Additional Information about Ives Lake, Seven Pines Camp
Spectacular scenery and base camp for outdoor adventures with family and friends, not roughing it. Canoe, kayak, sail, swim and fish Ives Lake. Tell tall tales by the big stone fireplace, sun on the beach, listen to loons. Dick can guide you to high rock overlooks, Pinnacle Falls, or the McCormic Wilderness tract. The Marquette area has world class mountain bike trails year round. Camp sleeps six.
ADDRESS: W6282 Ives Lake Road, Big Bay, MI 49808.
LAND: 15.85 acres with about 450 feet of frontage measured along the shore of Ives Lake.
IVES LAKE: 470 acres of surface water, with depths to 110 feet. The fish are primarily lake trout (native ) and Kamloops rainbow trout, which are stocked. There may be a few brown trout and there are some brook trout. There are also large numbers of two kinds of herring which are a great food source for the larger trout, and perch.
Ives is a large natural lake, the beach is sand, fishing is great, and you`ll find the cabin warm and welcoming, but a significant portion of the value derives from Seven Pines` location within the guarded gates and surrounding 20 square miles of the exclusive and spectacular Huron Mountain Club. This is the only parcel that has sold on a major lake entirely within the Club since it was created in the 1880`s. The HMC land is one of the premier parcels of recreational real estate in the north-central United States, and probably in the whole northeastern United States. As one visitor put it, “if this property were ever sold it would likely become our next national park.” It is frequently called the finest undeveloped tract of recreational land east of the Mississippi.
There is a large red pine stand around the cabin and a few large white pines, with white birch, aspen, balsam, hemlock, and sugar and red maple behind the shore. The property was selectively cut several years before we bought it 20 years ago. The new growth is primarily hard (sugar) maple.
The original cabin was constructed in 1957. We totally remodeled it with the help of a Boston architect and a Marquette contractor. All systems and the construction were brought to Code and approved by Marquette County on 12/18/00. The interior is cedar, fir, cherry and pine. It has a massive stone fireplace, two bathrooms, two bunk rooms and a master bedroom. Kitchen counters are native Lake Superior granite and there is a small dishwasher and a trash compactor. Our contractor said the square footage of the structure including the screened porch, which is the area we use most in the summer and fall, totals 1,568 SF.
12 x 15 feet with shelving for storage and a 5,000hp Kohler Model K582EP generator. It starts automatically if the power goes off, which happens very rarely now, and shuts off when it goes on.
A rolling dock.
A covered rack for canoes, kayaks, Sunfish and preservers was built on the shore near the east end of the beach.
FURNITURE, FIXTURES, & EQUIPMENT:
Art, personal items, a sofa, an antique bookcase, and a few family heirlooms including the stair light fixture and two wall mounted fixtures are not included. However most furniture, fixtures and equipment including two fiberglass canoes, a Sunfish sailboat, preservers, and a fishing boat with electric motor, are included.
Deeded, recorded access to the property runs through the main gate of the Huron Mt. Club. The gate is manned 24-hours a day May through November, and 7AM – 10:30PM in the winter. When it is locked, we use a key. Legal access is insured by the title company.
Tax ID# 52-11-253-003-00.
In 2016 Winter taxes were $1019.21 (Homestead); 2017 Summer taxes are $3,838.14 (Not Homestead) = $4,857.35 total.
Powell Township millage in 2017 is 39.9385 mills for non-Homestead or 21.9385 Homestead.
2017 TV: $120,645;2017 SEV = $220,050.
RS-10 Recreational Structures. The current Powell Township Zoning map and full Zoning Ordinance are online.
Underground electric to the HMC gate (Alger Delta Co-Op).
Hot water baseboard heating system. A Watermaker uses the furnace for unlimited domestic hot water.
New septic system wIth 1000 gal. concrete tank installed in 2005 and approved by Marquette County Health Department.
Propane (1,000 gal. tank) from Ferrellgas, Negaunee.
6 inch well drilled 110 feet deep by McDonald Well Drilling.
Well lab report:
10 mg/L Chloride
161 mg/L Hardness
3.6 mg/L Iron
Not Detected: Fluoride, Nitrate, Sulfate, or coliform organisms.
Interpretation: Not overly high on anything that will cause problems. For chloride 250 mg is the lower limit of problems; 150 is passable for hardness; 1-5 is common for iron and will cause some staining if not filtered, so we filter it.
SEC 3 T51N-R28W 15.85 ACRES. ALL THAT PART OF GOV`T LOT 1 LYING S OF N 1061.94` & ALL THAT PART OF LOT 2 LYING N OF S 1101.54`, EXC A 33` STRIP FOR RD R/W.