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Custom Earth-Sheltered Berm, Smart, Log Home

This Friday we are featuring  14681 M-106, Gregory. We asked Brian Watson to tell us a bit about his new listing. Read what he had to say!

An absolute must-see in person, this property is pretty special and, unfortunately, the photos can’t convey the cool vibe. This listing is what I would call a unique hybrid, it’s appealing to buyers who want a rambling ranch with fantastic privacy, as well as to buyers who want to work the land or eventually be off-the-grid and have a fully self-sufficient homestead or microfarm. The home provides a sense of connection with the land and is perfect for indoor/outdoor living since most of the rooms have direct exterior access.


Q. Please describe the architectural style of the home.

Earth-sheltered berm ranch with split-log cladding.


Q. Please describe any distinctive features of the home.

New custom chef’s kitchen (with a 6 burner Zline gas cooktop, LG double-wall ovens with convection, built-in microwave, LG ultra-quiet dishwasher, LG 27 CuFt smart fridge with insta-view french doors, Delta smart faucet operates by handle, touch, or can dispense a specific amount when operated by smart speaker, and solid slab island with countertop matching grey and white quartz). New bathroom vanity with heated and illuminated mirror, new reverse osmosis whole-house water filtration system, wood-burning stove/thermal-mass fireplace, new life-proof flooring throughout main home, newer Andersen energy-efficient windows and doorwalls. Perfect for indoor/outdoor living, as most rooms walk out to the patio and hot tub. The land was strategically sculpted for fantastic drainage and exceptional privacy throughout the property. The home is very quiet due to being surrounded on 3 sides by earth, stone chimney, split-log cladding, water collection/storage gear, and the most civilized full semi-finished crawl space in the county.

Q. Please describe what views the new homeowner will be able to enjoy.

Open and spacious views that offer lots of sunlight and incredible privacy. Natural and beautiful in every season but absolutely stunning with snow. The massive boulders literally bring nature to your doorstep.

Q. Is there a ‘fun fact’ about the home you’d like to share?

Earth is a great insulator and stays at 57 degrees, which helps the home stay more comfortable year-round, and makes it possible for the home to be fully heated with just the wood burner. So you have the option to save on utility bills or use the natural gas central heat furnace with no worries of dealing with propane tanks or having fuel delivered.

Q. Please describe why someone might enjoy living in the area.

Feels like “Up-North Living” but conveniently located close enough to town to provide same-day grocery and Amazon deliveries. Moments to: Chain of Lakes, Waterloo/Pinckney/Gregory/Unadilla State Land & Rec Areas, U of M Reserve, Lakelands/Border-to-Border and various county trail systems. Less than 17 minutes from Chelsea, 30-40 minutes from Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, Howell, Brighton, and less than 60 minutes from DTW. Paved road options will keep your car from looking like it traverses the outback.


Q. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?

Q: What’s better than reading about this wonderful property?

A: Seeing and experiencing it in person!

Q: Have you had much interest in the listing?

A: YES…actually better than expected, with 5 showings scheduled during the first hour of the first day on the market.

Schedule your private showing and guided tour as soon as possible. We don’t want you to miss out on this.

If you would like more information about 14681 M-106 in Gregory or to schedule a showing, please call the listing agent, Brian Watson, at 734-309-8254.

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