Dream Home Alert: Elegant English Manor with Private Lake Michigan Beach Hits Market [PHOTOS]
The home itself is stunning... but add in private frontage on Lake Michigan? Yes, please!
Location definitely isn't the property's only selling point - although the Benton Harbor mansion is also close to downtown St. Joseph, Harbor Shores Golf Club, marinas, and the St. Joseph River Yacht Club...
According to the listing, the elegant English manor was built in 1937 and features a granite stone exterior and clay tile roofing.
The 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 6,748 square feet home sits on five acres and includes:
- 244 ft. of private Lake Michigan frontage
- Temperature-controlled conservatory
- Travertine fireplace
- 3-car garage
- Billiard Room with Granite Walls
- BBQ House
- Stone Potting Shed
- La Cornue range (which is a very expensive stove)
The lower level leads out to the backyard and has "a lake shower room and a service kitchen to prepare for events on the expansive grounds." Sounds perfect for beach parties to me!
In addition to beautiful Lake Michigan being right out your back door, the property also has "Chicago cobble with bluestone English gardens and a landscaped conversation area with a fully irrigated 13-zone underground sprinkling system, and more! Room for a POOL!"
Of course, I'd prefer if it already had a pool... but also, with the $3.2M price tag, it's not exactly in my price range, so I don't really need to worry about it, do I? Haha.
Now, there *might* be upgrades someone who can actually afford the estate might want to make, particularly a bathroom or two. One is very yellow with a large swan mosaic... and another has tile in the shower that kind gives me a headache to look at.
I also have questions about a metal structure next to the potting shed. It's not mentioned in the listing. What is it? My guess was some sort of transportation device to get to the bottom of the bluff? What do you think? Check it out along with more pictures of the property below!