SOLD by ONLINE ONLY Auction MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE - Lake Michigan Cottage

Enjoy Your Next Summer's Family Reunion at Old Pier

Enjoy your summers at “Old Pier” on the shores of Lake Michigan.  From its lakeside deck or front porch, this 1890’s quaint cottage offers one of the best sunsets on the Lake. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath cottage rests on two lots with 100 feet of shoreline.  Sit around the fireplace and relish views out the large windows or entertain guests in one of your two glassed-in porches. A piece of art in itself, “Old Pier” dons paintings on doors and trim by artist Ernest Melchert, whose art work is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institute.  Located in the historic Palisades Country Club* near Covert, MI, “Old Pier” cottage is one of the original 24 cottages and shares 600 acres of natural wonders including beaches, 13 miles of nature trails, 100+ year old forests, plus a clubhouse, soda bar, clay tennis courts, supervised children activities, and more.  Don’t miss this chance to buy this historic seasonal property from the comfort of your home by on-line auction.  Here’s your opportunity to write your own history at “Old Pier.”  A chance like this only comes along every 100 years.

*Purchase of property requires paid membership and approval.

 Why is the present owner selling?  Palisades is and always has been about Nature and Family.  The present owner’s family now live in England and Australia.  She is the last of her line (5 generations) in Palisades Park, and she is lonely to be with her family overseas.  She wants to share Old Pier now with a new family whose children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can enjoy discovering nature, play tennis, walk the beach to collect beach glass and enjoy the sunset, while a new grandfather can share stories of his childhood from the front porch swing as the sun sets.

A Few Things to Note:  The property is located inside the Palisades Country Club.  This is a gated community.  The common elements in Palisades include your water system, the roads, parking, some beach areas, tennis courts, hiking trails, a club house, and a soda bar.  There is a one time membership fee of $10,000 and an annual membership fee.  The buyer of the property will need to apply for membership and furnish several references from members of the organization.  The seller will help facilitate.  This will mean that you may need to make yourself available before closing to meet these references.  

This property is located on Lake Michigan frontage.  As a result you do not have a garage and your parking is not next to your cottage.  You have a short walk down Sturtevant Walk to access your property.

The pictures below show many personal items.  The property comes with what is left in it at closing including a range and refrigerator.  The peronal items and furniture have been sold.  

Before Bidding:  Before you bid on the property, please review all of the PDF documents in the right column.



SOLD by ONLINE ONLY Auction MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE - Lake Michigan  Cottage

On-line Auction Details

Start Date & Time:
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 4:24 PM CST
End Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 2:00 PM CST
SOLD by ONLINE ONLY Auction MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE - Lake Michigan  Cottage
28410 Sturtevant Walk
Covert, MI 49043

For Questions About the Auction Process:
Contact Sterling at 715-572-6418

To Arrange for a Showing:
Contact Paul at 269/519-2018 


Old Pier Room Sizes

  • Living Room- 16' x 20'
  • Kitchen- 7.5' x 18' 
  • Bedroom 1- 8' x 14'
  • Bedroom 2- 11' x 14' 
  • Bedroom 3- 8' x 14' (Upstairs)
  • Bedroom 4- 11' x 14' (Upstairs)
  • 2 Bathrooms- 3/4 Bath on Each Floor
  • Laundry Room- 8.5' x 12
  • Enclosed Back Porch- 12' x 18.5'
  • Enclosed Front Porch- 13' x 15.5'
  • Hall Entry- 6' x 7.5'
  • Deck on Second Story- 14' x 16'
  • Outside Staircase to 2nd Floor Bedrooms & Deck


About Old Pier Cottage
About Palisades Park
Auction Terms 
Condition Report
Lead Paint
Lead Paint Brochure 
Palisades Park Annual Fee
Palisades Park Building Code
Palisades Park ByLaws
Palisades Park Nature Trail Map
Palisades Park Membership Application
Palisades Park Rules   
Palisades Park Restrictions & Covenants   
Real Estate Sale Agreement 
Title Commitment
Title Commitment Supporting Docs 

Wisconsin Licensed Auctioneer 

Sterling Strathe—#2429