A property of 5,000 acres!
This rustic paradise is having a hard time finding a buyer. This huge log cabin is called Granot Loma and according to the listing, it may be the largest log-cabin lodge in America.
With a private marina and 5,000 acres of surrounding woodland, the 26,000-square-foot house was listed for an impressive $ 40 million last year, making it the most expensive home in Michigan.
As the house did not find a buyer, it is now for sale by its owner for $ 19.5 million or a discount of more than 50%.
I invite you to take a look at the property, I am almost certain that you will be amazed by it!
Built in 1923
This gigantic log cabin is on the shores of Lake Superior, north of Marquette, Michigan. The place is beautiful. Granot Loma was built between 1919 and 1923 by its original owner, financier Louis G. Kaufman, an important member of the history of General Motors.
5 million for its construction
The 26,000-square-foot main house originally cost $ 5 million to build: it's a very big amount of money for 1923! Granot Loma was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, which means that future residents are committed to keeping the wooden cabin in its original state.
Inside, the cozy cabin makes full use of its space with wall-to-wall taxidermy. The main attraction is this 60-foot long great room. We must go back to the early 1900s and put ourselves in the minds of people of that time: hunters liked to show their hunting trophies. The Kaufman have received several personalities in this house.
The house also has totems! These are certainly invaluable.
Portraits of Native Americans
There are also several portraits of Amerindians. I do not know if they represent real tribal leaders or not. We should not forget to mention the teepee.
You have to love the statues to live in this house: because there are many statues! These are probably works of famous craftsmen of the 20th and the 19th century. Did you know that the famous boxer Mohammed Ali and Gerald Ford planned to buy this unique home ?
The lodge was purchased instead by ML Tom Baldwin, a bond trader investor from Chicago, for $ 4,255,000. After Baldwin made major repairs, he put it to the market for $ 12,000,000 in 1990. The property did not find a buyer, he continued to live in the house as a vacation home to escape the stress of the New York stock exchange. Today, he lives in Granot Loma full-time while running his business. What better place to work from home!
Animal skins and trees!
This bathroom is unique, that's for sure! What do you think of the bear rug on the floor? Notice the walls and moldings that were built with birch!
The kitchen is a nice surprise, it is equipped with professional cooking appliances. We even find pizza ovens! This kitchen is not necessarily beautiful but it is very functional!
The house is made of Oregon pine, cement and stone on a steel frame. The bedrooms are decorated in the same theme as the rest of the house: we must continue the same decor!
Do you know how many bedrooms this log cabin has? 23 ! The next residents will be able to invite all their family and friends and there will still be room to welcome people! It seems that Fred Astaire would have resided in this house as a guest.
The family room
This bar with pool table will be appreciated by residents to meet at the end of a long day!
It takes a whole dining room to receive all these guests!
The house features several lounges to receive people. Have you noticed the ceiling?
The huge property also has several dining rooms. It has superb views.
As if 23 bedrooms were not enough to accommodate friends and family, the property has a guest house with 4 apartments! There are also 13 other buildings on the huge lot including a farm that at the time had 200 cows!
The "Pool House"
The "Pool House" can also host other guests.
This huge property also has a private marina!
The most amazing thing about this property is that it has 5,000 acres of timbered land with 3.7 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. That ends the visit of this incredible property.
What do you think of it? Would you like to have a property like this? I do not know if the current owner will find a buyer because this house is certainly unique!
Feel free to leave me your impressions of the visit!