**Under Contract!** 3347 Colonial Drive Pinckney – Another White Lodge Home!

 

Welcome to this perfect place to start creating memories – whether you’re just beginning home ownership, or down-sizing – you’ll be living in a community that is a veritable playground!  For those of you who don’t know about all the amenities of the White Lodge Community, let me fill you in!  Sitting in Hamburg Township, Michigan it has a swim beach and a fishing pier on private, clean and peaceful Cordley Lake – a low motor lake great for fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and stand-up paddle boarding.  There is even a beach house there.  PLUS! The community has boat docking available on a canal that leads out to Gallagher Lake – one of the lakes on the highly sought after Portage Chain of Lakes in Washtenaw/Livingston counties.

Three good sized bedrooms and not one, but TWO full baths, round out this very efficient home.  The yard is nearly 1/3 of an acre and left rustic enough around the edges to retain privacy in the backyard without a fence!

Come, sit back, enjoy the sun and fun in this home that is ready for you!

For a private showing call me at 734_476-8065.

PENDING – Build, Live & Play in White Lodge Community. Swim in Cordley Lake and Dock to Portage Chain of Lakes! – $45,000

Beautiful 1/4 acre cleared lot in White Lodge Community with mature trees left in place to create the perfect landscape for your new home!  The possibility of side entry garage means this corner lot has room for front and back yards for relaxing, playing and entertaining.

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View from corner of Colonial and Concord.

 

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View from Concord Dr.

 

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View from Northeast corner of property on Concord

 

For those of you who don’t know about all the amenities of the White Lodge Community, let me fill you in!

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Located in Hamburg Township, Michigan, White Lodge hosts a sandy bottom swimming area with beach, picnic area and a fishing pier on private, clean and peaceful Cordley Lake – a low motor lake great for fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and stand-up paddle boarding.  

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PLUS boat docking is available on a canal that leads out to Gallagher Lake – one of the lakes on the Portage Chain of Lakes in Washtenaw/Livingston counties.

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Residents have full access to the playground, tennis courts, dog park and the original White Lodge for hosting large events year round.  Paths throughout the wooded community are great for meeting neighbors while walking, running and even riding in your golf cart! 

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Contact me today and make your new home a realty!

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SOLD! Lakefront Home on Columbia Lake – 118 Cindy Circle, $425,000

Amazing Lake Columbia lakefront home.  This is a rare find in a lakefront home – not only does it offer an expansive view, but it has a large yard as well!

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Nestled in the heart of the Irish Hills in central southern Michigan  – Lake Columbia is one of the larger, sandy bottom, all-sports lakes in the area.   If you’ve been considering a lake home – but only thought about buying north – think again.  Lake Columbia is only 1 hour from Ann Arbor, 1 1/2 hours from Southfield, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Plymouth, 1 hour and 5 minutes from Lansing.  The beauty of this location is that you can spend summers there and commute to work, if you like, or just go out for the weekend – without the 3 hour drive!

And there is plenty to do all around you.  You’re about 15 minutes from MIS Speedway, 20 minutes from Cambridge State Historic Park –  and only 10 minutes from The Beach Bar!

Now that you know the beauty and benefits of Lake Columbia, let me show you this home that was incredibly well thought out to maximum lake living:

Upon entering the home from the street side, you are received into a generous foyer – large enough for many guests to step into all at once:

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This leads to the great room that has a wall of windows and door walls lake side that maximize the view.

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The designers of this home dedicated one entire end of this home to accommodate lake living – a laundry/wet bar/buffet/craft room.

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Just down the hall beyond that is a full bath for showers afterward keeping all the sand, wet, etc. on one end of the home.

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The opposite end of the home is the Master suite behind french doors, with it’s own private sitting room (or use as an office or exercise room, as the current owners do).

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Come visit, fall in love….and make it your home!

**SOLD** Lake Orion Village Home – 436 Atwater St, $234,000

Welcome to this family home in historic Lake Orion Village.  It is located on a large lot, directly across the street from Atwater Park and within walking distance of downtown and Paint Creek Trail – one of the first Rails to Trails – and Lake Orion – a 482 acre, all sports lake!

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Village of Lake Orion

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Atwater Park

This home is built for today’s family lifestyle with a room at the entry that is separated by french doors which can be used as a private study or office or formal dining if you like.

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Head straight through the foyer into the generous sized living room which includes a fireplace and large windows on each side with views to the park-like back yard that is nearly a city block deep!

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Huge Backyard

The rest of the back of the house is the family eating area and generous sized kitchen – which is large enough for two cooks.

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View of dining and kitchen area from living room.

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Family Dining Area

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The family entryway from the attached garage includes a 1/2 bath and laundry room – which has a door you can shut to hide everything!

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View from Foyer toward family entrway.

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Half Bath on Entry Level

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Upstairs is the sleeping quarters plus the main bathroom.

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For the Master of the home, there is a generous sized bedroom, with a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.   The sinks are set up as two completely separate vanity areas, plus a separate water closet.

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If you need more space, the basement is a walk-out that is yet to be finished.

Please call for your private tour today!  (734)476-8065.

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SOLD! Ranch Condo in Howell, Mi – 568 Olde English Circle – $129,900

Looking for the perfect sized ranch condo?  This is it!  Looking for the perfect location?  This is it!

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English Gardens is a quiet and cozy condo community tucked away among beautiful pine trees AND literally just minutes away from everywhere.  Just 5 minutes from I-96 access, Tanger Outlet Mall, Livingston Antique Outlet, downtown historic HowellHowell High School & Aquatic Center, Countryside Veterinary Dog ParkSt. Joseph Hospital and Kroger at M-59 and Michigan.  A major shopping district at Latson/Grand River is only 10 minutes away and includes Meijer, Walmart, KohlsHome Depot, Lowes, Carsons, T.J. Maxx, Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera BreadBob Evans and much more.

This entry level end unit faces a wooded area providing a nice “front yard” and privacy from neighborhood traffic.  A gazebo sits on a grassy knoll in a beautiful treed common area great for meeting up with neighbors for a friendly conversation or to enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage.

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View out the front windows of yard area.

This home is impeccably maintained and move-in ready.  Inside is an open concept, split floor plan perfect for hosting guests.  The spacious master suite is on one end of the home while the guest bedroom and bath are at the other end.  Each room has a picturesque view looking out into the yard and wooded area.  A dedicated laundry room completes the floor plan.

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Open concept living space

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Living Room view from entry.

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The spacious sunlight drenched Master Suite :

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Spacious bedroom and private bath for your guests:

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These units are set up with your own private entrance from the exterior of the building, in addition to your private entrance from inside your 2 car attached garage.  And speaking of guests, this end unit also happens to be perfectly located with plenty of guest parking right outside your garage door!

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Your 2 Car attached garage which is accessible from inside your home.

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Additional parking area outside your building.

 

This low maintenance home is perfect whether you spend your winters in Michigan or in warmer climates.  The utility expenses are incredibly low since the home is buffered by the other condos from the prevailing cold side.  Snow removal to front door, water, trash, and mulch on gardens is included in the association dues.  If you love guests and/or love to travel, consider listing your extra space on airbnb.com and host guests when you’re at home or while you are traveling.  It’s a great way to get full use out of your investment.

Whether you are starting out, or downsizing, this is the perfect location (location, location) to invest in!

Call today for a private tour:  (734) 476-8065.

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Laura Palmer Kennedy, REALTOR

 

Elegant French Manor in Pine Creek Bluffs – Brighton, MI – $709,999

Welcome to 5821 Wyndam Drive of Pine Creek Ridge in Brighton, Michigan.  This is a stunningly beautiful home designed in the style of a French Country Manor.

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In the Style of a French Country Manor

Although it is quite a large home, its European inspired floor plan allows for a comfortable flow from family spaces to formal spaces – one open to the other – yet retaining just enough separation so each living area is warm and inviting.

As you enter the home into the grand foyer, you are immediately drawn in by the gleaming hand-scraped hickory floors, high ceilings with double crown moulding, custom woodwork, and a custom chandelier:

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Peaceful Sitting / Reading Room

Off to the left of the foyer is a peaceful sitting/reading room.  To the right of the entry is the formal dining room, replete with custom woodwork and lighting.

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Formal Dining Room view back to Foyer

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Formal Dining Room

Through the door in the Dining Room there is a well-placed Butler’s Pantry, on the way to the kitchen.

Going straight through from the Foyer will place you in the Formal Living Room which boasts a wall of windows graced by custom drapery.  The room is further warmed by a stacked stone fireplace.

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Formal Living Room with wall of windows and fireplace.

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View from Formal Living Room back toward foyer and showing upper catwalk.

The living room is open to the kitchen which is both elegant and functional.  The massive island is definitely the focal point of this room with the farm sink and ability to seat 4+ people for conversation and entertaining.  The island allows for many chefs to work in this kitchen at once – and still be part of the gathering or family time, whichever you have going on at the time.  To say the finishes are granite and the appliances are stainless steel seems quite unnecessary….but in case you had any doubt.  Just off the kitchen is the family dining area that overlooks the beautiful hardscape in the backyard.

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Kitchen showing view of island back toward living room.

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Magnificent Island for serving and entertaining.

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Kitchen view toward Family Dining. Butler’s pantry is just through the door.

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Family Dining Area just off the kitchen.

This area includes a family room, reminiscent of a hearth room:

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Hearth Room style family room as part of kitchen.

The generous sized family entry from the garage includes built-in cubbies and a granite folding counter:

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Family entryway off garage includes built-in cubbies and granite folding counter over the washer and dryer.

The elegance continues to the exterior living space and extensive gardens:

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Rear Exterior of the home with stone patio and gas firepit.

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Stone Patio Area

The sleeping quarters are upstairs which include the children’s bedrooms, which are separated by a Jack and Jill bath; a guest bedroom with its private, in-room bath and a perfectly sized Master bedroom that is large enough for a king size bed and lounge area, and, of course, an en suite.

This subdivision is highly sought after due to its incredible location.  Not only are you within biking distance of downtown Brighton, with its many festivities, but also Mt. Brighton for skiing and golfing.  This location affords this close proximity to shopping, dining, the highly rated schools – and yet does so without the city taxes!  Just south of this subdivision is the Brighton Recreational Area which includes horse back riding; swimming, paddle-boarding and kayaking at Bishop Lake; and hiking trails.

This home is truly under-priced for all the hand selected finishes, features and amenities.  The seller has plans drawn for the intended basement finish and in-ground pool area they had intended to include.

You must tour this beautiful home.  Please call for the contact information to arrange your private tour.

**SOLD!** Over List Price! 3437 Colonial Dr., White Lodge Community, Pinckney, MI

Welcome to this perfect sized home sitting in a community that is a veritable playground!  For those of you who don’t know about all the amenities of the White Lodge Community community, let me fill you in!  Sitting in Hamburg Township, Michigan it has a swim beach and a fishing pier on private, clean and peaceful Cordley Lake – a low motor lake great for fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and stand-up paddle boarding.  There is even a beach house there.  PLUS! The community has boat docking available on a canal that leads out to Gallagher Lake – one of the lakes on the Portage Chain of Lakes in Washtenaw/Livingston counties.

The community also offers tennis courts, a central playground, a dog park, walk paths and the Lodge itself which you can rent out for events, as a resident.

Sitting in Hamburg Township puts you short distance to the Lakeland Trail system for your walking and biking pleasure.  In addition to being within 10 minutes of grocery stores, restaurants, post offices, etc., etc.!

This beautiful home is one of the newer ones in the sub.  Bright and clean, with a private, fenced in backyard.

If you are looking for a fantastic home with plenty of opportunity to play out your front door – this home is it!

Call today for a showing!  (734)476-8065.

**SOLD** 3190 W Coon Lake Rd., Howell, MI – Beautiful home on 10 acres – $265,000

Looking for peace and privacy?  A beautiful view and room to entertain?  Want to live on a playground for every season?  Come and see this amazing country home in Marion Township (Howell mailing, Howell School System).

This beautiful home sits on 10 park-like acres that includes two ponds – one used as a swimming pond in the past complete with a sandy beach area (needs some restoration) and a willow tree to lounge under.  The additional outdoor entertaining spaces includes a spacious deck attached to the home, plus a covered patio area alongside the architecturally designed pole barn.

Inside the home is also fantastic living and entertaining space.  They presently have the upper level set up for large dinner parties.  The kitchen was completely remodeled to include cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.  A baking counter with a breakfast bar was included as well.  They chose to use the upper living room area as a dining area by the fireplace.

The lower level is split into a large, comfortable living room (which previously was an additional bedroom) and then, on the other side of an additional full bathroom/laundry room, is a game/bar/family room.

If you desire peace and tranquility, you will find it here.  Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Call today for a showing:  (734)476-8065.

 

11281 Patterson Dr. Tiny House Offers Big Adventures on Half Moon Chain of Lakes all for just $65,000

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Sitting in the hillside of Patterson Drive is a tiny house with a million dollar view.  This house is perfect for the sports enthusiast.  Do you kayak?  Enjoy stand up paddle boarding?  Hiking?  Biking?  This home has ingress and egress access to all sports Patterson Lake – one of the seven lakes in the Half Moon Chain of Lakes.  In addition to the lake access for watersports, the infamous Potawatomi Trail is less than a mile down the road.  This 17 mile trail is known for its excellent hiking and challenging mountain biking.  All part of the Pinckney Recreation Area.

If you need an office or studio space, you could finish the interior of the absolutely charming outbuilding that sits to one side of the house.  On the other side are two terraces.  Here you can sit up above the world  and watch the sunset.  There are also two designated parking areas cut into the hillside.  In this parking area is an old brick grill.  The seller doesn’t know if it still works, but it would be fun to restore!

This home was completely remodeled inside in 2011 and had new windows installed prior to that.

If you really wanted a bigger house, this property is actually two, extra deep lots that total .41 acre.  Many people have started over and built new, larger homes in this area.  This property would accommodate that.

**SOLD!** 9412 Common Trail, Village Edge Commons, Pinckney, MI

Sitting alongside of the Lakeland Trail is a subdivision that just skirts the Village of Pinckney limits.  This sub is accessible through the well-known Village Edge, but it is not technically part of it.  It is an amazing combination of conveniences and lower costs!

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This location still is within walking distance to the Village so you can enjoy all the events downtown, plus it has the Lakeland Trail at the end of the court, has sidewalks and curbs – BUT! – since it sits just outside the Village limits, it has only Putnam Township taxes.  They have their own well and septic so no quarterly sewer and water bill.  It is just an amazing, spacious, less expensive location to live in.  Outside of the fact that this home was just built in 2011!

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The rest of the bonus to this home you will discover once you walk inside.  The sellers chose their finishes well when building this home.  They also maintained it very well and the pride in ownership shows in the care they have taken with this home.  It is immaculate.

The open concept with the generous sized island makes for wonderful entertaining – since everyone ends up in the kitchen anyway – and for great family time.

When the day is done, you get to retreat to a large comfortable master bedroom with plenty of light and closet space.

Come for the breathing room, stay for the convenience.  Enjoy living at 9412 Common Trail, Pinckney, MI.

If you would like any more information about this home, or to schedule a private showing, please call me at (734)476-8065.

 

 

 

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