Inside the 10 most expensive homes in Michigan

Inside the 10 most expensive homes in Michigan

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By Lisa Green

June 5, 2024

From heated driveways and patios to outdoor kitchens and private boat launches, take a peek at how the richest Michiganders are living high on the hog.

Ready for some real estate inspiration? You don’t have to go to seaside communities for enviable celebrity-worthy homes to drool over.

Considering Michigan is officially home to the “most affordable” community to buy real estate, according to Zillow, it might be easy to forget that there’s a sizable market for luxury real estate as well. Celebrities such as Eminem, Michael Moore, and Aretha Franklin have found million-dollar or multi-million-dollar Michigan manses, especially along Michigan beachfronts like Torch Lake and in affluent Detroit suburbs.

But believe it or not, there are Michiganders with estates even more “bougie” than those of Michigan’s famous rappers, singers, and filmmakers. Among Michigan’s real estate, the “ultra-luxury” homes tend to start at around $4 million asking price or higher. The homes in this income bracket tend to be rarer, especially since prospective buyers tend to bottom out in this bracket.

National trends indicate luxury home demand has outpaced supply, which still hasn’t recovered to pre-pandemic norms. But there are still a few builders looking to appeal to the rich and the famous—the most expensive real estate currently for sale takes the cake with an $18 million asking price.

Ready to take a peek inside the homes of the most affluent Michiganders? Here are the top-10 highest-priced homes that sold in the past several years.

1. 411 Martell Dr, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Sale Price: $10,000,000

Sale Date: April 12, 2023

Square Footage: 10,086

Year Built: 1932 (Renovated in 1986)

This Colonial-style six-bedroom home with ten bathrooms (seven full-bath and three half-bath) is located in Detroit Metro’s Bloomfield Hills, just down the road from the Cranbrook Art Museum. The lavish estate features the top-of-the-line amenities. The primary bedroom is as big as a house of its own, with 2,400 square feet, its own fireplace, and plenty of sunlight.

The property includes 2.33 acres of land which also holds a three-bedroom guest house as well as a pool and cabana, a tennis court, and a covered gazebo.

2. 8425 Raspberry Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Sale Price: $9,845,000

Sale Date: June 27, 2022

Square Footage: 16,000

Year Built: 2009

The coastal town of Charlevoix is full of luxury coastal properties. This waterfront Lake Charlevoix estate with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and eight fireplaces also comes with a separate apartment over a four-and-a-half car garage. It is located on the north shore of Lake Charlevoix, the coveted Raspberry Bay, and takes up 197 feet of shoreline. It also has its own 230-foot-long private and permanent dock with two electric boat lifts.

The amenities included in the home include state-of-the-art smart electronics throughout the home, a family room with an imported bar from Malaysia, a theater room, a huge third-floor sun deck, and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. The property also has its own stream with waterfalls and a pond. Many rooms include windows overlooking gorgeous views of the water.

3. 11756 W Pointe Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648

Sale Price: $9,500,000

Sale Date: October 1, 2020

Square Footage: 9,600

Year Built: 2016

Waterfront property on Michigan’s largest inland lake, Torch Lake, usually goes for a pretty penny. That’s why real estate in Kewadin easily drifts into ultra-luxury territory. This estate, located on Sand Point, along the northern reach of Torch Lake’s western coast, is a five-bedroom paradise, and each bedroom comes with its own en-suite bathroom. It has a whopping 1,100 feet of shoreline, complete with a sandy beach, private decking, stone retaining walls, a private park, and a private dock.

Other amenities of the home are a four-car garage, private gated entry, an elevator, a luxury kitchen, visual comfort lighting throughout, a generator, five fireplaces, and more. Immaculate polished Carrara and Calcutta marble can be admired in the kitchen, master bath, walk-in closet, and wet bar.

4. 6332 Lower Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Sale Price: $7,300,000

Sale Date: November 22, 2021

Square Footage: 10,555

Year Built: 2021

Just north of Petoskey is the M-119 Tunnel of Trees area, and waterfront views of Lake Michigan are a sight to behold. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate features tons of waterfront views and plenty of privacy from the abundant trees around the property, creating gorgeous window views of both the water and the forest. All bedrooms feature both an en-suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. Amenities include an elevator, a catering kitchen with a wine bar, a hot tub, and an exercise room.

5. 651 NW Torch Lake Dr, Kewadin, MI 49648

Sale Price: $7,000,000

Sale Date: Nov. 1, 2021

Square Footage: 9,030

Year Built: 2019

Another luxury home located along the northern reaches of Torch Lake’s western shore, this lavish six-bedroom estate is located on a 5.1-acre lot. It has 400 feet of shoreline, a private pier, its own raised bed gardens, and a 40’x30’ pole barn for watercraft and other equipment.

The home also includes three fireplaces, three heated garage stalls, and two laundry rooms. The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances and even a kegerator!

6. 16096 Lake Ave, Union Pier, MI 49129

Sale Price: $7,000,000

Sale Date: Nov. 1, 2021

Square Footage: 10,750

Year Built: 2007

The Lake Michigan waterfront is particularly coveted towards the southwest, near the Michigan state line, where beach towns are abundant. That’s why this eight-bedroom luxury home is particularly attractive. The home is located along Townline Beach for beachfront living, while also being nestled within the town of Union Pier.

The kitchen and living areas are situated on the lakefront floor and open out to a pool deck for streamlined indoor-outdoor living. Two of the bedrooms are also located along the lakefront side, offering gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. The master bedroom offers an oversized walk-in closet, office space, tranquil sitting tub, and a heated shower and towel rack. Other amenities in the home include a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a theater room, and a home gym.

7. 2050 W Valley Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Sale Price: $6,850,000

Sale Date: Dec. 21, 2023

Square Footage: 9,211

Another estate in the heart of Detroit’s most exclusive suburb, Bloomfield Hills, this six-bedroom home is nestled on 1.2 acres of land and features eclectic architecture. The 1.2-acre property includes a four-car heated garage, a covered loggia with a fireplace, and a private Gunite swimming pool with an attached spa.

The interior features a number of amenities, including a luxury kitchen with a built-in Miele coffee maker and adjacent scullery, a small room specifically for drudgery work like washing dishes. The main level features a library that could also double as an en-suite bedroom, a social room, a temperature-controlled wine room, a full bar, a home gym, and a game room. The master bathroom is a spa experience, featuring a steam shower, free-standing soaking tub, and heated floors.

8. 11180 Evergreen Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Sale Price: $6,570,000

Sale Date: May 20, 2022

Square Footage: 6,896

Charlevoix continues to have lavish beach homes with this six-bedroom estate rising majestically over Lake Charlevoix and resting upon its gorgeous Evergreen Point. With 136 feet of Lake Charlevoix shoreline, there’s plenty of opportunity to take in breathtaking waterfront scenery. The property also includes a heated driveway, heated patio, and covered porch for all-season enjoyment. The outdoor covered porch offers a seamless transition between the gourmet kitchen and the custom infinity edge pool.

The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances, as well as a wine refrigerator and an original fireplace made of driftwood and barn wood. Other amenities include a nine-foot custom fireplace, an elevator, a media room with a TV and custom Fiamma gas fireplace, and a game room with a pool table, shuffleboard table, and dartboard.

9. 9228 Pier St, Lakeside, MI 49116

Sale Price: $6,250,000

Sale Date: May 22, 2023

Square Footage: 6,010

Year Built: 2004

Southwest Michigan continues to offer some of the best beachfront manses, without getting too far from the beach towns we all love. This six-bedroom home on a 2.5-acre lot is a shingle-style home with 277 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline along the Pier Road Public Beach. The property includes a plunge pool and spa and its own outdoor kitchen. The second-floor master bedroom includes a private balcony. Other amenities include two fireplaces and a home theater.

10. 11845 Marquette Dr, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Sale Price: $6,250,000

Sale Date: June 9, 2023

Square Footage: 5,709

Year Built: 2007

The southwest Michigan beach town of New Buffalo is among some of the most coveted beachfront real estate, especially in the exclusive Riviera neighborhood. This timeless Georgian six-bedroom estate is as glamorous as they come, featuring its own double dune on the beachfront. The expansive rear terrace offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor entertaining, especially with a large tile patio, in-ground swimming pool, and custom fire pit. It also has its own cedar deck overlooking Lake Michigan’s trademark sand dunes. The two-car garage is heated and features a large parking court with space for up to six additional vehicles. The professionally landscaped grounds even include an outdoor shower and irrigation system.

Inside, you’ll find extensive windows for maximum light and gorgeous waterfront views. The luxury chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, double dishwashers, a wine cooler, and a pantry closet. The 13-foot marble island leads to the rear terrace. The primary bedroom suite has a lavish bathroom with a large walk-in shower, double vanities, and French doors leading to the pool terrace. One final feature is a massive media room with custom walnut built-ins.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.Inside the 10 most expensive homes in MichiganInside the 10 most expensive homes in Michigan




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