the perfect little home for the right person...who happen to have $5.5 million to spare. No, this isn't a fairytale, but true life waiting in Lakeside, Michigan.
The private lakeside estate is quite incredible as far as the location and property are concerned. For the $5.5 million price tag, you get over 2 acres on Lake Michigan with over 150' of frontage right on the lake. You'll enjoy a short 44 steps down to your own private sandy beach. There's a perfect winding drive that takes you through the wooded property to the front door of the vintage-style cottage.
With the asking price being high, you would expect the home itself to be quite grand, but surprisingly that's not the case. What you will find is a cottage measuring just 2400 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Although understated, it is charming and a bit whimsical.
There is also an adorable quest house which is equally as charismatic with built-in bookshelves reminiscent of a little Beauty & the Beast a'la Belle and her love of reading. We couldn't help but fall in love with one of the best features by far, the large screened-in outdoor area situated in the shade of the trees around the property. It makes the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining.
Although the current buildings, both cottage and guest house, are perfect, especially for lakeside living, the listing goes as far as to suggest some rebuilding. It seems more like they suggest tearing down and building new saying,
"Large building area, so dream big! The current home and guesthouse are in great condition and they are the perfect spot to contemplate your new home".
So maybe we should start our story again. Once upon a time, there was a storybook LOT in Lakeside, Michigan for $5.5 million.
Take a look at what you have to work with, cottage and all, below.