By: Julie Feldman
Fall in love with life all over again in this beautiful home on the coveted gold coast of Lac La Belle. This mid-century residence is full of updates and priceless surprises that capture the spirit of both respite and joyful living.
From the street, you’ll see a traditional ranch. A lower exterior of earthy brick sets off the simple, elegant lines of taupe siding. Walk to the backyard for your first surprise! A second-story addition pops from the roofline, providing extraordinary space for family and guests. Next, you’ll see why the appeal of this home is off the charts. At the end of the manicured, sloping backyard you will find 105 prime feet of sandy frontage on the quiet, south end of Lac La Belle. There is a dock with a covered boat launch and an observatory deck where you can dream with your eyes open or closed. Enjoy fireworks from this fantastic lake perch, relax in the sun, or take a dip in the warm, clear water.
The calming presence of Lac La Belle extends inside the cozy home with spectacular, one-of-a-kind lake views from every room. Couple that with the open-concept footprint and you have a residence that exudes a welcoming warmth. Easily engage with family and guests, as you move easily between the kitchen, dining area, and great room.
Custom woodwork in the home speaks to quality the moment you enter the foyer. Doors, entryways, and windows are flanked with solid cherry that adds a sense of strength to the home.
A full set of floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors in the great room bring the sparkling blue lake into clear view and allow access to a charming patio, tastefully laid with red brick in a chevron pattern. Nature is on full display in every season—step outside for summer dining al fresco, or lakeside fun. In the fall and winter, warm yourself inside near the handsome, natural stone fireplace.
The dining room and kitchen are adjacent and open to the great room, Custom cabinetry wraps three sides of the chef’s kitchen for ample storage, and holiday meals are made easier with a six-burner gas stovetop, double ovens, and a Sub Zero refrigerator. Family can eat breakfast at the large granite island, or guests can sip on a glass of lemonade while enjoying premeal appetizers. With the home’s open footprint, all of this happens with a stunning backdrop of Lac La Belle.
When it’s time to settle in, a first-floor master bedroom is your refuge. Imagine starting your day, by looking out of your bedroom window to the sun glistening on the lake’s surface. The master ensuite includes a large bathroom with a spa tub and oversized shower. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms with a bird’s eye view of Lac La Belle and a full bath. Plus, a 624-square-foot bonus room is waiting to be finished!
To round out life on Lac La Belle, consider its history and location. Lac La Belle was founded as a community of summer homes for wealthy families from Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Louis. It is located in the Village of Oconomowoc with rich traditions, that residents enjoy to this day. You can dock your boat downtown for dining, shopping, public beaches, and free evening concerts in a lakefront band shell. The Village is also home to the Lac La Bell Yacht Club and one of Wisconsin’s premiere golf courses. Enjoy the quaint, yet sophisticated beauty of a rural small town, or drive 30 minutes east for bigger-city amenities in Milwaukee.
If finding peace and joy are on your list of New Year’s resolutions, this home on Mary Lane is a must-see. Its thoughtful, open concept encourages the warmth of bonding and the making of treasured memories. And, with a private invitation to Lac La Belle in the backyard, there is abundant opportunity for a life well-lived.
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