N7688 West Shore Drive, Lauderdale LakesElkhorn, WI

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Stone Main House/Guest House/Gazebo on Private Peninsula with Bridge to Your Own Private Island Lauderdale Lakes (on Green Lake), Elkhorn, Wisconsin A most 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.  From 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. Entering 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. Have 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. This is 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.



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117,000 ft² • 6 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms


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Stone Main House/Guest House/Gazebo on Private Peninsula with Bridge to Your Own Private Island Lauderdale Lakes (on Green Lake), Elkhorn, Wisconsin A most 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.  From 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. Entering 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. Have 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. This is 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.


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