Everybody has their own idea of the perfect retreat, be it a beachfront cottage or a mountain lodge. For Chicagoans, Wisconsin has always been a popular getaway. Wood paneling, tartan blankets and the smell of a pine forest evoke a sense of tranquility. There’s just something about a Wisconsin lake house!
Near the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, this sprawling Presque Isle property encompasses 2,900 acres of land with 250 acres of private lakes, ponds and streams. Untouched by the outside public, it’s Mother Nature at her very best.
Built in the late 1800’s by a notable German architect, this compound includes a main lodge, a two-bedroom cabin, fishing/utility building, laundry building and a 1950’s sign-of-the-times bomb shelter. Wood paneling and beamed ceilings throughout imbue a warmth and coziness that can only be described as delightfully Wisconsinesque.
Perfect for entertaining, the main lodge boasts a chef’s kitchen, a handsome bar and a massive stone fireplace which will have you coveting a chilly night. Six bedrooms and six bathrooms offer ample room for plenty of weekend guests.
If a mountain backdrop is more your style, this contemporary Nevada haven nestled on the pristine shores of Crystal Bay is for you. Fifty feet of lake frontage should provide for cooling your heels. It’s no wonder it’s named Crystal Bay; you can gaze straight through to the rocks below.
Situated in a gated development, this home features a private pier for community residents. Soaring ceilings, hardwood floors and a fireplace are just a few of the amenities that add to the warmth and character of this serene sanctuary.
The main level of the residence has a master suite. Additionally there are three bedrooms, a den and three and a half baths.
When you think of towering trees, Oregon is one of the first places that comes to mind. In pursuit of fine forest properties you’ll find this spectacular contemporary in Dunthorpe. Designed and built by renowned Northwest architect Dale Farr, this home features extraordinary living spaces both indoors and outdoors.
With the highest level of designer finishes, it has sleek features at every turn — custom built-ins, flawless cabinetry and brilliant lighting throughout. Natural light floods the home with ample windows, doors and skylights. There’s no better way to view the meticulous landscape outside.
If that lush Pacific Northwest greenery looks familiar you might be a “Twi-Hard.” Twilight fans rejoice; this splendid home is just a short distance from where the movie franchise was filmed. Edward and Bella should be so lucky to sink their fangs into this kind of luxury.
If you’re pining away for a unique property you’ll discover that luxury lives in the woods. Explore for yourself the many properties available.