The Beach House at Storm Hill represents the ultimate summer dream.

Tucked into a breathtaking wooded acre-plus site, the property fronts 153 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline in the still relatively quiet and undiscovered village of Empire on the Leelanau Peninsula. The gracious 7,000-square-foot home makes the most of its location perched on a small dune, just a stone’s throw from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and its miles of preserved silken beaches.

The floorplan consisting of five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths was designed with family, comfort and serenity in mind. Timeless coastal elements, including barreled beadboard ceilings, mahogany trim, and expansive fieldstone walls and fireplaces feel familiar and welcoming, while the craftsmanship and exacting standards of execution are immediately evident. The home is large but not overbearing, elegant but not ostentatious, and possesses a thoughtful blend of intimate spaces and inviting gathering places. Among the standouts are a private master suite with its attached library, and the large, screened porch that is graced by a magnificent stone fireplace — making it the perfect spot for morning coffee or toasting marshmallows with the little ones at sunset.

This residence was tailor-made for legacies, for making memories, for escaping reality and for returning to again and again.

View the complete listing by Peter Fisher of Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors. 

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