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The iconic wilderness of the Upper Peninsula holds residents captive with a charm unmatched by any other landscape in the world – from the roar of the waves on the Great Lakes, to the hushed, lush calm of ample forests, it’s easy to fall in love with the untamed beauty of the Upper Peninsula. Fortunately, falling in love with the landscape doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all of the comforts of home. Real Estate Agents Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda and Donna Kemppainen have a variety of luxurious homes that will fit your U.P. lifestyle, no matter what your heart desires.

1. Your own all-inclusive resort

For those who truly want to have their breath taken away, this home on Bootjack Road in Lake Linden is the best of the best in Upper Peninsula living. Enjoy both untamed beauty and manicured perfection on this secluded, 26 acre lot, with your own private, sandy beach, dock, and nearly 300′ of lake frontage. This property will wow you with its amenities. Move in the whole family, or have the kids and grandkids over to visit – with so much space, this house could be perfect for a large family, or as a great retreat to retire to. Either way, you’re sure to make lasting memories on this property. (51977 Bootjack Rd. Lake Linden, MI 49945; MLS #1082823)

2. Year-round playground

If you’re the hunting and fishing type, this property in Atlantic Mine could be your dream come true. With 68 acres of land and Obenhoff Lake in your backyard, you can own your own outdoor playground. During the winter, snowshoe, ski, and snowmobile to your heart’s content! The possibilities are limitless on this beautiful lot. (14995 Obenhoff Rd. Atlantic Mine, MI 49905; MLS # 1081909)

3. Lakeside living

Perfect for a vacation home, or as a place to retire, this home in Eagle Harbor is made for those who want to slow down and enjoy the unmatched views that come with life on Lake Superior’s shores. This home offers 150′ of Lake Superior Frontage for your viewing pleasure, plus a sauna and wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm all winter long. (7695 M26 Eagle Harbor, MI 49950; MLS # 1080198)

4. Hole in one

If you prefer luxury living a little closer to town, you’ll want to see this home in Houghton. Overlooking the 7th hole, this house will give you the best that modern living has to offer. And, as a bonus, the home is built with energy-efficient materials and a geo-thermal heating system, allowing you to save big on your energy bills, and potentially give you a great tax rebate! (46466 Fairway View Dr. Houghton, MI 49931; MLS # 1058277)

5. Game day haven

Sports lovers, rejoice! This home in Houghton offers a lower level recreation room perfect for watching the big game. There’s plenty of room for the whole family, with four bedrooms/bathrooms, plus a bonus space above the garage for storage. The master suite will give you your own escape with a whirlpool tub and a private deck. This home is ready and waiting for your personal touch; with this solid of a canvas, you’re one step away from owning your family’s dream home. (1516 Ravine Side Dr. Houghton, MI 49931; MLS # 1081267)

6. Restful retreat

The subtle interplay of light and darkness make this Houghton home a great place for someone who enjoys the more peaceful things in life – the soft glow of the Northern Lights, the hush of a fresh snowfall – and its restful charms are sure to please. Three bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, a spacious deck and a beautiful lot make this house a perfect retreat close to the amenities of town. If you’re of a sunnier disposition, brigher paint colors and a bit of added lighting could easily make this home the bright, comfortable space you’re looking for. (503 Spring House Ln. Houghton, MI 49931; MLS # 1082857).

Whatever you love or love to do, one of these luxurious homes is sure to please. If you’re interested in finding your perfect place, contact Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda via phone at (906) 370-7591 or via email at clucches@up.net, or contact Donna Kemppainen via phone at (906) 281-4258 or via email at dkemppainen@wickleyagency.com. Or, visit the Wickley agency website at wickleyagency.com.

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