This week s featured home has 6,000 square feet of space for living, working, and entertaining, as well as a multilevel deck and a dock on Baw Beese Lake. It is one of the most impressive homes we ve covered in this space.
The home is located on a nearly an acre on a quiet cul de sac at 2578 Lake Shore Drive in Hillsdale Michigan, the home of Hillsdale College and the new Hillsdale Academy. The home sits on the banks of the lake, and nearly every room offers a view.
he front door opens to a large great room with a vaulted ceiling. Straight ahead is a wall of windows looking out to the lake. The large front door is flanked by double guest closets, and topped by large windows with plant ledges. The floor is gleaming oak hardwood.
To the left is space for informal dining, just steps from the sliding doors to the deck. Nearby is the formal dining room, with a tray ceiling, a bay window, and a beautiful built-in buffet with lighted glass cabinets above. Display your best china here, and store all your table linens below.
A short hall contains a built-in desk and more space for storage; daylight comes to this hallway from a pass-through to the kitchen. A utility and craft room is off the hall to the left. This spacious room has loads of cabinets for all your crafts, and includes a pop-up ironing board. A coat closet and the three-car garage are also off this hall.
The present owners of this home must live by the motto, a place for everything, and everything in its place. The home is filled with storage spaces, as well as many special features that allow for greater convenience.
The spacious garage includes a utility tub, and a drain in the floor perfect for washing the car indoors during a Michigan winter.
A gorgeous kitchen features windows overlooking the deck, skylights, and a vaulted ceiling. A triple sink is a wonderful asset, as are the Jennair cooktop, built-in oven, the work island and peninsula snack bar. The cabinets are hickory, with crown molding, and laminate countertops are edged in wood. French doors, topped by an antique transom, lead to a large three-season room. Sizeable windows overlook the beautiful garden and koi pond with waterfall, the stone and brick walkway and the lake beyond. A door leads to the multilevel deck with built-in seating.
At the other end of the home is the first of two bedrooms on this level. A window seat and a vanity with sink are special features of this room, as is a pocket door which leads to the master bedroom. Across the hall is a powder room.
The master suite is wonderful, with windows at the front and back. An angled ceiling here adds height, and two walk-in closets provide ample storage. There are two parts to the master bath. The first includes a 6 jetted tub with you guessed it more storage space above, a tile surround and corner windows. A vanity with makeup table makes this the perfect space for the lady of the house. Behind a pocket door is the second part of this master bath, home to an oversized, step-in shower, the commode, a built-in magazine rack, linen closet, and single vanity.
The family room nearby is an intimate space. A gas fireplace boasts a brick surround and hearth with a wood mantel, as well as a blower. Windows overlook the deck, and a door leads to the outside. French doors bring you back to the great room.
An open staircase to the lower level is highlighted by oak display cases. The staircase leads to the rec room, home to a wet bar with lighted display shelves. To the right is one of the most remarkable offices we ve seen, with a fireplace, beautiful oak cabinets, and built-in file drawers. Beyond this is a storage area.
A hall off the rec room leads a Jack n Jill bath with pocket doors. The shower here is built for two, with two seats and two shower heads. The two bedrooms on this level have sliding doors to the patio and double closets. Nearby is a room that stores the mechanicals of the home, including a water softener. There are also hookups for a stove and a refrigerator here.
Back behind the bar is one more room. Currently used for storage, it would also make a very large bedroom.
Across the street is a large barn, perfect for storing all the toys you ll need on this all-sports lake. A pontoon boat, now docked in the lake, may be included with the home.
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