Outstanding location at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Situated in one of the longtime favorite neighborhoods of Traverse City locals, this home has a lot to offer. The elevated property has terraced landscaping and sprinkling of mature hardwoods that provide ample privacy yet allow for lovely views (including seasonal peek-a-boo bay views) from the yard and west-facing deck. Plenty of room for gardening or to design a fabulous outdoor living space with a workshop and storage shed ready for your supplies. Two car garage is connected to a breezeway that leads to the lower level with a 3/4 bath, large family area, and laundry room. A half flight up and you are in a bright & sunny great room with an efficient kitchen that opens onto the platform deck, a comfortable living room w/ gas fireplace, and a dining room with plenty of windows for views & natural light. Short steps to the upper level for a full bath and bedrooms are nice for privacy away from the main living areas. A wonderful, retro home with a unique design & lots of potential that is perfect for families, entertaining, or down-sizers and conveniently located close to shopping, dining, beaches, wine tasting rooms, and within walking/biking distance to Eastern Elementary, Central High School, NMC, and downtown.