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Rita Rathburn

  • MLS® #: 1867050
  • 6409 Franklin Woods

  • Traverse City, Michigan 49686
  • $635,000 NEW
  • 5 Beds, 2½ Bath, 3776 SQ. Feet, 0.60 Acres
  • Single Family

Once in a lifetime, a legendary home becomes available that has a captivating and lasting effect on its owners. Built in 1967, this custom colonial was designed by Richard B Pollman and has only had 3 owners in over 50 years. Offering a beautiful western view of West Bay and a shared beach, the two-story home is tucked in a cul-de-sac in a private wooded setting at the base of the peninsula just 5 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Impeccably maintained and designed with careful detailing, this home features a bright and light layout with solid wood oak floors, 2 living rooms each with a fireplace, a finished basement, beamed ceilings, and the flavor of a mid-18th century Connecticut farm-house. The main floor boasts a spacious kitchen with brand new appliances, corian countertops, and a sunroom overlooking the beautiful grounds. The kitchen is the center of the house -- you doorway flows into the formal dining room and living room while the other direction leads you to the spacious family room. French doors in the family room lead you to a back yard paradise with a large deck, beautiful matured landscaping, irrigation, and sprawling on 0.60 acre yard overlooking the bay. The finished lower level offers a large recreationroom with built-ins as well as two storage rooms. The upper level boasts 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Yes, 5 bedrooms upstairs! The master suite features a newly updated bath, walk-in closets and a bay window to take in the views right from your bed. Don't miss the 4-car 46'x24' garage for additional storage and projects! The highly desirable Franklin Woods neighborhood offers 80' of shared frontage for your friends and family to enjoy swimming, kayaking, and paddle-boarding just steps from your front door.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1867050
  • Price$635,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Master Bedroom LevelUpper Floor
  • Bathrooms2.50
  • Full Baths2
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,776
  • Above Grade Footage3,068
  • Acres0.60
  • Year Built1967
  • TypeSingle Family
  • StatusPending


2 Story, Colonial, Shared Water Frontage

Community Information

  • Address6409 Franklin Woods
  • SubdivisionFranklin Woods
  • CityTraverse City
  • TownshipPeninsula
  • CountyGrand Traverse
  • StateMichigan
  • Zip Code49686


  • TV and InternetCable TV, Cable Internet, WiFi
  • Garage Capacity4
  • Additional BuildingsNone


WATER: Private Well SEWER: Municipal


Attached, Door Opener, Paved Driveway, Heated, Concrete Floors


  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • WaterfrontWater View
  • Body of WaterWest Bay
  • Frontage TypeShared
  • Footage80


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

Interior Features

Built-In Bookcase, Bay Window(s), Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Solid Surface Counters, Island Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Beamed Ceilings, Paneling, Solarium/Sun Room


Refrigerator, Disposal, Dishwasher, Microwave, Water Softener Owned, Washer, Dryer, Security System, Hot Tub, Wall Oven, Cook Top, Ceiling Fan, Smoke Alarms(s)


Central Air, Humidifier, Natural Gas, Electric Air Filter


  • ExteriorSteel
  • Lot Description105x274x100x237, Other
  • RoofAsphalt
  • ConstructionFrame

Exterior Features

Bay View, Sprinkler System, Deck, Patio, Landscaped

School Information

  • ElementaryEastern Elementary School
  • HighCentral High School


Traverse City Area Public Schools


Traverse City East Middle School

Additional Information

  • Days on Market2
  • ZoningResidential
  • Ownership TypePrivate Owner
  • HOA Fees500.00
  • HOA Fees Freq.Annual
  • OfficeRE/MAX Bayshore
  • Office Address12930 S West Bay Shore Dr

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