SOLD! Twin Maples, Leland


Twin Maples as it is known, is a spectacular custom home near Leland with shared access on North Lake Leelanau. If you enjoy open space, privacy and a big-sky view this beauty is for you. The unobtrusive architecture appears to have been born of the land. With one-level living and an abundance of natural light you’ll enjoy views from every room. The living area features a gas fireplace. In the kitchen you’ll find, soapstone and marble counters, Bertazzoni dual fuel range and oven. The master suite is spacious, the master bath has radiant floor heat, a tiled walk-in shower, tile floors and a stone vanity. There’s a reading room and an office. All of the cabinetry is custom built. A wide staircase leads to cozy lower level ideal for family and friends.

Aesthetic elements include, 9-ft ceilings, a palette of soft colors, solid cherry floors and doors with a matte finish, cork floors, and wool carpet on the stairs. Along with the other Yellow Birch owners, there’s access to bluff overlooking Lake Michigan at the end of the private road; a stairway system leads down to the beach. The Leelanau Conservancy’s Clay Cliffs adjoins this property. This beautifully crafted home on an estate size parcel just 2 miles from Leland with a shared dock on North Lake Leelanau and a sunset trail to the Lake Michigan overlook is…simply unmatched.

Custom designed by Sarah Bourgoise; and constructed by Bill Wright, the home’s exterior is horizontal cedar siding, Pella windows: Architect Series, some with inside blinds. Custom window shades throughout. Architectural series, hurricane rated shingles; ice shield over the entire roof. Lennox HVAC. 1600K whole house Generac generator. The natural stone entry walkway was just finished in July 2019 by Brian Zimmerman. The garage has 8 ft doors, one side is 9 ft wide, the other side is 15 ft wide. The antique marble mantle is excluded from the sale and will be suitably replaced.

This parcel benefits from membership in the Yellow Birch Beach Club, which share the privilege of riparian waterfront rights along 253 feet on North Lake Leelanau. The terms are set forth in the recorded documents. There are two docks. The north dock is for the use of the subject parcel and two other parcels.


Just north of Leland, the first lane past Clay Cliffs, 5827 E Yellow Birch Lane, Leland.


This is the only private enclave where you’ll find a beautiful custom home with privacy, a dock for your boat, and access to Lake Michigan for well under $1 million.

SOLD! Twin Maples, Leland

Acres of privacy (4.4); Custom home; Enjoy boating on North Lake Leelanau

MLS 11864790

Bdrms/Baths: 3/2.5

Extras: Shared bluff frontage on Lake Michigan; adjoins Clay Cliff’s natural area