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Glass-and-brick midcentury gem on Lake Michigan asks $2.5M

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Easy, breezy, beautiful

A midcentury modern home with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a long horizontal patio sitting on a green lawn. Photos by Denise Emory

If you’re a midcentury lover dreaming of a lake getaway, this three-bedroom, two-bath home might be your answer. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan in Coloma, Michigan, the glass-and-brick gem was designed by Chicago architect Winston Elting in 1956.

The home is currently on its third owner, and the 2,000-square-foot structure has been meticulously restored with authenticity in mind. The interior is lined with redwood walls and tongue-and-groove ceilings, while a brick fireplace and walls add contrast. Like many midcentury homes, the exterior walls facing the street are nondescript, creating privacy for the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto views of the lake.

A central courtyard provides an airy feeling for the bedrooms, and the bathrooms integrate the same brick and wood motif found in the main living rooms.

Outside, a patio stretches the length of the house and a larger section provides ample space for dining and entertaining with an outdoor fireplace. The 2.3-acre lot boasts a long paved driveway and parking area, trees, and a trail down to the beach.

Itchin’ for a midcentury lake home? 5980 Beechwood Drive is on the market now for $2,449,00.

The 2,000-square-foot structure has been meticulously restored with authenticity in mind.
The interior is lined with redwood walls and tongue-and-groove ceilings.
The kitchen looks out onto Lake Michigan.
One of the bedrooms features huge windows that look out onto the backyard.
The bathrooms continue the brick, glass, and wood motif.
A private central courtyard.
A patio has an outdoor fireplace, plenty of space for entertaining, and Lake Michigan views.