10008 E Leeward Shores Drive Traverse City, MI 49684
Masterfully designed home by architect, Michael Fitzhugh wraps the latest technology in energy efficiency with the four elements of Northern Michigan landscape – hilltop perch with natural breezes (air) and stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay and multiple water features (water), private setting amid mature trees (earth) and fireplaces suspended from ceilings (fire). The home’s exterior blends exposed concrete with red cedar, and a LEED-certified composite siding designed to resemble wood. The 6,334 sq ft home includes four bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms and 80 ft of shared West Bay frontage and dock. The welcoming foyer is a statement with exposed concrete, suspended black walnut hanging staircase aside a two-story waterfall that leads to the main living area. But before ascending, explore the spa-like setting wing that including a meditation room, sauna, hot tub and plunge pool, wet bar, and changing rooms. The main level living area includes a gourmet kitchen designed by Poggenpohl with appliances by Wolf and Meile, an adjacent catering kitchen, and private dining room surrounded by glass with sitting area. The showpiece sunken living room of glass, with a suspended fireplace. The master bedroom has a soaker tub, steam shower, outdoor deck and his-and-her walk-in closets. There is a den with fireplace with ensuite that could be used as a bedroom. The upper-level features some of the most stunning views and include two additional bedrooms that share laundry and en-suite bathrooms, a lofted library with curly walnut catwalk that can double as guest overflow with a hidden Murphy bed, adjacent to a media room behind a hidden wall door. There is also access to a beautiful outdoor deck and lounge area from this upper level. Additional features include four-car garage, heated driveways, dog shower and custom crate area, outdoor waterfall, a live roof above the master bedroom. There are exterior cameras on the home.