1888 Shingle Victorian – Mackinac Island, MI – $2,750,000

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Added to OHD on 11/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 8/31/20   -   51 Comments
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8155 Algonquin St # 8156. Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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  • $2,750,000
  • 10 Bed
  • 6 Bath
  • 7434 Sq Ft
  • 1.61 Ac.
A rare opportunity to own one of Mackinac Island's West Bluff Victorian Cottage - Casa Verano.......This cottage is truly a treasure that is located on the prestigious west bluff of Mackinac Island. The magnificent views of the Straits of Mackinac are just a few of the unparalleled features of this historical cottage. Construction was started around 1885 and finished circa 1888. A large porch runs across the front and one side of the cottage and also features several balconies. You will find 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, natural fireplaces, spacious dining room and living room, plus a cozy sun room. The interior wood work is that of a true craftsman and speaks the era in which it was built. Oh....let's not forget to mention that it includes its own stables with living quarters above. All this is sitting on a very large parcel of land with many gardens and plenty of space to expand them if so desired.
Contact Information
Billy Borst, Mackinac Island Realty
(906) 847-6483 / 906-430-0831
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49 Comments on 1888 Shingle Victorian – Mackinac Island, MI – $2,750,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12130 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    From the lawn you can just see the Grand Hotel. I keep saying “One of these days!” for the Somewhere in Time Weekend.

  2. Matt says: 1 comments

    Mackinac Island is such a beautiful place. It’s one of those places where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Cars are not allowed on the island, so people ride bicycles or horse-drawn carriages. Victorian houses and old-fashioned hotels and candy shops fill the main street, and most of the island is filled with huge, old-growth trees. Most of the trees on the North side of the island look prehistoric. It’s like what the earliest settlers of America would have seen. To paint a picture of what the place feels like, imagine a mix of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Main Street Disneyland, and New York’s Central Park.

    • Kathryn Evans says: 21 comments

      Rather comforting to know, Matt, that somewhere in this fine USA there are places unspoiled by progress & resemble 1600’s.

  3. karen huhn says: 12 comments

    Wow…. just WOW! I’m in love! I think this one will get me over the heartbreak that the McCray mansion was sold. LOL.

  4. Ross says: 2417 comments

    I normally fall into a dead faint over architecture.

    In this house I also fell into a dead faint over that pair of twin beds.

    You know which pair.

    • Jeklstudio says: 1052 comments

      With the link to extra photos I make it TWO sets of twin beds I’d just about give my eye teeth for. The house really does (more than many others) give you a sense of having stepped back to 1900. The movie kelly mentioned “somewhere in time” is so sweet, sad and it precisely describes how I feel. Wouldn’t I love to wake up one day in a time and place like that. Far away from the bad manners, bad behavior of today not to mention the kardashians. LOL What a beautiful beautiful place.

    • Claudia says: 11 comments

      I DO!

  5. Melody says: 502 comments

    I think I just found my summer house! πŸ˜€

    It’s just a 5 hour drive from here, and it’s definitely a beautiful location!

  6. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    I could live here for the rest of my life very happily. Heaven.

  7. MonicaG says: 155 comments

    Ok, maybe if I’m reeally quiet, no one will notice I’ve moved in.

  8. KarenZKarenZ says: 1152 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Yes, Ross-we know which pair, lol! I almost fainted dead away when I saw them! I’ll admit, I have never heard of this magical place and now I want to hit the lottery to buy this Summer home! Everything about this house is gorgeous, but Matt’s description has me sold on moving here!

  9. Mary Jo says: 9 comments

    Don’t forget the FUDGE. This would be the only reason why I would move back to Michigan, love Mackinaw Island.

  10. myransommyransom says: 30 comments

    There are several Moorish Fretwork grilles from the C.S.Ransom Company in this house. For more on Moorish Fretwork check out my page on http://www.facebook.com/moorishfretwork

  11. debrazgalaxy says: 1 comments

    After I win the lottery~ I will move there. The furnishings and details are wonderful. I am surprised at the kitchen though. First step would be hire cleaning staff to help me keep house and then remodel kitchen.

  12. Pookha says: 132 comments

    What’s not to like? This is fairytale stuff!

  13. Brie says: 8 comments

    If this is their Summer home, I’d love to see their All-year home!

  14. Amanda says: 3 comments

    This is what I picture as my “dream house”. How can you top those breathtaking views?

  15. says: 5 comments

    What is not to love? And those twin beds are something else!

  16. Patrick A. Imler says: 253 comments

    Location, location, location! I am in love with this grand, old home!
    And that porch is to die for!

  17. pamibachpamibach says: 116 comments

    This beautiful home on Mackinack even, the island is a step back in time!

  18. Sandra says: 302 comments

    The second from last photo looks so appealing! I would love to curl up on that bed/bench with a good book and periodically gaze out the window at the lake. I love all of the furnishings, Beautiful house.

  19. kenneth Lee Benjamin says: 57 comments

    OMG …This is my Heaven on earth!!! Mackinac Island is a very special place for me and I remember this house.My family used to own a Rug shop on Main St on the island in the very early 1900’s and my folks took me here in the 60’s for my 10th birthday and the last time I was there was in 83,what I would give to live in this grand house,some of the most beautiful homes in the world are on Mackinac Island,I’ll keep dreaming on this one

  20. Oh be still my heart! This is the house I am going to make my bed and breakfast. The only issue is the price tag… Hmm…

  21. says: 69 comments

    I grew up in northern Michigan, and spent a LOT of time on Mackinac Island. It is beautiful there, and charming. It boasts some awesome homes, but is very regulated.

    • MJ Williams says: 8 comments

      I agree, costs a fortune to live there. Groceries are flown in at a huge premium in the winter time if you choose to stay on the Island. You can fly off or take a snowmobile over the frozen water, sometimes not very safe! St. Ignace and Mac Island put their Christmas trees on the ice to mark the safest route but nearly every winter, some fool falls in and drowns! A lot of the houses are not insulated because they turn off the water and only a few families that have lived there forever live on the Island. That being said, I think that the first one of us to win the lottery should invite it and then let us take turns staying there! Kinda like a timeshare! πŸ™‚ I might even come back to MI to visit in late July when it finally gets warm enough up there for me!

  22. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12130 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2016 so comments above are older. Finally got around to updating the new listing photos, moved to front page.

  23. Linda says: 29 comments

    Do ya suppose they would knock something off the price for us who can pronounce Algonquin and Mackinac???

  24. MichaelMichael says: 2848 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Many thanks to the owners for sharing this wonderful home with us! It’s ‘practically perfect in every way’!

  25. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Were I so fortunate in this lifetime as to be able to buy this, I would want it lock, stock and barrel, all furnishings included. It’s just perfect!

  26. zoomey says: 527 comments

    I remember this house when it was listed earlier, swooning over it. Especially the old toilet in the bathroom! The old kitchen, the old summer house feel of the place. This is really my #1 dream house. If only I could scare up that cool $3 million or so it would take. hmmmmmmm Oh, and the views, wow, the views would distract from that great, great house. So much loveliness, I’d never do anything but gaze back and forth. Hope they sell it furnished. It feels like a time capsule.

  27. William Walkington says: 57 comments

    My wife and I honeymooned on Mackinac in 2003. It’s everything and more which is said about it. Dinner at the Grand Hotel is an amazing experience. Truly a magical place.

  28. Cricket says: 14 comments

    WOW!! What a dream come true to live in this home so breathtakingly beautiful. Definitely a step back in time. Does respect, good manners and caring for one another come with it too?

  29. susan teague says: 2 comments

    I lived on the Island for 18 years it’s very magical. No motorized vehicles permited. You can snowmobile in the winter with a permit.

  30. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 455 comments

    I used to shovel snow in my bare feet when I lived in Maine; of course I’m not such an idiot to try that today, but Michigan winters wouldn’t bother me. This house would be well worth the cold of Michigan winters.

  31. Lannie Loeks says: 11 comments

    Spent summers there 1969 – 1973. Worked for MDNR…at ‘The Fort’.
    Fond memories. I visited this home. Absolutely stunning.

  32. jseizijseizi says: 22 comments

    We were there at the end of September for our Anniversary. This beauty is also available to rent in 1 week increments. Can’t wait for the next trip back, the island is breathtaking.

  33. Gwenn says: 107 comments

    Mackinac Island is lovely. We went there several times on our boat when I was a kid. I remember riding bikes around the island, and watching the big ferry going over.
    This house is just wonderful…someone will be very lucky to own it!

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