A mansion in Michigan that is surrounded by a 50-acre land is now on the market. This particular mansion has its own rotating observatory and telescope and a whole lot more, all for a price of $5.9 million.
The Palladian-style mansion is measured at 9,025 square feet Palladian-style mansion with formal, family and hobby rooms, four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a two-story stone screened porch, multiple man caves, a two-story library, a metal-working shop, electronics shop and a woodworking shop and carriage house in a separate building connected to the main house, a home theatre, widow’s walk, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and an elevator that covers five floors.
Of course, the best part about the house is the two-story domed rotating observatory for the sky gazers and astronomy enthusiasts.
The listing agent of this fantastic home is Jeffrey Post of Snyder & Company Realtors and Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Upon entry of the house, you are welcomed by this elegant and simple foyer with beige walls and beige marble flooring adorned with a compass in the middle. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the charming living room with a comfortable sofa set topped with a coffered ceiling that hangs a large semi-flush mount lighting over the coffee table. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The kitchen has a large white kitchen island in the middle fitted with shaker cabinets and drawers topped with a gray marble countertop. Beside this is an informal dining area by the arched window. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the formal dining room of the house with a large table covered in table cloth topped with a majestic chandelier that hangs from a beige cove ceiling with exposed beams illuminated by the large window on the far end. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the primary bedroom that has a large wooden sleigh bed to complement the beige walls and tray ceiling that hangs a large dome lighting over the foot of the bed with a colorful patterned area rug. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the foot of the bed where a comfortable reading nook is placed right next to the warm fireplace that has a wooden mantle topped with a wall-mounted artwork and flanked by built-in shelves. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the children’s bedroom with a large wooden structure that houses three beds and has an awesome space-saver design. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the library of the house with large wooden bookshelves enough to store thousands of books. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a look at the indoor balcony of the two-story library with wrought-iron railing supported by lush wooden posts. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the indoor balcony that has intricate wrought iron railings and wooden banisters that match the flooring leading to the reading nook on the far side with a couple of green cushioned furniture paired with thin windows. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the indoor balcony with an elliptical shape, intricate wrought iron railings and surrounded by beige walls with wall lamps. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the home theater with comfortable cushioned chairs on platforms for an unobstructed view of the large screen that is complemented by the dark tones of the walls and ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
A part of the house is adorned with this gorgeous and colorful tile arrangement that depicts a sunflower centering on a pillar with built in bench. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the tall tall ceiling of the house with a circular shape adorned with thin transom windows and complemented by the wooden ceiling and its exposed beams. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the front view of the observatory surrounded by lush green lawns of grass and tall trees traversed with a stone walkway leading up to the entry of the observatory. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the rotating observatory with gray concrete exterior walls that stand out against the lush green landscaping of trees and grass surrounding it. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The large workshop has a spacious open floor space enough for high-powered machines. These are all topped with a tall wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the gorgeous large arched wooden door of the workshop that pairs well with the wooden exposed beams of the ceiling. and complements the beige walls and flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view of the front of the mansion gives us a glimpse of the surrounding 50-acre property that is filled with tall trees. Here you can also see the mansion in the middle of large driveways on a circular plot with the large observatory on the right side. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view of the mansion shows the small structure beside it across the driveway which is the workshop. You can also see here how the mansion stands out against its surroundings proudly. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the house boasts of the lush landscaping surrounding the home that is traversed by wide driveways. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Star gazers and sky watchers have a number of options for seeing the August 21st total solar eclipse, from the least expensive in their backyards to paying $35,000 for a ticket on an airplane that will fly above the clouds serving champagne and guaranteeing passengers non-obstructed views. Eclipse events are planned throughout North America with local festivals and exhibits. Everyone is involved from NASA, the National Park Service (it will traverse 26 national parks), airports and even viewing events at zoos along its path.
Although it is not usually one of the options offered on today’s new homes, many people have added expensive telescope systems to their own homes. Sky Village is a community in the back lands of Arizona where each home has its own observatory and strict rules to live by. Residents must officially agree to keep their homes totally dark with blackout shades and drive cars minimally or not at all after dark so as to not send artificial light into the heavens and disrupt the viewing of their neighbors. But what if one could have a home with their own observatory to enjoy without restricting modern life? The home could be located on acreage close to but not too close to a city or large town for living convenience, but without the skies being marred by artificial light. There is one – a stunning home in Michigan that is now for sale on 50 wooded acres with its own rotating observatory and telescope and a whole lot more.
Many of today’s luxury homes come with extras such as outdoor kitchens and spas, but the Michigan mansion comes with a state-of-the-art observatory perfect for the upcoming eclipse. Although it is not in the prime 68-mile-long stretch from Oregon to South Carolina that will get the full eclipse effect, southeastern Michigan will see the moon block over 80% of the sun. It has been 38 years since the last eclipse passed over the U.S. and the next one won’t be until 2024.
Located 15 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, the 9,025-square-foot Palladian-style mansion took ten years to design and build. In addition to the observatory, the home has a long list of features including five serious man caves. Down a long wooded drive, visitors step into the center oval of the house and an inlaid compass rose from which all other rooms radiate. Above is the open second floor ringed with bronze balustrades and above that, a domed ceiling with skylight. The most interesting thing about the elliptical room is that you can whisper at the far end and be clearly heard at the other. All public rooms have an abundance of well-crafted millwork from the wainscoting to the coffered ceilings. A two-story library has a capacity for thousands of books. There are also a metal-working shop, electronics shop and a woodworking shop and carriage house in a separate building connected to the main house through a tunnel, a home theatre, widow’s walk, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and an elevator that covers five floors. And the pièce de résistance for star gazers: a two-story domed observatory that rotates allowing for a 360-degree view of the night sky, or in the case of an eclipse of the sun, daytime sky.
In addition to its formal, family and hobby rooms, there are four bedrooms, seven baths and a two-story stone screened porch with “singing” bronze screen when the wind blows. Who knew screens could sing? If they’re bronze, they can. The listing agent is Jeffrey Post of Snyder & Company Realtors, Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services in Ann Arbor, Michigan
A Michigan mansion that has everything, including a state-of-the-art observatory for eclipse viewing, is priced at $5.9 million.