Lake Michigan is a bike ride away from this newer ranch plan in Empire village! Enjoy the quiet life in the heart of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in this 3BR/2BA on over a half-an-acre landscaped lot in Empire Hills. Main floor living features open-concept kitchen/dining/living areas; oak hardwood flooring; stainless steel appliances, solid-surface countertops & raised butcherblock snack bar in kitchen; master suite w/big walk-in closet, private bath w/dual sinks & tiled walk-in shower; 2 additional main floor bedrooms & full hall bath. Lots of potential in the full unfinished lower level for future family/theatre/game room & ample storage. Great outdoor spaces including beautiful paver patio off the dining area partially shaded by pergola w/flowering vines & lots of spots for hanging plants, & west-facing covered front porch for evening sunsets. The gardener will love the custom terraced planting beds offering tons of space for flowers and/or vegetables. In-the-village location means instant access to Lake Michigan & South Bar Lake at Empire Beach, boutique shopping, post office, bank, library, gas station & hiking/biking throughout the National Park & Heritage Trail system.