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~ HOUSE OF THE WEEK ~




Crazy About Older Homes


Something I’ve always appreciated about the finely kept more historical homes that Traverse City proper is known for is the detail that most newer builds don’t have. The brick paved path leading to the front door, the wood floor and wood paneled ceiling of the porch, the cast door handles, or the living room with an extra nook that refuses to be a boring square box. These are details that assure us real hands worked on the place and those hands belonged to highly skilled tradespeople who cared. I love that this is a home with actual rooms. Many of them. Whomever declared “open-concept living” to be desirable, in my opinion, was a snake oil salesman. I think we actually long for a variety of unique spaces to contain and even give shape to our various moods and activities. Some rooms call us together and others welcome us into much needed alone-time. Think of a goldfish in its plain glass bowl. Add a bit of plastic grass and a miniature rock cave for it to tuck into and all of a sudden we all feel happier. These historic homes are criticized sometimes for needing more upkeep than our open-concept boxes, but they take care of us in return ten-fold.

- Cath Stocker



512 Sixth Street Traverse City




HIGHLIGHTS

HISTORIC VICTORIAN MASTERPIECE

4 BEDROOMS, 3 ½ BATHS

5,421 SQ FT

HEATED WOOD FLOORING

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS

FENCED YARD

$1,690,000



FEATURES


This historic 4 bed/3.5 bath Victorian masterpiece seamlessly blends period craftsmanship with premium modern updates and finishes throughout. Nestled alongside the iconic brick of Sixth Street, features include a welcoming foyer, elegant living room with gas fireplace, heated wood flooring, formal dining room, and island kitchen with quartz countertops and high-end appliances. The upper levels offer a family room with a second gas fireplace, 3 guest bedrooms, and a spacious primary suite with walk-in closets, an office, and a spa-like bathroom. The lower level boasts a family/recreation room, laundry, and a sizable home gym. The beautiful living spaces continue outdoors into the private and fenced yard featuring an expansive lanai. This home is protected by a home security system while an attached garage safeguards your vehicles. Enjoy all of this and more from an ideal, walkable location mere minutes from West Bay beaches, TART Trail, and all of downtown Traverse City’s premium dining, shopping, & entertainment!













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