Cape Cod meets Northern Michigan in this year’s first stop on our 2022 Northern Home & Cottage virtual home tour. Take a sneak peek inside this gorgeous home by contractor MPN: Miller, Poineau & Naumes, and learn how you can view our full tour featuring 8 of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful houses. PLUS our digital exclusive, never-before-seen Host’s Highlight below.

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This magnificent Northern Michigan take on the venerable Cape Cod style was designed by Fred Ball of Frederick Crosley Ball Associates in Harbor Springs and built by East Jordan’s MPN. Known for their impeccable custom woodworking—MPN has an 11,000-square-foot woodworking facility in East Jordan—Chris Miller and his team were the ideal contractors for this home, which is so full of custom woodwork that the only use of drywall is in the above-the-garage apartment ceiling. “I’m a woodworker at heart,” Miller says. “It’s what I grew up doing. Being able to work with homeowners on a project of this magnitude and with this much detail—it’s very gratifying. It’s an absolute masterpiece.”

Living room of a Cape Cod-Style Home

Photo by Cerys Ann Photography

Exterior cedar shake and lap siding; flared-wall designs; custom corbels outlining the windows; pastels and wood-tone accents; a cedar roof and stone masonry fireplaces. Settle back and enjoy one of the region’s most beautiful homes on the Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour. Get your donation-based tickets to view the full home tour!

Bedroom of a Cape Cod-Style Home

Photo by Cerys Ann Photography

NHC Home Tours Digital Exclusive: Host’s Highlight

No one knows all 8 homes better than this year’s host, Erin Lutke. We sat down with Erin to get the inside scoop on each and every home, and here we share some of her favorite moments when touring + a never-before-seen video snippet of the room or moment that she revealed. You can only find the 2022 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Home Tour Host’s Highlights on 

“While the outside of this Cape Cod home was stunning, the most memorable moment was finding, quite literally, the sexiest toilets I’ve ever seen. When you opened the door to the “water closet” the toilet lid opened, sang a little jingle, and sprayed everything down ready for you to use. It just shows you the homeowners thought out EVERY detail in this home down to the stainless steel custom-made post covers on their stairwell.” – Erin Lutke.

Photo(s) by Cerys Ann Photography