This one of a kind Great Lakes parcel can be acquired as a move-in ready secluded private estate on 310 acres. The entire parcel is located along 1,780 LF of the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, and approximately 3,000 LF of frontage on the Kalamazoo River. The natural dune/waterfront setting is protected from any adjoining development by the Saugatuck Dunes State Park to the north, the Saugatuck Natural Harbor Natural Area across the Kalamazoo River to the south, and the heavily forested mature dunes to the east
The property once contained the wildcat sawmill community of Singapore (hence the current name), which existed during the mid 1800’s. After the logging diminished it was eventually abandoned starting in the 1870’s. The former location of Singapore offers a unique opportunity to develop a private marina and multi-family dwellings with immediate access to Lake Michigan. About one mile upstream is the historic resort and boating community of Saugatuck, which is noted for its architecture, artist colony, unique shops, Oval Beach, fine arts and performing arts.
The property currently has one iconic beach house/guest house situated on a promontory dune at the convergence of the Kalamazoo River at Lake Michigan. With unobstructed 360-degree vistas of the lake, shoreline, river and dunes… with views like no other dwelling. The complex was designed as a shingle style coastal estate with a ship-like footprint riding the crest of the fore dune. The main level is surrounded by a roofed promenade and prow shaped open decks affording dramatic views from sunrise to sunset. The guesthouse and four-car garage are connected to the main house by an underground passage under the ramped porte-cochere above. The interior spaces flow effortlessly throughout the plan, with dramatic views in all directions. The attention to detail is not to be missed. The six-bedroom compound designed by John Tilton offers unparalled living and entertaining opportunities.
This is one of the most unique large undeveloped parcels of lakeshore property on Lake Michigan. It contains vast acreage of unspoiled natural beauty and incomparable open vistas of the lake, shoreline, river, open dunes and forested dunes. This variety of fabulous settings provides a great opportunity for a variety of waterfront, low dune, high dune and forested home sites (or a few grand estates). Being surrounded by protected adjoining lands and waters assures this exceptional property will always be in a pristine natural setting.