Top 10 Michigan Luxury Home Sales in 2021

We truly live in a beautiful state. We have four seasons, the most freshwater coastline of any U.S. state, and of course some amazing homes.

From gorgeous lakefront properties full of country charm boasting impeccable views, to city estates with the most modern updates available, the customization and amount of detail put into these luxurious homes truly makes each one unique. Let's take a look at the Top 10 Luxury Homes sold here in Michigan in 2021!

11059 Marquette Dr, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Set on 1.24 acres with 152 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, this gorgeous classic traditional home is a gated, private residence with 6,971 sq ft including 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a ton of charm.

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505 Marquette Dr, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Right down the road off of the Gailen River with direct access to Lake Michigan sits this 6,606 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 6 bath estate on 1.3 acres. With a completely different feel, more of a Colorado wilderness lodge, this impressive home provides plenty of space with 6 east facing sitting areas overlooking the pool and water.

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11161 Marquette Dr, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Moving again down the road, this 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom Mediterranean Villa style home provides 3,921 sq ft of living space situated on 1.04 acres with 200 feet of Lake Michigan beachfront. One of the highlights is nearly every room provides views of the water with numerous balconies to relax on and enjoy the scenery. 

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800 S Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Hopping back over to my neck of the woods, this newly constructed estate located in Bloomfield Hills has every modern touch you could desire including a dream kitchen, gaming room and an elevator. Coming in at 8,100 sq ft and sitting on 1.8 acres, this home also sold at a cool $4.9 Million.

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273 Euclid Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Just a couple miles away, located in Birmingham’s Little San Francisco district, is this stunning handcrafted 5 bedroom, 7 bath estate. Built in 2020 with 6,454 sq ft of stylish living space and located right near downtown, gives this home a true city feel. Coupled with the full walkout lower level and elevator make this home a truly rare find.

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To give a broader spectrum of how large of a year 2021 was for home sales, you would have to be at $2.5 Million or more to reach the top 100 homes sold for the year. That’s huge. In fact there were 1,322 homes that sold here in Michigan during 2021 for $1 Million or more. That’s 30% higher than those sold in 2020 and 4X the amount sold in 2016.


3566 Saugatuck Beach Rd #6, Saugatuck, MI 49453

At #5, we’re back on the west side of the state for this incredible Lake Michigan beach house boasting an over 200 degree panoramic view of the water. With just under 5,000 sq ft of above ground living space, including 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms,  and one of the most impressive 3 season rooms I’ve ever seen.

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2727 Darby Ave

For #4 we are moving over to East Grand Rapids. Designed by Sears Architects and sitting on 4 lots accounting for nearly 2 acres with 300 feet of private lake frontage, this colossal estate comes in at 9,975 sq ft. This includes 6 bedrooms, 7 full & 2 half baths, a 3 room walk in closet, 2 kitchens and much more. With no expenses spared, this is a classic traditional home.

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793 Pleasant Ave, Birmingham, MI

We’re back to Metro Detroit for our #3 home on the Top 10 countdown, which has been dubbed the “U of M House”. An aerial view of the over 1 acre lot reveals a well laid out execution of a U of M basketball court, playscape, football field, batting cage and of course an in ground pool. The inside of this estate exudes luxury. With over 8,700 sq ft, you will find a theater room, entertainment room, a massive kitchen, with the crown jewel being the incredible master suite. 

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1867 Long Pointe Dr, Bloomfield, MI 48302

Our #2 home, also coming in at $6 Million and located here in Metro Detroit, previously belonged to former Lions Quarterback, Matthew Stafford. Situated on 1.25 acres located on a peninsula with 441 feet of water frontage and equipped with Michigan’s largest Infinity Pool, and nearly the entire front of the home covered in windows, this home was designed by Lou Desrosiers and made for entertaining. Highlights include granite floors, the quartz kitchen, 625 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar and the half basketball court with the original flooring of the Detroit Pistons taken from the Palace of Auburn Hills. 

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3574 Saugatuck Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49453

And here we are at #1. Back over to Saugatuck, Michigan, just down from our #5 home is this incredible estate located on over 7 acres on not one, but two bodies of water with over 1,100 feet of frontage on both Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. Built in 1990, this home sits like a lighthouse overlooking the water. It in fact was designed for the Denison family by highly acclaimed Chicago architect John Tilton to resemble a boat. Boasting 8,365 sq ft between the main and guest houses (via an underground tunnel) with almost a full 365 degree view of water, plus an additional 4,000+ sq ft of porch space, there are few homes available to provide such breathtaking views of the Great Lakes. Inside you will find 5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and impeccable attention to detail in the modern updates as well as tons of exposed beamwork adding to the overall charm of the estate. Sold in November of 2021 for $6,137,555, the new owner is making this one of a kind home available for charity events and weekly stays for the low price of $20,000 per week.

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And that wraps up our countdown of the Top 10 Michigan Luxury Home Sales in 2021! Be sure to Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of upcoming monthly content including Real Estate Market Updates, our popular Top 5 Things To Do in Metro Detroit video series, insider looks at local communities, and much more! 

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