Flashback Friday to "The Shire"

Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Flashback Friday:  Taking a little trip back in time to a SOLD listing from 2019/2020.  We LOVED this property and hope its new owners love it as much as the previous owners (who built it and lived on the property for decades) have.  Let us help you find a unique Door County home that is PERFECT for you in 2023 (this was a 2019 listing) For a list of CURRENT listings, please visit our site at moredoorcounty.com  

Note:  This is a re-blog of a previously sold property, all photo rights reserved.


Welcome to "the Shire"...



Door County Tiny Home for Sale on 40 acres


I've been lucky enough to see and/or represent some really special homes in my career.  Remember the "Mushroom House", the domed house near Cave Point?


The Mushroom House


What about the beautiful Norwegian estate property known as Binkhaven Nord, in Ephraim?  This was a HUGE favorite during our listing term.


 Binkhaven Nord


However, I in 2019 I was asked to list something that was unlike anything I have ever seen before....a charming little English cottage-style home, set on forty private, wooded acres (with a creek!), that I immediately dubbed "The Shire" in my mind.  This was a "Tiny Home" before Tiny Houses existed! 


From it's sleeping loft with the built-in ladder to its third story radio tower, our previous listing at 10114 North Bay Drive in Sister Bay is only five minutes by car to the hustle and bustle of downtown Sister Bay, but it's truly like entering another world.  It's like entering a Tolkien world, to be honest.


10114 North Bay Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Hobbit House for Sale in Door County

Measuring in at just a bit less than 1400 square feet, this truly doesn't hit "tiny house" size, but it is so enchanting and so original (plus, it only has one bedroom plus a sleeping loft accessed by a ladder) that you truly feel you are entering another world (and it even has a hidden room).


The Seller of this unique Door County home for sale chose a unique coupling of hand-hewn wood that includes hemlock, butternut, pine and maple, as well as so many other custom touches.  Just look at this custom bathroom!


Homes with Unique Bathrooms


There is even a third-story radio tower room accessed by ladder, as well as a custom atrium/greenhouse that can be used for growing all year long.


The previous owner of this Sister Bay home is a pilot, so the third-story loft, or the "ham radio" room was  actually put to good use!


Homes for Pilots


This is a lovely home, set on 40 wooded, private acres, with a detached garage with seasonal studio space above for any hobby, and the current owners/builders have enjoyed it very much--since the 1970s.  Now this lovely house, outbuildings and acreage has a new family to call the property home.


The Shire's Custom Kitchen

Homes with Unique Kitchens


This home was offered fully furnished less a few personal treasures of the owner (who is also the original builder).  Everywhere you look in this home is a new adventure.  Now this home at 10114 North Bay Road, Sister Bay, Wisconsin is sold.  You will see all manner of wildlife, from deer to turkey to frogs....a corner of the property even has a tributary of Three Springs.


Because of the unique nature of this property, we did ask for serious, pre-qualified inquiries for touring only.  The Sellers were lucky enough for us to find a Buyer that loved this home as much as they have.


We'd be delighted to help you procure any other one-of-a-kind property for sale in Door County, Wisconsin.


Welcome to "the Shire"...

a classic English cottage-style home.


10114 N. Bay Rd Sister Bay WI 54234


Twilight at The Shire


For more information on this Sister Bay home or any property listed in Door County, Wisconsin, please contact me today.

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Thank you for reading this Door County real estate blog!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and her passion is working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, a mother and a stepmother, loves dogs and serves as a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  MaryKay represents listings throughout the Door County peninsula and also represents many Buyers annually that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has been an extremely consistent multi-million dollar MLS producer for over twenty years, as well as the top producing broker for The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since she joined the firm in late 2015.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients and cusomters full time, MaryKay is extremely active in the Door County community with nonprofit groups, the Door County Board of Realtors and in local governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2021 and now recipient of Excellence in Professionalism honors since 2022, she is a former Door County Realtor of the Year, a former member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle from 2010-2015, and a former member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and President-Elect of the Door County Board of Realtors.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

Contact MaryKay today.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings in Door County and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Local experience with GLOBAL connections.  Call, text or e-mail me today."

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