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710 Lake Shore Drive
Escanaba Michigan 49829
Delta County

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Built for one time Escanaba Mayor and business man, Ole Erickson and his wife Jennie, this magnificent example of an authentic Colonial style home with neo-classical details, circa 1894 is ideally sited on the ridge above Ludington Park and overlooking the water beyond. In its truest sense this is a home for all seasons.

Features of this home include 8 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths and a formal entryway with grand foyer. A welcoming residential feel on a dramatic scale there are many well crafted and original details throughout. Each room boasts views of the water way or treetops beyond. The living spaces are well proportioned and include a large living room with fireplace, paneled den/library with boxed beam ceiling, dining room, service pantry, eat in kitchen, first floor laundry, full basement, two car garage.

The grand, columned, 46’long front porch is the central axis feature of the house providing a transition point, and giving human scale to the great outdoors. An ideal place to sit and relax and take full advantage of the unsurpassed views and gentle breezes that have drawn people to the shores of Michigan and the Upper Peninsula for centuries.

Additional features of the home include refinished hardwood floors, beautifully crafted leaded glass windows throughout, a graceful yet commanding central staircase with second floor landing, period light fixtures and rich woodwork.

Enjoy the opportunity this home affords for welcoming family and friends. The retreat like setting provides a serene environment to enjoy a relaxed evening at home or effortlessly becomes the perfect oasis ideally suited for sharing conversations in front of the beautiful fireplace or entertaining on the cozy front porch. 

An incomparable setting, this prestigious location is convenient to Ludington Park, Escanaba Marina, William Bonifas Art Center, Historical Society, Sand Point Lighthouse museum, municipal beach, downtown business and shopping district, many great restaurants and just minutes away from the airport. You’ll enjoy concerts at the Karas Bandshell and can take part in many activities such as tennis, basketball, soccer, jogging, fishing, boating, sledding, cross country skiing and all are available just outside your front door. Imagine the breathtaking site of the July 4th fireworks display right in front of you, over the bay, as viewed from your front porch.

A stately, yet charming aesthetic, enhanced by many well crafted details, this home epitomizes the ideal indoor/outdoor living so indicative of the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

For further information please contact Kirk Gerou at 323.819.7954 or kirkgerou@prula.com. To schedule an appointment to view this home please contact Sharon Taylor at 906.235.8736. Owner is licensed California real estate agent.

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