The fifth stop on this year’s Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour is the definition of vintage architectural elegance. Located on Old Mission Peninsula, you won’t want to miss this home featuring antiques from across the world. Take a sneak peek inside and enjoy a never-before-seen Host’s Highlight below. On the hunt for the full tour? Grab your donation-based tickets here.
At his home on Old Mission Peninsula was completely renovated by the designers at Antiquities Warehouse—a juggernaut of vintage architectural antiques from Europe and across the country. Antiquities Warehouse is based in a 35,000-square-foot warehouse in Arizona (and a place where the likes of Ralph Lauren and Joanna Gaines shop), but maintains a smaller location on Garland Street in Traverse City.
Photo by Dave Speckman
Photo by Dave Speckman
This home is a vivid example of what can be done with those one-of-a-kind vintage finds most of us swoon over, but have no idea what we’d do with. Every door (many from European castles) and mirror in this home are vintage. The primary bed headboard once was a French gate, and the bricks around the fire pit are antique from Belgium. An elegant chunk of the carriage doors from the old Dodge Mansion in Detroit (also called Rose Terrace) now open into this home’s wine cellar.
The work of local craftspeople pulls the eclectic look together. Check out a stone drive, stone fireplaces and more by Jamie Nowicki of Michigan Stone Products, handcrafted walnut kitchen cabinetry by Larry Hammond of Olive Creek Furniture, lighting by Eric Apsey of EA Electric and landscaping by Jordan Valdmanis of Old Mission Associates.
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 MyNorth.com.
“This house was a total treasure hunt. From the French winery marker in the basement dating back to the 1500s to the clock on the wall from a Parisian train station, I was verklempt with every new gem I laid eyes on. One of my favorite parts of the tour was watching, in real-time, the homeowner’s passion for vintage finds. They kept receiving phone calls from pickers in French markets with treasures ready for purchase. Each month a cargo container with their latest European haul makes the trek across the Atlantic and right into Northern Michigan.” – Erin Lutke.
Want to take a closer look at these vintage finds for yourself? View this home and 7 more of Northern Michigan’s most gorgeous homes when you get your donation-based tickets now for this year’s Northern Home and Cottage Virtual Tours, benefiting Child & Family Services.
Preview More 2022 NHC Virtual Home Tours
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- Tour an Artful Coastal Shingle-Style Retreat with Bay Views
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- Discover To-Die-For Details in a Nature-Inspired Condo
- Uncover Treasures in a Parisian Antique–Collector’s Hideaway
- Step Inside an English-Inspired Refined Modern Abode
- Tour a Custom White Pine Timber-Frame Waterfront Oasis
- Steal Inspiration from this Clever Coastal Farmhouse
- Visit our landing page for more information on this year’s tour.