Some of Lake Geneva's best properties.

Lake Geneva has lots of homes bordering its shores. Big ones, little ones, fancy ones. Good ones and bad ones. But even the good ones generally lack something. Great houses on bad lots, bad houses on great lots. The dance goes on, but normally requires some level of settling. At 1014 South Lakeshore, there’s no settling. There’s only pure lakefront perfection that plays out on 162.5′ of dead level frontage, with more than 2.8 acres of delicious, manicured depth.  $7,995,000

Otto Young was born in Prussia in the year 1844. He moved to London, then to New York. He made his fortune in Chicago, and in 1901 he built his limestone masterpiece, dubbed Youngland Manor, on the eastern shore of Geneva Lake. After decades of meticulous restoration, the entire first floor of his palacial lakeside retreat is available for sale. The spaces boast a dedication to the restoration and preservation of orginal finishes typically reserved for public buildings of cultural importance. $5,995,000

Elegant lakefront living in the thoughtfully and carefully renovated Starboard Cottage. This highly polished historical property has a most lovely lakeside lawn, one that’s both wide and wonderfully deep. Inside you’ll find glistening hardwood floors, a spacious lakeside screened porch, and five ample bedrooms. This stylish property is just a short walk to downtown Lake Geneva restaurants and shopping. Enjoy your weekends here in the original estate district of Geneva Lake. $2,375,000

Wonderfully updated lake home on the North shore of Fontana. This wooded property boasts a  guest house, a separate kids play house,  garage, and 65′ of level lakefront. Enjoy sunsets from your lawn. Walk to Fontana for a quick lunch. Take your boat to Pier 290 for dinner. Here you’ll appreciate the hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and ample space. Four upstairs bedrooms, main floor master, and side den/office. Enjoy your weekends right here, no matter the season. $2,399,000

Lakewood Estates is a 330 acre property just East of the lake off Bloomfield Road, which is a road that most will never have cause to wander down.  Here there has been a full 18 hole golf course that only those connected to the owner have had the pleasure of playing. There is a 75 acre lake, an unexpectedly large treat when dropped in the middle of a 330 wooded oasis. This has been, up until now, a retreat for a Chicago executive and his family. Now it’s an exclusive gated enclave ready to compete for the hearts and weekends of vacation loving city-dwellers.  16 sites are now available, starting at just $250,000.

This lakefront home isn’t going to require much of you. Built in 2007 and beautifully maintained by the same family ever since,  this five bedroom lakefront has the sorts of new-home amenities that you’d expect. There’s a wonderfully open floor plan with a two-story great room that opens onto a spacious lakeside deck. Inside you’ll find two fireplaces, a heated two car garage, and plenty of room for the whole family. The kitchen has granite and Thermador and custom cabinetry. Beautiful canopied pier, sunset views, short walk to downtown Lake Geneva for dining, shopping and more. $2,549,000

Charming lakefront cottage with enough original features to feel classic, but not too many that the home feels dated.  Original hardwood floors, wood clad walls and ceilings, updated baths and lakeside kitchen with granite. Two fireplaces, walkout lower level, large lakeside deck. Impressive boathouse with full bath and wet bar and storage space, large canopied pier. If this were my house, I’d rarely leave the the pier and that fabulous lakefront boathouse, but that’s just me. This is your perfect South Shore weekend retreat, wonderfully maintained and ready for immediate use. $1,485,000

Entirely, completely, and thoroughly renovated four bedroom loft unit at Vista Del Lago. The hard work has been done here, and now there’s nothing left to do but grab your swimsuit and head to the lake. I suppose if you were to swim after dark, you wouldn’t even need the suit. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, four large bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, lake views. Deep water slip, garage, tennis, indoor pool and more. There is no lakefront association with these amenities, in this location, walkable to town. This is the perfect lake house, the ultimate lock it and leave it ownership. $569,000

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