Bohmier and Clear Lake Estate is a 4+ bedroom, 3- bath- home which is situated just 5 miles outside of “downtown” Twin Lakes and only 3 miles from M-26 and the Michigan DNR snowmobile/ATV trail network. It sits perfectly on the northeast shore of 19-acre Bohmier Lake. The 160-acre beautifully forested parcel also includes another 9-acre lake named Lake Sharon, and the entire south and west shore of Clear Lake. These lakes are quite deep with Bohmier being 67 feet deep, Clear Lake 60 feet deep and Sharon 57 feet deep. Bohmier supports brook and rainbow trout and Clear is a designated trout lake by the DNR and is regularly stocked with brook trout.
The 4,032 square foot home was completed in 1992 with a large addition made in 2000. It is situated purposely to the southwest to take advantage of all available light (and solar heat in the winter) by means of fantastic windows and a roof design also meant to aid in sun gathering. On the main level, the open kitchen/dining/living room highlights a stone fireplace with amazing views over the lake. The front of the home is a large deck accessible from 3 different rooms including the Master bedroom. The master bedroom also has a master bath with tub and shower, powder room and walk-in closet. Off the master is another room that would make an excellent nursery or sewing/craft room. The lower level of the home opens to a patio that is on the shore of Bohmier. It features a large living area and at one end a kitchenette with a sink and refrigerator space. With minor changes this could be a full kitchen creating an entire separate living area from the main floor offering two groups individual quarters. There are two traditional bedrooms as well as another large room that has served as a bunk room. Also there is a fully electric sauna with a shower and bathroom. The entire electrical system is backed up by a Kohler 20 kw backup generator.
The property itself is a hidden gem. The hardwood forest has been selectively and conservatively managed over the years to produce high-quality sugar maple, red maple, cherry, and yellow birch. The soils in this area are very well known to be some of the best hardwood growing soils in the world. There is also a very mixed forest type including conifers that exists around, and in, the wetter soil types creating a very beautiful forest mix. Walking and skiing trails have been established throughout the property over the years creating a truly serene setting.
There is a very nice two-car detached garage, which has electrically operated doors and a large storage area. Also on the property is a very large, and well-built pole building. It is 32x76 with overhead doors on both ends. Inside the building is space for large equipment, a supply of kiln-dried lumber and an 18x24 in-floor heated fully furnished/equipped woodshop!
Finally, added to all that, on the south shore of Clear Lake there is an older “hunting” cabin with a separate sauna. It is very quaint and rustic, and needs some work, but with a bit of vision would make an excellent guest house or rental opportunity.
From Houghton, travel south on M-26 for about 26 miles, through Twin Lakes to Pike Lake road, which is on the left (south) side of M-26
Continue on Pike Lake Road for 3.1 miles and the driveway is on the right
Fire Number 28985
Home is about 4/10ths of a mile off Pike Lake Road