Granot Loma – The Most Expensive House For Sale in Michigan Now Valued At $70 Million!
Last year (October 2015), Granot Loma hit the real estate market at $40 million. This year, the property is estimated at $70 million!
Granot Loma is the largest log cabin in the world and listed on the US National Landmark (National Register of Historic Places) since 1991. This beachfront estate on Lake Superior consists of 26,000-square-foot log mansion, on almost eight square miles of land. The estate sits on 5,180 acres of woodland located along the Lake Superior shore.
The lodge is an enormous, L-shaped structure built of logs over a steel frame and with a slate roof. The lodge includes a 60-foot long greatroom and 23 or 26 bedrooms, 13 baths and 26 stone fireplaces.
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Louis Graveraet Kaufman, the name behind the construction of this mega estate, began building Granot Loma in 1919. According to its history, Kaufman retained 22 architects to design the building, employed three hundred local craftsmen and hired local expert log builder Nestor Kallionin to oversee the construction.
The name Granot Loma is a random hodgepodge of letters from the names of Kaufman’s first three children – Louis, Graveraet and Otto, and his wife name – Marie. When Louis and his wife Marie died, the Kaufmans decided to sell the estate to Tom Baldwin in 1987.
Aside from the 26 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, Granot Loma also has a guest house with 4 apartments, servants’ quarters, a root cellar and a tennis court designed by 1920s champ Bill Tilden. The house comes with over 5,000 acres of land, including a full trail system and nearly four miles of shoreline.
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Granot Loma is no doubt the most expensive house for sale in Michigan. If you have the money, will you buy it?
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