For Sale – 3.2M

 


 

Features

 

Island:

  • 30-acres of wooded private property
  • Historic lodge
  • 2nd “caretakers” home

Lodge:

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Exercise room
  • Office
  • 38 x 38 living room
  • Dining room – seats 12
  • Cedar post & beam construction with log exterior

Caretakers Home:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Utility room
  • Heated workshop
  • Cellar

 

WELCOME TO LOUD ISLAND.

A 30 acre, heavily wooded, parcel on an inland lake in northern Michigan. This is a unique property with complete isolation and adjacent to a former SAC base which can handle the largest jets. It is near a golf resort with three championship courses and it is contiguous to the mighty Au Sable river, world renowned for steelhead fishing and international canoe racing. Lake Huron and its beaches lay two miles away. Huron National Forest, with 235,000 acres of hunting and fishing, surrounds the lake.

The Lodge was built in 1902-04 by Edward F. Loud of H.M. Loud and Sons Lumber Co. who logged much of the surrounding lower peninsula and upper peninsula in the late 1800s. It is located high on a peninsula with clear views of the lake both east and west. The framing is clear cedar post and beam construction with cedar walls. The exterior is hemlock half-logs. In the 1980-90s there was extensive renovation from the foundation to the roof with special care to preserve the original character.

The interior features a 38x38 foot living room with custom redwood furnishings, a dining room seating twelve, a modern gourmet kitchen with Quakermaid cherry cabinetry, Decor eight burner cooktops, a double oven and SubZero refrigerator, a den and utility room. Four bedrooms and two full baths occupy the first floor while three bedrooms, a bathroom, a large sitting room, an office and exercise room occupy the second floor.

The caretaker’s home, situated on a bay several hundred yards from the lodge, has a living room overlooking the lake, two bedrooms, one bath and a utility room. Next door is a heated workshop with a cellar and several out-buildings are nearby.

The remainder of the island is wooded with mature trees, some being over a century old. A central clearing houses maintenance equipment such as tractors, a sawmill, a wood chipper and utility vehicle. It is also perfect for a helicopter pad.

Electricity is supplied by primary power via a underwater cable with transformers between the homes and in the clearing. The Lodge is heated and cooled by geothermal heat pumps. The caretaker’s home is heated by a wood stove and backup baseboard heat.

The Mainland access lot is on the near eastern shoreline and has 180 feet of shoreline, docks and a boat well. The depth of the lot allows for twelve double garages if development were to occur.

This beautiful island is ideal for a family seeking a private retreat but would also be perfect for a corporate retreat with the adjacent airport, similar to 3M’s facility in northern Minnesota. If one were interested in developing the properties they have been surveyed and plans for a twelve lot development are available.