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Property Watch: An 1888 Bingham Landmark

By Ross Boissoneau | July 29, 2022

History, comfort, nature – they’re all here at this three bedroom, two and a half bath home in Bingham Township (7131 S. Center Highway; $525,000; MLS# 1902853). Originally built in 1888 as the Keswick Church (said church is still going strong nearby), it was built across the street from the Bingham District No. 5 schoolhouse. Today it boasts original woodwork, hardwood floors, impressive double doors, soaring ceilings, and arched windows (now insulated). Of course it’s been updated, with stainless appliances, a private master suite, two offices and – wait for it – a separate upper apartment for family, friends or rental. Nature calls with towering hardwoods and a backyard garden created by a master gardener chock full of colorful perennials, plus a “she shed” and outdoor stainless steel table for gardening. Or gather the whole family and convert the shed to a bunk house for summertime fun. Did we say fun? One full acre (room for toys out back) just a mile from the Lake Leelanau boat launch and a mile and a half from West Bay.


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