01 Jul Summer Lakefront Elegance
It’s only fitting that for the July 4th weekend — the ultimate summer holiday — we head to one of our favorite lakeside spots in the Midwest: Lake Geneva. Once dubbed “Newport of the West,” the area is known for its glittery shores and gilded summer mansions, much like this lakefront stunner.
Located on 3.5 manicured acres with 210 feet of lake frontage and a sought-after walk-to-town location, this palatial 13,000 square-foot estate was built in 2009 with a floorplan designed to facilitate everyday family enjoyment. On the main entertainment level, there is the great room, library, formal dining room and gourmet kitchen — one of three in the house — which opens up to an expansive veranda overlooking the lake and pool. Panoramic views of the lake can be enjoyed from all rooms. Twelve total bedrooms in the house, including the spectacular master suite with a spa-inspired bath and private screened porch, ensure that everyone who happens to stay in the house has their own retreat. A lower level rec room and exercise room are among the many touches that make it suitable for multiple generations to enjoy for weekends — or weeks on end. Beyond the residence itself, there is a four-garage, elevator and resort-sized pier, ensuring that this home is not just a lavish summertime retreat but a place of complete comfort.