This custom ‘organic contemporary’ home on Michigan’s Blain Island has strong Y2K energy


It's the year 2000 and you're equipped with a flip phone, ill-fated Jessica Simpson edible perfume, and some newly — and illegally — downloaded Destiny's Child tunes. What would take this truly 2000 moment to new heights is, well, this contemporary beauty on Blain Island which was erected the same year as Papa Roach's “Last Resort” (you're welcome) and, surprisingly, looks nothing like how the year 2000 felt — and that's a good thing. (We're looking at you McMansion nightmares!)

OK — so, if you're like us, you're probably wondering two things: where the eff is Blain Island, and is it the birthplace of insufferable illusionist David Blaine? To the latter, unfortunately, no. But Blain Island, which is between Waterford and Clarkston, is an actual island, you know, with bridges and everything. Per the Blain Island website, the island is a “family-friendly private island community offers nearby hiking & biking trails, boating, kayaking, fishing and water sports.”

This $1,790,000 home is situated on a private and manicured 1.5-acre peninsula and offers 3 beds, 3.5+ baths, and more than 5,700-square feet of living space. Described in the listing as "organic contemporary," this lakefront abode features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the lake at virtually every angle of the home. For those who like combining entertaining and the outdoors, the home boasts several tiered patios, again, all with some pretty clutch views. Also for the true home entertainer, the kitchen is professional-grade and has a massive island (an island on an island???) for food prep or for spreading out all of your snacks and, you know, eating them. After you're done snacking, leave the kitchen into the dining area and the home's two-story great room with a massive stone fireplace.

For those who are not so much into entertaining, others can retreat to the lower level gym and/or cushy movie theater where you can learn about drugs via the 2000 cult-favorite Requiem for a Dream or, for people into the classics, 2000's Brendan Fraser must-watch Bedazzled.

Whatever adventure you choose, this home has you covered.

This home is listed by Kathy Broock of Max Broock Realtors Birmingham.