Michigan’s Historic Properties For Sale
Interested in purchasing an older or historic building? The following is a list of some of these properties that have come to our attention.
If you would like a historic property you own or one that you are marketing as a Realtor, please complete our submission form. Completed forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*MHPN reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, including buildings that have had their historic character compromised through the alteration or removal of original features. For more information on this issue, please consult National Park Service Preservation Brief #17.
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Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, Chippewa County, Michigan
Historic Hotel and Motel
Birch Lodge and the Birch Lodge Motel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are available as a seasonal turn-key resort or private retreat for a preservation-minded buyer. The property is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, just a half-hour drive north of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, the state’s leading tourist destination. It is less than an hour to Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point, Sault Ste. Marie, and beaches of three of the Great Lakes. The lodge is set on almost 20 acres with about ¼-mile of high frontage on 560-acre Big Trout Lake, and includes a sandy swimming beach. The lake is an all sports lake draining to the Carp River and is connected to Little Trout Lake, Frenchman’s Lake, and Wegwas Lake. The property backs on to the 30-acre Anna Badgley-Little Trout Lake Nature Preserve with some 4,000’ of frontage on Little Trout Lake.
Built in 1911-12, the10,000 sq. ft. lodge includes a 100-foot porch fronting on the lake, a large lobby, dining room, kitchen, and the “Birch Bar,” a classic 1950’s rustic northwoods “Tiki” bar complete with two working Seeburg jukeboxes. Under the current owners, the lodge has undergone many updates including roof, electrical, plumbing, heating, a/c, septic and well. Renovations have converted the lodge into a five unit bed and breakfast (with three other units begun), while retaining the historic character of the lodge. From the tunes on the juke boxes, to the vintage china and furnishings, this place has magic all its own that cannot be described.
The adjacent 3000+ sq. ft. eight unit motel was built in 1963 and is featured on some Mid-Century/”Retro” web sites: the rooms have two double beds, tiled baths, a mini-fridge and TV. Décor is mid-century modern. The motel has had plumbing, electrical and air conditioning upgrades, new carpeting and mattresses. There is also a small one bedroom log cabin with fireplace, built in the 1940’s that has a new septic system and could be improved for rental. The buildings are all set back in the property ¼-mile off the road, for a unique private lakefront setting.
Purchase includes almost all furnishings, all hotel china and table service, the birchlodge.com web site, row boats and kayaks, laundry with two washers and three driers and everything needed to continue the resort. More information and many photos are available on our website, birchlodge.com, our linked blog, and on our Facebook page @ Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI. Inquiries, please email to email@example.com.
Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Residential Property
David and Christine Wiesblat House
Galesburg, Michigan 49053
The David and Christine Weisblat House is one of over 140 Usonian homes built nationally by Frank Lloyd Wright. Each design was site-specific to take advantage of the view and terrain. The Usonian floor plans were typically single story homes with small entryways, narrow passages, large central fireplaces, low roofs, radiant heating, and large central living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Privately situated within “The Acres” a 70-acre subdivision designed by Wright with four Wright homes. The subdivision was originally established in 1949 as a co-op by a group of scientists that worked for the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company. The site located on 1-acre disc shaped wooded lots, and backs up to acres of common area trails. The site features an open lot with rolling topography, mature landscaping, and a unique frog pond.
The home like two other home sin the neighborhood was built using Wright’s “in-line” plan and is truly a work of art. The home built in 1951, also features an addition that was constructed in 1961 and was originally planned by Wright but was not finalized until after his death in 1959. The addition completed by John Howe and William Wesley Peters, was designed as a natural extension of the original home and Wright’s design.
This architectural gem, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the “The Acres” subdivision, has been successfully maintained and owned by the Weisblat family, and is being offered for sale for the first time. This is your chance to own one of the last originally owned Wright homes in existence today.
202-204 E. Chicago (US-12)
Jonesville, Michigan 49250
Based upon project scope, the City of Jonesville, MEDC, and SHPO are willing to work with interested parties on a case-by-case basis to secure local and state incentives. Hillsdale County has revolving loan dollars available for eligible projects.
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