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Featured in the Leelanau Ticker: Centennial Farm with Waterfront

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Sep 29 , 2023 - 08:08 am

Leelanau Ticker Article 

Property Watch: Centennial Farm With Waterfront

Aug. 28, 2023

Part farm, part waterfront, and all about history. Welcome to 2320 Lake Leelanau Drive, Lake Leelanau ($1,850,000; MLS #1914645).

Morio Barn“Grandpa Charlie settled here in 1865 from Alsace-Lorraine,” says Tom Morio. He is one of five siblings looking to sell the property that’s been in the family since the days of Grandpa Charlie, who was actually his great-grandfather. “He was a shoemaker by trade,” adds brother Denny. But upon moving to the area, Grandpa Charlie began working the land, as did the second, third, and fourth generation. Tom, Denny, and their three siblings will attest to that, as they followed in the footsteps of their actual grandfather Peter, and dad Leonard. The farm became both their summer home (while the family’s official home was rented out weekly, predating Airbnb) and their summer job as well.

Morio Farm LakefrontMorio WaterfrontageNow they’ve decided it’s time for someone else to experience what they grew up with, including the 500 feet of sandy Lake Leelanau frontage, where they used to cool off after a hard day’s work. The property also boasts a creek and an artesian well. Fun fact: The landowners had an agreement with Leelanau County that in case of a large power outage, the county could access the water from the artesian well as needed. The home itself is a four-bedroom farmhouse with a three-season porch, formal dining room, and more. The 30 acres include a huge, historic barn, a large modern three-stall garage, a large cement-block outbuilding, and an additional shed.

If you are interested in this property, please contact Roger Schaub, Broker | Owner, at 231.883.4644 or