You Can Live Like Michael Moore!—For $5.2 Million

Michael Moore’s humble lakeside house in the shores of Central Lake, Michigan, is for sale. Even the Hollywood industry tabloid Variety is properly snarky about the abode of this tribune of the oppressed working class:

The estate, which the Detroit News once described as “two large houses joined at the hip, bordered by a third house,” includes an 11,058-square-foot main residence — a rustic-luxe, modern-minded play on a lodge-like log cabin — with 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms plus a self-contained guesthouse cottage and what listing details describe as an “executive office” with separate entrance above the two-car garage. . .

A capacious, cathedral-ceiled foyer with rugged, hand-hewn log walls and a winding custom staircase leads into an also double-height sitting room with river rock fireplace and glass sliders that open to a lake-view deck. The grandly scaled but laid-back room is flanked by a more cozily proportioned den/TV lounge and a spacious eat-in kitchen fitted with granite countertops on Shaker-style cabinetry painted either steel-blue or tomato red. There are all the customary stainless steel appliances usually found in most multimillion-dollar mansions as well as a supersized center island with integrated butcher-block topped snack bar. Beyond the kitchen an oversized dining room has a soaring, vaulted ceiling and spills out to a lake view through accordion-style folding glass doors. An adjoining sitting area has another wood-burning fireplace and a secondary staircase that, along with an elevator, provides access to all three floors of the mansion.

Who does he think he is, Tom Friedman? But let’s face it, after all those hoagies on the set, Moore needs an elevator. But enough with the description. How about some photos:

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And, the most un-used room in the house.

And, the most un-used room in the house.

Postscript from Variety:

It was revealed during the couple’s contentious divorce and since widely reported that Mister and ex-Missus Moore own a total of nine properties. As far as this property gossip can tell, most of them appear to be investment properties in Michigan, but they also keep a three-unit combination condo on a high floor of a high-end if undistinguished, full-service building in New York City’s historically liberal Upper West Side that — as best as we can tell from a careful parse of confusing property records — they picked up in the last days of 1996 for $1.272 million.

It was ever so for leftists like Moore.