901 Merchant St., Alpena, MI 49707
Located in the lovely, historic town of Alpena on Thunder Bay, this 1920 bungalow has been almost completely renovated. A little sanding and some other minor fixes, and Voila!, you’re ready to move in. Plus, the owner has left most of the materials to finish the work. The exterior is just charming, and the bright and cheery interior has new electrical, drywall, duct work and a new kitchen and family room. I love the wainscoting paneling, cottage windows, new French doors and the new bathroom (sorry clawfoot tub lovers).
Here’s what Pure Michigan has to say about Alpena.
“Alpena embodies the haven from the stresses of everyday life: the culturally rich place to relax and a sanctuary to rejuvenate, and inspire the happy, healthy and creative you. A port in the storm. It’s what sailors have always searched for when the weather took a turn for the worst. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for in these days of shouting headlines? Our friendly, historic city may be just what the doctor ordered. We’ve turned the volume down and slowed the pace a bit so you can relax, rejuvenate and discover your family all over again. So turn your back to the wind and discover a place as close as a few hour’s drive, but as far away as you’ll ever need to be.
2013 Outdoor Channel’s Major League Fishing
2014/2015 Outdoor Channel’s Fishing University
2015 Miss Michigan, Emily Kieliszewski
The nation’s only roadside dinosaur park, Dinosaur Gardens
The only fresh water national marine sanctuary, Thunder Bay National marine Sanctuary
World headquarters for Besser Company, revolutionizing concrete block-making
Seven lighthouses within an hour’s travel
1990 filming location for Die Hard 2
Home of 3 official Dark Sky Preserves, Rockport State Recreation Area, Thompson’s Harbor and Negwegon State Park.”