Little Lake Log Home
It is always exciting to us when we are asked to list an historic home on an interesting parcel of water frontage, especially when it has excellent access, utilities, a large lake and great privacy.
This one is a lakeside log cabin reportedly built by some of the same contractors that built Granot Loma, and by the look of it that is correct. (You can read the story of that American castle and watch a video elsewhere on this website.) There's a wonderful wrap-around enclosed porch. The property includes 150 feet of Little Lake hard sand bottom frontage and you own a deeded entry road a fifth of a mile long that connects directly to Highway M-35.
Additional frontage is available if desired.
It is located 25 miles south of Marquette, 5 miles east of Gwinn on strangely named Little Lake. This large, anything but "little", 448-acre lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the U.P. and is also one of the best with clear water, a sandy bottom, a peaceful pine-rimmed shoreline, and several islands. At its deepest points water depths reach 50 feet. A sunset view over the island in a lake of this size and quality present an unforgettable setting that is unusually fine.
Experience tells us it is an advantage to be near Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula with easy access to a strong regional hospital, a jet airport within 9 miles of this property, and so many diverse city services and conveniences. The Marquette area has received national publicity as one of the nation's Most Livable Communities.
Bike Magazine called Marquette one of the Five Best Places to Live & Ride. And Marquette was voted #1 in the Dozen Distinctive Destinations competition sponsored by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a wonderful place to be with a tremendous variety of quality outdoor recreational opportunities.
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company (CCI) purchased land for what became the nearby Village of Gwinn in 1901. Cliffs began iron mining operations there in 1905. In 1906, Cliffs commissioned a highly respected Boston landscape designer, Warren H. Manning, to design a residential community that would support those mining operations. Mather named the community after his mother Elizabeth Lucy Gwinn. Because it was a designed town from the start, Gwinn became known as the Model Town.
Sawyer International Airport with scheduled jet service and the excellent Red Fox 18 hole golf course with watered fairways are about 10 miles by road. The airport's proximity to the property is a real plus for owners whose primary home is distant from the U.P. and the nearby golf course is one of the best in the area.
There is also a small, one bedroom, one bath guest cottage. The furnishings are included in both buildings including a large, wonderful, antique table and two chairs designed and built by the original builders.
Improvements to the property by the current owners during their ownership include a 12x16 utility building, replacement of all plumbing with mainly 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch copper piping, new water pumps, new electrical wiring, and a new septic system and drain field.
This is an interesting, unusual, appealing cabin on a wonderful, peaceful inland lake at an attractive price. Call us to see it.
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