This Famous Bed & Breakfast has been winning awards for the past 19 years. Great investment property or own and run your own business. An Arts and Crafts Lovers Utopia! Authentically restored, 1912 Arts & Crafts bungalow and gardens. No detail was missed in this restoration nor in the 19 years maintained as a successful destination Bed & Breakfast that features Chocolate! Voted 1st annual White Lake Area Historical Society's 2004 Award for Preserving & Improving the Historical Resources of the White Lake Area. The quiet refined character and world-class attention to detail features many very special qualities not found in other properties: Nine original stained, beveled and leaded glass windows; Vintage original oak A&C dining room chandelier believed to be designed and created... by Davis Lighting Esq.; Beautiful oak floors and quarter-sawn oak trim-work throughout the entire home. Bradbury & Bradbury hand silk-screened reproduction A&C wallpapers throughout the first floor. UL Approved, reproduction push-button light switches return you to a gone by era. Antique A&C light fixtures throughout the house blend perfectly with matching, reproduction fixtures made from a vintage catalog owned by Rejuvenation Light and Fixture Company. The real wood-burning fireplace insert adds energy efficiency to this outstanding home! The entire home is wired with CAT-5 wire for Internet and phone. The kitchen is a chef's dream! True A&C style with modern amenities. Black granite countertops and large island, enclosed with bookcases on one long side. Commercial Vulcan oven with 6 burner stovetop and pot-filler and Viking 3-phase range hood. Kitchen-Aid NSF dishwasher and refrigerator. Cantilever countertop seating for 2 that overlooks the pergola enclosed gardens. Beautiful vintage glass front cupboards. Desk area with drawer for taking reservations or family scheduling and bookkeeping. The 1st floor Ghirardelli room, our largest guestroom, features an en suite with a large whirlpool tub built for two! The 2nd floor Godiva room features a full, private en suite bathroom and a private balcony. We call this our, "Martini deck"! Perfect for 2 people and 2 Martinis! Toast and enjoy! The Hershey and Cadbury rooms are mirror images of each other. Each hosting a full, private en suite bathroom. The 3-season porch has 11 large, airy windows enclose this place to enjoy morning coffee. Generous bookcases surround the lower half. The yard and gardens are an artist and master gardener's extension of the Arts and Crafts style. The purple wisteria-covered pergola enclosed patio is magical in the spring, and enchanting and private any time of day. Well-established trees including gingko, redwood, Japanese maple, wisteria and climbing hydrangea. Healthy, established perennial and spring bulb beds. The handmade A&C inspired copper rose and garden trellis' are a special artists accent. Designed to fit the garden spaces perfectly and accent the style of the home. The same pergola design wraps around the property, enclosing the north gardens with climbing hydrangeas and ruby red viburnum bushes. A 20 x 30 tent fits perfectly to enclose this space and make it even more magical! The pergola extends behind the garage to provide the most artistic, efficient firewood storage area in West Michigan! The 2-car A&C inspired garage with ample storage also contains a level 2 Tesla Charging station. Guests travel to and stay at the Cocoa Cottage for this unique feature. Between the gas, forced air Energy Star heating system, Central AC and real wood burning fireplace, cozy and comfortable has been the name of the game at this home/guest retreat! Ample, "hidden storage", has been created in all the 2nd floor knee-walls. The basement is well designed and organized. An efficient, laminate cabinet and countertop enclosed workroom is the handy man's delight. Call today for your private showing!
Courtesy of Sandi L Gentry with RE/MAX Lakeshore.
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