The newest issue of Traverse Magazine’s Northern Homes & Cottages: Home Tour Edition has just been released featuring Michael Fitzhugh’s M-22 house as the article’s title page. The text is hard to read so the publication has been retyped below for easier comprehension.
“Earth, wind, fire and water define this magnificent home built on a bluff overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay and beyond. Earth: Handsome Chilton stone from across the Lake in Wisconsin forms the structure of the home. Polished concrete throughout the home grounds it further.Wind: feel it sailing off Lake Michigan and watch it from plate glass windows so huge they had to be shipped from overseas–we just don’t make them that big here. Fire. Suspended fireplace makes the hearth magical. Water: you’ll see Lake Michigan from almost every room in the house. More water? a waterfall cascades down the entry wall nourishing three bamboo trees, and twin infinity hot tub and cool plunger pools form the center of the in-home spa. You’ll also want to know that this home quietly boasts its own (cutting-edge) hydroelectric power system. – E.E.”