What kind of a home does a Director of Technology at Microsoft want? Well, Adam and Carey fell in love with this contemporary take on a Vernacular Farmhouse by GTH Architects, Northbrook, IL. Carey had saved clippings from a magazine that featured the construction of this house years earlier. And as luck would have it, when they were ready to find a vacation home in Michigan, it had come on the market at a very reasonable $1,070,000. After viewing several other homes in Harbor Country, it became obvious this was meant to be.
From the MLS: Michigan Vernacular Farm House Retooled. The inspiration for this newer home was historic t-shaped farmhouses that dotted the landscape of the Midwest. This four bedroom, three bath home features an open floor plan and large windows creating a transparency which captures the natural beauty of the meadow & wooded landscape allowing the exterior and interior to become one. In the kitchen, farmhouse sink & floor-to-ceiling subway tiles feel modern, yet traditional. The flooring is gray-washed wide-planked hickory.
The living room TV retracts out of the way & into the floor for nights you want the conversation to center around the fireplace. The fireplace is faced with micro-hammered limestone. There is office and guest room on the first floor. At the top of the stairs you have a view of the loggia rooftop garden. The master suite & two other bedrooms are on the second floor. One of the bedrooms also has a secret room. Situated on two and a half acres, about one mile from Lake Michigan.
Tell me about the type of property you want to find and I'll work night and day to find it. Whether it's a FSBO, bank owned, an exclusive pocket listing with another broker... or not even for sale. I don't mind knocking on doors if I know the property is something you would love. BUT I NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. So, don't be afraid to contact me and let me know. I don't bite. And, I understand your time is valuable and I respect your privacy. I will not call you without being requested in advance. And, I promise to not hound you or otherwise be a pain in the a**. There is never any pressure. Buying a home is a process that can take years. Paul Zubrys