Not only is it waterfront... but there's a secret underground tunnel??

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A home for sale in Spring Lake, Mich. allegedly has a checkered past...

Coldwell Banker
Coldwell Banker

The Tudor-style waterfront home at 18957 N. Fruitport Road has been put on the market by Kevin Kihnke, owner of Nunica-based Magnum Coffee Co.

Kihnke tells Crain's Grand Rapids the residence, built in 1890, is one of the oldest homes on the lake,

It’s one of the original estate houses on the lake, and it’s got really good bones when you go into it … really good mojo.

It's also got an extremely interesting feature - and underground tunnel that stretches from the lake beneath the yard, under the two garages, all the way to the barn, where liquor was stored.

Coldwell Banker
Coldwell Banker

Kihnke says he  learned from the previous owners that the property was supposedly a key stop on Al Capone’s bootlegger circuit between Canada and Chicago when Prohibition was in effect in the 1920s and ’30s.

Though it's more than a century old, the home has had many renovations inside and outside over the past two decades.

Aside from its interesting history, the home also features:

  • 3,400 square feet
  • 1.13acre lot
  • 141 feet of prime Spring Lake frontage
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths
  • 2-stall detached garage along
  • Storage shed modeled after main house
  • Lake views
  • Large deck
  • Gazebo

Take a tour of the one-time bootlegger home below.  The sellers recently shaved $100,000  off the price!

Did Al Capone Use This Spring Lake Home for Bootlegging?

A Spring Lake, Mich., home with an interesting history is on the market. According to locals, it was used by Al Capone for bootlegging in the 1920s and 30s. An underground tunnel on the property was part of the operation. This lakefront home also boasts multiple decks, a gazebo, and a four season room.

The Tudor-style residence is for sale for $1.69M.

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