Northern Home & Cottage Tour, September 8, 2012:

Where in Northern Michigan do you picture yourself putting up your (sandy) feet after a day playing outside? In a nouveau Arts & Crafts bluff-top home that opens to a wide blue Lake Michigan view? Maybe a 19th-century-style duplex on the Main Street of a beach town—next door to a baguette shop and down the street from a sugar sand beach? Hmm, how about in an Adirondack-themed, quarter-share unit tucked into a resort that is brimming with amenities? Wanna be near Lake Michigan? An inland lake?

The Northern Home & Cottage Tour on September 8 is your opportunity to see how it might feel to relax yourself in all of the above and more Northern Michigan vacation settings. Get your tickets for only $10–a benefit for Habitat for Humanity!

For the tour guide and information on where to get tickets pick up the August issue of Traverse Magazine, with Northern Home & Cottage inside.

More Northern Home & Cottage Tour Highlights:

  • A reclaimed wood floor from a barn in Pennsylvania.
  • Some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Michigan (and one of Glen Lake) that you'll ever see.
  • A second story greenhouse that grows tomatoes for dinner.
  • A three-kid sink that evokes memories of summer camp.
  • Built in bunks designed to make the grandkids swoon.
  • An 1881 farmhouse made sweetly livable—and outfitted with a glassed-in cigar porch.
  • The coolest way to use vintage Scrabble tiles.
  • A Petoskey stone hearth.
  • A home that Frank Lloyd Wright might imagine in Northern Michigan.
  • A fresh, new take on old cottage style.
  • A hand-forged copper range hood.
  • Custom cabinetry so beautiful it might make you cry.
  • Outdoor showers and beach entrances tailored for Northern Michigan.
  • Porches so inviting you may have to be asked to leave.