Beachfront luxury on one of NW Wisconsin’s deepest, clearest lakes. 8526 E Baker Rd, Gordon, WI

Stunning luxury Whitefish Lake home for sale: 8526 E Baker Rd, Gordon, WI.

New price: $989,000

Beachfront luxury on one of NW Wisconsin’s deepest, clearest lakes – Whitefish Lake

Luxury 6 BR, 3.5 BA home on Whitefish Lake, Wascott WI

Luxury 6 BR, 3.5 BA home on Whitefish Lake, Wascott WI

365' level sandy beach waterfront

365′ level sandy beach waterfront

The Details

  • Custom designed home with approx. 4000 sq. ft. of living space
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • 21.64 private acres
  • 365’ level, sandy beach frontage. Level lot from house to beach.
  • Attached 3-car heated garage with extra storage
  • Large deck with hot tub
  • Lighted walkway to lake and beach
  • Natural landscaping
  • Large wood burning fireplace
  • Natural woodwork throughout
  • Central air
  • High-efficiency LP gas furnace, in-floor heating
  • Laundry on both levels
  • Security system
  • 28 x 26’ great room with floor to ceiling, lake facing windows
  • Skylight windows and ceiling fans
  • Sliding glass doors walk-out to deck
  • 16 x 14’ dining area offers plenty of room for entertaining in style
  • 17 x 13’ gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops, cherry cabinetry, and large island
  • Breakfast bar
  • Two unique 23 x 15 6-sided suites with panoramic views of the lake plus 4 additional bedrooms
  • Walk-in closets.
  • Sunny 3-season, screened porch

About Whitefish (Bardon) Lake

Compared to most other lakes in northwestern Wisconsin, 832-acre Whitefish (Bardon) Lake is different in two ways. First, although a number of fine homes have been built on the lake, special shoreland zoning ordinances have done much to preserve the lake’s natural and scenic beauty. From your home at the head of Whitefish Lake, you’ll be able to look southward across a huge expanse of water whose shore appears largely uninhabited. The lake is wild enough, in fact, so that eagles and loons are spotted frequently. Second, the lake is deep, cold, and clear. According to the DNR, it has a maximum depth of 102′ and a mean depth of 30′. Over 60% of the lake is deeper than 20′, and less than 4% is less than 3′ deep. Secchi disk readings average 22 to 23′. The littoral bottom is over 95% sand; most of the remainder is rock rubble. The lake boasts an unusual two-story fishery, with warm-water species in shallow areas and trout in the depths. In recent years, the lake has yielded a number of trophy-class pike, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth, and trout (both brown and rainbow). The lake also contains bluegills, rock bass, perch, white suckers, and creek chubs. Conveniently located. Spooner, Hayward, and Superior are all within 40 minutes. It’s an easy 45-minute commute to Duluth, and it’s just 2.5 hours to Eau Claire or the Twin Cities. You’ll find small public airfields at Solon Springs, Hayward, Spooner, Shell Lake, and Superior.

Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, your luxury property expert in NW Wisconsin. www.JeanHedren.com 

NEW PRICE: 4BR timber-frame luxury home on Horseshoe Lake. W7300 Becherer Dr, Minong, WI

Minong WI luxury home for sale: 4BR timber-frame home on Horseshoe Lake. W7300 Becherer Dr, Minong, WI
Now offered at $995,000

More details at www.JeanHedren.com

This classic, chalet-style lake home features 349′ of level sandy beach, an open floor plan and plenty of room for guests and family—all nestled among 16.46 acres of tall pines. It’s located on 194-acre Horseshoe Lake, just west of Minong, Wisconsin.

This newer, 4BR, 4BA timber-frame home has that special, up-north feel with all the luxury amenities and efficiencies you’d expect. It features a loft, family room, game room, wet bar, sauna, four fireplaces, and many custom touches throughout.

Lcoated on 16.46 immaculately landscaped acres overlooking Horseshoe Lake, this home offers spectacular lake views from its full-length deck and from nearly every room on all three levels. Its front yard slopes gently toward the water, but does feature one perfectly level area for volleyball. Then, just past the firepit, swing, and hammock, you’ll find 349’ of level, sugar-sand beachfront that’s perfect for swimming or just relaxing by the lake. The dock is included; just bring your beach towels.

Horseshoe Lake is a great lake for swimming, boating, and fishing. Covering 194 acres, it has a maximum depth 21’. According to the DNR, it contains walleyes, pike, bass, and panfish. You’ll also be near dozens of other lakes and streams—plus trails, hunting, and thousands of acres of state and county forests for exploring and recreation in popular Minong recreation area.

The area offers informal dining at dozens of lakeside supper clubs and in nearby Minong, WI. In Minong you’ll also find gas, groceries, refreshments, outdoor gear, and other basics. Horseshoe Lake is conveniently located just 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities. It’s a few miles west of Minong and just north of Highway 77. That makes it significantly closer to the Twin Cities than many other destinations in Northwest Wisconsin.

It’s a great time for luxury home buyers. More luxury home for less money.

It’s a great time for luxury home buyers. More luxury home for less money.

For possibly the first time ever, jumbo mortgage rates are lower than conventional loans which means that luxury home buyers can borrow more money at a lower rate. Jumbo mortgages are typically defined as loans over $417,000.

Interest rates for jumbo and conventional mortgages are expected to remain equal for a few months, according to Chicago-based mortgage banker Guaranteed Rate, but will likely increase with the improving economy. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new home or your second home in NW Wisconsin, now is the time to capitalize on the rare opportunity.

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Ready for Spring? Shop for home or cabin now in Douglas County WI lakes and recreation country

Ready for Spring? Shop for home or cabin now in Douglas County WI lakes and recreation country. It’s coming and now is a fantastic time to buy a home. Get in while interest rates are still low and prices have not climbed much yet.

Douglas County, including the communities of GordonWascottSolon Springs, and other communities, known for spectacular beauty, clear lakes, sandy beaches, and tall pines, is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 45 minutes from Duluth/Superior. So, not only does the buyer benefit from affordable prices and a large selection of outstanding properties, but is also within a short distance from major metro areas. For those that desire the best of both worlds, live in the country or on a lake and commute to work in Duluth, Superior, Spooner, or Hayward.

A little snow on the ground doesn’t stop the serious buyer out looking for that lake home, a home or cabin in the quiet woods, a riverfront home, or a town home.

The lakes and access to all the recreational activities that has made Northwest Wisconsin a destination for decades will always be in demand. It’s a great time for buyers to jump in and own a piece of it.

Live, work, and play in the spectacular beauty of Northwest Wisconsin among the pristine lakes and big woods. Start your search today:  www.JeanHedren.com. Then give me a call, I’ll be happy to help.