In Charlevoix, Michigan, Michael Seitz rebuilt a 1918 stone house throughout the span of three years. The house, likewise alluded to as the “Thatch House,” is currently available to be purchased for $4.5 million.
The house was originally constructed by a local builder named Duke Youthful, who was renowned for his erratic, fantasy-style stone bungalows. His residences have been referred to as “Hobbit dwellings” and “mushroom houses.”
According to the Charlevoix Baron Youthful Region report, Youthful lived in the Cover House until the latter part of the 1940s with his better half and their children.
Mechanical designer Seitz told Insider that “this turned out to be the house that Youthful worked for himself when he was 20.”
Seitz originally listed the home for sale at this time after he acquired it in 2013, according to posting records.
According to data from land stage Realtor.com, houses in Charlevoix, which is close to Michigan’s northernmost point, have a median listing property cost of $399,900. The Cover House is the most expensive listing among the 45 single-family houses now on the market in the area, with prices ranging from $79,900 to $4.5 million.
Nate Granata from Berkshire Hathaway Home Administrations Michigan holds the posting.