$273,500 :: 2103 N FAIRVIEW LN, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 1,710 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
Added: 02/28/17, Last Updated: 03/01/17
Property Type: 1 1/2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21266003
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: NORTH FAIRVIEW FARMS NO 2
Status: Active

This WONDERFUL family home is nestled w-a-y back within a most popular sub & on a gorgeous PREMIUM TREED backs-to-the-park lot, too! Interesting OPEN FLOOR PLAN with TWO fireplaces & a kitchen with NEWER APPLIANCES centered between the living room & stunning family room with VAULTED CEILING & ANDERSEN windows! First floor MASTER SUITE with BAY WINDOW & private bath overlooks the park. Two good-sized upper bedrooms. Mostly FINISHED lower level with rec room & separate den. Wallside windows, deck, newer roof, furnace & air. Location is superb close to downtown Rochester, the Paint Creek Nature Trail, schools, churches, universities, shopping & expressways. Dim. Approx. Buyer or agent for buyer to verify all information.

Listed with Real Estate One-Rochester


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$945,000 :: 5580 KIRKRIDGE TRL, Rochester MI, 48306

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4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 5,579 sq ft
Lot Size: 22,651 sq ft
Added: 02/28/17, Last Updated: 02/28/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21265696
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: KINGSRIDGE NO 1
Status: Active

*Luxurious Custom Home loaded w/Exquisite Design & Amenities*Open floor plan*Grand foyer with custom staircase/wrought iron spindles, Living Room exudes distinct coffered ceiling, Dining Room leads to Butler’s Pantry, Huge Gourmet-Lovers Kitchen filled w/stone, custom tile work, premium appliances and huge prep island for cooking/baking. Two-story Great Room displays stone fireplace w/gorgeous custom window treatments. Custom Library-coffered ceiling w/wall of built in storage – Private portico off Library overlooks serene backyard. Master Suite w/Sitting room separated by gas fireplace & second floor portico – relax in jetted bathtub and custom walk-in closets off the suite. Two bedrooms are joined by jack/jill bath, fourth bedroom – full suite. Finished Lower Level – Media Room, Kitchen, Work-out area, Rec Room, Game area w/pool table overlooks sculpted patio pavers to enjoy a beautiful backyard. Brand-new carpeting w/finishing touches-home available for you asap!

Listed with Signature Sotheby’s International Realty


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$347,000 :: 2266 PRESERVE LN, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 2,784 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 09/01/15, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 20724794
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: THE SANCTUARY IN THE HILLS CONDO
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/27/2016 by 4%
Status: Sold

Time to enjoy the ease of condo living-Sanctuary in the Hills is a beautiful place to call home. Large Two-story great room with corner FP, Lovely First Floor Master Suite w/attached library plus two additional bedrooms & large loft overlooking great room. Inviting kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless apps, granite counters and exposed wood floors. Large covered deck overlooking the woods. Daylight basement just waiting to be finished. Plumbed for bath. Freshly painted and new carpet in neutral tones throughout. Also available for lease.

Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB


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$419,900 :: 1959 CLOVERDALE, Rochester MI, 48307

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4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 2,807 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 11/30/16, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 216113003
Community: Rochester
Tract: STONY CREEK RIDGE NO 3
Status: Sold

Welcome Home to this beautiful 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Colonial in Stoney Creek Ridge Subdivision. Walk in to the two-story gorgeous foyer and hardwood floors in entry way. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Butlers Pantry included. Formal dining room, study, large great room with gas fireplace, and 1st floor laundry room with washer and dryer included and plenty of storage space. Spacious Master Bedroom and Master Bath includes duals sinks, separate shower and soaking tub. Enjoy your summer days on the large deck and beautiful backyard.

Listed with Keller Williams Rochester


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Shipping Container Homes: Yay Or Nay?

Shipping Container Homes: Yay Or Nay?

Shipping container homes were borne, at least in part, out of a desire to live efficiently and affordably. After all, a skilled DIYer can build a home out of a couple of containers for about the price of a mid-size car. But what if you love the idea of living in a container home, but building one…not so much? Or maybe you’re not so keen on the way the containers look, even if you embrace the idea for other reasons.

With the growth in popularity of container homes, you have options. Lots of them, from inexpensive pre-fab tiny units to sprawling customs that bear little (or no) resemblance to big metal boxes.

Pre-fab

Pre-fab means prefabricated. That means the house is not being built from scratch on site, although, when it comes to shipping container homes, even customs will use some pre-made parts (like the shipping container itself). These are, not surprisingly, far more affordable than a custom build.

Canadian-based company Honomobo has gained fame this year for its pre-fab container homes that aren’t just super stylish, but also eliminate one of the potential complications with these types of structures. “Foreseeing complicated regulations regarding tiny homes, Honomobo homes are built to local building codes as either primary or secondary residences and, unlike tiny houses on wheels, are typically installed on a permanent foundation,” said Curbed. While many of their homes are considered tiny – the 208-square-foot mini studio is priced at $39,801 – they also range up to a 1,216-square-foot two-or three-bedroom home for $162,728.

Even better: Honomobo residences are typically delivered in 10 weeks.

The HO3 unit above uses three shipping containers “knit together to create a private full bedroom, kitchen with an island, and a stunning 21′ wide front window to maximize light and indoor/outdoor connection,” they said. The 528-square-foot unit is $112,743.

The units are also stackable, which is perfect for developers looking to maximize income potential.


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If you don’t want a container home as your primary residence, you can add one to your backyard to use as a she shed, guest house, or income unit.


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Or, how about a granny flat?

The Monaco by Nova Deko is a $24,000, one-bedroom, one-bath, 160-square-foot granny flat “where the living space duals as a bedroom,” said Off Grid World. “It features a tiled bathroom, full kitchen,” and eating area.


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Custom

While custom container homes will generally far exceed the small budget associated with many of the small, pre-fab homes, there are numerous advantages. Obviously, the ability to design a space that is built to exact specifications is No. 1. Custom container homes can also be designed to suit other needs, like this one that was constructed to be as green as possible.

“Two shipping containers surround a taller common space in Nederland, Colorado. The containers house sleeping and work areas while the center space hosts dining, living and a loft above,” said Nifty Homestead. “The project is off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics to create electricity.”


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Flying Box Villa represents another trend in shipping container home design – it doesn’t reveal the shipping containers at all.


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“What’s better than a shipping container home that doesn’t look like one? How about a container home that redefines everything we thought we knew about prefabricated design? That’s exactly what we have with the aptly named Flying Box Villa by French architecture firm 2A Design,” said Busyboo. “This small modern home is a visual blur — an aesthetic tour de force that is as unique as it is functional.”


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Or, maybe disguising the containers isn’t your goal. If you like the urban look associated with shopping containers, check out this home from Hive Modular, which used two twenty-foot shipping containers the homeowners bought for $800 apiece “to create a cabin complete with kitchen, dining room, living room with a wood burning stove, laundry room and two queen beds,” said Nifty Homestead. “The two cabins are connected by a middle section loft and roof” made out of fir beams and featuring a glass door at the entry. “The cabin is partially powered by solar power arrays and connected to a rainwater cistern, making this building an ecologically-sustainable vacation home.”


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$2,850 :: 1748 EDINBOROUGH, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 3,299 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 01/25/17, Last Updated: 02/26/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21255630
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: HAWTHORN HILLS NO 4
Status: Sold

A large and bountiful colonial in Hawthorn Hills available for immediate occupancy! Nestled deep in the sub is this freshly painted 4 bedroom colonial with 2 1/2 Baths and a 3 car garage. Generous size great room with floor to wall fireplace, brand new hardwood floors, wall of windows for natural light, and french door to deck. Breakfast area with sliding door to deck, kitchen with all appliances, butler’s pantry and formal dining room. Kitchen and all bathrooms have brand new granite counter-tops. Master Suite with walk in closet, stand alone shower, garden tub, shower and dual sinks. All bedrooms are larger in size and bedroom 4 can be used as a sewing room and has a built in ironing board and a cabinet. House backs to a larger common area. 3 car garage as well. Deck to be stained when weather permits. Landlord requests 1 1/2 month’s security, first month’s rent, credit report and proof of employment. Long term lease preferred. $300 non-refundable cleaning fee. Pets negotiable.

Listed with MGK Realty LLC


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$2,100 :: 195 NESBIT LN, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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3 beds, 2 full baths
Home size: 1,350 sq ft
Lot Size: 60,984 sq ft
Added: 02/15/17, Last Updated: 02/25/17
Property Type: 1 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21261811
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: ROCHESTER KNOLL SUB
Status: Sold

Completely remodeled home with hardwood and ceramic floors! High-end, gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous updated baths, 1st floor laundry/mud room, 2 fireplaces, partially finished basement, loads of storage and an over-sized side-entry garage. Fabulous brick-paver patio in sprawling backyard. GREAT LOCATION – close to Oakland University, Chrysler, expressways, schools, shopping and restaurants. Credit/income/employment verifications. 1.5 months security deposit, 1st month’s rent, $200 non-refundable cleaning fee. Pet negotiable.

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


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$3,400 :: 208 OAKLAND CREST, Rochester MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 3,900 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 01/19/17, Last Updated: 02/25/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21253513
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: OAKLAND CREST CONDO OCCPN 2074
Status: Sold

Built 1 year ago in Oakland Crest subdivision. More amenities than can be listed! The home is on a very private, corner lot and is 3900 sq ft w/ lots of upgrades, gourmet kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances, dining area w/ incredible view, spacious living room w/ fireplace, library, formal dining room, first floor laundry with granite counters, 2 sets of washers/dryers, mstr bdrm w/ walk in closet, beautiful view of yard, full bath w/ jetted tub, granite counters, double vanity, stall shower w/ 3 types of showerheads incl a rain showerhead, 2 bdrms share Jack and Jill bath w/ granite, double vanity, full, walkout basement w/ door wall to patio, ! 2 year lease is preferred. Property is partially furnished available unfurnished. Available February 15th, 2017. Pet neg w/ non-refundable pet fee or additional monthly fee. Non- smoking property. Occupied, please allow 24 hr notice for showings. Room measurements are approx. 1.5 mo sec dep, $250 non-refundable prep fee.

Listed with The Bommarito Group, LLC


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$490,000 :: 3712 S CREEK DR, Rochester MI, 48306

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5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 3,034 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,166 sq ft
Added: 12/16/16, Last Updated: 02/25/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21245798
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: COUNTRY CREEK SUB NO 1
Status: Sold

Amazing home located with premium lot! This home is turn key! Amenities galore! This well appointed home offers: Cherry Cabinets throughout, Wide plank hardwood flooring, Gourmet kitchen has high end Viking appliances as well as a warming drawer and wine ref, Granite , a custom 2 way fireplace. Other amenities include Extensive crown molding, wainscoting, beveled french doors, Designer light fixtures. Master suite with tray ceiling and private bath. finished lower walkout level with wet bar , entertainment area and full bath. 5th bedroom/ workout room in lower level. Composite decking with brick paver patios and fire pit. Prof. landscaped yard,. Updates include. Roof 2013 , Furnace and AC 2009, Windows 2012, Appliances 2010 , Water Softer 2016, Garage door opener WiFi 2016 , Sprinkler system control WiFi 2016 . Call listing agent for exclusions. This home is better than new and decorator perfect! See attached list of upgrades.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Roch


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$1,198,000 :: 1916 LINCOLNSHIRE DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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5 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,525 sq ft
Lot Size: 30,492 sq ft
Added: 02/23/17, Last Updated: 02/24/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21264533
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: BUTLER RIDGE NO 1
Status: Active

This is an absolutely gorgeous home in Rochester Hills premier community, Butler Ridge. This home sits on nearly 3/4 acres and boasts over 6500 Square Feet of finely appointed living space. It offers 5 bedrooms, 4.2 baths a finished walk-out lower level and has had nearly $400,000 in updates and renovation work since 2011. This home is in pristine condition and waiting for a new family to enjoy the many wonderful features offered such as; a new kitchen (2011), a new master bath renovation (2015), newly finished lower level with large wet bar, bedroom and full bath (2011), New fireplace and trek decking on brick terrace (2016), new hardwood flooring Master bedroom, upper hallway, family room, dining room living room study (2011), new wrought iron stair balusters (2011) and much more. Contact listing agent for full list of renovation and updates. This property offers easy access to M-59 and I-75 and is serviced by the highly acclaimed Rochester Schools. Schedule your showing ASAP.

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS~-Birmingham


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