Turnkey Lake Superior living
So often I see beautiful land in the U.P. with a home that I wish hadn't been built. The land is fabulous, but the home subtracts from its beauty in some way, narrows the market and makes it harder to sell.
That's not the case here! Inspired design and exceptional execution have come together to create something wonderful. I really like it. I was impressed and pleased as I looked at this home and this land.
This property includes the home on two Laughing Whitefish Point parcels with 538`of stunning painted sandstone frontage and more than 20 acres.
The home is a beautifully designed, well built, lavishly decorated, 2,700 sq. ft. home that fits the site like a glove. It starts with the light: more than 100 windows create a tapestry of sunlight inside with views of Lake Superior outside from every room. This home comes "turnkey", beautifully furnished and ready to use with all but a few personal items included in the sale.
The entry opens into a great room with a commanding field stone fireplace, 22 foot high cedar log ceilings, a 400 sq. ft. kitchen/dining area and, behind French doors, a Master Suite with 14 x 24' bedroom facing the lake and the sunrise, a large walk-in closet, and a Master Bath with shower and whirlpool tub. Even the tub has views! A compact, 4-season attached porch has convenient doors that connect to the Master Bedroom and to the Great Room.
Above on the second floor the Guest Quarters includes a sitting room, office, large 14 x 23 bedroom, and bathroom. There is also an attached two-car garage and a detached cedar sauna. (Of course there's a sauna -- this is the U.P.!) You can read additional details on the construction, current taxes, maintenance costs and the like by clicking right here.
When Laughing Whitefish Point was new, back in 1994, a few far-seeing people walked this shore and selected the very best of the four and a half mile stretch of Lake Superior shoreline that is now the Laughing Whitefish Point development. They now own what many (including me) believe has become the most sought after residential area on the south shore of Superior.
The swirls of brightly colored red and white sandstone radiate color in the sun and appear just below the surface because of the clarity of the crystal clear water. It's deeper than you think. A dozen miles due east, Grand Island dominates the horizon. Smaller AuTrain Island lies a mile offshore to the east-southeast.
If you love drama, see this property when the lake is rolling. Ten-foot whitecaps break and cascade to the beach in a froth of white. The sandstone shallows exert a drag on the base of the wave and pull them down until they sweep exhausted to the shore, but as you view them head on, the power and beauty of this great inland sea will imprint on your soul. It's a very different picture when the lake is glass calm as the sun rises above the horizon. Picture yourself in a kayak on sky blue, gin clear water, paddling over painted sandstone blocks the size of Volkswagens. All you hear is the sound of your paddle.
This is an exciting listing. Can you tell?
All of the parcels at Laughing Whitefish Point are large. All of your neighbors for miles in each direction have 250 feet or more of Lake Superior frontage. Many architecturally unique homes have been built here on dramatic sites. Behind the property corporate timberland extends further than you will want to hike, and that is open to the public under the "CFA" regulations for "hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation." No hunting is allowed on the LWP parcels.
Shore Drive, the paved year round scenic access road, crosses the parcel as it winds through a mature hardwood forest. This road connects directly to M28 about halfway between Marquette and Munising. The Association maintains Shore Drive, including plowing in the winter.
Come judge for yourself. Many believe the finest residential sites on Superior's southern shore are to be found right here. User-friendly restrictions protect the beauty and your investment. Laughing Whitefish Point is a carefree and secure place to live, vacation or retire. It is an accessible and central base from which to explore the trout streams, lakes, abundant wilderness and superb quality of life in the U.P.
Highway M-28 is the principal state highway on the southern shore of Lake Superior. This provides easy access to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, two deepwater harbors, a first class downhill ski area, limitless cross country and snowmobile trails, wild land, lakes, and streams. It also offers easy year round access to the UP's regional medical center and an airport with scheduled jet service, supplies, shopping, restaurants, museums, concerts and services.
Be sure to read the information below titled "General Information on Laughing Whitefish Point." Few resales are offered here. If you missed out and regret it, this is your golden opportunity. If your dream is a place on Superior this one is all set, furnished, sharp, ready to use right now, this summer. Nothing needs work. It just needs you to personalize it and make it your own.
There is nowhere I'd rather be than here on the south shore of Superior. Refreshing summer breezes off the big lake come with the territory. Mother Nature conditions the air, and it smells of pine.
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