Gothic Revival in Bear Lake, MI

Added to OHD on 12/30/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/14/20   -   9 Comments
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17055 Butwell Rd, Bear Lake, MI 49614

  • $69,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1906 Sq Ft
  • 7.14 Ac.
Handy person's farmhouse "special" with timberframe barn on 7 acres in northern Manistee County. Remodel this vintage 4 bedroom farmhouse with nostalgic exterior design and a charming three-season porch. Located in the country near Chestnut Hills golf, between Bear Lake and Arcadia. 1,900 square feet to finish from the studs up! Completed work includes new carrying beams in the basement, first floor leveling and a back deck. Work has begun on the foundation, interior wall framing and roof, with half the roof shingles installed and the other half onsite. Well & septic inspection approval in 2015. Nice 28x26 old-style timberframe barn has a hayloft and a stone foundation basement. Selling all "as-is". Beautiful property with a spot for a garden and a tree-lined driveway. A short hop to US-31 for an easy commute to Traverse City or Manistee.
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Christine Stapleton, Stapleton Realty
(231) 326-4000
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9 Comments on Gothic Revival in Bear Lake, MI

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12143 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sucks it’s gutted but it’s an opportunity to do whatever one would want. I love the “candy cane” barn! 7 rural acres?! Yes, please!

    • homebodyhomebody says: 101 comments
      1992 Victorian
      Dousman, WI

      I feel the same Kelly! That barn is adorable! But the gutted inside . . . maybe it was too far gone. Wish there were inside pics of it in its former glory! Something to work off of! I could live here! Charm, history, land for my horse and dogs. . .

  2. MichaelMichael says: 2853 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Yea, I was hoping it wasn’t gutted on the inside. I didn’t even see the trim. The setting looks nice and the post and beam barn is glorious.

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 943 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    That barn alone is worth the price of admission!

  4. MsMsMsMs says: 31 comments
    1960 Lansing, MI

    It is close enough to Lake Michigan to be the dream house I have always wanted. If only I was handy.

  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1067 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.

    Nice area and endless outdoor activities. I’d take it!

  6. TomasczTomascz says: 111 comments

    Lots of older places out in the Michigan woods didn’t have fancy woodwork, like most old “cabins” anywhere else. I think I saw some baseboards and such laying out there in the barn. I’m gonna have to get some comps on acreage out around Manistee, send my daughter up to have a look after it thaws out a bit. That little root cellar, now attached to the house, has got me going too.
    That barn framing looks vaguely European. The place would probably be worth doing, given some reasonable acts of contrition by the owner.
    It’s condition will make wiring and insulation, which this place probably never had, a whole lot easier and cheaper.


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