If you like the idea of an elegant log cabin and want to upgrade to a slightly larger model, you’re in luck. The largest log cabin in America is up for sale. You just have to shell out $40 million to get it. You’d also have to be willing to move to the chilly climes of Michigan.
The expansive Granot Loma sits in Marquette, Michigan on the shore of Lake Superior. Famous Americans like George Gershwin, Fred Astaire and Mary Pickford all stayed at Granot Loma in its heyday.
That brings us to its most unique selling feature. You don’t just get the gigantic cabin, with its breakfast nook, game room and wine cellar. The property is actually listed on the Register of National Historic Landmarks.
Don’t let the term “cabin” fool you. This particular abode boasts 23 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a gigantic garage, a gazebo, tennis courts, a guest house and a boat house. The interior is made up of ornately-carved woodwork and a cozy, country cabin feel.
One bathroom even incorporates large slabs of aspen to create the feeling of being outdoors as you lounge in luxury.
The 34,000-square-foot mansion was built between 1919 and 1923 by the financier Louis Graveraet Kaufman. He built the cabin after he was snubbed by the prestigious Huron Mountain Club, which also built impressive country housing.
It required 400 Scandanavian craftsman and originally cost more than $5 million to complete. This classic adirondack architecture was considered “roughing it” for the wealthy and famous in the early 20th century.
If you are willing to pay the price, you also gain 5,000 acres of forest, farm fields and shoreline views.
It comes with a dairy barn and plenty of outbuildings, so if you dreamt of running your very own Michigan farm, here’s your chance.
Plenty of upgrades were completed in the 1990s after Chicago bond trader Tom Baldwin purchased this epic piece of Americana.
It’s a little like being on a cabin-chic version of the Titanic, but you’re safely anchored in place by a 6-foot foundation.
For $40 million, you also get this view every morning of Lake Michigan, which is a sight to see regardless of the season.
Any interested buyers? Even though it gets cold in Michigan, you would never truly have to leave your cabin estate and could reemerge in the summer like a fun Jay Gatsby before the Daisy drama.