What Lies Beneath This $8.7M Saugatuck Estate Will Leave You Guessing
Nestled amid the picturesque landscapes of Saugatuck, Michigan, there's a house that holds secrets beneath its very foundations. Subtle conveniences or hidden questionable past? Whatever it is, this place is truly unique.
This Saugatuck house boasts more than just breathtaking architecture and scenic views; it comes complete with a fascinating labyrinth of underground tunnels that lead to a whole other living space that may have you wondering, "Who in the world lived here?".
The home, currently on the market for $8,750,000, looks like any other home in suburban Michigan. Described as one of Saugatuck's most prestigious and historic properties, referred to as ''Riverside", the estate offers four bedrooms and 5 bathrooms inside its 5000 square feet of living space.
Built in 1875, the home still has the original moldings, as well as the vintage tilework in the bathrooms. The main and upper-level living areas still feature original historic flooring, vanities, baths, and wallpaper to keep the nostalgia alive.
The property is equally as impressive with the home sitting on 2.7 acres and offering 400 feet of prime river frontage. There is also a detached garage and separate carriage house on-site of the location that was once an artist retreat according to the listing.
The house's original design may appear charmingly conventional, but the whispers of an extraordinary tale will soon catch your attention. After all, you can't help but notice the inconspicuous hatch-like skylight positioned on the back lawn.
As you tour the estate you will descend into the depths of intrigue as you discover a network of underground tunnels that weave through the very soul of the property. These subterranean passages, rumored to have been used during the Prohibition era for covert dealings yet not confirmed, now stand as a testament to the home's rich history.
Even more interesting is where these tunnels lead. With incredible views, you'll find yourself in a full studio, complete with a second kitchen, spa-like bathroom with a sauna, and a lakeside deck overlooking the somewhat hidden boathouse.
Did we mention the studio has a full-size bank vault that has a private study/ office inside? Or the interesting stand-alone door just below the deck? Trust us, inquiring minds want to know. It's easy to let your imagination go wild on what the past was like for this magnificent and interesting home.
Don't miss the opportunity to make this captivating house your own, and become the next guardian of Saugatuck's hidden gem. Take a look inside below.