Last Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal “House of the Day ” was a $10 million beauty in Saugatuck.
Sitting on 6.2 waterfront acres, it sounded like a steal.
Amazingly, no one in Westport had ever heard of it. Or seen it.
Not even any realtors, who know everything that happens in town. Usually before it happens.
There’s a good reason: This house is in Saugatuck, Michigan.
That’s a town on Lake Michigan. According to Wikipedia, tourists flock to its “art galleries, harbor, marinas, scenery (and) unusual stores.”
What’s the connection to Saugatuck, Connecticut? All Wikipedia says — spectacularly unhelpfully — is: “The first postmaster suggested the name of Saugatuck for the post office, and this name was taken when Saugatuck was incorporated as a village in 1868.”
Perhaps a more important question, given both towns’ obvious interest in real estate, is: “If $10 million buys you 6.2 waterfront acres in Michigan, what would people pay here?”
(Thanks to alert “06880” reader Brian Carey for this great story tip!)