SOLD! Amazing Cathead Point


Cathead Point is one of the most private and carefully preserved properties on the Leelanau Peninsula. A private road winds through a thick forest to an enclave of just 8 homes, each with their own acreage and 200 ft of frontage. The site is perfect—nestled into a wave of dunes protected by cedars, junipers and beech trees. This finely crafted residence has views of North and South Manitou, and North and South Fox Islands, year round sunsets, and 200ft of very private, very sandy beach.

The architecture is unobtrusive—cedar shakes, copper flashing and fieldstone, and 4 decks. There are many built-ins; hand pegged oak floors, tongue and groove pine ceiling and walls. Like a wonderful old summer place, this custom home has the warmth and charm of a bygone era with the modern amenities of today.

Features include a great room with a 2-story stone fireplace, 23 tons of stone; an epicurean kitchen and a screened in porch. Two master suites; the main level suite has a sitting area and private deck; the upper level master features a natural stone fireplace and built-ins. A floating maple staircase leads up, and down to an entertainment room and a beach changing room with 2 separate tiled showers.

Recent improvements include landscaping, new windows 2007; paint 2014, blinds, partial roof replacement.


Along the most beautiful sand beach in Leelanau. 13531 N Cathead West, Northport.


The land will last forever. The opportunity won’t. Decades ago, the caring owners of Lake Michigan’s Cathead Point set aside 132 acres of land to be preserved forever. They recorded property restrictions to guide development. The State of Michigan, through the Sand Dune Protection Act, protected the shoreline. The combination of private and public actions ensured that the dunes, beaches, forests and wildlife of Cathead Point would be safe forever.

Nearby you’ll also find 1300 acres of state land and shoreline, the 158 acre Kehl Lake Natural Area, and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. If it is “civilization” or just groceries you seek, the Village of Northport is just a six minute drive away.

Only one family will enjoy this beautifully designed and maintained home. Only one family will enjoy the 200 ft of very private, very sandy beach. Only one family will enjoy the blue, beach, stars and sand—for generations to come. Make it yours. Come home to Cathead Point.

Master Bedroom Upper 21 x 12
Bedroom 2 Main 12.06 x 12.08
Bedroom 3 Upper 12.10 x 11
Bedroom 4 Upper 14 x 14
Kitchen Main 15 x 14
Dining Room Main 14 x 14
Living Room Main 15 x 13
Family Room Lower 25 x 23
Laundry Room Main 14 x 7.6
Screened Porch Main 12 x 12


SOLD! Amazing Cathead Point
Sq Ft: 4,500
MLS 1798018

Bdrms/Baths: 4/4.5

Extras: 200' Lake Michigan frontage, 10 acres, sunsets, views of 4 islands