Relax in style in this stunning, contemporary cottage- a unique retreat 2 blocks from Lake Michigan beach access. Nestled in a fern covered, old growth forest, enjoy wild turkey, deer and birding at your doorstep. State-of-the-art, Euro kitchen opens to the private deck with grill - ideal for the gourmet who loves nature and cooking! Dine or recline on the cedar screen porch listening to the sounds of the lake and woodland creek below. Dramatic great room features bamboo floors, leather furniture and a spectacular fireplace. The open loft with outdoor balcony provides a great spot to read, lounge or watch the 42” HD, Cable TV. Spa-style baths offer boulder and concrete vessel sinks and luxurious showers. Perfect getaway for new lovers, the busy executive, artists or retired folk looking for an adventure. Low allergen, green-built, eco-friendly. All ideally located in a charming, beach front neighborhood - walking distance from shops, galleries, restaurants and more!
'GREEN' BUILT COTTAGE: This lovely cottage was remodeled using state-of-the-art green building practices intended to reduce its carbon footprint and to increase the comfort of its occupants. A two stage, high efficiency furnace with an integrated HEPA media filter helps reduce allergens in the air. Icynene foam insulation and Low E casement windows were used to create a thermally efficient building envelope. Toilets are dual flush, low volume fixtures to conserve water. Finish materials were procured locally with an eye toward sustainability including bamboo floors, concrete counter tops, cedar from managed forests and Hardipanel siding. The stairway is made of Ash wood salvaged from trees cut locally due ash borers disease. Kitchen cabinets are European alder, recycled from a high end showroom and reconfigured for the current layout. Appliances are Energy Star and all finishes are low VOC products to help improve indoor air quality for the chemically sensitive.