Harbor Sotheby's International Realty RESIDE Magazine: Summer/Fall 2024

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Happy 30th Anniversary Bay Harbor

North Central Michigan College’s

A Horse’s Healing Abilities Finding Hope in Equine Therapy

Spotlight Artist Alexander Kippe
Transformative Journey

Where Artistry Meets Engineering

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Welcome to our 2024 Summer/Fall edition of RESIDE. We’re excited to see the return of many summer residents from their winter havens, eagerly anticipating the joys of the upcoming season. Despite the mild winter in Northern Michigan, our ski resorts spared no effort in ensuring optimal conditions through meticulous snowmaking and grooming, keeping the trails open and inviting.

We thank our longstanding advertising partners: Audi Petoskey, Cottage Company, Walstrom Marine, Great Lakes Center for the Arts and Salvatore’s and Vernales. Additionally, we extend a warm welcome to our new advertisers: Stockton Mortgage, Maple & Batter, Brandy’s Harbortown and Nomad, Torch Lake Gallery, CenterPointe Yacht Services, Fireside Hearth & Leisure, O’Brien Harris, and Harbor Springs Mattress Company. These local businesses are leaders in their respective industries, and we encourage you to explore their offerings.

So, how is the real estate market? Lower inventories persist, contributing to a robust real estate landscape. Following significant price surges since mid-2020, we are witnessing a shift towards a more balanced market, with prices stabilizing across various price points. Interest rates remain steady for the foreseeable future, and as we enter an election year, historical trends suggest minimal changes. For sellers, the present remains opportune, while buyers may soon find favorable prospects as we progress into the latter part of the year.

Spring brings a flurry of activity to Bay Harbor’s Village, with revitalization efforts underway on Main Street. Additionally, we’re excited to announce the grand opening of Brandy’s Harbortown, a newly renovated restaurant formerly known as Knot Just a Bar. With expanded outdoor seating and a delightful Cabana Bar, it promises to be a highlight of the season. Bay Harbor is also celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer, with live entertainment, “light up the docks” at the marina and an evening drone show on July 6th. Come celebrate with them!

Another great asset to this area is the Petoskey Wine Region which is made up of 16 wineries in 7 different counties, and covering over 2,700 square miles. For the wineries that make up the Region, each started with a family’s passion to create one-of-a-kind tastes and deliver unique experiences. All which reflects their growing craftsmanship. Be sure to drop by one of our area’s local wineries and enjoy a wonderful array of wine and genuine northern Michigan hospitality.

We anticipate another bustling summer season, reuniting with family and friends. We’re passionate about real estate and would love to have a conversation with you if you’re in the market to purchase or sell. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty affords us the privilege of reaching a global audience, ensuring your property receives unparalleled exposure. We have the experience and the resources to help make your real estate transaction seamless, adhering to the highest standards of excellence.

Thank you for picking up our RESIDE magazine and we wish you a safe and unforgettable summer and fall in beautiful northern Michigan.

Warm regards,

HARBOR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY RESIDE REPRESENTING NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MOST DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES SUMMER/FALL 2024 Alex Kippe Transformative Journey Finding Hope in Equine Therapy ON THE COVER: New Sophisticated Home in Village Beach Bay Harbor, MI Relish in this inviting and sophisticated brand new Village Beach home on coveted Sunset Way in Bay Harbor with views of Lake Michigan. See Page 13 for details Photography Credit: Wave Break Media


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IN THIS ISSUE 5 Meet the Team 6 - 7 Agents of the Exceptional: Bill Shearer | Craig Stolzenfels 10 Bay Harbor 20 Sunset Ridge Estate Homesites | Panoramic Lake Views 22 Happy 30th Bay Harbor! Celebrating 30 Years of Fabulous 29 Spotlight Artist Alexander Kippe 33 Oil Nut Bay’s Newest Neighborhood Introducing Marina Ridge 37 Harbor Springs 41 Harbor Springs Mattress Company Celebrating 20 Years in 2024 45 The Healing Power of Horses By: Carolyne Stolzenfels 46 Summer Beach Reads Fun in the Sun Book Recommendations 48 2024 Home Design Trends By: O’Brien Harris 50 Petoskey 54 North Central Michigan College A Transformative Journey 56 Local Treasure Bay View Music Festival Kiwidinok Farm Beaver Island Boat Company Colonial Michilimackinac 59 Upper Peninsula 66 East Jordan, Boyne City, Cheboygan 67 SOLDS - Surrounding Areas 69 Bloomfield Hills © MM XXlV Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. All rights reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® and RESIDE® are licensed trademarks to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. An equal opportunity company. Equal housing opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF and ART DIRECTOR: Michelle M. Denise | michelle@harborsir.com MANAGING EDITOR: Linda Parker | linda@harborsir.com harborsir.com | 3 22 54 29 48 33
Nothing compares to that perfect place you’ve been searching for. Let us Introduce you to the Northern Michigan Lifestyle © 2024 Sotheby’s International Realty. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark and used with permission. Each Sotheby’s International Realty office is independently owned and operated, except those operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. All offerings are subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. Equal Housing Opportunity. Bay Harbor 231-439-2000 | Harbor Springs 231-526-9889 | harborsir.com
Kristin McDonald, Associate Broker 231 838 4108
Bernie Schaffer, Manager/Associate Broker Harbor Springs Office 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com Barb Shepherd, Sales Associate 231 881 5151 barb@harborsir.com
Parker Marshall, Sales Associate 313 590 1766 parker@harborsir.com harborsir.com | 5 Katelyn Wheaton, Sales Assistant 231 439 2008 katelyn@harborsir.com Michelle Denise, Marketing Manager 231 439 2004 michelle@harborsir.com Connie Lenau, Sales Associate 231 499 1224 connie@harborsir.com Eric Yetter, Sales Associate 231 409 8798 eric@harborsir.com Brad Rellinger, Managing Broker 231 838 6055 brad@harborsir.com Linda Parker, General Manager 231 439 2530 linda@harborsir.com Chris Etienne, Associate Broker 231 838 2031 chris@harborsir.com David V. Johnson Broker Chairman Eric Lohman, Sales Associate 970 331 1320 elohman@harborsir.com Derik Mott, Sales Associate 231 373 7888 derik@harborsir.com The Shearer Team, Sales Associates Bill Shearer | Heidi Shearer 989 205 4030 shearer-team@harborsir.com Glenn Campbell, Sales Associate 248 873 5243 glenn@harborsir.com Chrissie Barron, Office Manager 231 526 9889 chrissie@harborsir.com “Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.”
Bay Harbor Craig Stolzenfels, Sales Associate 231.758.9995 craig@harborsir.com Harbor Springs Nothing compares to a network that takes you higher.


Enjoy our series highlighting the Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty team - focusing on what makes them exceptional at work, at play, in their community and beyond.

Bill Shearer, Real Estate Professional

Bill and his wife Heidi fell in love with Bay Harbor and northern Michigan in July 1995. A weekend getaway ‘up north’ led to waterfront property ownership in the brand new Bay Harbor development. In 2000 they invested at Crooked Tree Golf Course to make space for their expanding family. For 29 years, Bill and Heidi have been exploring and sharing this beautiful location with family and friends. In 2019 the Shearer family became full time residents and now enjoy all four seasons. This has proved to be a fantastic opportunity.

Before life in northern Michigan, Bill had a global career with The Dow Chemical Company. He was area controller for Dow Asia and Dow Europe. His strong work ethic, which he learned growing up on a farm in Ontario, Canada, and a gift with numbers was the right combination that opened the door to this fulfilling career. After his Dow career, he and Heidi became entrepreneurs which opened up a whole new world for them. This time it was all about developing aspiring entrepreneurs as business mentors and leadership coaches. Their highest values are serving people with integrity and excellence.

As their adventurous life continues, Bill joined Heidi at Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty in the spring of 2024. They formed the ShearerTeam to serve their clients together. Bill’s financial background, broad experiences and the marketing expertise of Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty are a perfect fit to serve people in their real estate journey in northern Michigan.

Outside of business, Bill and Heidi love their blended family with 21 members and counting! This includes 4 children, spouses, 5 grandchildren, a niece, 2 nephews and Heidi’s parents. They are a rich blessing! Bill loves to golf and shoots his age. You can try to guess what that number is! Feel free to ask him when you meet.

Bill’s bible verse for life, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

You can contact Bill at 989.239.0738 or by email at bill@harborsir.com.

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Craig Stolzenfels, Real Estate Professional

Craig Stolzenfels began his hospitality career while attending West Virginia University almost 31 years ago. After a summer internship at a golf resort overlooking Cheat Lake, Craig realized that hospitality was his passion. He has been fortunate enough to work at some incredible resorts. He began his management career at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania, leading a team that earned the coveted AAA 5- Diamond rating and a Forbes Travel Guide 5- Star award. Shortly thereafter, career goals took him and his family to the beautiful British Virgin Islands, where he ran a resort on Virgin Gorda for over 2 ½ years. Biras Creek Resort was a 31 villa ocean front property and was renowned worldwide for its incredible service and high quality culinary expertise. Upon returning to the U.S. Craig was hired to run two ski resort hotels simultaneously. Although he enjoyed the challenge of running Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort, he concluded that small unique properties are where his heart lies. While overseeing 700 rooms and two ski resorts was an exciting opportunity, Craig missed being able to provide a sense of refinement and luxury to resort guests. He was then given the opportunity to take the helm at The Inn at Leola Village, a boutique resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While the property was luxurious, Craig and his family knew the location was not ideal for them.

As fate would have it, Craig was given the opportunity to work for Victor International a second time, to live and work along the shoreline of Lake Michigan at Bay Harbor. “Luxury”, “unique” and “independent” are three descriptors of a property that Craig is drawn to leading; and Village Suites Bay Harbor is the ideal match. Craig has been the General Manager at Village Suites for over six years now. He loves the community, the natural beauty, and even the weather of northern Michigan. It was a natural progression for him to receive his real estate license in August of 2023. He enjoys helping people find the right vacation escape especially when it involves the Marina District and Bay Harbor.

Craig’s family, his wife Carolyne and two children, Reed and Ellie, all agree that Michigan is the perfect home for them. Reed, now 24, loves coming home from the UK to visit. Ellie, who just finished a successful year at Grand Valley, will continue her education in Michigan. Their family enjoys the country life on a small farm with three dogs, five horses, and their African Grey parrot that’s been with them since the very beginning. Craig enjoys skiing at Nub’s Nob or at one of the Boyne Resorts in the winter. Racing on Team Gypsy in the Banhoff Ski League has also been challenging and fun. Craig’s true passion is golf. He thoroughly enjoys golfing in the summer and fall on the area’s world class courses.

Craig has proudly been a Petoskey Rotarian for two years. He serves on the board of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau and is currently the board Chair. He also serves on the board for the Bay Harbor Foundation. Craig is very excited for the future in real estate. He finds wearing many hats to be stimulating and challenging. He loves working in Bay Harbor and living in the beautiful countryside of Charlevoix.

You can contact Craig at 231-758-9995 or by email at craig@harborsir.com

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The Sights and Sounds of Summer Bay Harbor Lake Marina

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Photo by Kim Mettler, Michigan Barefoot Memories


4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 5 | Relax in the well-appointed opulence of this modern, chic,

Rental Program to help offset your expenses.

$1,200,000 | Property ID: 473509 Represented by: CRAIG STOLZENFELS | 231 758 9995 | craig@harborsir.com

condo overlooking Bay Harbor Lake
Little Traverse Bay. The seamless lines and lighting throughout this elegant suite flow
special. Splurge
a one-of-a-kind suite in the beauty of Bay Harbor
your family and friends
join the
Marina District
beautifully in each space. There are too many points of luxury and custom details to mention that make this
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BAY HARBOR harborsir.com | 11 BLUFFS OF BAY HARBOR 952 BLUFFS COURT | Rare opportunity to own a home in one of the few gated Associations near the downtown Village of Bay Harbor. Located in the Bluffs Association, this 3,444 square foot walkout ranch home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with a first floor primary bedroom and overlooks beautiful Bay Harbor Lake and has Pure Michigan sunsets. This home is being sold mostly furnished along with a GEM car, outdoor fire pit, Water Cop system, two additional refrigerators/deep freezer, and mobile full estate control system. Home is currently cared for weekly, and would be able to continue services of home care after sale. $2,499,000 | Property ID: 472933 Represented by: ERIC Y ETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com
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708 SUNSET WAY | Relish in this inviting and sophisticated brand new Village Beach home on coveted Sunset Way in Bay Harbor with views of Lake Michigan. With an enticing contemporary design and a well thought-out desirable open floor plan, this property offers three stories plus an appealing finished lower level with family room and bar, five bedrooms, five and one-half baths and an attached two-car garage. This home is perfect for gatherings with families and friends, with spacious sitting areas to relax and enjoy. Notable features include a captivating second floor deck and generous front porch to enjoy your morning coffee or a quiet serene northern Michigan evening to watch the sun sink under Little Traverse Bay. With incredible attention to detail, this property includes hardwood flooring, area rugs, stainless steel appliances, granite, tile, first floor office, inviting primary suite, second floor laundry, and new furnishings and accessories. Situated in the charming Village Beach neighborhood that is just steps away from Sunset Beach, the Village at Bay Harbor with boutique shopping and dining, and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Offered fully furnished turn-key and onsite rental management program through Village Suites Bay Harbor.

$2,395,000 | Property ID: 473737

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

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4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 16 | Perched above Little Traverse Bay and offering incredible sunset views, this Marina District condo is a turnkey opportunity to own a piece of all that Bay Harbor has to offer! Comfortable, spacious open floor plan can sleep up to eight. Guests and owners can enjoy the Village’s shopping, art galleries, three incredible restaurants, wine bar, distillery, a salon, and the Bay Harbor Swim & Fitness Center. Dock your boat in Bay Harbor Lake Marina or stroll across the street to watch a production at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. You can soak up the sun on the beach or take in the sunset over Lake Michigan on your third floor balcony. Minutes from downtown Petoskey, Charlevoix, golf, skiing, wineries, and more. This Bay Harbor, lakeview condo was #1 in rental revenue in the Village Suites rental program for 2023!

$409,000 | Property ID: 473360

Represented by: CRAIG STOLZENFELS | 231 758 9995 | craig@harborsir.com


6193 COASTAL CLIFFS COURT | Here is a rare opportunity to build your gorgeous getaway. There are very few lots in Bay Harbor left that offer size and views like this. Over an acre and half, a home here could take advantage of water views to the east and unique Quarry views behind. This neighborhood is nearly built out as is the rest of Bay Harbor. But at the end of this quiet cul de sac one can still find privacy and natural delight

$645,000 | Property ID: 473707

Represeted by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com

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4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 22 | Newly renovated third floor Maritime Suite in the Bay Harbor Marina District with views of Lake Michigan. This spacious condominium includes two bedrooms, a Murphy bed, and two and one-half baths. Enjoy new furnishings, artwork, drapes and accessories along with the comforts of a desirable open floor plan and a sizable private balcony to relish in the Bay Harbor lifestyle. Savor the sights and sounds of the quaint Village at Bay Harbor with shopping, dining, Bay Harbor Lake Marina and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Onsite rental management program available through Village Suites Bay Harbor with attractive rental bookings.

$499,000 | Property ID: 473260

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


4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 34 | Stunning Maritime Suite in the Bay Harbor Marina District. Relish in this savvy and sophisticated newly remodeled condo offered fully furnished including new furnishings, appliances, quartz countertops, king sleeper sofa and upgraded lighting and electrical. This spacious condominium includes two bedrooms, two and one-half baths and a generous balcony. An onsite rental management program is available through Village Suites Bay Harbor with strong rental bookings. Welcome to the Bay Harbor lifestyle.

$505,000 | Property ID: 473310

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

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Welcome to Bay Harbor’s newest neighborhood development which consists of 6 buildings with 4 units each with a total of 24 storage garages on Quarry Ridge Drive. Each is insulated and finished with dry wall with 50 amp electric and 4 outlets. Includes a 9’ x 8’ insulated overhead door with windows and opener as well as a passage door. (2) 14 x 34 UNITS | CARRIAGE PLACE 10 & 13: $139,000 | (1) 14 X 30 UNIT | CARRIAGE PLACE 12: $129,500

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



(4) VILLAGE HARBOR DOCKS: $39,900/each

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


$119,500 | Property ID: 473697

access through
deep water channel into Little Traverse
electric are included in the dues. Membership in the Bay Harbor
Located on Village Harbor Lake in Bay Harbor with easy
Bay. Docks are 37’
and 14’
Water and
Yacht Club is
ONLY 4 DOCKS REMAIN! 3760 CLIFFS DRIVE | Lovely building site in the heart of Bay Harbor. Elevated views of Lake Michigan and the Village of Bay Harbor below. Best views in the neighborhood. Site is perfect for a walkout lower level. Bay Harbor Yacht Club membership is not required.
231 409 8798
5094 COASTAL RIDGE COURT | This 3/4 acre parcel is a wonderful location in the center of Bay Harbor. With an expansive site on a hill, you are able to catch beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Design and build a home that fits your lifestyle.
| Property ID: 472724
| eric@harborsir.com
PRESERVE SOUTH HOMESITES | Vacant parcels located in a neighborhood that boasts over 300 acres of mature hardwoods with most lots on the Preserve Golf Course. PRICE RANGE: $99,500 - $169,500 Represented by: BRAD
QUARRY VIEW DRIVE | Very few vacant lots left in Bay Harbor. Cool views down into the Quarry Golf Course. Lot is .3 acres at 92’ x 142’ and is eligible for the Bay Harbor Yacht Club Vacant Lot Promotion.
| Property ID: 472932 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com
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Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com
97’ x 161’ and is eligible for the Bay Harbor Yacht Club Vacant Lot Promotion. $89,500 | Property ID: 473696 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com 7045 PRESERVE DRIVE NORTH | Wooded site nestled among trees on the Preserve Golf Course. $69,500 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com 6307 QUARRY VIEW DRIVE | Very few vacant lots left in Bay
Cool views down into the Quarry Golf Course. Lot is .4 acres at 97’ x 226’ and is eligible for Bay Harbor Yacht Club Vacant Lot Promotion.
| Property ID: 473695 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | eric@harborsir.com 5664| 5694 COASTAL WOODS COURT | A rare opportunity to own an estate-sized site allowing for a long winding driveway, centrally located to the area’s best golf. 5664 COASTAL WOODS: $149,000 | 5694 COASTAL WOODS: $149,000 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com
Course. Application to the Bay
is not required for this lot.
| Property ID: 464187 Represented by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | barb@harborsir.com BAY HARBOR harborsir.com | 17
6301 QUARRY VIEW DRIVE | Very few vacant lots left in Bay Harbor. Cool views down into the Quarry Golf Course. Lot is .3 acres at
| Building homesite with views of the Preserve Golf
Harbor Yacht Club
4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 7 | $469,900 | SOLD MARCH 2024 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 7019 PRESERVE DRIVE SOUTH | $19,900 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER CARRIAGE PLACE (21 UNITS SOLD) | $119,500 - $139,000 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER | CHRIS ETIENNE | CONNIE LENAU | HEIDI SHEARER 4205 MAIN STREET, UNIT 44 | $499,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Sold by: HEIDI SHEARER | 989 205 4030 3600 VILLAGE HARBOR DRIVE, UNIT 31 | $275,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Sold by: HEIDI SHEARER | 989 205 4030 3776 CLIFFS DRIVE | $239,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 Sold by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 4300 VISTA DRIVE, DOCK 81 | $225,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 4605 WILDWINDS DRIVE | $59,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER VILLAGE HARBOR DOCKS 12, 14, 15 | $49,900 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE | DERIK MOTT | 231 373 7888 4205 MAIN STREET, UNIT 49 | $355,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2023 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE 3784 CLIFFS DRIVE | $239,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 Sold by: CRAIG STOLZENFELS | 231 758 9995
PLACE 18 | $125,000 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 6055 Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE 18 | harborsir.com BAY HARBOR
3335 VILLAGE HARBOR DRIVE | $2,650,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023 Sold by: ERIC LOHMAN | 970 331 1320 3290 VILLAGE HARBOR DRIVE | $2,995,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 3220 VILLAGE HARBOR DRIVE | $1,695,000 | SOLD SEPTBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 1151 CEDAR LANE | $685,000 | SOLD MARCH 2024 Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 19 | $525,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 4200 MAIN STREET, UNIT 18 | $515,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2023 Listed by: CRAIG STOLZENFELS | 231 758 9995 | Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 BAY HARBOR harborsir.com | 19
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A private sanctuary awaits with 14 estate homesites and gated entrance that make up Petoskey’s newest neighborhood development called Sunset Ridge. Take in the stunning views of Little Traverse Bay from Sunset Ridge. Centrally located at just a short drive to Bay Harbor’s Downtown Village, as well as the resort towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix. Located off Townsend Road, which is just minutes away from a boat ramp to Walloon Lake. Each homesite building envelope is estate-sized giving you ample room to enjoy a lovely private yard with garden, a courtyard patio, or even an in-ground pool. It is the perfect place to build your dream home. For more information, visit sunsetridgebh.com

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 2031 | brad@harborsir.com

Sunset Ridge 1 $329,000

Sunset Ridge 2: $329,000

Sunset Ridge 3: $329,000

Sunset Ridge 4: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 5: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 6: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 7: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 8: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 9: SOLD

Sunset Ridge 10: $329,000

Sunset Ridge 11: $329,000

Sunset Ridge 12: $369,000

Sunset Ridge 13: $369,000

Sunset Ridge 14: $199,000

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Happy 30th Anniversary Bay Harbor!

As Bay Harbor celebrates 30 years this summer, it is a time of reflection on the amazing transformation that a once abandoned cement plant has turned into. On July 12, 1994 with Governor John Engler and thousands of spectators, explosions simultaneously demolished the cement plant smokestacks, and what came next was nothing less than extraordinary.

The visionary behind this beautiful resort community is Chairman of Victor International Corporation and Bay Harbor Company, David V. Johnson who knew from the beginning he would be taking on an amazing challenge, but the vision did not leave him. He could envision Bay Harbor as an exquisite lifestyle with yachts and homes around Bay Harbor Lake, a year-round resort with boutique shopping, fabulous restaurants, a deep water marina and pristine nature preserve carved into a rock quarry and an exquisite golf course nestled along Little Traverse Bay.

Stories are plentiful of work completed on “Bay Harbor Time” (less than half the time required) of incredible odds and the tenacity and quality demanded by the developer in every aspect of the project. Architects, engineers, constructions workers and anyone involved with the incredible transformation that became Bay Harbor say it was truly a life-changing experience.

Four distinct characteristics of the neighborhoods in Bay Harbor emerged: Woodland Living, Fairway Living, Harbor Living and Village Living that still prevail to this day, all featuring a range of unique living choices, from condominiums to golf course and bungalows to waterfront estates. Low density planning was the key to Bay Harbor’s success, with use of parklands and nature preserves which drew high acclaim from environmentalists.

30 years later, Bay Harbor continues to thrive with several new neighborhood developments in the last few years including The Ridge with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, but also just a short walk to the Downtown Village with it’s shopping, dining and entertainment options. To the more tranquil setting of Sunset Ridge, recently developed across from Bay Harbor with private, estate homesites that offer serenity with fabulous sunset views over Little Traverse Bay. Last year, Carriage Place at Bay Harbor was built as a 24-unit storage garage neighborhood for owners to have that little extra space to store their recreational vehicles or sundries.

Another exciting change is that after 25 years as one of the anchor waterfront restaurants, Knot Just A Bar closed their doors in 2023, making way for a new restaurant group to renovate the space into something brand new, including adding an extensive outdoor space with a cabana bar, perfect for summer and fall gatherings on the water. Brandy’s Harbortown Kitchen Collective and Cabana Bar will officially open their doors in May 2024 with excitement and enthusiasm. Just another example of great happenings taking place in Bay Harbor.

There is no slowing down for this beautiful community, as the building continues to grow and the availability of homesites become less with buyers who have discovered the beauty here and look to build their dream home in this incredible resort community. As the landscape continually changes and new families are welcomed in, people are starting to know more and more about this little corner of the world and how absolutely stunning it is to be a part of.

Come Celebrate with Bay Harbor on Saturday, July 6th with family fun, live music, food trucks, “Light Up the Docks” at the Marina and a Lighted Drone Show at dusk!

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Bay Harbor Timeline 2024 – 30th Anniversary

1994 May 23

Bay Harbor Company Incorporated

1994 July 12 Ground Breaking: Cement Plant Smokestacks Imploded

1995 March 10 Bay Harbor Lake Created

1995 May 31 Bay Harbor Lake Marina Opens to the Public

1995 July 31 Bay Harbor Yacht Club holds 1st Club Event

1995 Nov 1 Bay Harbor welcomes its 1st Resident

1996 June 19 State of Michigan Environmental Excellence Award

1996 July 4 Bay Harbor Golf Club Grand Opening

1996 August 3 Bay Harbor Yacht Club Grand Opening

1997 July 19 Bay Harbor Equestrian Club Opens

1998 May 25

Marina District Ground Breaking

1998 July 10 Buck Brannaman, “The Horse Whisperer” First Annual Clinic

1998 Sept 1 Golf Club hosts Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf

1998 Dec 23 Inn at Bay Harbor Opens

1999 July 3 Marina District Grand Opening

2000 July 4 Swim and Fitness Club Opening

2000 July 4 Village Beach Opening

2000 July 22 Bay Harbor Hosts the 1st Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance

2002 June Bay Harbor Lake Marina Hosts 1st Annual In-Water Boat Show

2002 Oct 16 David V. Johnson acquires CMS interest, becomes sole owner of Bay Harbor Company

2003 Oct 31 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence to Victor International for Bay Harbor

2004 May 17 Bay Harbor Foundation is formed

2006 March Bay Harbor recognized as a Top 10 Port in the USA by Motor Boating Magazine

2006 May Bay Harbor Lake Marina receives Clean Marina Designation

2009 June 26 Global Electric Motor Vehicle Visionary Award to David V. Johnson

2009 June 26 Guinness Book of World Records - Longest electric vehicle parade

2009 November CNBC International Award for Best Development USA

2010 Dec 16 Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty Opens in Village at Bay Harbor

2013 February Bay Harbor Collectibles Ground Breaking

2014 July 12 Bay Harbor Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2016 January Great Lakes Center for the Arts Ground Breaking

2017 July 4 The Ridge Ground Breaking

2018 July 5 Great Lakes Center for the Arts Grand Opening

2018 August 30 Guinness Book of World Records - Most people breaking bread (CommunityDinner)

2021 June Bay Harbor Lake Marina Pier B extended

2022 May David V. Johnson receives Michigan’s Urban Land Institute Lifetime Achievement Award

2022 June Bay Harbor Yacht Club Expansion and Renovation

2023 April Carriage Place Ground Breaking

2023 October Sunset Ridge Development Offering Estate-Sized Homesites

2024 May Brandy’s Harbortown Waterfront Restaurant Opens

2024 July3 Village at Bay Harbor 25th Anniversary (Celebrate Event July 6th)

2024 July 12 Bay Harbor 30th Anniversary (Celebrate Event July 6th)

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Bay Harbor Through the Years: Special Memories

and Fabulous Events

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Village at Bay Harbor Celebrates 25 Years!

The Marina District’s official grand opening was July 3, 1999. The grand architecture of both the Lodge and Maritime Buildings are a staple of the downtown district. Condo Style Suites and Penthouses were created atop the shops and eateries below, creating a walkable community with amenities just steps from your suite. Over half the suites today are in the rental program, allowing for guests from all over the country to enjoy the perfect vacation in Bay Harbor.

The Village at Bay Harbor has become a thriving, amazing and charming downtown resort destination which includes shops, waterfront dining and specialty services to create a truly magical and one-of-a-kind experience. Combined with a variety of seasonal festivals and events throughout the year, the charming Village provides endless opportunities for fun and enjoyment in Bay Harbor, not to mention the beautiful views of Bay Harbor Lake and Little Traverse Bay.

From the charming boutiques to the great food and drink options, to specialty services, boat and yacht dealers…you will find a full and vibrant village ready to welcome you!

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts has been an amazing addition to the Downtown Village by bringing entertainment from across the globe and showcasing the arts to northern Michigan including music, dance, comedy, theater and so much more.


Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery

Men’s on Main

Rebecca’s Fashions

Rebecca’s Shoes

Sadie Rose Boutique

Tulips Little Pop Up Shop

Food & Drink:

Brandy’s Harbortown Kitchen Collective & Cabana Bar

Candy Harbor

Mammoth Distilling Maple + Batter


Salvatore’s Grocery Kitchen

SIP Wine Lounge

Galleries: Amy Art

Torch Lake Gallery

Specialties + Services

Bay Harbor Logo Store

C Pilates

Erika’s Massage

Falcon Custom Homes

Green Leaf Trust

Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty

Ilaria Hair Studio

Looby Baumgarten, CPA

Boat and Yacht Sales

Lake Michigan Yacht Sales

Walstrom Marine


Dorothy Gerber Strings

Great Lakes Center for the Arts


Village Suites Bay Harbor and Vacation Homes

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2024 Village at Bay Harbor Businesses:
Unique Suites & Penthouses | Vacation Home Rentals Individually Decorated and Styled, for a new guest experience every time you stay! Waterfront Weddings | Meeting & Group Venues Experience Bay Harbor’s perfect setting along Little Traverse Bay villagesuitesbayharbor.com 231.439.2400 | villagesuites@bayharbor.com

Village Suites Bay Harbor is a boutique collection of suites and penthouses tucked above the boutiques, eateries and specialty services on Main Street in Bay Harbor.

It is a destination that is designed to deliver a true vacation getaway in our unique suites and penthouses. Every suite is custom in its own vibe and decor, for a new experience every time you stay!

Enjoy Lake Michigan lodging at its finest, as many of the suites offer panoramic waterfront views. Village Suites Bay Harbor is located between the charming resort towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix and is in close proximity to golf courses, ski resorts, boating excursions, salon and spa services and just a short drive to several northern Michigan resort communities. Offering one, two, three and four bedroom suites and penthouses. Our well-appointed suites range from 1,000 to 3,700 square feet and feature kitchens, fireplaces and cozy living areas with walk-out private balconies.

The Vacation Homes located in Bay Harbor are the perfect place to unwind and enjoy all the wonderful reasons why this little corner of the world is so special. Explore the many activities that are just a short walk or drive away, or simply relax and soak in the perfect vacation surrounded by natural beauty. The perfect location puts you right in the center of all that northern Michigan has to offer.

Bay Harbor is a beautiful wedding destination nestled along Little Traverse Bay with a variety of venues, endless lake views and a Village offering boutique shops, casual dining and specialty services. Enjoy on-site lodging for your guests, just steps from the special event venues. The Bay Harbor staff will provide you with excellent service and be available to always answer all of your questions concerning your memorable event.

From the privacy of a ceremony on Sunset Beach along Lake Michigan – to the feeling of being “on top of the water” at Observation Lookout your ceremony will truly be something spectacular. The lovely reception venues include a spectacular outdoor reception on the Marina Lawn or indoors in Elevation Event Center, located on the second floor in the heart of the Village at Bay Harbor.

Village Suites Bay Harbor is one of the very few venues in northern Michigan with the ability to offer you a beach venue. Bay Harbor’s Sunset Beach provides the ultimate luxury setting to bring your event dreams to life. With bonfires, volleyball games, and the waves as your play list, Sunset Beach is also the perfect spot to host your event. Sunset Beach accommodates up to 250 guests in a venue that exemplifies the casual up-north elegance Bay Harbor is known for.

Elevation, located on the second floor of the Lodge Building expanses 2,000 square feet of meeting space overlooking Main Street in the charming Village. There is also the option to have a smaller space by dividing the venue into two areas: Bay Room or Harbor Room. Featuring a spacious lobby area as you enter and complete privacy and comfort for the most important discussions.

Where you want to meet, say “I do”, enjoy an amazing vacation in a custom suite and just simply relax and rejuvenate – Village Suites has you covered!

To learn more about Village Suites Bay Harbor offerings, visit villagesuitesbayharbor.com

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Spotlight Artist

Alexander Kippe

Alexander Kippe’s artistic expression finds its roots in the vibrant underwater realms of South Florida, where he captured the ethereal beauty of a basket star on a nocturnal scuba dive—one of his earliest photographs. His connection to nature deepened in the tranquil environs of northern Michigan, where he is a Native American Michigan Chippewa Tribe member who spent significant periods at his family’s multi-generational cabin. This profound bond with the landscape is evident in his dynamic pursuits, which range from snowmobiling to jet skiing. Each activity further enriches his creative palette.

The inception of Torch Lake Gallery along the picturesque shores of Torch Lake marks a pivotal moment in Alexander’s career. Here, the gallery’s name itself—”Torch”—symbolizes “Light” mirroring the luminous essence of his collective artworks. Each piece within the gallery is envisioned as a singular droplet contributing to the vast ocean of his creative endeavors. Located in Bay Harbor, Michigan, Torch Lake Gallery is Alexander’s first brick-and-mortar venture, a space where the fusion of natural beauty and artistic innovation coalesces. Through his media production company, A Plus Pic, Alexander delves into a diverse array of formats—fine art stills and motion pictures in 2-D and 360-degree.

A distinct aspect of his work is the creation of Large Format Metal Sublimation Fine Art Prints. This innovative technique involves a high-intensity process where ink is transformed directly from solid to gas under extreme heat and pressure, infusing it into aluminum panels to produce vibrant, enduring images. TThese large-scale pieces, measuring up to 40 x 60, can be displayed singly or assembled into multi-panel installations, showcasing Alexander’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional photographic media.

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Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands | OilNutBay.com | 866-764-8573

Refined Luxury Meets Island Tranquility

A secluded oasis with diverse real estate o erings 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.

Home Sites & Villas | $1.95M - $29.5M Rental Villas & Suites | $650 - $14,950 per night

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands | OilNutBay.com | 866-764-8573
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Nestled above the breathtaking Oil Nut Bay Marina overlooking Deep Bay, the newly unveiled Marina Ridge neighborhood presents an extraordinary opportunity for those seeking a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle. With four thoughtfully allocated plots, ranging from 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom builds, Marina Ridge offers a customizable haven where homeowners can enjoy easy access to the marina and an array of thrilling water activities.

Here, we delve into the exceptional features and highlights of the Marina Ridge neighborhood and villas, the vibrant Marina Village at its base, and the unrivaled experience that awaits discerning home buyers seeking their luxury island oasis at Oil Nut Bay.


Perched in the heart of Oil Nut Bay, Marina Ridge homesites provide an unrivaled vantage point overlooking the 101-slip marina. Residents can immerse themselves in an exciting world of water-based adventures, from island hopping and deep-sea fishing, to snorkeling, kiteboarding, and sailing. The close proximity to the Marina Village offers homeowners the convenience of exploring boutique and artisan shops, as well as indulging in a unique alfresco dining experience at Nova—all within an easy walk from your private enclave.


Each villa at Marina Ridge has been meticulously designed to embody a harmonious blend of luxury and comfort. Inside, the naturally lit open living concepts create an inviting atmosphere, while the expansive covered decks provide ample space for relaxation and entertainment. The suspended infinity-edge pools offer a stunning visual spectacle, seamlessly blending your personal space with the infinite Caribbean horizon. Regardless of your chosen floor plan, every villa boasts luxurious, ensuite bedrooms with full baths that ensure privacy and tranquility.


At Oil Nut Bay, our goal is to provide tailored luxury living options to suit every lifestyle. And in the new Marina Ridge neighborhood, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream residence. With four thoughtfully allocated plots available, homeowners have the flexibility to choose between 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom builds and myriad customizations.

2-Bedroom Villa Highlights

Two master bedrooms

Two full bathrooms and one half bathroom

Infinity-edge pool

Expansive outdoor deck

Decadent summer kitchen and covered outdoor dining space

Approximately 1,466 square feet of refined living space

4-Bedroom Villa Highlights

Two master bedrooms on the main level

Two guest suites on the lower level

Four full bathrooms and one half bathroom

Interior staircase

Infinity plunge pool

Expansive outdoor deck

Decadent summer kitchen and covered outdoor dining space

Approximately 2,233 square feet of opulent living space


Oil Nut Bay is committed to ensuring that prospective homeowners’ dreams become a reality. With a starting price of $1.95 million, the expert team at Oil Nut Bay is readily available to assist with the planning, designing, and building process for your new island home. From concept to completion, we offer personalized guidance and support, allowing you to create your dream residence carefully tailored to your preferences and your budget.


Marina Ridge at Oil Nut Bay presents a rare opportunity to embrace the pinnacle of luxury living in the British Virgin Islands. With its prime location, extraordinary villa designs, and access to world-class amenities, Marina Ridge affords a lifestyle that seamlessly blends relaxation, adventure, and refined Caribbean living. Discover the joy of calling Marina Ridge home and embark on a remarkable journey in one of the world’s most coveted destinations

For more information on Oil Nut Bay, visit oilnutbay.com

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Nothing Like Summertime in Northern Michigan

photo courtesy of Petoskey Area
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382 W THIRD STREET | Downtown Century Home, walking distance to docks, shops, restaurants, beaches and trails. A quaint three-bedroom, three-bath home with an additional bed and bath studio apartment, creating an effective living space of 1,825 square feet and it’s only three blocks from the post office. Totally remodeled below the bluff home in Harbor Springs, offering in essence four bedrooms, and four baths, with the guest apartment, and allowing immediate occupancy to a new buyer. Just three blocks from downtown, in an area of fine homes, this location is prime. This home features a dreamy front porch and porch swing on a quiet street, with old growth trees and a large, shaded back yard. The home has been lovingly restored over the years and offers a 2.5 car garage with finished guest quarters and bath above. New forced air furnace was installed in 2021, new baths and select flooring was new in 2023. A new hot water heater and some new kitchen appliances were added this summer as well. Garage is ample, with a large, heated workshop and 9 foot doors. Paved parking area for 5 cars, underground sprinkler system, and security cameras round out the exterior amenities. $1,199,000 | Property ID: 473514 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com
587 E. BLUFF DRIVE | $4,500,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023 | Listed by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 6135 HUGHSTON ROAD | $3,349,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 | Listed by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 38 | harborsir.com
SPECTACULAR MODERN HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS 5150 S LAKE SHORE DRIVE | This striking modern home on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, designed by architect David Trautman, has spectacular views from all rooms. On the main floor the kitchen and separate breakfast nook open to the dining and living rooms with cathedral ceilings, all perfect for easy entertaining. The primary en-suite bedroom, along with laundry and powder room, are also on the main floor. Drive into the 2+ car garage and walk into a spacious entry that leads to a spacious bedroom, a 12 x 18 multipurpose game room/art studio/bunk room, both with plenty of natural light, and a full bath. The top floor includes a bedroom, full bath, open area currently used as an office, along with a storage closet and attic storage over the garage. All levels have large windows with panoramic lake vistas. Features include slate flooring, Pewabic tiles, a pole barn large enough for cars, boats, and furniture, and a paved driveway, all on 4.6 acres. A short distance to Harbor Springs for restaurants, shopping, beaches, golf, deep water basin/marinas, airport and much more. $1,100,000 | Property ID: 473646 Represented by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | barb@harborsir.com HARBOR SPRINGS harborsir.com | 39

Harbor Springs Mattress Company: Luxury, Handcrafted, All-Natural


One of Harbor Springs’ many claims to fame is that it is the hometown of Harbor Springs Mattress Company, one of the country’s few handcrafted and all-natural mattress creators. Its Harbor Springs showroom also includes its workshop, where mattresses are made to order. As company president Dar Charlebois comments, “Your mattress will not come from a warehouse. It will be hand-made fresh just for you and you alone.”

The evolution of Harbor Springs Mattress has included expansions to showrooms in Traverse City and Rochester, and, on the occasion of the company’s 20th anniversary, a showroom in Naples, FL., where many Michiganders reside during the winter months.

Harbor Springs Mattress Company creates handcrafted mattresses with the centuries-old technique of hand-tufting. The two-sided luxury mattresses are created with 100% natural fibers and are meant to last a lifetime. There are five mattress selections, including the best-selling Bed of Roses and Trillium mattresses, both made with hand-tufted layers of pure cotton, natural latex and wool made in Michigan.

According to Charlebois, “Customers often comment on the beauty of our mattress ticking, notably the vintage-inspired quilted texture of our signature Bed of Roses and the organic cotton on our Trillium mattress with its hand-euro-stitched micro-mattress topper.” Customers are also impressed with the materials that go into the beds, from the fresh-spun oolen batting washed in natural soap to the unbleached cotton that retains tiny specks of the cotton’s boll.“Because of our organic and natural fibers, there is no harmful off-gassing or chemicals in our mattresses,” said Charlebois.

The wool is spun fresh from a 100-year-old family-run woolen mill in Michigan. Natural latex is made from the milky white sap of the rubber tree, hevea brasiliensis, which is processed to achieve a supportive, stable form. Layers of American-made, unbleached cotton add supple support. The “soul” of the mattress is its innerspring, which provides a level of resiliency and support that cannot be found in beds made only with foam or foam latex.

What further sets Harbor Springs Mattress Company apart is that its mattresses are made by inner and outer hand-tufting the natural fibers to the innersprings. This artisan method of bedmaking is an Old-World tradition of creating luxurious comfort and longevity. Box springs, which are becoming less common, are another signature of a Harbor Springs Mattress bed, which builds the strongest box springs in the industry with 9-gauge steel springs. “Our box springs are like good shocks on a luxury car. We spare no expense toward making amattress last 25 years,” said Charlebois.

Harbor Springs Mattress Company Background

Harbor Springs Mattress Company was founded in 2004 by Detroit native Rory Karpathian after decades of senior positions at major U.S. mattress manufacturers, a career that involved extensive travel throughout the country for hands-on supervision of factory operations. “I loved it,” he said. “I loved being on the floor with workers, trouble-shooting production and machines and making improvements.” “Then everything changed,” Karpathian said, sharing that the mattress industry began to “churn out chemical-laden, poorly made foam-based mattresses. Springs were removed from box springs and mattresses became one-sided.” With a leap of faith and conviction, Karpathian launched Beds by Design in Harbor Springs,Michigan, the original name of Harbor Springs Mattress Company. His intention was to bring back the lost art of hand-tufting to guarantee comfort and longevity, and to use natural fibers to ensure health, strength and sustainability. In 2015, a milestone event transformed the company and expanded its trajectory: Karpathian’s partnership with Dar Charlebois. According to Charlebois, “I fell in love with both the man and his company.”

As business blossomed, Charlebois and the team noticed an increase in customers who bought mattresses for their second homes in Florida. “Once people fall in love with our mattresses, they want nothing else, so we have seen a great increase in orders for second homes in Florida, especially the Gulf Coast,” Charlebois said. In 2022, the company had an unprecedented number of mattresses bound for Florida. The team personally delivered mattresses throughout the state, with the majority going to Gulf Coast cities. The time was ripe to expand to the Sunshine State.

To learn more about Harbor Springs Mattress Company visit HarborSpringsMattress.com

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5630 LOWER SHORE DRIVE | $2,990,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2023 | Listed by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | Sold by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 510 STATE STREET | $879,000 | SOLD APRIL 2024 Listed by: BERNIE SCHAFFER 231 838 4800 | Sold by: KRISTIN MCDONALD 231 838 4108 5771 COOK POINT DRIVE | $750,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2023 Listed by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 8656 DEER RUN | $539,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 Sold by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 1324 PINE TREE TRAIL | $429,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2023 Sold by: JENNY NOLAN | 313.530.0041 1452 TIMBER PASS | $398,500 | SOLD JANUARY 2024 Sold by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 SUMMIT STREET | $217,500 | SOLD JANUARY 2024 Listed by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 N LAKE SHORE DRIVE | $130,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023 Sold by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 ANN & CLARK STREET| $99,000 | SOLD MARCH 2024 Listed by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 42 | harborsir.com HARBOR SPRINGS


Build your dream home with Lake Michigan views on this stunning 3.5 acre property just north of Harbor Springs. Featuring 205 feet of private beach and endless sunset.

$369,000 | Property ID: 467305

KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com


Last unbuilt lot at the Bay Street Cottages. Foundation is in and ready for the final cottage to be built. The great location just a few steps from the water and a short walk to downtown.

$325,000 | Property ID: 472348

BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com


One of the last lake view lots in Windward. Spectacular view of the bay from this nicely wooded building site. Windward amenities include pool, tennis courts and nature trails.

$225,000 | Property ID: 471008

BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com


Beautiful treed building site, just 10 minutes from Harbor Springs, with over 1000 feet of shared Lake Michigan access, and a sugar sand beach.

$64,000 | Property ID: 468973

KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com


Large wooded parcel with 162 feet of Lake Michigan beach. Over 2 acres and your private sandy beach make this a rare offering.

$329,000 | Property ID: 473295

BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com


Gentle-rolling terrain in a very private neighborhood with lovely homes. Close to downtown Harbor Springs

$115,000 | Property ID: 473234

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


One of the last lake view lots in Windward. Spectacular view of the bay from this nicely wooded building site. Windward amenities include pool, tennis courts and nature trails.

$225,000 | Property ID: 471007

BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | bernie@harborsir.com


Just minutes from world class skiing and golfing, is this 1.5 acre parcel in Boynaire. Wonderful privacy and the pine trees that dominate the parcel add to the magic.

$24,000 | Property ID: 473156

KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | kristin@harborsir.com

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The Healing Power of Horses

Our somatics - the language of our bodies non-verbal communication speaks to us in ways that we tend to ignore. Unfortunately, the more we ignore our body, the more attention it needs. Our culture has a tendency to want to fix everything quickly including how we feel, our habits, and even the way we look. Stress, bad habits, emotional literacy or lack thereof, addictions, dysfunctional relationships, are just the tip of the iceberg. How our bodies carry around all these invisible chains that eventually show up as health problems is part of the resilience of humankind. But it’s not necessary to carry those burdens anymore.

Horses happen to be experts at non-verbal communication and somatic cues.Centuries of evolving their instincts for survival have created minute signals and energetic nuances within them that are mind blowing to us humans. In equine assisted programs, people have the opportunity to tune into their own somatic awareness while partnering with a horse. Are you able to find your heart rate by closing your eyes and “listening” within your body? Where do you hear it? How often are you aware of how your body feels physically throughout the day? Sadly, most of us are not aware of anything unless it becomes very painful. Pain seems to be the language we stop to listen to. If we’re not in pain, everything must be fine, right? The damage builds up over time. Horses have this uncanny ability to show up for us even in our darkest hour. They teach us how to become aware of ourselves again. They ground our energy so that it becomes neutral. Horses feel energy before we even know what is happening.Research shows that horses have the ability to sense our heartbeat and lower it from over four feet away. They also activate our parasympathetic nervous systems. According to the Library of Medicine, this system is responsible for our bodies ability to rest and recharge, allowing our bodies to properly digest food and conserve our energy. When compared to the relationship between a parent and their child, parents will hold their child, calm them, lower their heart rate and help them feel better because of their energetic connection. Horses do the same. They sense when something is off, even when the human is not aware of what it is. They feel the somatics of that person and mirror those somatics. For them it is completely natural. They are also able to sense fear and joy through their sense of smell. Horses must be able to read energy and react a certain way, then go back to balance for optimal health and harmony

Horse’s mere size also engages in us a primal response. We tend to get real honest about ourselves when we are left to our own devices in a field with a 1,000 pound animal that could physically harm us. Experiencing that level of being in the here and now with all of our being requires focus within our mind, body, and spirit. In a world of constant distraction, more and more people are struggling with the ability to stay in the moment, self regulate, connect with their own body, and fully thrive. Spending time with a horse in a safe environment is one way to do that. Could it be that horses may have the answers to many of our 21st century emotional woes? There still may be something very powerful about that old quote, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”Winston Churchill.

The mission ofWildfire Dreams is to positively change lives by creating connections in a sacred place of healing that promotes wellness, balance, and harmony.

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Summer Beach “Reads”

Don’t Forget to Write: Sara Goodman Confino

Set in the 1960’s on the Jersey Shore. Wry and disarming, with characters so real they leap off the pages, it is an irresistible tale of summer love, family, and self-discovery. A humorous, joyful, and completely unforgettable book

The Secret Book of Flora Lea

Patti Callahan Henry

The Hotel Nantucket: Elin Hilderbrand

Everyone at the newly remodeled, possibly haunted, and incredibly luxe Hotel Nantucket is looking for something, be it love, redemption, fame, or revenge. Disappearing into this storyline is like taking a vacation of your own!

Two sisters are sent by train to the outskirts of Oxford where the older sister teaches the younger to disappear from the reality of war, through stories of a magical woodland fairytale setting she creates called Whisperwood. A gorgeously told haunting story about love, loss and never giving up hope.

The Friend Zone: Abby Jimenez

The heartwarming story of love, loss, and true soulmate. Josh never gives up on Kristen with all her crazy issues. Kristen never gives up on Josh and her feelings that stem from her issues. Sidenote: This is an emotional roller coaster ride, so bring the tissues for the laughter and the tears!

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Shelby Van Pelt

The relationship between Tova, a 70-year-old woman, and, Marcellus, an ingenious giant Pacific Octopus is as entertaining as it is endearing. A truly enjoyable read about characters who face major life choices and deal with them with honest intentions and true grit.

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Sunshine, Sand and Feeding your Soul

A Great Way to Spend a Summer Day

The Lost Bookshop:

A beautiful book takes you to secret places and other worlds. This book is charming, insightful, and a lovely read. A delightful blend of history, mystery, romance, and literature. It will take you to a journey that is truly inspiring and uplifting.

A beautifully written tale of two unlikely people discovering love as teenagers and years later rekindling their love for one another. A sweet love story that will endure and be remembered long after you are finished with it. A great, heart-tugging story, and a perfect vacation read.

Two sisters reconnect and pursue their dreams on the beautiful island of Nantucket, overcoming life’s challenges and finding new love, in this heartwarming and hopeful novel. A perfect summer read full of love, heartbreak and family drama.

“Our Italian Summer” is an extraordinary story of three generations of women who embark on a magical summer vacation of soulsearching, fence-mending, and dream-chasing. Jump in and experience the customs of Italy, the beautiful scenery, and of course, the delicious food.

Set in a not-too-distant America, I Cheerfully Refuse is the tale of a bereaved and pursued musician embarking under sail on a sentient Lake Superior in search of his departed, deeply beloved, bookselling wife. A musical, sometimes magical and deeply satisfying kind of storytelling to get immersed in.

The Summer House is an uplifting story of success, in finding new life and happiness at two stages in life. It’s an insightful, kind and a feel-good book and the best kind of summer reading if you like a little romance and salt air.

Our Italian Summer: Jennifer Probst The Summer House: Lauren K. Denton The Summer We Started Over: Nancy Thayer The Keeper of Stars: Buck Turner
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O’Brien Harris is a manufacturer of handmade bespoke cabinetry for every room in the house, with a special focus on kitchens, butler’s pantries, primary baths, dressing rooms, and paneled libraries. We are excited to highlight trends for 2024 which include a continued focus on function, practicality, and versatility. From space-saving solutions like pocket doors to customized storage, these trends cater to the evolving needs and preferences of homeowners seeking to create functional and enduring living spaces.


Pocket doors are here to stay. They remain a popular choice in the cabinetry we design, providing spacesaving functionality and a sleek appearance. Pocket doors offer concealed storage. We often design bars for our clients which can be open during entertaining and closed to keep items out of sight. Pocket doors in the kitchen are also highly favored. They usually remain open during cooking or while using the space, making items easily accessible, but can be tucked back into a recess and out of the way when needed.


We are proud to have mastered custom storage solutions, providing handmade cabinetry tailored to each of our client’s unique needs. Our specialized storage options ensure everything has its place. Customized storage for silverware is a specialty of ours, with felt-lined drawers designed to exact specifications of cutlery.


Open Shelving is another storage trend that continues to be popular. We recommend open shelving for frequently used items, which prevents dust build-up.

Pairing our knowledge of trends and our commitment to craftsmanship and collaboration, O’Brien Harris continues to provide functional and enduring living spaces for homeowners seeking bespoke cabinetry solutions.

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Pictured Left: A small open shelving area is pictured above. O’Brien Harris worked on this kitchen with Kara Mann and Greenside Design Build. Photo by Stoffer Photography Pictured Right: For the House Beautiful Whole Home, O’Brien Harris worked with McCroskey Interiors and J. Jordan Homes. Pictured is an example of sliding panels – a popular choice to conceal storage. Photo by Nate Sheets.
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850 W BEAR RIVER ROAD | 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. Also includes 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. Beautiful primary suite has a gas fireplace and sitting nook, large primary bathroom with his and hers closets, and in-laid marble flooring. The lower level is perfect for entertaining, with a 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. This home is truly one of Walloon Lake’s most exquisite properties ever offered. $14,999,000 | Property ID: 469760

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

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3575 CHARLEVOIX ROAD | $3,000,000 | SOLD JANUARY 2024 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 4800 | Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER 3154 & 3180 CHARLEVOIX ROAD | $1,775,000 | SOLD APRIL 2024 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 5822 RESORT PIKE ROAD | $535,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2023 Listed by: CONNIE LENAU | 231 499 1224 437 STATE STREET | $449,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 2138 WOODSIDE DRIVE | $1,195,000 | SOLD APRIL 2023 Sold by: CONNIE LENAU | 231 499 1224 UNIT 8 SUNSET VIEW LANE | $349,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER| 231 838 6055 Sold by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 UNIT 9 SUNSET VIEW LANE | $329,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023 Listed by: BRAD RELLINGER| 231 838 6055 Sold by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 52 | harborsir.com PETOSKEY


5723 WALLOON MEADOWS CIRCLE | Welcome to this contemporary home in Walloon Meadows, where modern luxury meets serene countryside living. This meticulously crafted residence boasts four bedrooms and three full baths, offering an unparalleled blend of sophistication and comfort. Upon entering, you are greeted by soaring cathedral ceilings that create an airy and expansive ambiance, inviting natural light to illuminate the space throughout the day. The open-concept design seamlessly integrates the living, dining, and kitchen areas, perfect for both intimate gatherings and entertaining. The sleek and stylish kitchen features high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, and ample counter space, catering to the needs of the culinary enthusiast. Outside, the deck provides an idyllic setting for relaxation, surrounded by manicured gardens and mature trees. Experience the epitome of contemporary elegance and countryside charm in this exceptional Petoskey residence.

$549,000 | Property ID: 473116

DERIK MOTT | 231 373 7888 | derik@harborsir.com

$499,000 | Property ID: 466300

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

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

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1265 AND 1313 ANDERSON ROAD | 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. 465 CROOKED TREE DRIVE | 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 newer homes. $64,000 | Property ID: 469711

North Central Michigan College A Tradition of Academic Excellence

Elevating Education and Community: North Central Michigan College’s Transformative Journey

In the heart of Northern Michigan, North Central Michigan College has emerged not just as a cornerstone of higher education but as a catalyst for regional development and community vitality. Over the last five years, North Central has undertaken a series of strategic enhancements that have redefined its campus and broadened its impact, making it a pivotal element of life in Petoskey. This story of transformation is especially significant for residents and potential real estate investors, illustrating the thriving educational environment and community engagement NCMC fosters.

A Campus Reimagined

The completion of the Building Tomorrow Together project in 2021 marked a new era for NCMC. This initiative transformed the main classroom building into a state-of-the-art learning environment. The Borra Learning Center (BLC), at the heart of this transformation, now features a 3,000-square-foot Student Commons that buzzes with student activities. The BLC also provides access to comprehensive support services, from career counseling to academic advising, all underpinned by the latest educational technologies and expanded scholarship opportunities. These enhancements not only serve the student body but also elevate the college’s role as a community hub.

Targeted Programs for Rapid Career Entry

Championing Athletics and Community Spirit

The introduction of the North Central Timberwolf mascot and the launch of six varsity athletic teams in 2022 have brought a new spirit of camaraderie and pride to the college. With the establishment of Petoskey Plastics Arena, NCMC has created a vibrant center for community and student gatherings, enhancing local engagement and enriching the student experience.

Recognizing the needs of the local healthcare industry, NCMC launched the Fast Track Healthcare program, which quickly reached full enrollment. This initiative is part of a broader suite of Fast Track programs across various fields, designed to equip students with essential skills in a condensed timeframe. These programs are supported by scholarships ensuring that students can complete their education without financial burden - an attractive proposition for families considering relocation to Petoskey.

Expanding Academic Horizons

NCMC has continually expanded its academic offerings to include cutting-edge programs like Mechatronics, Digital Art & Design, and Medical & Health Sciences. These programs reflect the college’s commitment to aligning with industry trends and job market needs. Furthermore, a partnership with Davenport University now offers a streamlined path for nursing students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, enhancing their credentials and career prospects locally.

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Innovative Early College and Career Readiness Initiatives

North Central’s Early College program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2024, has successfully partnered with several local school districts to provide high school students with a head start on college education. Additionally, statewide articulation agreements allow students to convert their high school career and technical education achievements into college credits, saving time and tuition costs.

Building a Community-Centered Child Care System

In 2022, NCMC initiated a comprehensive child care program supported by federal and community grants. By Fall 2024, the college plans to launch the NCMC Child Care Program, aiming to provide affordable, high-quality child care options for student parents and local families — a crucial factor for young families considering investing in local real estate.

Looking Ahead: Expanding Infrastructure and Opportunities

With a recent $10 million state appropriation, NCMC is set to enhance its Career and Technical Education facilities significantly. This development will not only improve educational infrastructure but also contribute to the local economy and workforce readiness, making Petoskey an even more attractive location for families and businesses.

A Beacon of Community and Educational Excellence

As NCMC continues to advance, it remains a key player in driving regional growth and community well-being. The college’s dynamic environment, commitment to accessible education, and integral community role underscore its importance to Petoskey’s future. For families and investors, North Central Michigan College represents a vital asset, contributing to the region’s appeal as a place to live, learn, work, and thrive.

For those interested in learning more about North Central Michigan College and its offerings, visit www.ncmich.edu, where the pulse of ongoing innovation and community engagement is palpable. Discover how NCMC helps shape a vibrant Petoskey, supporting not just its students but the entire community in which it thrives.

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Local Treasure

Bay View Music Festival

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, the Bay View community is situated at the heart of one of the United States’ most beautiful resort areas. Students find the natural beauty of the area, the experience and dedication of the artists, and the warm support of the community a wonderful and rewarding experience. The Festival lays claim as the longest continuously operating chamber music festival in the United States and continues to impress the college and post-college students year after year who come seeking additional training, perspective, refreshment, and the inspiration needed to pursue a career in the arts.

“Through a unique mix of professional and pre-professional programs, Bay View celebrates, encourages and educates. A musicconservatoryexistsoncampustostudytheperforming arts in conjunction with the Bay View Music Festival. Patrons will find an exciting blend of returning faculty and talented newcomers, all seamlessly woven together for an enriching eveningofvocalandinstrumentalmusicforthewholefamily!”

- Chris Ludwa,Artistic Director of Performing Arts

For more information on the musician line up and to purchase tickets for performances, visit bayviewassociation.org.

Kiwidinok Petting Farm, Boyne City

Kiwidinok Farm is touched by the breath of winds from the Great Lakes every season - spring thunder storms, balmy warm summer breezes and harsh, cold snow laden winds born from winter. The word Kiwidinok means “of the wind” in Chippewa.

The main attraction of the farm is the opportunity to pet and feed the animals. Visitors can interact with friendly animals like Kiwidinok Yak, Kiwidinok Katahdin sheep, alpacas, lionhead rabbits, peacocks, miniature ponies, and other animals. This hands-on experience allows visitors to get up close and personal with the animals while learning about their behaviors and characteristics.

The farm also hosts birthday parties, which is a truly unique experience for the guests. A birthday party at Kiwidinok Petting Farm is not just an event; it’s a journey filled with laughter, learning, and the joy of connecting with nature, which is a very memorable birthday for all.

In a world dominated by screens and technology, this place offers a refreshing escape. It’s a place where families can connect with each other and with nature, where the only screens you’ll find are the ones on your smartphone as you capture the priceless moments of laughter and wonder.

For more information on the farm, visit kiwidinok.com.

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Beaver Island Boat Company,

Beaver Island Boat Company has been providing the most relaxing, affordable transportation for people, pets, vehicles, and freight to Beaver Island for over 30 years and reservations for passengers are never required. A trip aboard one of our ferries is a must for those who believe the journey should be just as wonderful as the destination.

Enjoy a 2 hour boat ride across 32 miles of Lake Michigan in one of our open air decks or relax in a passenger cabin. Whether you spend a day or week we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Beaver Island.

Beaver Island is the largest island found in Lake Michigan measuring 13 miles long and 6 miles wide. Beaver Island offers – nature lovers and sportsmen alike – pristine woods, isolated beaches, hiking and biking trails, and uncrowded campsites. Fine dining, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and cottage rentals await those looking for an extended getaway. Those searching for a truly removed up-north destination will find it on Beaver Island.

Beaver Island Tours are also available for your day trip. Discover the beauty and rich history of Beaver Island, which is called “America’s Emerald Isle.” The knowledgeable and well seasoned tour drivers will guide you through Beaver Island’s beautiful scenery and intriguing history, while giving you an idea of why island life is so unique. Beaver Island is home to two lighthouses which are considered the highlight for many visitors.

For more information on the Beaver Island Boat Company, visit bibco.com.

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac is located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula. Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village, reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 60 years of archaeological excavations. As you walk through Colonial Michilimackinac, you are stepping back in time to 1781, when local and global forces uprooted the entire community as soldiers and civilians relocated to Mackinac Island. After six decades as a thriving diplomatic and economic hub, Michilimackinac came to an end in 1781.

Historical interpreters representing voyageurs, British soldiers, and French-Canadian merchant families are stationed throughout the fort to answer your questions and perform demonstrations. The past and present blur into a fascinating and unmatched experience at Colonial Michilimackinac. Watch smoke billow from cannons, mortars and muskets and see residents prepare food and tend the gardens.

Demonstrations and tours by costumed interpreters take place throughout the day. Cooking, crafts and trades are conducted at key locations and vary by season. Exciting programs for the 2024 season include Michilimackinac 1781: The End, Building Michilimackinac: Architecture of the Frontier, The Pleasures of the Table: Dining Culture at the Merchant’s House, a look at the enslaved community at Michilimackinac, Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House, Bales, Barrels, and Boxes: Supplying the Great Lakes Fur Trade programs, and more!

Also during the summer season, from early June until mid-August, you can witness archaeologists continuing the excavation of Michilimackinac. Taking place each summer since 1959, the dig is one of the longest ongoing excavations of its kind in the nation

For more information on all the historic Mackinac Parks, visit mackinacparks.com.

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29606 W SUPERIOR DUNES, GRAND MARIAS | Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Superior Dunes gated development, this lakeside haven is a dream home for those seeking serenity and natural beauty. Boasting nearly 300 feet of pristine sandy shoreline along the majestic Lake Superior, this 3.79 acre property offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of waterfront paradise. The 4 bed, 5 bath home includes a 4 car garage, that is perfect for storing all your toys that could include snowmobiles or ORVs. The proximity to Grand Marais ensures both convenience and a sense of community. The home itself is a masterfully crafted retreat, designed to maximize the stunning views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Large windows invite an abundance of natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere throughout. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the living spaces, allowing for easy entertaining and family gatherings. The bedrooms are thoughtfully positioned to capture the essence of lakeside living, with views that will make waking up each morning a joy. The primary suite, in particular, offers a private sanctuary with its own door to the expansive 1200 square foot deck, perfect for sipping your morning coffee as you watch over the water. Outside, the expansive deck provides an ideal setting for taking in the endless views of Lake Superior. The proximity to the water allows for access to the sandy beach, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the shoreline or bask in the sun on lazy afternoons. This home in Superior Dunes is not just a residence it’s a gateway to a lifestyle defined by the natural beauty and tranquility of Lake Superior. Seize the opportunity to make this idyllic retreat your own and experience the magic of lakeside living in the esteemed Grand Marais community.

$1,495,000 | Property ID: 472696

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W. TOP O’ THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | Top O 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. These properties have tranquility and are the perfect escape, all featuring beautiful Lake Superior coastlines with pristine sandy beaches.

199 ACRE PROPERTY: 199 acres of mature forest with several thousand acres of isolated State of Michigan land adjacent to these parcels 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 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. $8,600,000 | Property ID: 473516

119 ACRE PROPERTY: This parcel of land has 119 acres of hardwoods and has full ownership to 4,200+ 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. $5,400,000 | Property ID: 473517

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

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W. TOP O’ THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Upper Peninsula, just minutes from the romantic city of Manistique, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home offers a haven of tranquility and breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in the serenity of your private sandy beach, with miles of sugar sand stretching before you. Surrounded by majestic pines and nestled among natural dunes adorned with beach grasses, Lakeview Haven provides a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Embrace the remote tranquility and revel in the sights and sounds of wildlife, creating an idyllic backdrop for your


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brad@harborsir.com UPPER PENINSULA harborsir.com | 61 5 ACRE LOT: 5 acres of mature forest with access through a private gated road that parallels the lake shore for two miles and ends inside the property. Underground electric runs approximately 4,000 feet to a camping site with a drilled well in place. 435 feet of shoreline that is sand beach with dunes, wild native grasses and quality elevated building sites offering excellent views.| $650,000 | Property ID: 473518 4 ACRE LOT: 4 acres of mature forest with access through a private gated road that parallels the lake shore for two miles and ends inside the property. Underground electric runs approximately 4,000 feet to a camping site with a drilled well in place. 403 feet of shoreline that is sand beach with dunes, wild native grasses and quality elevated building sites offering excellent views. | $565,000 | Property ID: 473520 3.5 ACRE LOT: 3.5 acres of mature forest with access through a private gated road that parallels the lake shore for two miles and ends inside the property. Underground electric runs approximately 4,000 feet to a camping site with a drilled well in place. 436 feet of shoreline that is sand beach with dunes, wild native grasses and quality elevated building sites offering excellent views. | $625,000 | Property ID: 473519 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com
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E3220 & E3218 STATE HIGHWAY M28, AUTRAIN | Welcome to Shelter Bay living at its finest! Discover the charm of E3220 and E3218 State Highway M28, two exquisite properties seamlessly blending this 10,000 square foot commercial and residential appeal. Unlock the potential of prime commercial space, boasting a strategic location on State Highway M28, this property offers great visibility for your lakeside venture. The versatile layout provides ample opportunities for retail along with your workshop visible through the glass walls down below. Imagine the possibilities as your enterprise thrives in the heart of Au Train. Adjacent to its commercial counterpart, you can walk across the 52’ foot Skywalk to the unfinished residential side of this 4 story home. Nestled in the serene Shelter Bay community, this residential haven offers tranquility without sacrificing convenience. The recently remodeled original (1945) guest house residence features modern amenities and scenic views as you look through the open space beneath the skywalk and your very own boat launch, ensuring a harmonious blend of comfort and natural beauty. Across from the guest house is a large 3 car detached garage, perfect for all your toys and more. If you are looking for a property that offers a high traffic location, perfect for establishing a thriving or existing business, combined with a peaceful escape with its well-appointed living spaces and proximity to nature, this is your perfect opportunity. This unique listing provides the allure of Shelter Bay and offers easy access to nearby attractions and amenities. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to make a mark or a homeowner seeking solace, E3220 and E3218 State Highway M28 are your gateways to Shelter Bay’s unique lifestyle. Don’t miss the chance to make this property into your own.

$2,995,000 | Property ID: 472694

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | brad@harborsir.com | ERIC LOHMAN | 970 331 1320 | elohman@harborsir.com UPPER PENINSULA harborsir.com | 63

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.

$199,000 | Property ID: 469254

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

1535 ROBBINS POND ROAD, BRUCE CROSSING | $1,999,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 | Listed by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108
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209 ESTERLEY STREET, EAST JORDAN | Built in 1906, this majestic 3 story home is perched on a large lot, and within walking distance to town and the gateway to beautiful Lake Charlevoix’s South Arm. This property in its heyday was a bed and breakfast and a rooming house. The woodwork is spectacular, the round covered porches sublime, the stairway banisters and the high ceilings echo a bygone era, where peaceful afternoons were enjoyed by vacationers to Northern Michigan who traveled here by train. The estate size home has had extensive renovations, but it is now prepared and prepped for a new owner to take over the remaining projects. New hot water boiler installed in 2020, with all new electric, new roof, repaired foundation, blown in insulation are among many other improvements. All building materials and salvaged original trim will remain with the house.

$349,000 | Property ID: 472735

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

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

LOT 64, LOST WOODS DRIVE, BOYNE CITY | Opportunity to build at the best resort in Northern Michigan. Nice wooded lot backing up to the 5th fairway of the Monument Golf Course ready for your new dream home. Enjoy all of the Boyne Mountain amenities.

$59,900 | Property ID: 472914

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

LOT 71 AND 72 SOUTH POINT COURT, BOYNE CITY | Opportunity to build at the best resort in Northern Michigan. Nice wooded lot backing up to the 5th fairway of the Monument Golf Course ready for your new dream home. Enjoy all of the Boyne Mountain amenities. $89,900 | Property ID: 472915

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

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055

1294 RIVERS RIDGE COURT, CHEBOYGAN | $59,900 | SOLD AUGUST 2023 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 LOT 69, LOST WOODS TRAIL, BOYNE CITY | $60,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2023
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5391 GRUBAUGH ROAD, ALANSON | $660,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2023 Listed by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 9700 SILVER STRAND ROAD, LEVERING | $398,5000 | SOLD JANUARY 2024 Sold by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 8337 STURGEON VALLEY DRIVE, INDIAN RIVER | $383,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2023 Listed by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 8245 CORDWOOD TRAIL, CHEBOYGAN | $370,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2023 Sold by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151
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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 was recently renovated and 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 ID: 443345

2633 Turtle Shores Drive | $1,400,000 | Property 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

2670 TURTLE LAKE DRIVE | 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.

5.74 ACRES | $4,950,000 | Property ID: 466221

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

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