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Rita Rathburn

  • MLS® #: 1870568
  • 1551 S Schomberg Road

  • Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653
  • $750,000
  • 5 Beds, 5½ Bath, 4950 SQ. Feet, 9.00 Acres
  • Single Family

Prepare to be amazed as you enter the magical world of one of the most beautiful and artistic architectural masterpieces in northern Michigan! A crushed limestone driveway leads to this stunning, unique 5,000 sq ft home, owner-custom designed and built. Only a mile from Good Harbor Bay, this property is uniquely suited to use as a bed and breakfast ("Bud & Breakfast?") vacation rental, or guest house, leaving plenty of room for a simultaneous permanent residence. Tired of newly built and predictable? Look no farther! Five bedrooms, each with private bath, ample sitting areas, numerous decks and ingenious stairways reveal architectural brilliance which creates havens of privacy throughout. Around every corner you are sure to find something you have never seen before! For example: there are 6 masonry wood burning fireplaces – 4 in the main house and 2 in the cabin! This work of art has been meticulously maintained since its inception, and lovingly added onto with clever historic buildings. One is a replica of a pioneer cabin, built with hand-hewn logs and outfitted with a fireplace designed and used to cook pioneer dinners like our forefathers did! The 9 acres features total privacy with hardwood white birch, oak and sugar maple in abundance. There are conifer softwoods of towering pine, fir, spruce, and hemlock. The land is unmatched with rolling hills, ravines and green verdant valleys, and a creek runs through with small waterfalls babbling over rocks. This property is 9 acres of adult and kid heaven, with creek, small spaces to explore, gorgeous woods and home sweet home. Live in a tree house, totally private and secluded, and drive if you like to Leland in 5 minutes, Traverse City in 30 minutes, or the public access at Good Harbor Bay in just a few minutes where you can boat and swim to your heart’s content, and then come back to total quiet and peace as you open the door to your elegant, timeless hideaway.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1870568
  • Price$750,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Master Bedroom LevelUpper Floor
  • Bathrooms5.50
  • Full Baths5
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage4,950
  • Above Grade Footage4,000
  • Acres9.00
  • Year Built1974
  • TypeSingle Family
  • StatusActive


2+ Story, Contemporary, Bed & Breakfast

Community Information

  • Address1551 S Schomberg Road
  • Subdivisionmetes & bounds
  • CityLake Leelanau
  • TownshipLeland
  • CountyLeelanau
  • StateMichigan
  • Zip Code49653


  • TV and InternetAntenna, WiFi
  • Garage Capacity2


WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic


Attached, Door Opener, Concrete Floors

Additional Buildings

Sauna, Garden/Storage Shed, Guest House


  • WaterfrontCreek


  • HeatingForced Air, Propane
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementWalkout, Block
  • FireplaceYes

Interior Features

Skylights, Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Breakfast Nook, Formal Dining Room, Great Room, Den/Study, Vaulted Ceilings, Drywall, Solid Surface Counters, Workshop, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings, Wet Bar, Solarium/Sun Room, Loft


Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Disposal, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Cook Top, Exhaust Fan, Electric Water Heater


Fireplace(s), Gas, Wood, Stove, Masonry, Insert


  • RoofAsphalt
  • ConstructionFrame


Stucco/Drivit, Wood, Rough-Sawn

Exterior Features

Deck, Countryside View, Landscaped, Porch, Balcony, Multi-Level Decking, Patio

Lot Description

irregular, Wooded-Hardwoods, Wooded, Evergreens, Level, Rolling

School Information

  • DistrictLeland Public School District

Additional Information

  • Days on Market105
  • ZoningResidential, Other
  • Ownership TypePrivate Owner
  • OfficeEXIT Realty Paramount
  • Office Address13919 S West Bay Shore Drive

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