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Rita Rathburn

  • MLS® #: 1862965
  • 1387 E River Road

  • Traverse City, Michigan 49696
  • $799,000 REDUCED
  • 5 Beds, 4 Bath, 3648 SQ. Feet, 12.47 Acres
  • Single Family

Beautifully decorated and maintained, this custom-designed 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom ranch home is nestled on 12.5 wooded acres with 778’ private frontage on the pristine Boardman River. Expansive decks make the home an ideal place to relax and entertain. Adventurers can take a leisurely float down the Boardman, hike its manicured paths, catching glimpses of white swans and eagles, or join other anglers on this blue-ribbon trout stream. The house is just minutes from year-round enjoyment: Traverse City’s many local wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, shops, annual cherry and movie festivals, as well as exhibits and performances at Interlochen and Northwestern are world-class. Extensively remodeled in 2004, this open-concept, vaulted-ceilinged home will delight the most discerning decorator, home chef, and host with its gourmet kitchen (custom cherry wood cabinets, limestone counters, Wolf stove top, double ovens, SubZero refrigerator, SubZero wine storage, walk-in pantry, and seating for 10), dining and living room with fireplace, guest bedroom and bathroom, and generous master suite all overlooking the river. Double sets of sliding glass doors open onto a newly installed ipe-wood deck, ideal for lounging, grilling, and dining. The lower level features a large, walk-out family room, two bedrooms, and full bathroom as well as a large, cedar-lined storage closet. In addition to the attached garage, this riverfront retreat offers a 2-car detached garage with a high-end, completely private knotty-pine artist's or fly-tying studio: bedroom/office, full bathroom, comfortable sitting area, break room with large sink for pottery or baskets, and extensive walk-out deck. Short-term rentals allowed (home can sleep up to 18); confirm details of rental ordinance with East Bay Township.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1862965
  • Price$799,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Master Bedroom LevelMain Floor
  • Bathrooms4.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Square Footage3,648
  • Above Grade Footage2,468
  • Acres12.47
  • Year Built1994
  • TypeSingle Family
  • StatusActive


Ranch, 1 Story, Private Water Frontage

Community Information

  • Address1387 E River Road
  • Subdivisionmetes and bounds
  • CityTraverse City
  • TownshipEast Bay
  • CountyGrand Traverse
  • StateMichigan
  • Zip Code49696


  • TV and InternetCable TV, Cable Internet
  • Garage Capacity4
  • Additional BuildingsSecondary Garage(s), Other


WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic, Pump Back


Attached, Door Opener, Paved Driveway, Concrete Floors


  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • Body of WaterBoardman River
  • Frontage TypePrivate
  • Footage778


Priv Frontage (Wtr Side), River, Water View, Bluff (greater than 10ft), Vegetation to Water Edge


  • Has BasementYes
  • FireplaceYes
  • FireplacesFireplace(s), Gas

Interior Features

Built-In Bookcase, Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Solid Surface Counters, Mud Room, Vaulted Ceilings


Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, Water Softener Owned, Washer, Dryer, Security System, Exhaust Fan, Blinds, Ceiling Fan


Forced Air, Central Air, Propane


Full, Walkout, Poured Concrete, Finished Rooms, Egress Windows, Full Finished


  • ExteriorVinyl
  • WindowsEnergy Efficient Windows
  • RoofAsphalt
  • ConstructionFrame

Exterior Features

Sprinkler System, Deck, Patio, Sidewalk, Countryside View, Covered Porch, Landscaped, Gutters

Lot Description

approx. 750x850x612x928, Wooded-Hardwoods, Wooded, Evergreens, Rolling

Additional Information

  • Days on Market175
  • Ownership TypePrivate Owner
  • OfficeCentury 21 Northland
  • Office Address241 E State Street


Residential, Outbuildings Allowed

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