Square Feet: 2,847
This is a perfect home and is priced well below current appraisal! This wonderful modern 2 story is on a scenic 2.28 acres in The Ann Arbor School District. The beautiful granite center island kitchen is the heart of the home with 9 foot ceilings and easy access to a dining area. The family room just beyond features a cozy fireplace. These rooms have access to an outside deck and enclosed 3-season room. A formal dining room is great for the holidays and special occasions. A formal living room and office are also useful additions to this stunning home. The split staircase brings you to 3 well sized bedrooms. The large master suite features a tray ceiling and a sitting large area with ample space for chairs or a sofa. The well appointed master bath includes a soaking tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. This home has a full basement and heated 3 car attached garage. The detached 2,000 sq ft outbuilding has additional parking spots or hobby space with an insulated floor. The upper level of this outbuilding could be used for a guest room or au pair quarters and is heated and air conditioned. This home is nicely landscaped and an automatic sprinkler system makes maintenance easy! This is the best of both, country in the city, close to everything, Ann Arbor Schools and room to roam! This estate home will not last long in the Ann Arbor Real Estate market!
Ann Arbor is a wonderful town for both raising a family and retiring. We moved here 12 years ago as the first step in retirement – to be closer to family and help provide daycare for our first grandchildren as their mothers entered medical residency at the local hospitals. There are so many things to do, places to go and opportunities to learn and interact with fascinating people and groups!
Living on the edge of northeast Ann Arbor offers both the peace and quiet of country living, while being just minutes to all that Ann Arbor has to offer. We’re only 5 minutes away from Kroger, Busch’s ,Plum Market, and UM North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) . We are less than 10 minutes to UM Central Campus, Downtown Ann Arbor shopping and restaurants, and the Farmer’s Market in Kerrytown! One of Ann Arbor’s fastest growing farm stands is less than a mile away, with an incubator for new farmers that is virtually across the street!
Pontiac Trail is a main artery in and out of town, but never very busy. Wildlife abounds, and there’s always something happening in the area for the grandchildren.
Being located so close to the NCRC, North Campus and the shops on Plymouth Road presents many dining opportunities – from upscale casual dining at Carson’s, to the trendy feel of The Songbird Cafe, and a range of options like Zoup, Panera, Great Plains Burger Company, and Chipolte! One of our best discoveries is Ron’s Roadside BBQ on Pontiac Trail, it is unexpected and outstanding if you like true Texas BBQ!
Our favorite grocery stores are, Kroger on Plymouth Rd (5 min), Busch’s on Green Road (5-7 min) and Plum Market on Green Rd & Plymouth (5-7 min). Our favorite farm markets are: Green Things on Nixon Road and the AA Farmers Market in Kerry Town.
We were drawn to our home for a number of reasons, the quiet country feel, while so close to all that Ann Arbor offers. The home has an open airy feel, with sunlit rooms, high ceilings and an open floor plan. It also has cozy spaces for everyone in the family. The sunny yard where both flower and vegetable gardens could flourish. The home provides space to explore woodworking, making pottery or running a small business.
Living in Ann Arbor has been a great experience for our entire family. As new retirees, my husband and I found numerous opportunities to explore new interests, rapidly build new friendships and even start a small business. We had the opportunity to watch our grandchildren grow from infancy to middle school, while being close to our children as they began their careers in medicine and information technology. We’ve also had the opportunity to volunteer and work with a number of non-profits on social issues close to our hearts. There’s so much available! Great restaurants and educational opportunities!
We enjoy walking at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens all through the year, as well as the Sunday night Irish music sessions at Connor O’Neils. The local woodworkers club is amazing, and Guild of Artists and Artisans welcomed us as new artists at the AA Summer Art Fair.
Our utility costs are very reasonable, we are heating and cooling both a 2850 square foot house as well as a 2000 square foot carriage house and shop. Our average combined utility costs (natural gas and electricity) average about $300/month.
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