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Property Watch: A Woodland Retreat

By Emily Tyra | Jan. 11, 2021

It’s a fairytale property in the woods near Maple City, (1050 West Burdickville Road; $299,900; MLS# 1883118) but it could also be a parable for just how quickly the Leelanau market is moving.

This 1,008-square foot, three-bedroom, one-bath home on a forested 6-acre lot was newly listed on Friday, Jan. 8, by Real Estate One’s Erica Slater Marshall.

Marshall tells the Leelanau Ticker the property had a whirlwind weekend with multiple showings, a handful more on the schedule this morning, and she’s asking her fellow agents “to bring their clients’ highest and best offers by noon today.”

The way the home is nestled in the hillside offers a “front-row seat to Northern Michigan's finest of nature scenes,” says Marshall. Right now, it’s a winter wonderland complete with a storybook sledding hill, and, come spring, the land will be brimming with morel mushrooms and trilliums. The home itself has built-ins, secret nooks other special touches around each corner that, says Marshall, make it feel “like it's almost out of a movie set.”

There is also a barn/workshop and secondary tree-house-like unit with electricity, that would make an excellent office or creative studio.

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Brought to you by Venture Properties in Leland. For more must-see Leelanau properties, check out these active listings, including a historic family home one block from Van's beach in the heart of Leland, listed at $715,000.

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