Listing# 4573

Last Updated on 12-17-2019


Single story Lake house w/110' lake frontage

51141 35 1/2 street , Paw Paw, MI 49079

4 Beds 1.5 Baths 2,000 Sq.Ft.
Single Family House
  • Motivated Seller

* Waterfront / Lake Access *

Owner's Point of View

This is a well insulated house on a 3/4 acre lot with 110 feet lake frontage. A fun location for fishing, boating, swimming and evening bonfires. The house was originally a single cabin. After WW11, the owner at the time, Van Buren County Prosecutor and Army veteran Sheldon Rupert, expanded the dwelling. He added 3 bedrooms, 1 and1/2 bath with steam sauna, a great room and several closets. The radiant floor heating system was inspired by in-floor radiant heat Sheldon saw while in Berlin.  This house has a gas fired furnace heating water while two pumps send the fluid thru pipes imbedded in the concrete slab. Additional heat is provided by electric baseboards in the Great Room. 

The house features 7 ceiling fans as well as two more in the screened-in patio to cool things off on those warm summer evenings. NOTE: The garage is 24' x 48', not 20 x40 as shown in the floor plan. The 24' x 48' well insulated and finished garage was added around 1992. The garage can accomodate 2 or more cars or your boat plus plenty of storage as well as a workbench and three 8' florescent light fixtures. The kitchen has a newer gas range, side-by-side refrigerator, solid wood cabinets and dishwasher. The shower stall has a steam sauna. The house has furniture including beds in each bedroom (one king size bed), dresser, dining room set, couch, chairs, tables, lamps, buffet, china cabinet with contents and pots and pans in the kitchen. Keep all you want and I'll get rid of the rest. The 2 gas fireplaces have high quality stainless steel chimney liners. Dock hardware attaches to brackets on the seawall. The lot has 5 apple trees, several oak and maple trees plus one Paw Paw tree. All room dimensions are approximate. This is someone's dream home. $199K or best offer.

The village of Paw Paw is the Van Buren County seat located in the SW Michigan fruit belt. The area has many orchards and vineyards as well as two wineries in town that anchor the 3 day Wine and Harvest Festival in September each year. There are several food stores, car dealerships, restaurants, fast food and an old time movie house. Law enforcement maintains a presence with local, county and state police stations to go along with the historic Courthouse.


Price: $199,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 2,000
Lot Size: 3/4 acre
Construction: Cement block and frame (garage)
Year Built: 1948 expanded 1992 (see Narrative)
Elementary School: Paw Paw
High School: Paw Paw
House Style: single story
Roof Style: asphalt shingle
Siding Description: Cement block and vinyl (garage)
Flooring Description: hardwood and ceramic tile
Heating Type: Radiant in floor, gas
Foundation Type: slab
Garage Description: 24x48 insulated, 4 car
Fireplace: 2 gas w/stainless steel liners
Deck/Patio: 20' x 20' screened in
Appliances: Gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, water softener


great room: 18 x 22
dining area: 18 x 12
master bedroom: 18 x 20
bedroom 1: 12 x13
bedroom 2: 12 x13
bedroom 3: 12 x13
bathroom: 12 x 6
1/2 bath: 4 x 4
kitchen: 8 x 12
garage: 24 x 48



51141 35 1/2 street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Van Buren County

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