Harbor Sotheby's International Realty RESIDE - Spring 2023

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Residential Market Stats: 1st Quarter 2022 vs 2023

Upcoming “Can’t Miss” Northern Michigan Events

Local Treasure Special Places and Spaces

Spotlight Brenda Strack
IN THIS ISSUE 3 Meet the Team 6 Petoskey 10 Bay Harbor 18 Harbor Springs 20 Spotlight Artist: Brenda Strack 22 1st Quarter 2022 vs. 1st Quarter 2023 Residential Stats: Charlevoix & Emmet Counties 23 SOLD PROPERTIES - 1st Quarter 24 Upcoming “Can’t Miss” Northern Michigan Events 25 Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Cheboygan 26 Local Treasure: Gypsy Distillery, Cottage Pottery, Avalanche Preserve, Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen 28 Upper Peninsula 32 Bloomfield Hills ©
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Welcome to the Spring edition of RESIDE. Our team has decided to move to “seasonal” issues, which means we will be sending out digital versions of RESIDE in coordination with our four seasons in northern Michigan. As we transition into the Spring season, we are always reminded of all the beauty Northern Michigan has to offer. The flowers start blooming, the birds are singing…there are longer days and starry nights. As the lakes open up, and we welcome many back to their summer homes, we are reminded again what makes our area so special. For those of you that spend time away over the winter, we welcome you back!

The real estate market continues to be strong in Northern Michigan. We still continue to see low inventories across our diverse range of markets. Spring has normally been “listing season”, and it is still a great market if you are considering selling. Our agents are part of a powerful brand and network with Sotheby’s International Realty, and now, more than ever reaching buyers from all over the world can be key in this diverse market. Our team continues to work hard to serve their clients, whether we are representing you as a buyer or a seller. Building and cultivating these relationships and bringing that sense of true hospitality to our clients is the key to providing the best real estate experience for those looking for a new home or property.

Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty’s commitment to serving the community is also a top priority for our agents. Aligning yourself with the brand and one of our experienced agents will give you an edge in finding that right home, or positioning yourself in a competitive market when selling. Sotheby’s International Realty now has 1,075 offices in 81 countries and $167 billion dollars in annual real estate sales. We are all ONE. A team and a community that works together in one of the top networks in the world.

Northern Michigan’s secret is out. Buyers from around the country have their eye on this corner of the world with an abundance of fresh water for boating, fishing, kayaking, rock hunting and lazy days on the sandy beaches. Pristine and award-winning golf courses, hiking and biking trails and perfect sunsets. We will be here whether you find yourself in the market to purchase, or you are looking to sell your property now or in the future and we would enjoy starting a conversation with you today. Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty has a talented team and we can show you what sets us apart. Spring is in the air, contact us today to see how we can assist you with any of your real estate needs.

Still Going Strong Spotlight Artist
THE “NORMAN ROCKWELL” CHARM OF VILLAGE BEACH IN BAY HARBOR Colorful, Victorian-Style homes sitting along tree-lined brick paved sidewalks are what makes this waterfront neighborhood so appealing. Just steps to Sunset Beach and the crystal blue waters of Little Traverse Bay. Walk to shopping, dining, wine and spirits tasting rooms and performances at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Photography by Kim Mettler, Michigan Barefoot Memories

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The Joys of Spring

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850 W BEAR RIVER ROAD, PETOSKEY | An absolute stunning newer home on Walloon Lake being offered for the first time. This custom craftsman style post and beam built home is truly a one-of-a-kind. As you enter the home you are amazed by the imported arched reclaimed Douglas fir beams that span over 30 foot ceilings in the great room. The main and upper level finishes include a mixture of wormy maple walls, coffered ceilings, broad and batten, accompanied by Van Tassel granite accents, split stone floors, and hickory stairs. Designer kitchen features knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops and state of the art appliances. Just off the kitchen there is a butler’s pantry and custom built wine cellar. Main level study with custom built-in cabinetry and tin accented ceilings. The upper level features two bedrooms plus large guest suite with a full kitchen and separate access. The loft is a cozy living area great for watching movies or relaxing with a good book. Beautiful master suite has a gas fireplace and sitting nook great for morning coffee, large master bathroom with his and hers closets, and inlaid marble flooring. The lower level has many fun features and is perfect for entertaining. Full size bar, media/bunk room, and fitness room with a steam/sauna shower with adjoining bath. There is also a project area and large storage room and golf simulator which can also be used for larger viewing projections. Open living and gaming areas surround a three sided fireplace. The oversized three car garage is equipped with a car hoist that is capable of storing a fourth car in the lower level and plenty of extra storage space. Other notable features are the iconic boathouse with two boat wells and a waterside gazebo. Western exposure with 387’ of prime lakefront, manicured landscaped grounds and a heated driveway. High-efficiency geothermal HVAC with in-floor heat and forced conditioned air.

$18,000,000 | Property ID:469760

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com | ERIC LOHMAN | 970 331 1320 | elohman@harbosir.com

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Tickets and more information at greatlakescfa.org or 231.439.2610 800 BAY HARBOR DRIVE BAY HARBOR, MI 49770 tickets@greatlakescfa.org Stayuptodate allseasonlong! Experience the arts at the Center. inspire • entertain • educate The Center’s mission is to inspire, entertain, educate, and serve all in Northern Michigan year-round by presenting exceptional experiences across the full spectrum of the performing arts and offering impactful educational opportunities.
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DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY 3154 & 3180 CHARLEVOIX ROAD, PETOSKEY | Enticing development opportunity located on nearly six acres between East Park and Bay Harbor in Resort Township. The property is PUD-approved for 20 residential condominium units, 10 carriage houses and a commercial building along US 31. With captivating, far-reaching views of Lake Michigan and beyond, this property is prime for new construction to offer a desirable new product in Petoskey. $1,775,000 | Property ID: 470495 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com


3220 VILLAGE HARBOR DRIVE, BAY HARBOR | Double-sided lot in Bay Harbor’s Lakeshore Village now available. One of only a few remaining undeveloped waterfront sites left in Bay Harbor. Located on the east end of Bay Harbor with 88’ frontage on both Lake Michigan and Village Harbor Lake. Park your boat right in your backyard on the well maintained 40’ dock equipped with electrical service. Easy access to Lake Michigan from its protected inlet, this is truly the best waterfront experience for any boater. Site ready for your dream home and located close to the Bay Harbor Village which offers amazing dining, shopping and a world class entertainment venue.

$1,695,000 | Property ID: 470768

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com

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4205 MAIN STREET #37, BAY HARBOR | Relish in the inviting remodeled Compass Suite in Bay Harbor with an enticing open floor plan and direct elevator access. This generous condominium features new flooring, paint, countertops and appliances, and is impressively decorated in an appealing sleek modern style. Enjoy the private balcony and savor the sights and sounds of the quaint Village at Bay Harbor and Lake Michigan. The desirable location is convenient to shopping, dining and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. This property is being sold furnished and includes a coveted one-car garage. On-site rental management program is available with compelling rental potential.

$799,000 | Property ID: 470618 CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com

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Located in Bay Harbor near the Quarry Bluffs and Preserve neighborhoods, 24 individual storage garages that are secure and safe and perfect for storing your Electric Vehicles, Boating Accessories and more. Sitework has started and we are ready for construction in Spring of 2023. The time is now to purchase your Carriage Place and choose your location.

24 storage garages. 23 units will be 14 x 34 and one unit will be 14 x 30.

Each will be insulated and finished with drywall. Each unit will have 50 amp electric with 4 outlets. A 9 x 8 insulated overhead door with windows and opener as well as a passage door. There will be a transom window installed in the back of each of the units for additional light, paved driveways and landscaping included.

There will be one shared bathroom off building C (unit 12). Options include installation of a mini split unit for heating and cooling and electric car charger. You could also combine units making for a larger space. 14 x 34 Units – $119,500

| 14 x 30 unit – $99,500

231-439-2000 | info@harborsir.com

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Welcome to Bay Harbor’s newest neighborhood development – Carriage Place. Carriage Place will consist of 6 buildings with 4 units each with a total of




Featuring home sites offering gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Overlooking the Bay Harbor Lake Marina and Village at Bay Harbor and within strolling distance to boutique shops, dining, events, world-class boating, golf, bike trails, access to Sunset Beach, and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Ridge homes can be a part of rental management inside Bay Harbor. Sites offer walk-out lower level and accommodate single family homes with an urban feel. Don’t miss out on the chance to build and design your dream home inside Bay Harbor’s distinctive Village.

RIDGE HOMESITE 8 | $249,900 | Property ID: 469690| UNDER CONTRACT


RIDGE HOMESITE 5 | $239,000 | Property ID: 469688

RIDGE HOMESITE 4 | $239,000 | Property ID: 469687

RIDGE HOMESITES 1 & 2 | $378,000 | SOLD MARCH 2023

BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com

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Unique Suites & Penthouses All Individually Decorated and Styled for a new guest experience every time you stay! Steps to shopping, dining and specialty services Located along Little Traverse Bay and Bay Harbor Lake villagesuitesbayharbor.com | 231.439.2400

Rare building opportunity. This large sized lot displays quarry views, golf views and water views. Build your private estate at the end of the cul-de-sac. Build your dream home and enjoy all the amenities of the Bay Harbor Community.

$645,000 | Property ID: 461576

ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com


60’ dock located on the end of Bay Harbor Yacht Club “A” Pier, offering unobstructed views of Bay Harbor Lake and easy access to the channel out to Lake Michigan.

$230,000 | Property ID: 470577

JEFF PATTON | 231 881 9019 | jeff@harborsir.com


Desirable 60’ dock on Pier C at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. Easy docking with bow in port side tie. Enjoy the Bay Harbor Yacht Club amenities. One dock box is included.

$215,000 | Property ID: 470173

CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com

6283/6307/6301 QUARRY VIEW COURT

Building site enveloped by magnificent views of Lake Michigan and Quarry Golf Course. Located on a private cul-de-sac.

$119,500 | roperty ID: 429382 | $99,500 | Property ID: 429391

$89,500 | Property ID: 429387

ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com


Building homesite in Preserve South neighborhood with views of the Preserve course. This generous wooded homesite is a preferred location for golf aficionados. Build you dream up north getaway or year round home in Bay Harbor.

$65,000 | Property ID: 464187

BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | barb@harborsir.com


Located on Village Harbor Lake in Bay Harbor with easy access through the deep water channel into Little Traverse Bay. Docks are 37’ long and 14’ wide. Water and electric are included in the dues. Membership in the Bay Harbor Yacht Club is required.

$49,900/each | 8 docks currently available

CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com

This nicely wooded lot is situated in a quiet association just inside the gate of the Bay Harbor community. This homesite offers peaks of the famed Preserve Golf Course and easy access to everything Bay Harbor has to offer.

$40,000 | Property ID: 470488

CONNIE LENAU | 231 499 1224 | connie@harborsir.com

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A secluded oasis with diverse real estate offerings that embrace both land and sea, Oil Nut Bay is an exclusive paradise for families seeking the comfort and seclusion of private island living, along with unparalleled resort experiences.



5771 COOK POINTE DRIVE | Stunning Lake Michigan building site, with 200’ of private sugar sand beach. This unique property is not a part of an association which gives a new buyer architectural control. Breathtaking sunsets and Petoskey views all just minutes from downtown Harbor Springs. This property is in the neighborhood of Cook Point in a community of upscale homes.

$750,000 | Property ID: 470563

Represented by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | barb@harborsir.com

SUMMIT STREET | Build your dream house or a family compound on this stunning, private acreage in Harbor Springs, with access off of Sargent Street through a little known city road access. This property is just under 2 acres, with a two and a half car garage, and is abound with wildflowers and mature trees. This rare offering is a little oasis in the heart of the city. The property could be split into four lots with City of Harbor Springs approval.

$475,000 | Property ID: 469947

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

S LAKE SHORE DRIVE | Build your dream home with Lake Michigan views on this stunning 3.5 acre property just north of Harbor Springs. The 205 feet of private beach offers a new owner endless sunsets and miles of shoreline exploration. The building parcel is terraced, high above Lake Shore Drive, offering amazing vistas in all seasons.

$369,000 | Property ID: 467305

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

445 COTTAGE LANE | Rare opportunity to purchase a building site in downtown Harbor Springs. Walking distance to city beach, marina and shopping district. Build your dream home or cottage in this fabulous community.

$350,000 | Property ID: 470650

Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com

345 FRANKLIN PARK | Great location for a Harbor Springs office space, but with zoning that covers many options. This upscale property offers 3 separate spaces, not currently fully joined together, but with an easy fix to combine them. This property has had a complete makeover and is located in close proximity to downtown Harbor Springs.

$139,000 | Property ID: 470185

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

3895 TOPSIDE WATCH | Beautiful building site just 10 minutes from Harbor Springs, with over 1000’ of shared Lake Michigan access with a sugar sand beach. Great amenities and miles of Lake Michigan to walk, this association offers a new buyer a wonderful neighborhood of custom homes, and tree-lined lanes.

$69,000 | Property ID: 468973

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

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286 E MAIN STREET, UNIT 6 | Quite possibly the finest residence in downtown Harbor Springs this unit occupies the entire top floor of the city’s most exciting new building. The entire living area and covered porch offer breathtaking views of the harbor and Little Traverse Bay. The large, private rooftop deck overlooks the bay and Harbor Springs and includes an outdoor kitchen. The perfect place for parties to watch the 4th of July parade and fireworks. Located across from the Lyric Theater and literally just steps away from restaurants, shops, marina and city beach. Features include a custom kitchen with high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry, garage, elevator and unmatched quality throughout. Completely furnished by interior decorator, this unit is offered turnkey and move-in ready.

$3,200,000 | Property ID: 469963

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Spotlight Artist

Brenda Behling-Strack

Brenda Behling-Strack is a self-trained artist-in-residence in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

In 2016 she started pouring all her creative energies into the restoration of a 4-story, 120-year old Victorian house, in which she now resides, runs as a bed and breakfast and houses her studio/workshop.

She has visualized her art on the walls and floors of the house, as well as the ceilings and furnishings throughout her interior design, incorporating architectural salvage in some of her projects, most notably, her mantles in each room of her home. Her primary focus is now on mosaics, which actually happened by accident. She was knee-deep in a tiling project on her basement floor when she opened the boxes, only to find them all broken beyond repair. Instead of wasting a fresh batch of glue, she decided to use them as is and ended up creating a Blue Heron in flight on the floor.

The project lasted 6 weeks from start to finish and by the end of it, she realized that although it was labor-intensive, it never felt like work. There was therapeutic value in the actual handling of the natural stones; and it was rewarding to give the broken tiles a second chance to become something beautiful.

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That is how Broken Stone Studio became a reality - since then the studio space has been expanded to include a coral reef in progress inspired by a recent trip to Key West. Her artwork incorporates acrylic painting, glass, tile, and stone in her nautical and natural motifs, specializing in fins and feathers with the connecting link being the element of water.

In 2020, she started a second rehab project on the shores of Lake Huron of a cottage where she’s incorporating stones, shells and driftwood throughout the interior design. Brenda’s journey into the art world over the last 6 years started with the love of giving everything “second chances”, and how to find beauty in the brokenness and turn it into something fabulous.

Her studio/workshop is open by appointment only and located at 724 Cedar Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, two blocks from the famous Soo Locks.

For more information on Brenda’s artwork: Email: Contact@brokenstonestudio.com Instagram: @brokenstonestudio

Her artwork incorporates acrylic painting (as seen below on the old piece of carpet Brenda found in her attic and repurposed into a beautiful piece of art),glass,tile,and stone in her nautical and natural motifs, specializing in fins and featherswiththeconnectinglinkbeingtheelementofwater.

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Residential Stats: Charlevoix & Emmet Counties

1st Quarter 2022 vs. 1st Quarter 2023

22 | harborsir.com 211 CURRENT ACTIVE LISTINGS PROPERTIES SOLD: Charlevoix County: 2022: 87 • 2023: 62 Emmet County: 2022: 126 • 2023: 98 TOTAL SALES PRICE Charlevoix County: 2022: $29,831,949 • 2023: $28,063,650 Emmet County: 2022: $60,619,342 • 2023: $65,418,025 SOLD vs ORIGINAL PRICE Charlevoix/Emmet County: 2022: 99% • 2023: 94% HIGHEST SALE PRICE Charlevoix County: 2022: $1,200,000 | 2023: $3,400,000 Emmet County: 2022: $3,500,000 | 2023: $13,250,000 CHARLEVOIX COUNTY: WATERFRONT PROPERTIES SOLD: 2022: 18 • 2023: 12 WATERFRONT AVERAGE SALES PRICE: 2022: $587,406 • 2023: $1,002,742 Lake Charlevoix Properties Sold: 2022: 7 • 2023: 8 Average Sales Price: 2022: $865,857 • 2023: $1,164,750 Lake Michigan Properties Sold: 2022: 5 • 2023: 2 Average Sales Price: 2022: $535,600 • 2023: $325,000 Walloon Lake Properties Sold: 2022: 0 • 2023: 1 Average Sales Price: 2022: $0 • 2023: $1,675,000 NON-WATERFRONT PROPERTIES SOLD: 2022: 69 • 2023: 50 NON-WATERFRONT AVERAGE SALES PRICE: 2022: $279,111 • 2023: $320,615
EMMET COUNTY: WATERFRONT PROPERTIES SOLD: 2022: 13 • 2023: 13 WATERFRONT AVERAGE SALES PRICE: 2022: $775,108 • 2023: $2,056,915 Crooked Lake Properties Sold: 2022: 6 • 2023: 3 Average Sales Price: 2022: $494,400 • 2023: $667,333 Lake Michigan Properties Sold: 2022: 4 • 2023: 7 Average Sales Price: 2022: $1,138,750 • 2023: $2,336,129 Walloon Lake Properties Sold: 2022: 0 • 2023: 2 Average Sales Price: 2022: $0 • 2023: $3,755,000 NON-WATERFRONT PROPERTIES SOLD: 2022: 113 • 2023: 85 NON-WATERFRONT AVERAGE SALES PRICE: 2022: $447,283 • 2023: $455,037 AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET Charlevoix/Emmet County: 2022: 87 • 2023: 81 Source: Northern Michigan MLS 04-07-2023
2206 NORTH SHORE ROAD, WALLOON LAKE | $400,000 | SOLD FEBRUARY 2023 Represented by: PARKER MARSHALL | 313 590 1766 | parker@harborsir.com 4635 BIRCH LANE, PETOSKEY | $749,000 | SOLD FEBRUARY 2023 Represented by: HEIDI SHEARER | 989 205 4030 | heidi@harborsir.com 6900 MISSION ROAD, ALANSON | $349,900 | SOLD MARCH 2023 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com 5225 WINDWARD PASSAGE, HARBOR SPRINGS | $349,000 | SOLD APRIL 2023 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com 8615 STURGEON BAY DRIVE, HARBOR SPRINGS | $990,000 | SOLD JANUARY 2023 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com
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4250 MAIN STREET, BAY HARBOR | $899,000 | SOLD JANUARY 2023 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com harborsir.com 4690 CAMELOT DRIVE, HARBOR SPRINGS | $349,000 | SOLD JANUARY 2023 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com 966 N. TRAVERSE STREET, HARBOR SPRINGS | $299,000 | SOLD FEBRUARY 2023 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

‘Can’t Miss’ Northern Michigan

Upcoming Events

Kentucky Derby Party

May 6, 2023: 5pm - 7:30pm

Gabriel Farms & Winery, Petoskey

3rd annual Kentucky Derby party with complementary appetizers, special derby drinks and prizes for best dressed and best hat! gabrielfarmsandwinery.com

63rd Annual Morel Mushroom Festival | May 18 - 21, 2023

Boyne City

Celebrating for 63 years, this event features morel tastings, a national competitive hunt, arts & crafts show, concerts, carnival and fun for the entire family!

The Midtown Men | May 28, 2023 at 8pm Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor

The Midtown Men Tenth Anniversary Tour reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. greatlakescfa.org

Bay Harbor In Water Boat Show | June 16 - 18, 2023

Bay Harbor

Held annually over Father’s Day Weekend, it has always been a great way to start the summer season and to check out the latest in watercraft, boating accessories and more. bayharborboatshow.com

Petoskey Steel Drum Band + Fireworks

July 3, 2023: 7pm

Bay Harbor

Get your blankets and spots early on the Marina Lawns to watch the fabulous Petoskey Steel Drum Band perform beginning at 7pm, followed by a wonderful display of fireworks over Little Traverse Bay at dusk. bayharbor.com

Blissfest Music Festival

July 7 - 9, 2023

Harbor Springs

A celebration of music, culture, art, and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world, and roots music, and dance at the Festival Farm in picturesque rural northern Michigan. blissfestfestival.org

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1265 & 1313 ANDERSON ROAD, PETOSKEY |1.5 acre parcel zoned R2 at one of Emmet County’s busiest corners. There are two homes one of which is currently rented. The larger home is in need of remodeling but has beautiful views of the bay.

$499,000 | Property ID: 466299

Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com

5092 GRIGSBY LANE, PETOSKEY | Newer built and refreshed three bedroom/two bathroom home on a 1.25 acre lot, including a 12x30 red metal storage barn, and a fully fenced in backyard. This house is vacant, refreshed, efficient and ready for someone to call home. - SOLD APRIL 2023

$349,950 | Property ID: 470497

Represented by: DERIK MOTT | 231 373 7888 | derik@harborsir.com

465 CROOKED TREE DRIVE, PETOSKEY | Appealing water view home site in the desirable Crooked Tree community just a short walk to the club house. Just minutes from downtown Petoskey, this development offers a well maintained golf course community and beautiful, scenic views.

$155,000 | Property ID: 469711

Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com

LOT 69 LOST WOODS DRIVE, BOYNE FALLS | Large wooded lot in a great quiet neighborhood in the Mountain Club at Boyne Mountain. Lot fronts the monument golf course. Enjoy all the resort amenities when you build your dream home in this spectacular Boyne community.

$75,000 | Property ID: 469691

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com

200 CROOKED TREE DRIVE, PETOSKEY |Attractive gradual sloping golf course lot overlooking the 9th green of Crooked Tree Golf Club. This property is located on a private cul-de-sac with limited seasonal water views. Enjoy an inviting private development just a short drive from downtown Petoskey and across from Bay Harbor.

$69,500 | Property ID: 470587

1294 RIVERS RIDGE COURT, CHEBOYGAN | Located in the Rivers Ridge development, this waterfront home site is nestled on a peaceful cul-de-sac just moments from downtown Cheboygan, shopping, dining and bicycle trails. Enjoy this private, serene neighborhood in natural surroundings and with an abundance of wildlife.

$59,900 | Property ID: 469998

Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com PETOSKEY, BOYNE FALLS, CHEBOYGAN harborsir.com | 25

Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | chris@harborsir.com

Local Treasure

Gypsy Distillery ~ Petoskey

For many years, The Bay Harbor Equestrian Center has been host to some of the most famous horse personnel in the country. Unfortunately, northern Michigan winters are not the best place for award winning horses, so the Equestrian Center began to sit vacant for many months out of the year. Therefore, the decision was made to put it up for sale in hopes that it would fall into some hands that would create something wonderful on the beautiful property.

When the Bay Harbor team took High Five to the Equestrian Center for the first time, everything just felt right. The High Five Team wasn’t just looking for a place to expand their distilling operation, but were looking for someplace special they could transform for the rest of their lives. High Five acquired the property in November 2021, 4 years after opening their first distillery. After this began the hard work, transforming a 42,000 square foot building into a state-of-theart distillery, tasting room, cocktail garden, and event space. Relying on the help of a friend turned General Contractor, Bruce Houlmont the High Five Team began the build out of this must see attraction.

Come in and sample their world-renowned spirits or indulge in a craft cocktail made by mixologists all over the country. There is literally something for everyone to enjoy, including a swanky lounge/bar area, game room and great options for food on site including Libe Lula, Mexican fare and Dusty Dogs, a great twist on the All-American hot dog. Enjoy all and more while sitting on top of a million dollar view of Little Traverse Bay.

The Distillery also is an events venue that can be rented out for weddings, parties and any gathering you can imagine. They also have (2) apartments on-site that can be rented, for an adventurous and unique stay that overlooks the distillery and game room below.

For more information, visit gypsydistillery.com.

Cottage Pottery ~ Charlevoix

Cottage Pottery is “Paint Your own Pottery & Canvas” Art Studio located just 3 miles north of downtown Charlevoix. They are a full-service pottery and art studio, offering pottery classes, board art, clay, and canvas art classes throughout the season. Their studio is open year round for pottery to-go kits, instudio painting (by appointment only-prefer book 24 hour in advance) and off-site events with their “Traveling Studio” offering.

The pottery “to-go” kits are perfect for bridal showers, kids parties, girlfriend gatherings and more! The kit includes your choice of pottery, paint brushes, glaze or acrylic paints and step by step instructions. The creations can then be dropped off at the studio for glazing and picked up a couple of days later. Kits can also be ordered and paid for online on the Cottage Pottery website.

The studio is a wonderful place to host a party as well. Bring your group to pick out their own piece of pottery to paint and enjoy every moment of the process. Their are two rooms to choose from including the smaller main floor studio for up to 6 persons or the upstairs room that seats up to 20 persons. If you are bringing in a group, be sure to reserve the studio space in advance.

To learn more, visit their website at parkavenuepottery.com.

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Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area ~ Boyne City

There is no record of an avalanche ever barreling down Avalanche Peak into Boyne City, but the hill is incredibly steep—so steep that in the 1950s, it was a downhill ski area with rope tows and even a chairlift. Located on the southwest corner of the city, Avalanche Peak rises to 1023 feet or 439 feet above Lake Charlevoix to provide the most commanding view of any high point south of the Mackinac Bridge.

This towering ridge is the center piece of Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, a 300acre Boyne City park that is predominantly a forested sloping terrain. The exception is its northern slope that was the site of a downhill ski operation beginning in the early 1950s. By 1958 the downhill had a 1500-foot poma lift and later a double chairlift before closing in the 1960s.

In the fall the hill is a favorite for leaf peepers who scale a 462-step stairway to a pair of observation decks near the top from which they can gaze down at Boyne City, practically all of Lake Charlevoix and even a sliver of Lake Michigan on a clear day. In the winter the park is renowned as one of the most thrilling sledding hills in northern Michigan.

Winding up and around the ridge is a 12-mile trail system that includes an 8.6-mile mountain bike system and a 2.8-mile hiking trail that is open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The park also features an 18-hole disc golf course with much of it laid out along the walking trails.

Needless to say, mountain biking and Nordic skiing at the park are rated challenging due to the extensive change in elevation experienced along both loops. Just climbing the stairway to the view at the top can be a workout for many people, however the view from the top is worth every step!

For more information on Avalanche Preserve, including a trail map that can be printed visit cityofboynecity.com/avalanche-preserve-recreation-area-188/

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Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen ~ Petoskey

From the moment you walk in the door, your senses will be enticed with the warm sweet aroma of Chocolate, Fudge, and freshly made Waffle Cones. Kilwins hand-crafts a wide variety of confections right in their kitchen. Watch as their products are hand-crafted in the store right before your eyes. See creamy Mackinac Island Fudge being paddled the traditional way on marble tables. Listen to the gentle gong of a wooden paddle on a copper kettle as sweet Caramel Corn and Brittle are also being hand-crafted. Watch as they hand-dip fresh apples in the original Caramel recipe, developed by Don Kilwin himself, for that perfect Caramel Apple. Other amazing confectionaries including hand-dipped pretzels, cream-filled sponge cake, cookie, Marsh-Mallow or a Krispie treat dipped in milk, white or dark chocolate.

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen also offers self-guided chocolate tours. Along the way, see vintage photos of the history of the franchise. Since 1947, Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana, having earned a reputation for providing high-quality Chocolates, Ice Cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Their heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service.

Self-guided Chocolate Tours are also available in this location which include large windows that look into the production kitchens where you can watch their team members make all the delicious treats they sell in stores. There are story boards that run along the tops of the windows which showcase how they make all of their top-selling products. Stop in to satisfy your sweet tooth, as they are open seven days a week, year-round.

Lean more at: kilwins.com/stores/kilwins-petoskey-kilwins-chocolate-kitchen

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W. TOP O THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | One of Lake Michigan’s finest waterfront parcels located on the north shore with a southerly view! There is so much to enjoy with the incredible qualities this property has to offer, but our favorite has to be the deep and plentiful sugar sand! The beach goes for miles in either direction and offers some of the best recreation you will find anywhere. This parcel has 402’ of waterfrontage and is 3.91 acres and has an existing driveway from the road to an ideal, private building site. The building site is elevated and will offer excellent views over the front dune area. The beach is wide and the sand continues well beyond where anyone would venture by swimming or paddling. The predominant trees are red oak, red pine and white pine and the forest is mature and majestic and the upper limbs are often visited by the many eagles in the area. The access is by a private gated road that runs along the shoreline for close to two miles and there is no outlet making this property so very quiet, secluded and secure. Building your vacation or forever beach home here could be the dream you have been looking for!

$565,000 | Property ID: 470806

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com


W. TOP O THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | On the Top of Lake Michigan you will find one of finest waterfront parcels anywhere. The location provides a gorgeous southerly view with the occasional freighter passing by. There is so much to enjoy with the incredible qualities this property has to offer, but our favorite is the deep and plentiful sugar sand! The beach goes for miles in either direction and offers some of the best recreation you will find anywhere. This parcel has 403’ of water frontage and is 2.32 acres and has a good route to the quality building site which is elevated and will offer excellent views over the front dune area. The beach is wide and the sand continues well beyond where anyone would venture by swimming or paddling. The predominant trees are red oak, red pine and white pine and the forest is mature and majestic and the upper limbs are often visited by the many eagles in the area. The access is by a private gated road that runs along the shoreline for close to two miles and there is no outlet making this property so very quiet, secluded and secure. Building your vacation or forever beach home here could be the dream you have been looking for!

$565,000 | Property ID: 470805

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com

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W. TOP O THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | Looking for a large secluded Great Lakes waterfront property with the ultimate in qualities? Top of the Lake Road offers unparalleled features for you. Located on the north shore of Lake Michigan in the wild and scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This tract is 200 acres of mature forest with the predominant species red oak, maple, red pine and white pine. There are several thousand acres of isolated State of Michigan lands adjacent to this parcel that provide extreme seclusion and excellent wilderness hiking and hunting opportunities. The access is by a private gated trail road that parallels the lake shore for close to two miles and ends inside this property. Underground electric runs approximately 4,000 feet into the property to a camping site with a drilled well in place. This parcel of land has full ownership to 7,000 feet of shoreline that is all wide sugary sand beach with dunes, wild native grasses and quality elevated building sites offering excellent views. Scattered throughout the interior of the property away from the lake there are vernal pools that provide spring and summer flowers and are surrounded by pine and oak ridges. This is unspoiled nature at its finest that is ready for your enjoyment.

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com

$8,500,000 | Property ID: 470807

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724 CEDAR STREET, SAULT SAINTE MARIE | Home, Gallery, Portfolio, Studio...so many descriptions, all accurate, for this 6 bedroom one of a kind home in Sault Ste Marie. Owner is a well known artist working primarily in stone and tile. Has operated successfully as a luxury Bed and Breakfast. This house is frequently featured in local architectural walks and social gatherings.

$600,000 | Property ID: 469698

Represented by: GLENN CAMPBELL | 248 873 5243 | glenn@harborsir.com


CARNEGIE TRAIL, NAUBINWAY | Beautiful Lake Michigan Lakefront, located in Naubinway, only 45 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Enjoy the shallows of the beach and ever changing sandbar. 109 feet of frontage, 455 feet deep for a total area of 1.32 acres. Private and secluded with state land bordering Carnegie Trail.

$219,000 | Property ID: 469254

Represented by: GLENN CAMPBELL | 248 873 5243 | glenn@harborsir.com

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1535 ROBBINS POND ROAD, BRUCE CROSSING | Exceptional 280 acre retreat, in the heart of the wilderness, with its own 60 acre private lake with a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired main home, a guest home and caretaker’s home. This is a paradise for the outdoorsman, with bear, bobcat, moose, and wolves, and extensive trails for snowmobiling and ATVs. The lake is great for canoeing, swimming and fishing as it has been stocked with trout and other fish in past years. Special touches are throughout the main home including three fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, Italian marble in the master bath, stained glass windows, custom cabinets and forged stair rails, just to name a few. It is being offered fully furnished, as is the guest house located across the lake from the main house. All three houses are perfectly spaced for the utmost privacy. The exterior offers a helipad, three very large garages for all of the boats and toys, and most notable: two waterfalls and a dam, that in the past provided the electricity for the main house, and the saw mill, that milled all of the timber for the post and beam construction. This property has been host to weddings, family retreats, and offers endless recreation possibilities as well as weekly rental options. Square footage on the main house is 5,500, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, the guest house is 1,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and the caretaker’s home is 2,200 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

$2,700,000 | Property ID: 469968

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2623 TURTLE SHORES DRIVE | The Boathouse at Turtle Lake is the most unique waterfront property in Oakland County and one of the most unique in the United States. With 1.413 acres of rolling topography, dramatic views and 223 pristine feet of Turtle Lake frontage, The Boathouse is the perfect spot for either a romantic getaway or an intimate beach house. The interior boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows, pewabic tiled wood burning fireplace, knotty pine walls, exposed wooden beams, wide plank hardwood floors and a blue stone foyer. Outside there is a permanent dock to accommodate multiple boats, a sandy beach and of course Turtle Lake, home to world-class bass fishing. | $4,990,000 | Property ID: 443392

Represented by: DAVID V. JOHNSON | 231 439 2000 | dvj@victorintl.com

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2629/2633 TURTLE SHORES DRIVE | Set along Turtle Lake’s natural shoreline, these lakefront sites without wetlands, stunning topography and southern exposure are ideal for estate sized homes. Enjoy bass fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and bird watching all within the gated, 24-hour guarded Turtle Lake community. 2629 Turtle Shores Drive | $1,400,000 | Property/Web ID: 443345 2633 Turtle Shores Drive | $1,400,000 | Property/Web ID: 443344

Represented by: DAVID V. JOHNSON | 231 439 2000 | dvj@victorintl.com

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TURTLE LAKE DRIVE #45 | The Stables at Turtle Lake is by far the most prestigious trophy property in Oakland County. This estate once served as a working farm in the late 1800s. Through the years, the integrity of this estate has been maintained through careful planning and watchful maintenance. Within the expansive pastures are a set of original 1920s buildings comprising of an immaculate 9,260 square foot Horse Stable and Cow Pen, a 5,000 square foot Dairy Barn and Silo, and a 648 square foot multi-use building.

6.29 ACRES : $5,950,000 | Property ID: 466222

TURTLE LAKE DRIVE #44 | This spectacular building site is one of the largest vacant lakefront lots in Bloomfield Hills. With over 465 feet of frontage and a building envelope that stretches near the water’s edge, this property could potentially accommodate multiple structures including a boathouse.

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