3,554 Feet Of Lake Superior Frontage - 70-Acres Of Private Woodlands - And A 3,200 Square Foot Craftsman Styled Home For Sale.
Beautiful Braeloch. Brae Loch is thoroughly Scottish - and means "Hillside by the Lake" in Scots Gaelic. The property has approximately 3,554+/- feet of Lake Superior frontage with an elevated setting for unmatched sunset view over the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world.
It also has 70+/- Acres of woodlands covering an upper ridge, and a lower ridge, and offers privacy and seclusion.
The shoreline features some Great Lakes Maritime History. The Bon Voyage, a passenger steamer built in 1891, which originally ran between Chicago and Saugatuck, and was brought to Lake Superior in 1900. The 30' x 153' vessel carried passengers and supplies between Duluth and the Copper Country. On May 10, 1901 a fire broke out on board. Not able to launch the life boats or life rafts, the Captain decided to beach the craft. The crew and passengers escaped, except for four members of a Laurium family that were drowned in their attempt to get to shore. Today the 127 year old skeletal remains of this beautiful ship lies embedded in the beach sand of this property.
A Private Drive through gently rolling northern mixed hardwoods and conifers brings you to the Craftsman Styled home in a landscaped setting. Natural Lake Superior field stone foundation edging with limestone caps, palladian styled windows, Western cedar siding, cedar surrounds around windows, high pitched roof lines topped with vented copulas, and peaked dormers, blend beautifully together to create a unique look for this custom home.
The Covered Front Porch welcomes you.
A spacious central Foyer/Stairway/Hallway area that features Ceramic Tile flooring and Arts and Craft Style woodwork makes for a striking first impression. It sets the stage for an authentic Arts and Craft style interior that you will find throughout this beautiful home.
Two hallways lead you into the spacious Great Room with a Living, Dining and Kitchen areas. These rooms have floating beams on high ceilings, light walls, pine flooring, and windows that frame beautiful Lake Superior views - subtle luxury - but informality.
The Living Room is large enough for two cozy seating areas which flank a large Lake Superior field stone fireplace.
A central Dining Area has a high efficiency free standing wood burning fireplace. Off the Dining Area is an 11x18 Covered Screened In Porch for dining and relaxing.
Adjacent to the more formal dining area is a spacious contemporary kitchen, that has lots of granite counter space, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. A Kitchen Island is complete with food prep space, a four-burner gas cook stove, and has seating for two.
The Hallway from the kitchen to the Front Foyer, provides access to a Storage/Broom Closet and Mechanical Room.
At one end of the Foyer is a Laundry Room, Half-Bath, and Mud Room. The Mud Room is connected by a side entry into a 24x24 Attached Garage with an 8x12 Workshop.
Hidden at the opposite end of the Foyer is the private main floor Master Bedroom suite which has 12x12 Full Bath and a large Walk-in Closet.
Upstairs you find another large Central Hallway with a 7x19 Sitting Room, Two Bedrooms that both have views of the lake, a Full Bath and a 3/4 Bath - making this home perfect for a family and guests.
Under eave attic access doors also lend more storage possibilities on this level.
The home is heated with LP gas and there is Central Air Conditioning.
Outside you'll enjoy a large yard, a pathway leading to the lakefront stairway that takes you to the shoreline, and there is the surrounding forest for hiking and exploring. Large and small game, waterfowl, eagles, and a variety of other animals call this area home.
Not far away are hundreds of acres of CFA lands for hunting, trapping, and fishing. For those who love Lake Superior's sand beaches, the Redridge Bay Beach is three-miles away. Near that is the Salmon Trout River which flows about a dozen miles before emptying into Lake Superior. The Historic Redridge Steel and Timber Crib Dams on the Salmon Trout River is a favorite Steelhead fishing spot in Spring. Fishing for Bluegill, Brook trout, Brown trout, Perch, Salmon, is also popular by these structures. This river also has populations of wild brook and rainbow trout.
The Freda Trail, a Multi-Use State Trail for Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowmobiling is not far away. If taking relaxing rides in the areas backwoods is more to your liking - an Autumn activity might include a visit to a special place the locals call "The Covered Road", because of the way trees arch over it, and form a natural tunnel.
This property is very private, yet located just minutes away from the Houghton-Hancock business core where you will find dining, medical services, shopping, and even downhill skiing. Shorewave Internet and Phone service is available.
If you are seeking the north woods wilderness atmosphere with a Lake Superior Seasonal or Year-Round Home, schedule your private tour today.
Directions to Ranch
From L'Anse go North to Houghton. Follow signs to M-26, go on 26 to Canal exit. Go approx 4.8 Miles to Liminga - turn left. Take Liminga for 2.1 miles to North Superior Rd - Turn right and go 1 mile to Wall St., turn left. Go to Superior Shores Rd to development entrance. Braeloch Rd is on the left.
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