The family of the late Woodrow W Hunter, gerontologist from the University of Michigan, is selling his beloved estate overlooking Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Passage beyond. Mr. Hunter was a Master Gardener and over a lifetime, created meandering rock walls both throughout the property and Leelanau County itself. Hostas, lilies, flowering trees and birches fill this family paradise; a rare gem, indeed. Near to Good Harbor Beach and the northern edge of the National Lakeshore, this wooded parcel is in Leland School district and shares a westerly boundary with a privately-owned National Park inholding. Because of its adjacency to the Park, this parcel is protected from development, particularly in the direction of the viewshed. Dramatic Lake Michigan views are to the west, while striking garden and woodland scenes are to the south. The home, a delightful mid-century ranch, is well situated on site to showcase both. Transformed through the decades, this home began initially as a simple one room cottage and was expanded with two subsequent additions. The first addition was completed in the early 70’s. Three bedrooms and one shared bathroom anchor this end of the home. An open living room with brick fireplace connects this wing to the original cottage (now kitchen) while maintaining views of both lakeshore and garden to either side. The second addition was completed years later and is three levels. An oversized dining room is on the main level, just off the kitchen, with a lovely wood burning fireplace to one side, and access to a secluded stone patio to the other. Upstairs: two bedrooms and one bathroom. Downstairs: a walkout basement with access to the garden and detached garage beyond. All floors are connected by an open staircase with tall windows, characteristic of the era. Beautiful mid-century tile, beamed ceilings, corner windows, and long architectural lines give this home a distinct modern feel with an up-north rustic charm that is one of a kind.
Courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Schmidt-Leland IDX Information provided courtesy of the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. Information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 14th August, 2022 10:23 PM (UTC)