Just Sold this luxury beauty on Upper St Croix Lake. 10751 S Patterson Rd, Solon Springs, WI

Just sold this lovely home on Upper St Croix Lake. Here you’ll find a Great Room with reclaimed chestnut flooring and custom built-ins, a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, two master suites plus two additional bedrooms, two 4-season porches, attached garage, and so much more. 165′ of gentle lake elevation in a 1.76-acre wooded lot. Pontoon is included. Half hour to Superior/Duluth.

10751 S Patterson Rd, Solon Springs, WI.

Selling or buying real estate in Solon Springs? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com  

Beautiful Lower Eau Claire Lake home with accepted offer. 14088 E Sunny Shores Dr, Gordon, WI

Welcome to the sunny shores of Lower Eau Claire Lake. Beautiful, fully remodeled 2 bedroom lake home in a private 3+ acre wooded and landscaped setting with 175′ of lake frontage on this crystal clear lake. Includes restored mid-century guest cabin, boat house, 2-car garage with workshop. Accepted offer. Full property details: 14088 E Sunny Shores, Drive, Gordon, WI

Curious about this NW Wisconsin lake home or other Gordon WI real estate? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Accepted offer on Bond Lake cedar home with amazing view. Wascott, WI

8088 E Matthias Rd, Wascott, WI. Now with accepted offer. This 3 bedroom home boasts the best view of Bond Lake, one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest lakes. Incredible 20′ Secchi Disk clarity.

Spacious cedar home with master suite, amazing views from most rooms, sauna, plus bunk room over the garage. Recently the seller painted the deck and stairs to the lake. Yes, there is some elevation here. That’s why the view is so great. The stairs are sturdy and there are a couple of log benches to rest and soak in the view. 

And, if this isn’t enough, there is a navigable channel between Bond and Leader Lake. Although each has its own character, both of these deep, clear lakes are often mentioned together as one hyphenated name. There’s even a Bond Leader Lake Road in the neighborhood.

Leader Lake is a limited-access lake; its only public access is by canoe or kayak from a carry-in landing just off Bass Lake Road. Or, you can launch your boat on Bond Lake and follow the channel that connects the two lakes.

If you’d like to see this home on Bond Lake please don’t hesitate to give me a call. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin at 218-590-6634.

Sold Upper St Croix Lake luxury home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Upper St Croix Lake luxury lake home sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2900 sq ft. Features main level master suite and guest suite, in-floor heating, walk-in closets, sauna, granite countertops, large gourmet kitchen, Japanese soaking tub, efficient wood burning fireplace, and so much more. Beautifully landscaped .90-acre lot. 175′ of lake frontage with gentle elevation. 

Photos by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Sold Upper St Croix Lake luxury home. 9450 E Boulder Dr, Solon Springs

Upper St Croix Lake luxury lake home sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2900 sq ft. Features main level master suite and guest suite, in-floor heating, walk-in closets, sauna, granite countertops, large gourmet kitchen, Japanese soaking tub, efficient wood burning fireplace, and so much more. Beautifully landscaped .90-acre lot. 175′ of lake frontage with gentle elevation. 3-car garage with lots of storage space. Approximate half hour from the Twin Ports or Hayward.

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Shoreland zoning protects your property values

If you’re shopping for waterfront property, you should know about shoreland zoning and the rules that go with it. No one likes rules. But the first thing you should know is that these rules don’t just benefit fish, birds, and wildlife, they benefit you

By preserving the up north qualities of our lakes and streams, these rules also preserve your property values. Even up here in NW Wisconsin, some lakes have a more urban feel. Other lakes, however, still have a relatively undeveloped feel – even though most of their shoreline is developed. Views are preserved, privacy is preserved, and so are property values.

Second, it’s important to know that certain minimum standards are in place in Wisconsin. In some counties, and even on certain lakes and streams, the rules are more strict. Existing homes, of course, are grandfathered in. But if you’re building on shoreland anywhere in Wisconsin, you’ll need to meet these minimum standards:

  • Lot size. Lots served by a public sanitary sewer must have a minimum average width of 65 feet and a minimum area of 10,000 square feet. “Unsewered” lots must have a minimum average width of 100 feet and minimum area of 20,000 square feet.
  • Buffer strip. Clear-cutting of trees and shrubs isn’t allowed in the strip of land from the ordinary high-water mark to 35′ inland. One exception is for a 30′ wide path, for every 100′ of shoreline, down to the water. That allows you to reach the water, have a great view from your living room, and still protect your privacy. (And also, by the way, preserve the view of whoever lives across the lake.)
  • Setbacks. All buildings and structures must be set back at least 75′ from the ordinary high-water mark. Exceptions include piers and boat-hoists. And, if an existing pattern of development exists, some counties may have a “setback averaging” system that allow homes to be built closer to the water. On certain bodies of water, though, setbacks are increased to 125′ – or, in rare cases, up to 300′.

This is just an overview; for details on these and other shoreland zoning provisions, contact the DNR or county officials. Keep in mind, too, that existing homes are grandfathered in. When you buy one, you obviously can’t do much to change the lot size or setback. You can, however, take steps to restore the buffer of natural vegetation along your home’s waterfront.

But don’t try shoreline restoration just because it’s good for the environment. Do it if you’d like to increase your privacy, see more birds and wildlife, and catch mroe fish. (And also, by the way, spend less time mowing your lawn.)

Buying or selling in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor. 218-590-6634. Or visit www.JeanHedren.com.

 

Restaurant/Tavern Investment Opportunity. Lookout Tavern, Gordon, WI

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