For the person who fancies nautical structures and remote, off-the-grid living, we present Round Island, a private island estate with its own historic lighthouse.
Found in one of the many straits of Michigan, this quaint, seven-acre island received its lighthouse in 1892, to help guide vessels through the night as they navigated the freighter channel of St. Mary’s River.
Over the years, the Round Island lighthouse slowly fell into disrepair until a Charlevoix businessman and his wife undertook the project of “turning a dilapidated 100-year-old building into a wonderful summer home.” The end result of the three-year restoration was a three-bedroom, two-bathroom lighthouse home that manages to hold true to its historical architecture while providing modern conveniences.
Today, the charming lighthouse spans approximately 2,000 square feet and has hardwood floors, classic built-ins and sunlit living spaces.
A rolling green lawn surrounds the lighthouse and rocky shore; while a two-story deck provides a relaxed spot to sit and enjoy views of the water.
But luxury lighthouses on private islands come with a price: Round Island currently lists for $2.4 million.
Mark D. Snyder of Prudential Properties has the listing.
Article originally published by Neal J. Leitereg on realtor.com. For more photos and article source, click here.