Any type of lake house is a fab place to spend the summer, but add some top-notch architecture and a beach property can transform into a dream home. Take this five-bedroom, six-bath home in Burtchville Township on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan.
The home’s unique floorplan was designed by architect William Kessler—a disciple of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus School—in 1976 with four triangular volumes joined like a sharp-angled hourglass and bisected by a hallway. With 5,290 square feet, the glass-box home boasts views of Lake Huron, color-block cabinets, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows.
A lower floor features a downright groovy red-shag conversation pit with fireplace. Two walls of sliding glass doors offer front-row seats to beach views and a sauna, bathroom, and wine cellar are also on this level.
Throw in the home’s cedar atrium pool house, a private guesthouse, gardens, and 250-feet of beachfront access on 5 acres and you’ve got a colorful abode perfect for relaxing. Located at 7738 Lakeshore Road, the home has been on and off the market since 2016 and is now asking $1,549,000.