Whitmore Lake log home adds luxury to rural lifestyle

The current owners were empty nesters whose children had grown and flown, so one bedroom is set up as an office, Stipe said. But the property is family-friendly with lots of room for kids to grow into as they age and plenty of space for recreation.

The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances and wood floors. Outside, there is a 60-foot-by-7.5-foot front deck and a rear deck with a pavilion and views of the nearby woods. The house also has new windows, doors, roof, paint, stain and decking, all of which was updated in 2009.

Master Builders owner Chris Doyle said he regularly visits the home he built at the owners’ behest, resulting in a well-maintained and meticulously cared for home. He said the current owners moved from a traditional home in the Canton area and grew to love the “extremely quiet and peaceful” lifestyle at the Walsh Road home.

“When you leave work daily, it’s like going to a resort,” Doyle said. “When we build these homes, a lot of our clients have been looking and researching for years. These are their dream homes.”

The current owners also added a pole barn for storage and “room for tinkering,” Stipe said. They formerly had a hot tub on the back deck, so there is space to add one. The basement isn’t fully finished, but it could add another 1,788 square feet to the home. It features a half bath, laundry and access to the two-car garage.

The lot also features mature landscaping, a fire pit and that pole barn for the lawn equipment you’ll likely need to maintain the lush lawn. Add in the sounds of the cicadas as you cruise around on your riding lawnmower anticipating that lemonade on the back deck, and you’ll feel your shoulders drop and your jaw unclench.