A grand log home a few feet from the shore of Lake Superior is up for sale, and it’s one of the biggest, most expensive log cabins around. Granot Loma, as it’s called, is said to be the largest log cabin in the world, according to Realtor.com. It’s also said to be the most expensive home in Michigan at a staggering $40 million.
$40 Million Michigan Log House
Built with Oregon pine between 1919 and 1923, the construction of the original home at that time cost $5 million, according to the lodge’s website, granotloma.com. The home has an astounding number of unique features, and boasts a staggering 23 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. There’s an 18-foot wide fireplace in the great room, as well as a couple dozen other fireplaces throughout the home. The main lodge is 26,000 square feet, situated on a 5,000 acre property.
In addition to the log-constructed lodge, the property features multiple other structures, including guest homes, a boathouse and a pool house. There’s even a private island! As an inhabitant of the log house, you could grow your own food on its farmland and generate most of the electricity you need with your own wind turbine.
Deciding How Much to Spend on a Log House
$40 million National Historic Landmarks aside, you deserve to have the luxury log home you’ve always wanted. Setting aside the grandeur and magnificence of Granot Loma, there are certain features of the lodge you can apply to your own home. Consider these advantages of Granot Loma:
- Although it acts as a beautiful, elegant summer home, its durability means it has withstood decades of harsh winters, keeping its occupants warm and cozy even during the coldest months
- Though it’s a truly glamorous dwelling, Granot Loma doesn’t skimp on the traditional log cabin features, such as fireplaces, hand-carved decor and wooden banisters
- Granot Loma can provide whatever type of lifestyle the owner wants, whether that’s functioning as a Bed and Breakfast, a summer getaway, a recreationalist’s dream home or a permanent home for a family
Although, like any log home, Granot Loma likely required significant maintenance to make it last as long as it has, and to ensure its continuing longevity. Not only does a property of that size come with its own maintenance requirements, the pine log construction itself probably requires routine sealing, re-chinking, repainting and other care, just like all other log homes, big and small.
Re-Create These Features with TruLog™
With TruLog™ steel log siding, you can enjoy many of the same types of benefits as listed above:
- Four-season durability. TruLog™ is highly energy efficient, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Our steel log siding is made of American-manufactured, heavy gauge steel. It’s installed with a foam backer, which increases the R value of your home by a factor of 1 to 2
- Traditional log home look. Although our siding is made of maintenance-free steel, we have worked hard to design a steel siding option that retains the stylistic effect of a log home. TruLog™ siding comes in 4 natural wood colors, and it has natural-looking hew lines and chinking lines
- Lets you live the lifestyle you want. Because TruLog® requires no ongoing maintenance beyond an occasional rinse with a hose, it frees up your time that you may otherwise be spending with log home upkeep
To get a free estimate for TruLog™ steel log siding, or to learn more about our American-manufactured product, please call our experienced Loveland, Colorado team at 970-646-4490 or contact us online.