543 N Birdsong Road, Lake Leelanau


2 Beds
2 Baths
1,624 Sqft
2.16 Acres
2 Garages

"Aerie" aptly describes this beautiful, Leland home with pristine privacy carefully situated in an old growth forest on a rise above the shore of Lake Michigan. From this vantage point the views of the Manitou Islands, Pyramid Point and Whaleback are incredible. From here you can walk 2 miles along the beach to Leland. Aerie was the inspiration of Clarence Roy, the nationally known landscape architect, and his wife Ruth an interior designer, the original owners. It was sited to save as many of the mature trees, ground cover and native plants as possible. It has mid-century interior characteristics, organic forms in harmony with nature. The plan is functional, graceful and laid-back. The six-foot-wide entry gallery leads to the living/dining/kitchen area, with a raised hearth and split stone fireplace. The den also has a fireplace and a king size Murphy bed (bedroom #3). A screen porch overlooks the forest. The master bedroom has a beautiful lake view. Both bedrooms have walk in closets. While this is one level living, there are exterior and interior stairways to reach the main floor. According to local history, this is the former spot of the lookout tower said to have been built by Chicago gangster, Al Capone.

Essential Information
MLS® #1859329
Full Baths2
Square Footage1,624
Year Built1991
TypeSingle Family
StatusActive U/C Taking Backups

1 Story, Raised Ranch, Private Water Frontage

Community Information
Address543 N Birdsong Road
SubdivisionMetes and bounds
CityLake Leelanau
Zip Code49653
# of Garages2
Is WaterfrontYes

WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic


Attached, Door Opener, Drive Under/Built-In


Priv Frontage (Wtr Side), Water View, Great Lake, Sandy Shoreline, Bluff (greater than 10ft)

Has BasementYes
FireplacesFireplace(s), Masonry, Wood
Interior Features

Built-In Bookcase, Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Den/Study, Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights


Refrigerator, Disposal, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Security System, Ceiling Fan, Wall Oven, Cook Top, Water Softener Owned


Forced Air, Central Air, Propane


Crawl Space, Block, Unfinished, Entrance Inside, Partial

Lot Description134x497x231, Wooded, Rolling
Construction2x6 Framing
Exterior Features

Deck, Covered Porch, Screened Porch

School Information
DistrictLeland Public School District
Additional Information
Date ListedApril 15th, 2019
Days on Market237
Listing Details
OfficeColdwell Banker Schmidt-Leland
Office Address208 N Main Street
Property History
Status Changed from Active to Active U/C Taking Backups
Status Changed from Price Change to Active
Status Changed from Active to Price ChangePrice Reduced from $1,399,999 to $1,299,999
Status Changed from New to Active

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