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Ken Weaver

  • MLS® #: 1859329
  • 543 N Birdsong Road

  • Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653
  • $1,399,999
  • 2 Beds, 2 Bath, 1624 SQ. Feet, 2.16 Acres
  • Single Family

"Aerie" aptly describes this beautiful, Leland home with pristine privacy carefully situated in an old growth forest on a rise above the shore of Lake Michigan. From this vantage point the views of the Manitou Islands, Pyramid Point and Whaleback are incredible. From here you can walk 2 miles along the beach to Leland. Aerie was the inspiration of Clarence Roy, the nationally known landscape architect, and his wife Ruth an interior designer, the original owners. It was sited to save as many of the mature trees, ground cover and native plants as possible. It has mid-century interior characteristics, organic forms in harmony with nature. The plan is functional, graceful and laid-back. The six-foot-wide entry gallery leads to the living/dining/kitchen area, with a raised hearth and split stone fireplace. The den also has a fireplace and a king size Murphy bed (bedroom #3). A screen porch overlooks the forest. The master bedroom has a beautiful lake view. Both bedrooms have walk in closets. While this is one level living, there are exterior and interior stairways to reach the main floor. According to local history, this is the former spot of the lookout tower said to have been built by Chicago gangster, Al Capone.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1859329
  • Price$1,399,999
  • Bedrooms2
  • Master Bedroom LevelMain Floor
  • Bathrooms2.00
  • Full Baths2
  • Square Footage1,624
  • Above Grade Footage1,624
  • Acres2.16
  • Year Built1991
  • TypeSingle Family
  • StatusActive


Raised Ranch, 1 Story, Private Water Frontage

Community Information

  • Address543 N Birdsong Road
  • SubdivisionMetes and bounds
  • CityLake Leelanau
  • TownshipLeland
  • CountyLeelanau
  • StateMichigan
  • Zip Code49653


  • TV and InternetCable TV, Cable Internet
  • Garage Capacity2
  • Additional BuildingsNone


WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic


Attached, Drive Under/Built-In, Door Opener


  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • Body of WaterLake Michigan
  • Frontage TypePrivate
  • Footage134


Priv Frontage (Wtr Side), Water View, Bluff (greater than 10ft), Great Lake, Sandy Shoreline


  • Has BasementYes
  • FireplaceYes
  • FireplacesFireplace(s), Wood, Masonry

Interior Features

Skylights, Built-In Bookcase, Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Den/Study, Vaulted Ceilings


Refrigerator, Disposal, Dishwasher, Microwave, Water Softener Owned, Washer, Dryer, Security System, Wall Oven, Cook Top, Ceiling Fan


Forced Air, Central Air, Propane


Partial, Crawl Space, Block, Unfinished, Entrance Inside


  • ExteriorWood
  • Lot Description134x497x231, Wooded, Rolling
  • RoofAsphalt
  • Construction2x6 Framing

Exterior Features

Deck, Covered Porch, Screened Porch

School Information

  • DistrictLeland Public School District

Additional Information

  • Days on Market96
  • ZoningResidential
  • Ownership TypePrivate Owner
  • OfficeColdwell Banker Schmidt-Leland
  • Office Address208 N Main Street

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