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  • Active | MLS#: 1852147
  • 5Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 3,452Sq Ft

961 Lakewood Road Traverse City, MI 49685

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Listing provided courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Schmidt-522: 522 E Front St, Traverse City, MI


This is the perfect home for those who appreciate both privacy, and the woods and water of northern Michigan. Adjacent to Carter Strong Bird Sanctuary (a relatively untouched 6-acre conservation property), this 3.4-acre parcel features 140' of frontage on Ruth Lake and the beauty of the woods. With the sanctuary on on side and an available 3.7-acre parcel on the other, this home is surrounded in over 13 acres of wooded privacy. Featuring an 'up-North' style throughout that mirrors it's surroundings, the sprawling ranch home has room for everyone and everything. Highlights on the main level include hardwood floors and bead-board ceilings in the living/kitchen/dining, a stone fireplace with a rustic barn-wood mantle, a spacious deck with water views that is accessible from the living room and master suite, three large bedrooms, a main-floor laundry, abundant storage and much more. The walkout lower level offers generously tall ceilings, a family room, two more conforming bedrooms, a full bath, and a jaw-dropping sports memorabilia room with wood half-log paneling that could also play host a game room, workshop, craft room, bar/poker room, etc. All this is set just minutes from beaches and boat launches on Long Lake!

General Features

  • Approx Year Built 2000
  • Type Residential
  • Type of Ownership Private Owner
  • Town T 27N
  • Township Long Lake
  • Private Shared Private
  • Mineral Rights Unknown

Building Features

  • Above Gr. FINISHED SF Apx 2052
  • Appliances Equipment Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Blinds
  • Condo No
  • Exterior Finish Wood
  • Below Gr FINISHED SF Apx 1400
  • Below Gr UNFIN SF Apx 652
  • Fireplaces And Stoves Fireplace(s), Wood
  • Foundation Full, Walkout, Finished Rooms, Egress Windows
  • Garage Capacity 2
  • Garage Dimensions 24x24
  • Heating Cooling Sources Natural Gas, Electric
  • Heating Cooling Types Hot Water, Baseboard
  • INTERIOR FEATURES Cathedral Ceilings,Pantry,Mud Room,Formal Dining Room,Game Room,Beamed Ceilings,Drywall
  • Master Bath Private
  • # Baths: Lower 1
  • # Baths: Main 2
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bathrooms 3
  • Primary Garage Attached, Door Opener, Paved Driveway
  • Roof Asphalt
  • Style Ranch
  • TV Service/Internet Available Cable TV, Cable Internet
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Total FINISHED SF Apx 3,452

Room Features

  • Bedroom 1 Floor Covering Carpet
  • Bedroom 1 Length Apx 12.00
  • Bedroom 1 Level Main Floor
  • Bedroom 1 Width Apx 17.04
  • BR2 Floor Covering Carpet
  • BR2 Length Apx 10.02
  • BR2 Level Main Floor
  • BR2 Width Apx 11.04
  • BR3 Floor Covering Carpet
  • BR3 Length Apx 09.10
  • BR3 Level Main Floor
  • BR3 Width Apx 13.00
  • BR4 Floor Covering Carpet
  • BR4 Length Apx 12.00
  • BR4 Level Lower Floor
  • BR4 Width Apx 14.03
  • Dining Room Floor Covering Wood
  • Dining Room Length Apx 10.04
  • Dining Room Level Main Floor
  • Dining Room Width Apx 13.02
  • Family Room Floor Covering Carpet
  • Family Room Length Apx 31.00
  • Family Room Level Lower Floor
  • Family Room Width Apx 16.03
  • Kitchen Floor Covering Wood
  • Kitchen Length Apx 12.03
  • Kitchen Level Main Floor
  • Kitchen Width Apx 13.02
  • Laundry Floor Covering Wood
  • Laundry Length Apx 10.00
  • Laundry Level Main Floor
  • Laundry Width Apx 08.00
  • Living Room Floor Covering Wood
  • Living Room Length Apx 17.05
  • Living Room Level Main Floor
  • Living Room Width Apx 16.08

Property Features

  • Body of Water Ruth Lake
  • Water Front Footage 140
  • Number of Acres 3.4
  • Water Private Well
  • Water Features Priv Frontage (Wtr Side), Inland Lake
  • Road Public Maintained, Blacktop
  • Sewer Private Septic
  • Driveway Blacktop
  • Exterior Features Deck, Porch
  • Construction Frame
  • Lot Dimensions Irregular
  • Land Features Wooded, Level


  • School District Traverse City Area Public School

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Dean Baker

231-357-9831RE/MAX Bayshore

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Price & Status History

Days on Market

  • This property has been listed on the market for 75 days
  • Average days-on-market for homes between $223,920 - $335,880 = 92 (in zip code 49685)


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231-357-9831RE/MAX Bayshore

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Community Demographics for Zip Code 49685 (Traverse City)

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School Information for 49685 (Traverse City)

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