I’ve said it often that I tend to offer lakefront buyers on Geneva a binary choice. They must either choose to have a nice lot with a bad house or a nice house with a bad lot. I can rarely offer something else. Because of this, I most often sell lakefront homes based on potential. They’re fine, but they could be better. Or they’re not fine at all, and as a point of fact, they’re terrible, but if only the buyer would see past the poor finishes or awful layout, then they’d be onto something. Once in a while I’m truly blessed with a beautiful home on a fitting parcel and I get to sell something to the market that requires very little imagination.
This magnificent home on Geneva’s leeward south shore was constructed by Fischer Fine Homes to an exacting standard. I write that only because I feel I must, not because you wouldn’t otherwise be able to figure it out on your own. The dazzling photographs of this home tell its story quite well. The kitchen is refined and classic, a testament to Christopher Peacock and his fine custom cabinet builders. The light fixtures are timeless and sophisticated, just as you’d expect from Holly Hunt and Visual Comfort. The bathrooms are perfection, boasting marble and hand-made subway tiles. If you were wondering about the faucets, you’ll be glad to know they’re from Waterworks and Rohl, with an obligatory few from Wisconsin’s favorite plumbing company, Kohler.
But in my excitement, I jumped into the finishes and didn’t discuss the fundamentals. An east-coast inspired cedar shingle exterior and a machine cut cedar shake roof clad the exterior. The 7200+ square feet of finished square footage includes one of the most idyllic bunk rooms I’ve ever seen. The fireplaces in the living room, den, and family room are full masonry. The floors are oak and stone. There’s nothing here amiss, nothing out of place. Quite often when I tour lakefront homes I have a distinct feeling of where the owner decided to cut a corner or three. In this home, from the bluestone front entry to the handsome office off of the master suite, there is nothing lacking. The home is uniformly stylish and without any flaw. It’s just a perfect lakefront home, with wide lake views on a deliciously deep 2.26 acre lot and 98.5’ of private frontage. In what I imagine was not an easy decision to make, the original owners are offering it to the market today for $6,695,000.