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Historic Schoolhouse - Country Homestead for Sale! This quaint home is a converted school house, on a 20+/- Acre parcel of land located in Aura, in north-central Arvon Township in the Upper Peninsula's Baraga County! Aura was founded by Tobias Hiltunen in 1914, and it became a station on the D.S.S. and A. Railway. In its heyday the village included three churches and the New Mazda Theatre. Found near the base of the Point Abbaye Peninsula - which juts into Lake Superior - Bendry Point, and Snug Harbor, which are landmarks on the western shore of the Huron Bay, are just a bit over a mile to the east of the property. The Silver River (A Type 4 Fishing Stream) is a few miles to the south. This river empties into the Huron Bay. It has a gradually deepening sandy bottom and there are good launch sites nearby that would prove a great place to push off with your canoe or kayak, for a day's sailing adventure. This area has something to enjoy every season. Spring starts the year with Steelhead fishing in nearby streams. Summer Brook trout, Lake trout, Small mouth bass, Walleye, and Whitefish fishing. Fall Salmon fishing - Avidly pursued by anglers year-round are this bay's Blue Gill, Coho salmon, King salmon, Large and Smallmouth bass, Muskies, Perch, Pike, Smelt, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Whitefish. For summer enjoyment there's also hiking, waterfall and mushroom hunting, as well as ATV/Side by Side riding! In the Autumm, color tours are wonderful. In Winter snowmobiling, X-country skiing, and of course ice fishing, round out the year. Large parcels of CFA Land and Copper Country State Forest are minutes away, where wildlife abounds! Hunting for Bear, Coyote, Whitetail Deer, Fox and Small game, Game Birds and Waterfowl is also a favorite activity here! The popular, family oriented, Aura Jamboree which is a multi-day musicians picnic and dance fest, has taken place annually since 1976, at the Aura Community Hall, just south of this property. In the early 1920s the area was booming and several schools were built throughout the area to accommodate the growing number of families moving into the area. It is believed this school building was built about 1927. Remodeling and construction of additions to the building started to take place by private owners in 1975, after it closed as a school. Exterior updates include refurbished windows, insulation, vinyl siding and a newer roof. There is an open concept Living, Dining, and Kitchen with high cathedral ceilings and hardwood flooring. This level also includes a small 6x9 Non-Conforming Bedroom, Full Bath and large Utility/Laundry Room, Mud Room and Foyer. The Main 15x23 Bedroom is contained in an addition built toward the back of the original building. A few steps down from the main level, it offers lots of privacy. The Second 13x14 Bedroom which has a private exit, is located a few steps down from the Main level in a side addition. The additions are warmed with baseboard Hot Water heat. The Main Level has a wood Forced Air System. An Outdoor Wood Burner is contained in the detached 24x28 2-Car Garage. There is a Fuel Oil system that can also be used. A 30x40 Pole Barn with poured concrete floor provides lots of storage - It has been plumbed for a Bathroom, and in-floor heating tubes were installed, so if they were hooked up, this building could provide a comfortable work space. Additional buildings include a 12x12 Chicken Coop, and Pig House. If you are seeking life in an Upper Peninsula hamlet, with year-round recreational opportunities in every direction, check this homestead out! MLS# 1091585
From the Downtown L'Anse Broad/Main Intersection take Main/Upper Skanee Road 9 miles to Townline Road. Take a left and go 3.5 miles to Karschney Road. Take a right and go .5 miles to home on the right.
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