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FeaturedFriListing_2016

This week we are featuring Jean Wedemeyer’s listing – 5551 Great Hawk Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Everything you need is on one floor in this contemporary ranch, including a large master suite with a private porch, a great room with a fireplace, and a sunroom. An eat-in kitchen, laundry and powder room complete this level.  There is an additional 1478 SF living space on the walk-out lower level, also overlooking the pond.

5551 Great Hawk Circle - Living roomQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?  
5551 Great Hawk Circle provides one-level living in a beautiful setting, designed by Hobbs & Black to take full advantage of the secluded 1.57acre lot.  You’ll find plenty of room for family and friends in the family room with fireplace, study, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.5551 Great Hawk Circle - FireplaceQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The terrific list of practical updates includes roof, furnaces, water softener, washer and dryer, driveway, and great room hardwood floors.

5551 Great Hawk Circle - KitchenQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Windows abound, offering ever-changing views of the surrounding woods and pond.

5551 Great Hawk Circle - Master BathQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The grounds, designed by noted UM landscape architect, Carl Johnson, are home to local wildlife throughout every season.

5551 Great Hawk Circle - BedroomQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
There is wonderful built-in cabinetry and amazing storage space throughout the 3275 SF of finished living space.

If you would like more information about 5551 Great Hawk Circle, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Jean Wedemeyer at 734-604-2523.

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Picturesque 1920s English Tudor

FeaturedFriListing_2016This week we are featuring Chris Marten’s listing – 820 Third Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

820 3rd Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
1920s English Tudor Revival

820 3rd Street - Entry 1Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
1920s Tudor home with historic details including original woodwork, striking half timbers in the master bedroom, stucco exterior and sleek modern updates.

820 3rd Street - EntryQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Walk to Michigan Stadium, parks and Main Street.

820 3rd Street - Kitchen 2Q. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Sleek modern updates include a new kitchen and finished basement with fourth bedroom and a full bathroom.

820 3rd Street - MasterQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Old West Side is a desirable community close to schools, downtown Ann Arbor, public transportation, shopping, restaurants and sporting events.
820 3rd Street - Master BathQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Perched at the Top Third Street you can see The Big House and hear the roar of the crowd on game days.

820 3rd Street - YardQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
High demand rental averaging $1,700 per night during football/basketball games, U of M Commencement and international sporting events.

820 3rd Street - Back of houseQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
It is an unusual Sears kit home from the 1920’s.

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Wonderful Move-in Ready Home in Ann Arbor

FeaturedFriListing_2016This week we are featuring Joe Neely’s listing – 1757 Briar Ridge Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This home is in the French-Norman architectural style.

1757 Briar Ridge, Ann Arbor, MI 48108Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This brick family home is updated, clean and move-in ready.

1757 Briar Ridge - FireplaceQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located in the Ann Arbor School District this home has easy access to town or university destinations. The nearby Pittsfield Township walking trails are great for walking and biking. For the commuter, it’s just a hop, skip and jump to the highway.

1757 Briar Ridge - Kitchen 1Q. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The roof, furnace, air conditioner and sump pump have all been replaced within the past four years. The carpet has been replaced throughout the entire second floor prior to listing. Many additional upgrades throughout.

1757 Briar Ridge - BedroomQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Nearby neighborhood park, a great spot for children to play.

1757 Briar Ridge - Lower levelQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
Plenty of homes offer a walk-in closet; this home offers two. One in the master bedroom and another in bedroom number two.
1757 Briar Ridge - YardQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The backyard view is wooded and peaceful.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
This is a wonderful family home at a good price. Come take a look.

If you would like more information about 1757 Briar Ridge Drive, Ann Arbor or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Joe Neely at 734-276-0612.

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A Private Retreat Minutes from Ann Arbor and Saline

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This week we are featuring Jean Wedemeyer’s listing – 1478 Fieldstone Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

1478 Fieldstone Court- FrontQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This is a 2,252 sq. ft. colonial with a contemporary feel. In addition to the open living area at the back of the house, there is a formal living room and dining room. An oversized master suite and 2nd floor laundry make living easy.

1478 Fieldstone Court- FamilyQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
One of the best things about 1478 Fieldstone is the open, easy living space on the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast area is a natural gathering place. The family room has a gas fireplace, brick hearth, bay window with a seat and vaulted ceiling with skylights. In addition, there is a walk out to the large deck and to the large backyard.

1478 Fieldstone Court- KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood? 
This is a wonderful location: a one acre lot with mature plantings, easy access to highways, only 10 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor and Saline. Enjoy the “trifecta” of an Ann Arbor mailing address, Saline Schools and low Pittsfield Township taxes.

1478 Fieldstone Court- MasterQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The home sits on a private one acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. You will enjoy the many perennials that bloom throughout the summer and the nice green views of the expansive yard.1478 Fieldstone Court- DeckQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The kitchen has new granite counters. Down below there is finished space for gathering and a study. The roof and water heater are new; the 2.5 car garage and shed provide plenty of storage space.1478 Fieldstone Court- BackyardIf you would like more information about 1478 Fieldstone Court, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Jean Wedemeyer at 734-604-2523.

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Spacious Light-Filled Home on Lohr Lake

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This week we are featuring Michelle Stalmack’s listing – 5500 Lohr Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 481085500 Lohr LakeQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Beautiful corner lot on Lohr Lake.

5500 Lohr Lake - Entry

Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Move-in ready contemporary colonial home.5500 Lohr Lake - DenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Great location with an Ann Arbor mailing, lower Pittsfield Township taxes and award-winning Saline schools.5500 Lohr Lake - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Updates include new roof, fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, new tile floor in the master bathroom, and newer water heater.

5500 Lohr Lake - Kitchen 2Q. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
You will savor time on the numerous community walking trails and the nearby lake with walking bridges.
5500 Lohr Lake - Master
Q. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Enjoy over 2900 sq. ft. of living space and gorgeous views of the pond in Lohr Lake.

5500 Lohr Lake - Laundry room

Q. What makes the price of this home so great?
Exceptional value for a home in this neighborhood. Bayberry build with 2 x 6 construction, Anderson windows, 3 car garage, butler pantry, first floor laundry, and a doggie wash.

5500 Lohr Lake - YardQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The ample backyard provides enough room for grilling, gardening and entertaining.

If you would like more information about 5500 Lohr Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Michelle Stalmack at 734-276-7236.

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The 15 Essential Ann Arbor Area Events to Attend July 2018

July 2018 Events in the Ann Arbor Area Michigan July events

July is the height of summer heat, fun and celebration in Ann Arbor. To celebrate, our communities are coming together for outdoor events, concerts, games, festivals and so much more.

To help you make this a month to remember, we rounded up our top 15 local happenings — from the recurring concerts that will get you on your feet, to the annual festivals you don’t want to miss, and everything in between!

For even more summer fun, check out 21 Summer Fairs and Festivals in the Ann Arbor Area You Don’t Want to Miss which includes events happening through August.

 

 

Arts + Culture

July 2018 Events in the Ann Arbor Area Michigan July events

Sonic Lunch | Ann Arbor

June 7 – August 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Downtown Ann Arbor

Since 2008, Sonic Lunch has been bringing free, outdoor concerts to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor every summer. Suitable for all ages, the 2018 concert series kicked off on June 7th and continues through July with shows on July 5th, 12th and 26th. All shows begin at 11:30 a.m. and you can see the full lineup here.

 

Michigan Elvisfest | Ypsilanti

July 6 – 7, various times | Historic Depot Town

Showcasing some of the best professional Elvis tribute artists in North America, Elvisfest offers fun for fans and music lovers of all ages. With the purchase of your ticket (ranging in price from $20 to $60) you can enjoy kids activities, a classic car show, local food vendors, an adult beer tent, raffles and more.

 

Rolling Sculpture Car Show | Ann Arbor

July 13, 2 – 10 p.m. | Downtown Ann Arbor  

The 24th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show is returning to Main, Liberty and Washington Streets in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor this July. The event itself is free and open to the public and all cars are welcome to exhibit for a pre-registration fee of $20. On the day of the show, guests will enjoy 300 exotic, antique, classic and one of a kind cars, live music from Hot Rod DJ, Surfer Joe, and family activities provided by The Ann Arbor District Library.

 

Saline Celtic Festival | Saline

July 13 – 14, various times | Mill Pond Park

The Saline Celtic Festival originally began as a one-day festival but has grown in popularity and fun to include a full weekend of entertainment. Today, the event includes Highland dance competitions, ancient Celtic athletic competitions, kids activities at Wee Folks Island, living history, jousting, sheep herding dog demonstrations, and so much more!

 

Art In The Park | Plymouth

July 13 – 15, various times | Downtown Plymouth

Art In The Park is celebrating its 39th year in 2018 by welcoming over 400 artists from around the country. These professionals and hobbyists will be offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, woodwork, glass, photography, folk art and so much more. And all the art comes along with live entertainment and food to create Michigan’s second largest art fair!

 

Ann Arbor Art Fair | Ann Arbor

July 19 – 22, various times | Downtown Ann Arbor

Kicked off by the Townie Street Party on Monday, July 16th and hosted in conjunction with the State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair has grown into quite the event. All around town, you’ll find stage performances, street performers and street painting, an art activity zone, a youth art fair, and even more.

 

Sounds & Sights Festival | Chelsea

July 26 – 28, various times | Downtown Chelsea

 This weekend festival began over three decades ago and has grown to be one of the best summer events in the region. Over two days and three nights, you can experience live music, an indie art market, kids’ entertainment, a classic car show and more in historic downtown Chelsea.

 

 

Community Celebrations

July 2018 Events in the Ann Arbor Area Michigan July events

Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade | Ypsilanti

July 4, 11 a.m. | Historic Depot Town

Honor and celebrate the July 4th holiday with one of the area’s favorite, patriotic traditions: Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade. This 90-year tradition is Michigan’s oldest parade and will fill the streets of Depot Town with community fun and plenty of red, white and blue!

 

Hot Air Jubilee | Jackson

July 20 – 22, various times | Ella Sharp Park

Offering free admission and just $5 parking on-site, Jackson’s Hot Air Jubilee is a full weekend of hot air balloons, entertainment, carnival rides and food. Along with several balloon launches scheduled throughout the festival, you can explore the Ella Sharp Museum, dance to the live DJ, play in Kids Kingdom and so much more! Check out the full schedule here.

 

 

Sports

July 2018 Events in the Ann Arbor Area Michigan July events

Firecracker 5K and Mile Fun Run | Ann Arbor

July 4, 7:55 – 9:45 a.m. | Downtown Ann Arbor

On the morning of July 4th in downtown Ann Arbor, racers will take off from the intersection of Fourth and Liberty — the most patriotic intersection in town. The main race is a 3.1 mile course through downtown, but the event also offers a Mile Fun Run and a Kids’ 100-Meter Dash for children 8 years and under. Get all the details and register online here.

 

Jackson Highland Games | Jackson

July 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Ella Sharp Park

The second annual Jackson Highland Games is returning to Ella Sharp Park on July 28th. This full day of fun and games will include traditional athletic events like tug-o-war, the caber toss, track and field events, and Highland dance competitions.

 

International Champions Cup | Ann Arbor

July 28, 3 p.m. | Michigan Stadium  

This month the International Champions Cup is coming right here to Ann Arbor. Set in The Big House, Manchester United out of Manchester, United Kingdom and Liverpool FC out of Liverpool, United Kingdom will face off for a global championship opportunity. Get tickets before they sell out and you’ll even have the chance to enjoy the Champions Lounge or the Premium Suite.

 

 

Food + Drink

July 2018 Events in the Ann Arbor Area Michigan July events

Manchester Chicken Broil | Manchester

July 19, 4 – 8 p.m. | Alumni Field

Each year on the third Thursday of July in Manchester, the largest chicken broil of its kind comes to town! Benefiting local public schools, community parks, libraries and civic causes, your $9 – 10 ticket includes a dinner of chicken, locally famous coleslaw, a roll with butter, potato chips, radishes and a beverage, as well as live music entertainment and a classic car show.

 

Michigan Summer Beer Festival | Ypsilanti

July 27 – 28, various times | Riverside Park

The oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s four annual festivals, the 21st Annual Summer Beer Festival will host more than 100 local breweries sampling more than 1,000 different craft beers. Guests can also enjoy live music from Michigan bands and food available for purchase!

 

Picnic at German Park | Ann Arbor

July 28, 4 – 11 p.m. | German Park

The German Park Recreation Club hosts three picnics every summer and this month’s event is set for July 28th from 4 – 11 p.m. For an admission price of just $5 per person, you can enjoy German culture, food, beer and more! Feel free to bring the whole family but no one under 21 years of age will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

 

 

Happy July!  

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Great Family Home, Moments From Town

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This week we are featuring Jean Wedemeyer’s listing – 2344 Tessmer Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
2344 Tessmer Road - Ann ArborQ.Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This 2 story home combines traditional living and dining rooms with a more contemporary open feel as the eat-in kitchen opens to the great room; and both areas open onto the deck. Upstairs you’ll find the master suite, 3 additional bedrooms and a full bath, along with a versatile 798 sq. ft. loft that overlooks the great room below.

2344 Tessmer Road - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
2344 Tessmer Road has terrific family spaces indoors and out. Inside, the gathering place is the great room, with high ceilings, large windows and fireplace. Moving outside, a large cedar deck and a large lot mean plenty of space for family and friends.
2344 Tessmer Road - Kitchen Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
This Lodi Township location easily accommodates the 3,402 SF house on its 2 acre lot. Outdoors, there is something for everyone. The yard is big, and flat enough for a soccer field, and the wooded area in the back has its own walking paths and an area for a fire pit. The three car garage has room for cars, toys and hobbies. Plenty of room and privacy, just minutes from town. Low Lodi Township taxes and Ann Arbor Schools.

2344 Tessmer Road - Living roomQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The maintenance-free exterior has cement plank siding and new Jeld Wen windows. A new cedar front porch with recessed lighting and landscaping create a gracious entrance for guests. The interior has been spiffed up with new paint and new carpeting, and the large 1st floor laundry room is indispensable. Great space, great price, great family home!

2344 Tessmer Road - BedroomIf you would like more information about 2344 Tessmer Road, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Jean Wedemeyer at 734-604-2523.
2344 Tessmer Road - Deck

 

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Must See Ann Arbor Home for Sale

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This week we are featuring Marjorie Bolgos’ listing – 5179 Christine Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

5179 Chrstine Court - Ann ArborQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Updated contemporary bi-level. This is a Mark Solent built twin-home.

5179 Chrstine Court - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Spacious, airy kitchen with eating area, living room with fireplace. The master bedroom is stylishly updated and includes a master bath and a custom walk-in closet.

5179 Chrstine Court - Eat in KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located less than 8-minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, the new owners will enjoy low Scio Township taxes with easy access to all of the entertainment, restaurants, and events of Ann Arbor.

5179 Chrstine Court - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Newer roof and mechanicals.5179 Chrstine Court - BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
In this park-like setting, enjoy views of green space and your the pond from the balcony, which runs the entire length of the house.

5179 Chrstine Court - Lower LevelQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
With over 2500 sq ft. of livable space this home is well priced at $365,000.

5179 Chrstine Court - BackyardQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The lower level has a walkout, doorwall to a patio, an additional full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry area.

If you would like more information about 5179 Christine Court, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Marjorie Bolgos at 734-645-5590.

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Luxury Listing on Park Lake

FeaturedFriListing_2016This week we are featuring Anne Harlow’s listing — 7250 Park Lake Drive, Dexter, MI 

7250 Park Lake Drive - DexterQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Three story timber frame, with cathedral ceilings, exposed timbers, soaked in sunlight.

7250 Park Lake Drive - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This incredible home has everything! Relax by the fireplace in the great room while enjoying the beautiful views through the wall of windows.

3 Season PorchThe main floor showcases both hardwood and tile flooring. It includes spacious chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, and grand sunroom. There is a generous master suite, 3rd floor loft, walk-out lower level apartment, and storage spaces beyond compare throughout the home.7250 Park Lake Drive - Kitchen

Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
You will feel immersed in nature while also enjoying the luxuries of this gorgeous home. The location offers the serenity, space, and privacy of country living within miles of Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Brighton. Over 11 acres are all yours, with 400 feet of frontage on private, 35 acre, Park Lake.7250 Park Lake Drive - MasterQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Magnificent views of Park Lake, as well as eye-catching vistas of wooded landscape. You’ll see wild turkeys wandering the property and the swans that make the lake their home.7250 Park Lake Drive - Master BathQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The combination of this luxurious home set on its private lakefront site with 11 acres, make it a truly outstanding value.

7250 Park Lake Drive - DeckQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
In 1990, the original owners built the home here to fulfill their bucket list item of running a Christmas tree farm called Coldsprings Farm.

7250 Park Lake Drive - BarnQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The home has a sprawling, two-story deck. The main level is accessible directly from the kitchen – ideal for warm weather entertaining. The hot tub on upper deck can be enjoyed year-round.

7250 Park Lake Drive - LakeIf you would like more information about 7250 Park Lake Drive, Dexter, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Anne Harlow at 734-846-0316.

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7 Ann Arbor Area Homes for Sale That You’ll Fall in Love With

Ann Arbor Homes for Sale Michigan

Our beloved Ann Arbor region is filled with characteristic charm, tree-lined neighborhoods and a small town atmosphere that’s conveniently located to an urban center. In short, it’s our favorite place in the country and we’ve fallen completely in love with it.

The homes nestled in these neighborhoods showcase all of those lovable qualities — whether they offer proximity to downtown Ann Arbor or boast acres of land outside the city. So today, we’re spreading the love in one of our favorite ways: sharing a few dream homes available right now in our hometown! Peruse these beauties to find your new house or simply scroll for a little home inspiration for your current one.

 

Sunny Serenity in Ann Arbor

3877 Delhi Overlook Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3877 Delhi Overlook, Ann Arbor listed by Deb Odom Stern

We wouldn’t be surprised if you fall instantly in love with this home from the curb. The manicured landscaping and glass-fronted entry give it a clean precision that is breathtaking. But wait until you step inside! With even more towering windows throughout the living spaces, things just get brighter from here.

 

Lounge in Craftsman Style

5527 Great Hawk Circle Ann Arbor, MI 48105

5527 Great Hawk Circle, Ann Arbor listed by Nancy Bishop

Craftsman style is characterized by warmth, functionality and a grand but cozy atmosphere. There’s not a building in the region that better exemplifies those features than this stunning home in Ann Arbor. Take, for example, the living room. With elevated ceilings, a red brick fireplace that reaches all the way up, and simply shaped windows that are mimicked in the ceiling detail, you’ll want to spend all your time cozying up in here.  

 

Farmhouse Goes Modern

7753 Hashley Road #2 Manchester, MI 48158

7753 Hashley Road #2, Manchester listed by Klink & Associates

This equestrian estate offers 41 acres to fall in love with. When you step onto the front porch, you’ll get the full brunt of charming farmhouse style. And inside, that old-world feel turns modern! The kitchen is also swoon-worthy with its contrasting white cabinetry and dark granite countertops, gourmet stainless appliances, and an island with room for the whole family.

 

Cape Cod Style in the Hills

1055 Arlington Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48104

1055 Arlington Boulevard, Ann Arbor listed by Nate Foerg

Do you believe in love at first sight? This Ann Arbor Hills home had our jaw on the floor from the first curbside sighting. Shingled in cedar for a classic Cape Cod style, the exterior shows off the sunny, stunning and functional additions surrounded by a mature, wooded landscape. Inside, the home’s shining personality is showcased in a glamorous, open kitchen, and old-world fireplaces that add charm and warmth.

 

The Convenience + Charm of Downtown A2  

150 South 5th Avenue #202, Ann Arbor

150 South 5th Avenue #202, Ann Arbor listed by Elizabeth Brien Team

If you love Downtown Ann Arbor as much as we do, you’re going to want to take a look inside this marvelous condo. Our favorite area has to be the main living space — especially when it’s filled with natural light! Raised ceilings and exposed beams give the room a sense of drama while the living room fireplace and the dark woods of the kitchen cabinetry provide warmth.  

 

Stunning Design in Saline  

465 Amherst Circle, Saline

465 Amherst Circle, Saline listed by Tracey Roy

This Saline home is impressive from the curb and gets even more so as you step inside. Even just from the entry, you’ll fall in love with elegant details in the light fixture and the stunning front door. This all opens up to the main living space that is rounded out by a warm and welcoming stone hearth. We’ve fallen in love and we’ve barely even stepped inside!

 

Splashes of Color + Plenty of Fun  

3443 Grey Tower Road, Grass Lake

3443 Grey Tower Road, Grass Lake listed by Bruce Maxson

Inside, this Grass Lake home is filled with pops of color from lovable painted walls and eye-catching statement tiles. But the backyard makes a splash as well. It has an enormous patio that leads right to the above ground pool.

 

Happy hunting!

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