1888 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696, USA

Arbutus Acres

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Simply incomparable.The long blacktop drive winds through nearly 12 acres of forest, past a charming carriage-house style barn and opens to the stunning 4,760 square foot home that's encircled by 633' of all-sports lake frontage.Step down the craftsman laid natural stone stairway to a dock at the southern end, or choose a gentle meandering path through the pines to the north end where two additional landing areas are located.The owners have meticulously maintained the lawn and landscape around the home providing wonderful outdoor recreation space along the elevated shoreline.A meandering path through the forest leads east to the 32' x 40' barn for storing all the toys or pursuing your favorite hobbies.Continuing east, you'll find an elevated, irrigated field once utilized as a horse pasture. It's now a thriving orchard and agricultural field to attract the local deer.The home itself was designed and built to take advantage of the exceptional location on a sweeping point with sunset views overlooking Arbutus Lake.The spacious kitchen overlooks the lake through a high forest canopy and offers ample granite counter space, a newly installed Wolf range, butler pantry, and direct access to an elevated lakeside deck.An open dining area, truly breathtaking great room with fireplace, lakeside sitting room and impressive private home office are also locate on the main level.The lakeside master suite features a private deck overlooking the water, a gorgeous free standing tub and separate shower and a fireplace to complete the mood.Two other large bedrooms are on the same level with an additional full bath for easy access for family or guests.The basement was completely reimagined with the feel of a classic Irish pub just a few years ago.Rich walnut wood work, brass accents and a wood burning fireplace and even a well hidden murphy bed make this a terrific place to unwind after a long day on the water.A fourth bedroom steps out to a lake level patio and has direct access to a separate full bath.Additional space also on this level is currently purposed as a fully functional home gym.Arbutus Lake harkens thoughts of On Golden Pond with large all-sports areas and quiet, no-wake coves.Known for the quality of the fishing, it is ideal for a quiet paddle or enjoying your favorite water sports.Once known more for the charming modest cottages that lined the shores, Arbutus lake has gone through a major shift in recent years with owners investing tremendous sums to build truly impressive lakefront homes as they've discovered the charm of this once little thought of Traverse City east side gem.

  • $2,490,000
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 4,760 Sq/ft
  • Lot 11.7 Acres



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Chad and Mandy Brown

Chad and Mandy Brown



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