From the Upper Peninsula’s Marquette on Lake Superior, to the Lower Peninsula’s Harbor Springs on Lake Michigan, it’s no surprise that much of the Great Lakes State’s luxury real estate features waterfront or water-view properties. Michigan is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, offering a freshwater coastline longer than any political subdivision in the world. Boating and outdoor recreational opportunities abound here.

Granot Loma, 1000 Co Road Ke, Marquette
Granot Loma, a world-class estate located on the shores of Lake Superior, is possibly the largest handcrafted log cabin in the nation. Consisting of 26,000 square feet, the 23-bedroom property was handcrafted by over 400 craftsmen in the 1920s.
• Wild Rivers Realty & Associates, Inc.

2625 W. Top O The Lake Road, Gulliver
With 300 acres of waterfront property and almost 2 miles of shoreline in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this property borders over 2,400 acres of state forest, offering abundant privacy.
• Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

6028 Trillium Trail, Harbor Springs
Visible only from the lake, this exclusive retreat is expertly constructed with refined details and boasts expansive views of the coastline. Details include 300-year-old chestnut floors, a 13th-century French fireplace and 300-year-old Jerusalem stone flooring.
• Graham Real Estate

590 Dubuar Street, Northville
Castello Montebello, a palatial estate, sits on 3 pristine acres near the historic district of Northville, the most unique property in Southeast Michigan. With over 17,000 square feet of sheer elegance, this home was once the consulate of the Czech
• Max Broock Realtors

2756 Turtle Bluff Drive, Bloomfield Hills
Exquisitely detailed architectural masterpiece with the charm of an Italian villa located in the gated Turtle Lake community. Over 14,500 square feet of living space nestled on almost 2 acres, featuring a 2-story executive library and stunning dining room.
• Signature Sotheby’s International Realty

2670 Turtle Lake Drive, Bloomfield Hills
The most prestigious trophy property in Oakland County is privately set behind the gates of Turtle Lake. The 12.11-acre parcel served as a working farm in the late 1800s and offers original 1920s buildings such as a dairy barn, silo and horse stable.
• Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

Pine Hollow, 10400 S. Bayshore Drive, Elk Rapids
Pine Hollow, a Northern Michigan waterfront estate located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay, is a unique contemporary lakeshore masterpiece with natural pathways, an orchard garden, tennis court and a separate meeting barn.
• Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

51571 8 Mile Road, Northville
On a 4.55-acre lot with a private driveway and finished walkout basement, this Vistal Homes-built home is where elegance is perfected. Find unmatched quality, supervision and attention to detail.
• Brandt Real Estate

2600 Turtle Lake Drive, Bloomfield Hills
Nestled within a gated community, this 15,000-plus-square-foot estate home is situated on 7-plus acres. The classic waterfront home was redesigned for grand entertaining with a seamlessly blended floor plan.
• Max Broock Realtors

Lockwood Lake Ranch, Atlanta
Lockwood Lake Ranch is a one-of-a-kind dream home. The approximately 2,000 acres and the 118-acre lake gives hunting camp a whole new meaning. The main house is nestled on the lake and amongst mature trees and there are numerous historic buildings.
• Kidd & Leavy Real Estate LLC

186 S. Division Ave, Holland
This prestigious and exclusive waterfront legacy sits on the banks of Lake Macatawa, stretching over 38 acres of waterfront property. The estate combines luxury with comfortability, spanning from the stabled barn, pastures, and riding trails to the outdoor pool and patio.
• Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty

984 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
One of the finest builds in Grosse Pointe Shores, complete with more than 13,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3 powder rooms, a theater, gym, spa, slate roof, elevator, and other luxurious features. The home is being sold fully furnished.
• Capital Real Estate Group, LLC

31500 Bingham Road, Bingham Farms
This 1939 grand estate makes contemporary living and entertaining a dream. The 17,500-square-foot residence is sited on 15.5 park-like acres and features an incredible indoor pool, spa and fitness complex.
• Hall & Hunter-Birmingham

15640 Lakeshore Road, Union Pier
Spectacular beachfront destination set amidst lush landscaping with complete privacy and 100 feet of Littoral Right Lake Michigan Frontage. Features include a custom infinity pool with a cascading waterfall, hot tub, well-appointed outdoor kitchen and lakeside screen pavilion.
• Paradise Properties Harbor Country

297 County Road KB, Marquette
This private property features a restored historic lodge, cedar home that together can sleep 12, a mile of Lake Superior frontage with a fine-sand beach, and a dramatic rock bay with small granite islands reminiscent of California’s Big Sur.
• Huey Real Estate

20-A Peppers Trail, Montague
A modern 8,000-square-foot masterpiece with 360-degree views, this West Michigan home is an architectural masterpiece of stone, wood, copper and glass, crafted in perfect harmony with its environment atop a dune overlooking Lake Michigan.
Andrea Crossman Coldwell Banker Woodland-Schmidt

15860 Lakeshore Road, Union Pier
For more than 50 years, this historic property has been home to the family-operated “Gintaras Resort” and includes 14 vintage, fully equipped rentable units plus a tennis court and game building.
• Cressy & Everett Real Estate

313 and 315 Belvedere Ave, Charlevoix
A boater’s dream waterfront estate for the discerning collector and boating enthusiast on 1.19 acres of land with 158 feet of waterfront. Located on Round Lake in Charlevoix, this unique and rare opportunity allows for world-class boating, yachting and sailing on inland Lake Charlevoix.
• Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

02503 Mountain Road, East Jordan
Located on the shore of Lake Charlevoix is “Point of View,” a magnificent estate nestled on over 3,000 feet of sandy lake frontage and 60 acres of mature maples, aspens, and pines. The log home, guest home and stables are all tastefully appointed and completed to the highest standards available.
• Kidd & Leavy Real Estate LLC

3950 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills
This magnificent stone French manor sits beautifully on 2.5 acres with immaculate gardens and grounds and spectacular views of Lower Long Lake. Designed by celebrated architect Wallace Frost, the exquisite craftsmanship and intricate details can be seen throughout.
• Hall & Hunter Realtors

16096 Lake Ave, Union Pier
Coastal luxury is redefined in this 11,000-square-foot, 8-bedroom, 6.5-bath lakefront home on 1-plus acres with 100 feet of littoral beach rights in Union Pier. From the nature-
inspired color palette to the rich textures and finishes of the furnishings and fixtures, every detail pays homage to the lake, sand and sky.
• Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2673 Whitmarsh Road, Vanderbilt
This 1,680-acre piece of paradise, with 3 miles of private Sturgeon River and 2 miles of Moss Back Creek offers 6 homes for a total of 16 bedrooms and 14 full baths. Amenities include a full-size swimming pool and tennis courts.
• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate

5995 Tamarack Lane, Petoskey
Truly a one-of-a-kind home! Enjoy 1,000 feet of waterfront with panoramic views from every room in the house. The house features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3,500 square feet, 3 boathouses, extensive docking, a custom kitchen, and an amazing sun porch.
• Kidd & Leavy Real Estate LLC

29 N. Manitou Trail, Lake Leelanau
This Leelanau County coastal property on Good Harbor Bay is large, with about 16 acres and 706 feet of Lake Michigan frontage. This is prime Leelanau Peninsula lakefront living, with privacy and convenience, as well as resort buildings, some dating to the 1920s.
• Huey Real Estate

721 And 723 Dellwood, Harbor Springs
Gorgeous 2-lot Lake Michigan retreat designed to last a lifetime by Marshall Watson Interiors. This exceptional 6,000-square-foot residence is situated strategically on 2 lots and was totally remodeled, with a new kitchen installed, in 2015.
• Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty


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