Stone Main House/Guest
House/Gazebo on Private Peninsula with Bridge to Your Own Private Island Lauderdale Lakes (on Green Lake), Elkhorn, Wisconsin
remarkable estate; one of the most recognizable houses on Lauderdale, this
queen of the Lakes is indeed majestic! The stone main house, stone guest house,
and stone gazebo--built in 1938—are built on a unique 2.2+ acre property that in
total commands almost half the view of the southern bay of Green Lake, the
largest/deepest lake on the Lauderdale chain. While most of Lauderdale Lakes’
properties are hilly, this property has uniquely level frontage—along with over
700 feet worth of shoreline! It is the
only property on the lake which features both a peninsula AND your own
island. When you step out of the front
door, you have an incredible view of the lake on your right and straight ahead,
and to your left a view of the 75' bridge leading to your own island with even
more great views of the entire length of Green Lake. One of THE MOST private
properties on Lauderdale Lakes. Outdoor
lake life in its ideal form.
the street you pass a long black wrought iron-like aluminum fence and drive through
a gated entrance bordered by four massive stone pillars, traveling down a long
circular driveway lit by old-style black street lamps, where the stone main and
guest houses welcome you.
Both houses are made of 10” thick cement walls with stone, which would of
course be prohibitively expensive to build today. So quiet and so naturally cool in summer it
often makes the built-in AC superfluous. Entering the Main House finds a large
kitchen with verdigris green floor, ash wood wainscoting, and beam ceiling. The
unique kitchen island is made from an ornate wood church pew. The living room features
a stone fireplace. Bedrooms, living room
and hallways have original maple floors throughout.
the Guest House finds a 'Great Room' featuring slate floor, stone fireplace, two
story tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling, and a large wood-and-glass-block bar
area. A spiral staircase leads to two upstairs bedrooms. A courtyard between the Main and Guest Houses
has two large picnic tables and grill for wonderful cookouts with a terrific
view of the island in the foreground and the lake in the background.
dinner on the large main pier, play cards at night in the large stone gazebo
right on the lakefront, or hang out on the island pier or tree hammock to catch
the last glimpses of the setting sun, and finish the day off with a big bonfire
at the island fire pit while you watch for satellites flying overhead.
only the second time this home has been on the market in over 50 years. Make this the home retreat for your family
and friends for decades to come.