LochenHeath’s Letty Green Golf Cottages will Provide Buyers Unique Living Environment Perfectly Suited to Upscale Tastes

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Three models offer innovative design, picturesque views, wide range of amenities; price of home includes membership to The Club at LochenHeath.

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Responding to the buying public’s request for an innovative and affordable residential product, the developers of The Club at LochenHeath today announced the introduction of the Letty Green Golf Cottages, a collection of 43 two and three-bedroom homes ranging from approximately 1,600 to just over 2,400 square feet and priced from $600,000 to $750,000, which includes a full membership to the club.

Located on The Club at LochenHeath’s picturesque second, sixth and seventh holes, the Golf Cottages “are designed to provide part-time and full-time residents with “Old World’ craftsmanship and an enjoyable residential environment that captures the true beauty and feeling of northern Michigan’s most exclusive new community,” said John Lang, president of Pinnacle Development Group.

Set on the crystal clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay, the Traverse City Golf Community of LochenHeath is a 644-acre development containing 375 residential units, many offering panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay. Many of the homes being constructed at LochenHeath are valued at well over $2 million, and the new Golf Cottages have been designed to provide buyers with a more affordable product, Lang said.

“While we were very successful in our first-year marketing efforts,” Lang said, “many buyers expressed an interest in becoming a part of the LochenHeath community but indicated that they wanted a more affordable product that would fit both their financial and lifestyle needs. The Golf Cottages at Letty Green are a direct response to what our buyers have told us.”

In 2005 LochenHeath’s marketing efforts resulted in sale of 101 lots and villas valued at more than $30 million.

The new one-story homes feature three models, all of which come with a basement option:

  • The Ellington – 1,672 square feet, two bedrooms/2-1/2 bathes, priced from $600,000.
  • The Braeburn – 2,194 square feet, three bedooms/2-1/2 bathes, priced from $675,000.
  • The Rosewood – 2,479 square feet, three bedrooms/3-1/2 bathes, priced from $750,000.

The Cottages at LochenHeath provide buyers with a rich architectural design featuring wood and stone; large covered patios; decorative iron light fixtures and landscaped front yards. Standard interior features include metal-clad wood windows; a wide variety of tile, carpet and wood floor variations; seven-foot solid-core interior doors with custom hardware, finishes and design; custom ceiling detail in master suites and great rooms; fully-integrated security system; structured wiring technology for state-of-the-art communications systems, including telephone, cable TV and data wiring for high-speed Internet access; pre-wiring for stereo system and in-home theatres; professionally designed lighting package, and pre-wiring for ceiling fans in great room and all bedrooms.

Large gourmet kitchens feature furniture-quality cabinets; built-in island cabinet; stone countertops; walk-in pantries; recessed lighting; stainless steel two-compartment sinks with designed faucets; built-in refrigerator with stainless panels; convection oven and separate microwave oven; gas burner cooktop; and heavy-duty dishwasher and garbage disposal.

Master suites in all models include expansive walk-in-closets; stone tile counters at bath with under-counter-mount sinks; oversized tub with stone surround; stone tile shower with frameless enclosure; upscale faucets, water closets and accessories with choice of finishes; large decorative vanity mirrors, and custom wood vanities.

Because northern Michigan properties have diverse climates, the new cottages were also designed with a number of energy-saving features, including dual-pane, low “E” glass windows and doors; efficiency-designed air conditioning and heating system; programmable thermostats; gas hot water heater, and natural gas included at water heater, furnaces, fireplaces, dryer and cooktop.

An optional basement could include great rooms, state-of-the-art media/movie theatres, wine cellars, additional master and guest bedrooms, game room/virtual golf simulator, home offices and exercise rooms.

One of the premier northern Michigan golf courses is the Club at LochenHeath, which is being developed by LochenHeath Land Company, LLC, a joint venture between Deepwater LLC, a Michigan-based company, and Pinnacle Development Group, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company that has developed two of the Southwest’s most renowned private residential and golf communities – Scottsdale, Arizona’s Estancia which was named Golf Digest’s Best New Private Golf Course in America in 1996, and The Club at Seven Canyons in Sedona, Arizona, recognized as the seventh Best New Private Club in America by Golf Digest in 2003.

Over the course of the past 18 months, developers have made dramatic improvements to the private golf and residential property that was formerly a cherry orchard. Last October, LochenHeath unveiled its new 4,500- square-foot sales center and $1.2 million temporary member’s pavilion. The temporary clubhouse will serve LochenHeath members for the next “two or three years” until the full-service 25,000-square-foot permanent structure is constructed. When completed, the permanent clubhouse will house a golf shop, men’s and women’s lockerrooms, casual and formal dining rooms, and banquet and special event facilities. Additional plans call for a 6,000-square-foot fitness center.

The “buying decision” at LochenHeath, a premier northern Michigan property, is primarily being dictated by lifestyle considerations and a family-oriented environment that encourages frequent visits from buyers residing in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and other Midwestern cities. “Our new golf cottages will provide a new product that will give buyers another way to enjoy the community’s comfortable, elegant and private environment.”

Designed by Florida-based golf course architect Steve Smyers, The Club at LochenHeath’s 7,049- yard, par 71 championship golf course has been recognized as one of the state’s finest. The course provides golfers with “a thorough examination of their golfing talents and abilities providing a multitude of risk and reward options with a premium on club selection and course management skills.”

Golf, however, is not the only attraction this private golf and residential property has to offer. Members and residents have a wide array of recreational options at their disposal, including private beaches and access to Grand Traverse Bay; private boat slips and dry dock storage with concierge service; hiking, biking and jogging trails; and community lakes offering swimming, boating and fishing.

As LochenHeath enters its second year, several custom homes are currently under construction, subject to strict design guidelines and architectural controls that will maintain the development’s commitment to high quality and long-term sustainable value. Michigan lakefront home views in LochenHeath are protected through meticulous site planning and positioning of all building pads. Lot prices in this prestigious Traverse City golf community range from $200,000 to $2.2 million.


Tony Kingsbaker

Tony K & Associates

(480) 595-2857

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