Michigan often has a reputation for rural simplicity, and with good reason. But Michigan can do opulence and luxury just as well as anyone, and it reflects in some of the prices of its grandest homes. Clutch your wallet a little tighter, and let's check out these 10 Michigan homes that are on the market for some serious money.
Does the thought of a $40 million log cabin scare you off? Well, Marquette is home to this wonder of logs and open ground—the Granot Loma. Potentially the single largest log-cabin lodge in the United States, the Granot Loma has its own marina, and is built on 5,000 acres of woodland surrounding it. With 50 rooms, a 3,000-gallon hot tub, an indoor boathouse, and its own island included, the 26,000-square-foot Granot Loma has been on the market for the last couple of years now. It's even had at least one price cut from $40 million to $19.5 million.
In Gulliver, there's a little, almost nondescript house that features a ton of wood paneling. It's a three-bedroom, two-bath house with 1,800 square-feet to its interior. So how could such a house ever be worth $14.95 million? Simple: it's the land. It comes with two miles of Lake Michigan shorefront included. Set on 289 acres of land, it is effectively one of the most privacy-friendly houses in the entire state.
If you've got $12.5 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can get your hands on Castello Montebello in Northville. With views that allow you to see all the way to the Ambassador Bridge on a clear day, and even Detroit's Fourth of July fireworks, you won't want for views here. This house comes with some amazing amenities, including a home theater designed by the same guy who did Steven Spielberg's. It's a 17,000-square-foot beauty on over six acres of woodlot, not far from Northville proper. Sufficiently close, in fact, that the annual property taxes alone are $77,523.
Elk Rapids' Pine Hollow is a massive wonder of real estate, offering up 15,000 square-feet of home goodness to enjoy. With impressive basics—11 bedrooms and 13.5 bathrooms—it's clearly a massive proposition, but the amenities are something else. A library, a home theater, and a wine cellar sum up the start of what's inside. However, there's plenty here in architectural features, including an indoor pool, a host of wood beams, and native limestone used throughout. Throw in its own meeting barn and you'll see why this wonder sells at $9.995 million.
Winner of the Michigan entry in Forbes' 2016 study for most expensive home in Michigan is 2600 Turtle Lake Drive, a downright beautiful entry from Bloomfield Hills. One of Detroit's most exclusive enclaves, this lake house offers better than two bathrooms for every bedroom, and the house has 13 bathrooms. Measuring 15,600 square-feet, and situated on just over seven acres, this house even took something of a price cut recently, going from the $12 million that got it on Forbes to a slightly less unreasonable $9.9 million.
This Holland property, sometimes referred to as “Waterfront Legacy,” sits right on Lake Macatawa, and on 38 acres of property besides. With five bedrooms, and six and a half bathrooms, that's a pretty impressive overall package for the $8.9 million they're asking for it. Featuring both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a bookshelf-lined study, this house's best feature is the massive array of windows seemingly in nearly every room, offering incredible lakefront views just about everywhere you look.
This Eaton County farmhouse wonder carries a hefty $2.5 million price tag, but it comes with a staggering array of benefits. The subject of detailed rehab after a 2007 tornado nearly leveled it, it boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal dining room and even an in-law apartment. However, it's the income-producing aspects that make this a champ. Not only does it come with a second house currently rented at $700 a month, but it's also got 465 total acres with it. Around half—225—of those acres are rented out at $140 per acre per year. It even comes with its own river that runs directly through the property.
Near Curran, 3500 North M-65 will set you back a hefty $2.495 million if you're interested. But if you are interested, this little beauty is a property that will help you get away from it all. It gets you away from so much, in fact, that it's got its own airstrip. Set on 400 acres, this log home hunting ranch comes with its own guest house that's built like a motel and sleeps six in three rooms. The main house, meanwhile, comes with corral fence for horses, heated deer blinds, and black bear hunting. Four bedrooms and three baths round out this impressive piece of the middle of nowhere.
Did you ever want to own an island? With all the lakes Michigan's got around, that dream is potentially real and surprisingly affordable. Well, it's affordable if you've got $1.95 million on hand. In that case, you can buy Round Island Lighthouse, a seven-acre property in Goetzville that's been restored to all its historic glory and serves as a “design showplace.” With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it's not half bad for a small family, and when you throw in the attached lighthouse—the light itself was removed by the Coast Guard—it makes for a one-of-a-kind property.
Another in the “own an island” series, that comes in at a somewhat more reasonable $840,000, Big Trout Island represents one of the biggest islands Michigan has to offer for private sale. A 30-acre island, it comes with an 1,800-square-foot house, which almost doubles the size when you consider the 1,100-square-foot porch. Half that is enclosed, by the way, so you'll get an incredible view of northern Lake Huron, where it's located.