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America's Most Expensive Log "Cabin"

Got an extra $40 million laying around? Luckily, it doesn't cost a thing to take a look inside this Michigan log "cabin."

Written by Sara Brown

 At $40 million, Granot Loma is the most expensive house for sale in Michigan. Andy Gregg, Marquette Photo At $40 million, Granot Loma is the most expensive house for sale in Michigan. Andy Gregg, Marquette Photo

 

Nothing says "cozy cabin" like 26,000 square feet. All jokes aside, the most expensive house in Michigan just went up for sale — and it does bring a healthy dose of "cozy" to the table, along with its massive square footage. It's just the kind of log home we'd love to buy if we happened to ever win the lottery.  

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house, designed by Chicago architecture firm Marshall & Fox, was made using local materials. Andy Gregg, Marquette Photo Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house, designed by Chicago architecture firm Marshall & Fox, was made using local materials. Andy Gregg, Marquette Photo

 

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, the 5,000-acre estate dubbed Granot Loma is home to what the listing calls the "largest log cabin in the world" — and that might be accurate.

The house is made from Oregon pine, cement and stone, and features 23 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a top-of-the-line kitchen modeled after one at the White House. Other special features? A game room, card room, steam room, gym and wine cellar — and that's just inside. Outside, the house looks out to its own pool, guesthouse, private harbor, marina and boathouse.  

The home totals 26,000 square feet and has 23 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a kitchen modeled after one at the White House. Realtor.com photo The home totals 26,000 square feet and has 23 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a kitchen modeled after one at the White House. Realtor.com photo

 

But it's not the amenities that make this $40 million (yes, $40 million) stunner so special. Dating back to the early 1900s, the Granot Loma boasts an impressive history.

Built by over 400 craftsman over the course of four years, the home was designed to rival the getaway retreats built by the powerhouses of the time, like the Astors, Rockefellers, Guggenheims and Vanderbilts. In its nearly 100 years, the house has hosted Hollywood legends, sports stars and socialites, and in 1987, a Chicago-based bond trader bought the house and restored and upgraded it to its current state. The listing, first reported by Curbed, is being marketed by Northern Michigan Land Brokers.