To relocate to Northern Michigan and live here has never sounded better with two listed properties: a pair of perfect lighthouses. And—in keeping with their lighthouse-y nature—they’ve got gorgeous panoramic lakeside views. The following Northern Michigan real estate profiles were first featured in the 2014 April issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
St. Mary’s Lighthouse
- Move right into this completely renovated beauty on the St. Mary’s River north of Detour. The only neighbors you’ll have to contend with on this private island are the 1,000-foot freighters that pass right by your dock. Just give ‘em a wave and they’ll be on their way. $2,400,000. Gene Steele, Berkshire Hathaway Home services, 231.547.9905, MLS 439060. ↑ Photo above byline.
Take a Video Tour of Frankfort’s Lighthouse:
Squaw Island Lighthouse, north of Beaver Island
←If you’re more comfortable in a sea of waves than a sea of people, the Squaw Island Light may be what you are looking for. This enigmatic cool red brick lighthouse was built in 1892 and comes with an octagonal tower and detailing that looks nearly medieval. The interior woodwork is original and spectacular. No neighbors here—the lighthouse is the only dwelling on the 75-acre island, of which you’d own 69 acres. No need to fret about being bored, while structurally sound, the interior is a renovation waiting to happen. $3,200,000. Tom Graham, Graham Real Estate, 231.526.6251, MLS 436117.