Near the ancient stone of Cutface Creek, in the neighborhood of Good Harbor Bay, is an ideal locale for a home or getaway. The folks that live along Birch Dr have the best of both worlds: out in the country, plenty of elbow room, yet only a short drive to Grand Marais. Just inland from the Alligator Rocks jump on Birch Dr and head up the ridge above Superior. It’s quiet, forested, pure air, dark nights with a billion stars. Sound good? Then check out this perfect home! Log construction, single floor living, with sylvan light pouring in to each room. The current owners have it all set, loving and shining it during their stewardship of the home. Nothing to do. Well, you will have to invite some pals over for fun on the sprawling deck. There’s a sweet yard carved out of the woods, and it feels just right when the kids are playing catch, or a big bags tourney is under way. A medieval firepit the makers of Stonehenge would admire is the place for s’mores, watching a bit of cowboy TV and solving the world’s problems. Need more wood? Wander into the forested 5 acres and haul back a bundle. A beautiful boulder berm colorfully buttresses the home. Inside is class-act. High end finish materials, chef’s dream kitchen and appliances, and plenty of room to spread out. Three bedrooms: awesome, spacious master bedroom with ensuite bath and walk-in closet. The cathedral living room with expansive south facing windows, stone fireplace and paneled ceiling is Northwoods all the way – like having your own lodge. Just down the hall is a family room with all the comfort and fun: place for a big ol’ sports and movie TV, ping pong, snacks, sleepover, whatever. In addition to the bedrooms, there is an office space or make it a little den for contemplation, yoga, crafts… Handy laundry room is so cute. Whether a year-round home or a getaway, this is a place of peace, style and comfort. A home like this that has design sensibility, good layout, and sequestered away from the vagaries of the modern world becomes your place of refuge. A place the mind and body relax, can take stock, come up with new ideas. Or keep it simple: walk the gravel road, chill out with the grill, go on a baking binge, read all of Sigurd Olson. Remember, ice cream, beer, pizza are about five minutes away in Grand Marais!
313 Birch Dr, Grand Marais
MLS #: 6092565 $449,000
This listing is compliments of TimberWolff Realty LLC.