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Groovy ’70s home with triangular floorplan wants $1.85M

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You gotta see it to believe it

Wide shot of low-flat-roofed home made up of several triangular volumes surrounded by trees.
William Kessler designed this incredible home in 1976.
Photos courtesy of Denise Bellore Group/Keller Wiliams Luxury International

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Location: Burtchville Township, Michigan

Price: $1,850,000

A one-of-a-kind modern beach house is on the market in Burtchville Township in southeastern Michigan. It’s characterized by a unique triangular floorplan that consists of four triangular volumes joined like a sharp-angled hourglass and bisected by a hallway that extends outside to form a deck.

The 5,290-square-foot glass-box residence was designed by architect William Kessler in 1976 and has remained largely untouched. Five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, and multiple living areas occupy every non-90-degree corner of the gem-like abode, creating stunning spaces and glass expanses that bring in views of its five-acre Lake Huron site.

An elevated walkway leads to a small deck and a triangular foyer with a blue facade. Once inside, the walkway appears to merge with a hallway that leads to the back of the house, where a view of the beach awaits. A kitchen with what appear to be original color-blocked cabinets, a glazed breakfast nook, formal dining, and a glass-fronted living room with a large hearth are found on one side, while a master suite with a truly groovy bathroom is found opposite.

Three smaller bedrooms and a bathroom occupy another triangular volume near the front, while yet another bedroom, bathroom, and sitting room occupy the space opposite.

The magic continues on the lower floor, where an entertainment lounge characterized by incredible space-age style, white modular couches with pink and orange upholstery hold court alongside a fantastic red-shag-carpeted conversation pit with small fireplace. Two walls of sliding glass doors offer front-row seats to beach views. A sauna, bathroom, and wine cellar are also on this level.

Rounding out the truly far-out property are a cedar atrium pool house, a private guesthouse with kitchenette, gardens, and, of course 250 feet of beachfront access. Located at 7738 Lakeshore Road, it’s offered at $1.85 million. You gotta see it to believe it.

Courtesy of Denise Bellore Group/Keller Wiliams Luxury International (h/t Estately)