Geneva Lakefront Realty has been helping discerning clients buy and sell Lake Geneva since 1977.  Our brokerage seeks to only represent clients within the Lake Geneva vacation home market.  That passion to serve just one narrow market segment has yielded remarkable results. If you’re looking for help understanding the rapidly evolving vacation home market at the lake, we’d be honored to help.  Read More

A collection of Lake Geneva’s finest properties.


Sold! Sea grass limestone and white oak floors (with a break for wool in a guest suite or two) run throughout the more than 11,000 square feet of this home.  A main floor master suite on the east end of the home is warmed by one of the home’s five masonry fireplaces. If you sit in the great room, your gaze isn’t quite sure where to wander. You could find the fireplace, with it’s cut-limestone surround. Or you could look to the obvious, through the huge lakeside windows and onto that divine lake. Or up, to the white oak walls and Douglas Fir balcony. Or away from the lake and the fire, and onto the serene driveway side, with that steel atrium and the custom fixtures that illuminate. In spite of these views, this home isn’t really something you see as it is something you feel. $10,995,000

Burr Oaks

Sold! You won’t find Burr Oaks farm unless you’re really looking for it. An understated entry gives way to a winding cobble driveway that dips past untold numbers of trees and flowers and shrubs and grasses. Beyond the Ussurian Pears, the Pin Oaks, near the Honey Locust and just to the edge of the prairies where the cone flowers bloom brilliantly, you’ll catch your first glimpse of this renovated 1890 cream city brick home, tucked inside a flowering garden that perfumes your arrival. The renovation of this estate was performed by local craftsmen with an eye towards refined luxury without concern for cost. The home is divine, the grounds unrivaled, the pool and pool house are simple summer perfection. 174 acres of immense privacy with pond prairie and pasture, minutes from downtown Lake Geneva. $4,999,000


Sold! Once in a great while, a property is presented to the market that is so known, so revered, so celebrated, that no superlative description is required. These are the legacy properties that occupy not only the finest lots on the best streets and feature the highest grade architecture and finishes, these are the iconic properties that are so respected because of both what they are and what they represent. Today, for what is believed to be only the third time in its 115 year history, Glanworth Gardens, the preeminent estate on the premier lake in the Midwest, is being offered for sale. Replete with 40 acres of gardens and forest, 621+ feet of level frontage, and featuring an estate home with 14,145 square feet, this is the preeminent lakefront home in the premier lake in the Midwest. $39,250,000

Fontana Estate

Just Listed! For all of the attributes that a home in Fontana might possess, privacy is not typically high on the list. But what if you were in Fontana and you owned a sprawling 19.5 acre wooded lot? What if you were walking distance to the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and to the Abbey Springs golf course, and still immersed in delicious, rare, privacy? 1081 South Lakeshore Drive offers just that. Beyond the entry gate and up the winding driveway you’ll find this luxurious residence spanning more than 8000 square feet, built to a most exacting standard by Scherrer Construction. The gardens and pond and tandem bluestone patios are a summertime delight, but the five fireplaces prove this is a home for all seasons. An added bonus is the original Clear Sky Lodge theatre that still graces this magical estate. $4,250,000

Geneva Lakefront Price Per Foot

It’s not the best way to determine value, but it helps.

Value discovery in Lake Geneva is remarkably nuanced. This is why your choice in representation matters so much. The market is positioned to highly value the Price Per Foot statistic, which we display for you here. But there’s much more to the market than just this simplistic understanding of value. Work with us to better understand how each section of shoreline should come with its own expectation of value.

The most recent articles from the Lake Geneva Real Estate blog


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Lake Geneva Real Estate Marketing

I think maybe I’ve discovered another angle that has exposed just how terrible I am at the newly modified rules of real estate marketing. Everyone knows I’ve sold oodles of … Read more

Abbey Waterfront Fish Fry Review

It was February of 2018 when I last judged the fish fry at The Waterfront, that harbor side restaurant located inside the Abbey Hotel. At that time, the fish fry … Read more

Popeye’s Fish Fry Review

I last reviewed Popeye’s March 5th, 2018. While that feels like it was a couple of years ago, I’m alarmed to realize that it was, as a point of fact, … Read more

Lake Geneva Lakefront Inventory

Well, it feels like we’re about to see some more inventory. There’s a new lakefront listed under our MLS’s Delayed heading, which is category I’ve never used and never will … Read more

Lake Geneva Odds and Ends

Have you ever noticed how many walking trails and parks there are in the Lake Geneva area? I haven’t really, but I know it’s a lot. There’s one big walking … Read more

Best Fish Fry Lake Geneva

It’s something that I still get asked about, and with some meaningful frequency. Where’s the best fish fry in Walworth County? The problem with the question is the answer. The … Read more

Lake Geneva Market Performance

I rather like CNBC’s Rick Santelli. He cut his teeth at the CME and CBOT, and speaks not as a refined journalist but as a sharp elbowed floor trader with … Read more

In Praise of Doing Nothing

There’s a cheeky little line about a dead squirrel that some people like to tell. They say that the road is full of dead squirrels who couldn’t make up their … Read more

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