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MI Dream Home: $5.2M Fennville estate on Lake Michigan ideal for multi-generational family

Charles E. Ramirez   | The Detroit News

It's a contemporary-style home that's a textbook example of luxurious Michigan lakefront living and it's up for sale.

The more than 9,000-square-foot, U-shaped house owned by Jill Winston is nestled on 46 acres on Lake Michigan's shore with 135 feet of private beach in Fennville, about 11 miles from Saugatuck. It's on the market for $5.2 million.

In addition to its view of the lake, the house has seven bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, two half baths, a heated, in-ground swimming pool, a sunken hot tub and an attached 3-car garage. 

Jim Sellman, the real estate broker and listing agent for the home, said it's ideal for a multi-generational family or extended family.  

Each of the house's two wings have access to a separate bunkhouse that has a full kitchen, full bath, bedroom, living room and private entrances. 

"The home has five very comfortable bedrooms and then the two separate apartment-like units that can be completely self contained and are within the home offer privacy for everyone," he said. "It could be used for business purposes alongside personal use."  

Built in 2002, the house also has a front porch and an attached screened room with gas fireplace for taking in views of the Lake Michigan and sunsets. 

Inside, there are bamboo floors and custom doors made from reclaimed Jarrah wood from Australia. There's a fireplace in the den and in the living room.

Below the house is a partially finished daylight basement with a half bath.

Above, the home's main gourmet kitchen features a top-of-the-line refrigerator, two freezer drawers, two dishwashers, a gas cooktop, built-in microwave, ice maker and a trash compactor. It also has a garden window, a snack bar and built-in desk.

Upstairs, two upper bedrooms each have private decks that look toward the lake. The master bedroom has a view of the lake as well as a large bathroom with a heated floor and steam shower. It also has access to two private decks, one off the bedroom and another one floor up through a secret door.

On top of all that, there's a natural gas powered generator to provide electricity in the event of an outage.

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