Extreme Timber-Frame Home With Private Airstrip On Braxee Lake


Positioned a quarter mile back off the main road you will find this incredible estate and airstrip overlooking private Braxee Lake. This completely custom 4,100 square foot Riverbend timberframe home is the perfect place for a private getaway, corporate retreat or one-of-a-kind home. Upon entering the home you will be greeted by a large, open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, impressive handmade stone fireplaces, handcrafted woodworks, custom windows and much more. You’ll also find awe-inspiring views of the interior in every direction, accented with decorative chandeliers and custom skylights extracting the natural wood tones making this a comfortable and cozy home. Entrances and interior doors are mostly handcrafted, created of oak and zebrawood by local artisans.  The frame of the home is built with oversized solid red oak posts and massive hammerbeams to give strength and a unique beauty. The custom flooring is Idaho Flagstone slate, and a large floor stone was crafted in the shape of Michigan and placed at the main entry. The master bedroom is just off the great room which includes a timeless handcrafted stone fireplace and a large master bathroom with an oversized custom shower, jacuzzi tub, granite countertops, large walk in closet and laundry. Just off the master bedroom is a secondary room with its own handcrafted stone fireplace and aesthic views of Braxee Lake.  The kitchen is a perfect blend of beauty and functionality.  A large granite island countertop bar, prep area with dishwasher and stainless steel sinks are conveniently positioned next to a large stainless steel refridgerator, LP range and oven all set in with handcrafted kitchen cabinetry.  You will find a 6x9 pantry with ample storage just a few steps away.  All this with incredible views of Braxee lake. Moving past the kitchen and main entry, you will find another stunning room with a large handcrafted stone fireplace, Idaho slate floors, antler chandelier and incredible views of Braxee Lake and the estate’s personal, lighted, aircraft runway. There is also an attached 2.5 car garage and attached 60x30 aircraft hangar with a 45ft wide x 13.5ft  automatic custom Wilson Industrial door for your convenience. Radiant floor heat is conveniently located throughout the home, there is also forced air backup and central air controlled with a 5 zone adjustable thermostat. LP supply is located in two underground, 1000lb tanks. You will also find a Kinetico water softener and purification system installed. If you're concerned about being prepared for power shortages there is a 50,000 watt Kohler generator that provides ample backup power to the home, outbuildings and airstrip. Outside the home you will find a lighted airplane runway, large polebarn, workshop/generator building, utility shed, fishing pond cabin, stocked fishing pond with windmill and wishing well. There is also a 15'x15' workshop/generator building, large 60'x80' polebarn with insulated panels, large doors, electric and lighting. There are also 2 additional residences, a quaint lakeside cabin with 3 car detached garage and an groundsmanagers farmhouse with detached 3.5 car garage/workshop. The airstrip is approx. 75ft wide by 2000ft long, lighted and with its own designated frequency to communicate with the home and activate and deactivate the runway lights. The property is rolling and scenic and to break the monotony of having the typical corn and beans farmland on the property, the sellers opted to plant Christmas trees to give the property a unique feel.  There are approximately 25,000 trimmed Christmas trees with an active lease paying out yearly. The fencerows were carefully groomed to remove unwanted trees and mature wild cherry trees have been left to flourish. This property is very secluded and borders approximately 1000 acres of Nature Conservancy lands to the west and northwest. Braxee Lake at approximately 1060ft above sea level is considered the headwaters of the Grand River that flows through Grand Rapids and into Lake Michigan and most likely is the highest lake to flow into that watershed. This is a rare and unique property that took years for the sellers to find and years to carefully transform this piece of heaven. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity, call today to request a showing.

Property Details

  • Private lighted airstrip with FAA designated frequency, 2000 ft X 75 ft
  • Custom Riverbends Timber-frame home with additional managers farmhouse and lakeside cabin
  • 3,600 ft of frontage on 50 ft deep Braxee Lake. Great fishing for walleye, perch, sunfish, bass and many other species
  • Stocked fishing pond, over 3,000 fish in last 5 years. Complete with aerator, 100 ft well, windmill pump, wishing well and pond side leisure cabin
  • Approx. 20 minutes west of Michigan International Speedway
  • Conveniently located approx. 1 hour from Ann Arbor or Lansing, approx. 1.5 hours from Detroit or Toledo and approx. 2 hours from Grand Rapids or Fort Wayne
  • Massive 60' X 80' pole barn with cement floors, insulated panels, electric, lights and large entry doors
  • Approximately 25,000 groomed Christmas trees
  • 50,000 watt Kohler propane generator powered by 460 cubic in Ford motor
  • Two 1,000 lb underground LP tanks 
  • Incredible amounts of deer, turkey and waterfowl
  • Borders 1,000 acres of Nature Conservancy land to the west and northwest

11626 Vicary Road, LOT#WP001
Horton, Michigan 49246