If you’re a buyer in Fontana, you can gain access to lots of fun things. You could try to join the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and hang out at that revered clubhouse and contemplate tacking and reaching and knots. Or you might work to join the Big Foot Country Club, which is always a nice place to play a round of golf or hit a few sets of tennis. If you’re not into the country club scene, you could golf at Abbey Springs or just lounge at the Fontana Beach (the nicest beach on the lake, in case you were wondering). If you’d like to grab dinner lakeside, Chuck’s or Gordy’s would accommodate, as would the Abbey’s Waterfront, and no dinner in Fontana is complete without a visit to Blue Heaven Ice Cream afterwards. Fontana isn’t only our most beautiful lakeside town, it’s also the market’s favorite.
For all of the attributes that a home in Fontana might possess, privacy is not typically high on the list. That’s because the neighborhoods around the lake are filled with smallish lots, and while Glenwood Springs and Indian Hills and Country Club Estates might be pleasant places to live, you’re going to have to get used to your neighbors. But what if you were in Fontana and you owned what I believe just might be the largest residential lot in the entire village? 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 divine 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. With five bedroom suites and a bonus room, there’s room for everyone here. You’ll be pleased to see the finishes you’d expect in a home of this caliber, including Kallista and Waterworks fixtures, Ann Sachs Tile, custom cabinetry and a high level of trim and beam detail. But the property itself also carries some meaningful historical pedigree. The front of this estate parcel still plays host to the original Clear Sky Lodge theatre, a screened time capsule with massive fieldstone fireplaces, fifty theatre seats, and that old movie screen.
If you’d like to be near to the action but tucked away in your own private sanctuary, this home deserves your attention. Available for private tours upon qualified request. $4,250,000