This Novi lakefront dream home is fully equipped and ready for new owners to enjoy as a “staycation residence”. It is seated on a one-acre premium lot overlooking Island Lake and the home’s private beach.

The two-story brick home includes 4,562 square feet of floor space, plus an additional 2870 sq. ft. of finished space in the walk-out basement, according to the real estate listing by Re/Max Classic.

(Note: This home recently sold)

The home was built in 2005, with grand architectural style, and quality materials and craftsmanship. It features a multitude of luxurious amenities including vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the lake. 

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The sunroom features three-sided windows with views of the lake to be enjoyed throughout the seasons, thanks to the gas fireplace.

The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, an oversized kitchen island and walk-in pantry. It also includes a built-in gas oven, free-standing refrigerator, stainless steel appliance and a wine refrigerator.

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The home includes six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half bath. The master suite features a sitting area and french doors opening to a balcony with panoramic views of the lake, and a deluxe bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, two vanities and dual-head shower with body jets.

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The lower level offers plenty of space and amenities for entertaining on a grand scale, with a full kitchen, bar, two refrigerators, double oven, full bath, bedroom and gym, plus ample storage space. The lower level walkout opens to a stamped concrete patio and walkway to a fire pit and then on to the lake.

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The home comes with a 3.5-car attached garage.

The estate is in the Island Lake Shores South subdivision, west of Wixom Road and north of 10 Mile Road, in Novi. Residents have access to community amenities such as the clubhouse, sand volleyball, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. The home is near several country clubs and the Maybury State Park.

Address: 50178 Drakes Bay Drive, Novi

Price: $1,550,000

The dream home is offered by Roger Murray of Re/Max Classic. For information, call (248) 982-7166 or view the listing at

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