To celebrate summer, in this month's edition of Great Spaces, we're highlighting some seriously serene lakefront properties, from Minnesota all the way to sunny Florida.
Make a Splash on Mushroom Island
This eco-friendly home is a masterpiece of modern architecture, with four bedrooms, three baths and panoramic views of Northern Minnesota's White Iron Lake. The 4,822-square-foot estate sits on over seven acres of land on Mushroom Island Road.
Inside, you'll find wide windows, floors made from recycled tobacco barn siding, walls paneled with knotty pine and a great room with a stunning floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Other features include a four-season sun porch, a family room equipped with a drop-down movie screen, a boat house and a detached five-car garage with a guest suite above.
Listed for: $1,650,000
Listed by: Lindsay Bacigalupo, Engel & Völkers Minneapolis
Photos by: Engel & Völkers
Bay Village Beauty
When it comes to lakefront living, it doesn't get much better than the view from this custom stone, four-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Bay Village, Ohio. Take in the water (and the Cleveland skyline) from the property's spacious deck, walk the steps down to your own sandy beach or sit at the end of the private dock. Inside, 5,700 square feet of living space include a great room with windowed walls, a walk-in pantry off the gourmet kitchen and a fitness room.
Bonus: The property also includes a spacious guest cottage, connected to the main home by a wooden walkway.
Listed for: $3,200,000
Listed by: Joan Ellis, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Rocky River office
Photos by: Carl Staub
Lakefront Living in Florida
This Mediterranean-style lakefront home in Eustis, Fla., roosts on 1.37 acres of lush lawn with mature oak and fruit trees, an infinity pool with water views and a private dock. Walk through the estate's custom double wrought iron doors and you'll be welcomed by a sweeping grand staircase, a massive great room, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,482 square feet of immaculately detailed living space.
Remodeled in 2014, this home offers quaint lakeside living less than an hour outside of Orlando.
Listed for: $1,100,000
Listed by: Lorie Clarke Reese, Florida Lifestyle Realty Group
Photos by: Wise Commercial Photography