This retro $1.5 million home in West Bloomfield has a conversation pit


Every once in a while, in a sea of McMansions, pretentious marble-obsessed palatial estates, and, like, whatever the design aesthetic of the Cheesecake Factory is, there's a rare gem of a lakefront home that screams kimonos, martinis, and afternoon delight. This custom West Bloomfield home situated on one acre in Cass Lake Woods offers three bedrooms, three baths, and 3,553 square feet of luxe and whimsical living space. Surrounded by lush landscaping, this home screams 1975 sophistication without the outdated kitsch — not to mention, the sunset lakeside views never go out of style. From the large keyhole-shaped doorway, you'll find an open floorplan, and the deliciously chic carpeted conversation pit situated in front of a massive stone fireplace. That '70s living room leads into the kitchen, which features two takes on dining nooks, including retro circular booth seating. On the other side of the fireplace is a wet bar, making this home the perfect spot for natural-born entertainers. There's a four-person sauna, too, as well as a massive deck that overlooks a lakeside gazebo and year-long dock. Fondue not miss out on this secluded retreat.

This home is listed by Rick Bartus of Century21 Town & Country and can be reached at 248-909-4848.