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

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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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Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, awarded 2013 Leadership Circle Award

Jean Hedren, Realtor, Edina Realty has been awarded the 2013 Leadership Circle Award in recognition for her outstanding sales performance and customer service.

Jean has been a Realtor in NW Wisconsin since 2007.  She’ll assist you with your home, cabin, or land buying and selling needs in Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties of NW Wisconsin. Communities of Gordon, Wascott, Solon Springs, Barnes, Minong, and Hayward Wisconsin.

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6 BR luxury historic lake home, corporate retreat, on Lower Eau Claire Lake, Gordon, WI.

6 BR Luxury Historic Home on Lower Eau Claire Lake, Gordon, WI. Ideal Corporate Retreat or Family Estate
Beautifully restored.

Details at Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Gordon, WI. Gordon WI homes for sale.

Historic pre-war vintage lake home built in 1935 and fully updated with all the amenities you expect. The home is nestled in magestic pines on nearly 18 acres creating a private location. Open, sunny floor plan with plenty of room as a corporate retreat or family estate. Log siding inside and out. The great room features 20’ ceilings and massive split-granite fireplace, an impressive chandelier, and wraparound balconies leading to the four upstairs bedrooms (two more are on the main level). There are many indoor and outdoor options for more formal or casual entertaining.
The huge gourmet kitchen, with granite, stainless steel appliances, and hickory cupboards, will delight the master chef, plus there’s a second summer kitchen, newly updated, near the basement rec room. Two furnaces and two central air systems, full security system. Approximaly 5500 sq. ft. of living space. Space for 12 vehicles in two garages with room for bus or RV, and all the toys. A large, covered outdoor pavilion with concrete slab is a great space for picnics. Includes two docks, all appliances. Approx. 950’ gently sloping sand frontage on the lake, plus 1,350’ additional frontage on the Eau Claire River.
Perfect for Entertaining at the Lake

Want to visit with guests while you cook? Have them pull up a stool at your kitchen’s granite island. Later, you can move to the dining room, and then to the family room (it has a smaller fireplace of its own). If the party’s a little livelier, head for the basement rec area that features its own bar, pool table, music alcove, and TV room. Along one entire wall, you’ll find a hand-painted mural depicting the rowdy fans in Wrigley Field’s peanut gallery.

In the mood for something more sedate, and perhaps even a little fresh air? You can choose from a patio for grilling, a screen porch, or a four-season porch that extends along nearly the entire length of the house. The fire pit by the beach is a great place to entertain a few friends on a quiet summer evening. Inviting a few dozen friends for a special occasion? Head for the spacious outdoor pavilion. Previous owners have used it for parties, reunions, and at least one wedding reception.
A Historic Pre-War Vintage Lake Home, Fully Updated

The property is known locally as “The Mooney Mansion.” It was built in 1935 by a Captain with the Chicago Police Department. Over the years, one or two people have wondered how he managed to build this sort of summer cottage on a policeman’s salary? But perhaps he just saved carefully.

Summer in Chicago in the 1930s. It’s hot and humid. You’re in a tough, competitive business. It’s time to get out of town and head for the north woods. Later, once things cool off, you can head back to the city. Yes, it’s good to have a getaway up north where you can relax with friends.

That’s still true today, no matter what business you’re in. And much of the home looks just as it once did. The original footprint has been expanded only slightly, and a tower still stands where the Mooneys built their own private water tower. If you look more closely, you’ll see that some things have changed—and definitely for the better.

All of the original windows, for example, have been replaced with their modern easy-opening, energy-efficient, and maintenance-free counterparts. The gourmet kitchen has been tastefully done in granite and hickory, with stainless-steel appliances. Elsewhere in the home, you’ll find similar updates. All of them, however, have been made in a way that carefully preserves the home’s original historic character.
The home has two modern, high-efficiency furnaces, plus two central air systems. All of the home’s heating, cooling, plumbing, and wiring is completely modernized and up-to-date. There’s also a full electronic security system.
Spacious Grounds, a Fenced Garden, and Outbuildings With Plenty of Storage

You’ll enjoy 18 acres of wooded privacy and solitude. The property is, however, visited regularly by deer, bear, fox, beaver, eagles, kingfishers, and an occasional porcupine. It’s for this reason that its large garden is surrounded by a tall, deerproof fence. The enclosed area features several established blueberry plants and apple trees, with plenty of space remaining for vegetables or annuals. Back at the house, you’ll find a number of flowerbeds already planted with perennials.

At the waterfront, you’ll find two docks and wide beach. You’ll be able to pull several canoes and kayaks ashore, and yet still have plenty of room for sunbathing—or, if you like, a game of beach volleyball. Near the shore, there’s a small shed for life preservers and fishing tackle.

Features a 6-car garage with extra workspace. For additional storage, there’s a steel Morton building with room for several cars and boats, or even for two 40’ RVs. (Both buildings can be heated.) The outdoor pavilion has winter storage space for boats and pontoons.

Gordon WI homes for sale. Homes on Eau Claire Lakes.

Jean Hedren, Realtor®, Edina Realty Inc., Douglas, Bayfield, Washburn, Sawyer Counties, Northwest Wisconsin

Hello, my name is Jean Hedren. I’m a Realtor® with Edina Realty Inc. in NW Wisconsin.

I connect buyers and sellers of lake homes and cabins, hunting land, primary homes, and lake lots in Douglas, Bayfield, Washburn, and Sawyer counties in the northwest corner of Northwest Wisconsin. Communities include Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Solon Springs, Barnes, Trego, Spooner, and Hayward, and other area communities. Prices can range from a very modest $50,000 cabin to million dollar lake homes.

It’s an excellent time to buy. There are so many great values available on lake homes, cabins, and land. Prices are at an all-time low and interest rates are at historically low rate for a 30-year conventional loan in NW Wisconsin. The opportunities to purchase a primary residence, lake front home, or recreational property at reduced prices have never been better.

The question to ask yourself is: Are you going to be one who builds wealth during a market cycle that is low risk and high opportunity? Savvy buyers are investing now.

Douglas County Wisconsin, 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 do buyers benefit from affordable prices and a large selection of  affordable properties, but is also within easy access from major metro areas. For those that desire the best of both worlds, you can live in the country or on a lake and commute to work in Duluth, Superior, Spooner, or Hayward.

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.

Sold Beautiful luxury log home on premier Whitefish Lake, Wascott WI

Just sold: Beautiful luxury log home on premier Whitefish Lake, Wascott, WI


Selling agent: Jean Hedren, Edina Realty


Video: Executive 3 BR log home on Totogatic River 8 acres peninsula just listed. Minong, WI

Video:  Executive 3 BR log home on Totogatic River 8 acres peninsula just listed. Minong, WI

Realty Times:Mortgage Applications Increase as Low Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

Read the complete article from Realty Times: Mortgage Applications Increase as Low Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

The housing and mortgage markets are showing signs of recovery with a 12.8% increase of mortgage applications the first week of Dec. Home prices are still down offering affordable options to buyers.

RISMedia: Recovery: Are we there yet?

Full story from RISMedia: Recovery: Are we there yet?

Modest growth in GDP and employment over the next two years. Investors typically move first in a recovering market, then first time buyers and move-up buyers.

Your NW Wisconsin Lake Property Wish List

Your Lake Property Wish List

Looking for a lake home or cabin on a lake somewhere in NW Wisconsin? Not sure about which lake is right for you? I’ve developed a simple checklist to help you think about the type of lake, recreation activities, and home/cabin style that best fits your lifestyle and your budget.

This quick checklist will make it easier for me to help you find the cabin, lake home, or lakeshore building site that’s just right for you.  After all, everyone’s different.  So are their wants, needs, and dreams.  The property that’s perfect for you might not be perfect for me or for anyone else.  This worksheet will also help you think more objectively about any trade-offs that might be necessary within a particular price range.  Finally, keep in mind that even if money is no object, you’ll still need to make choices and trade-offs.  Example: I can find you a quiet lake that’s good for paddling and wildlife watching or a deep, open lake good for waterskiing and jetskiing.  It’s tough to find both in the same lake.

Here are some sample questions from the checklist:

Lake home or cabin wish list

Your Lake Property Wish List

Preferred distance from your current home in                                                   (check one):  ___ ≤2 hrs.            ___ ≤3 hrs.  ___≤4 hrs.   ___ Don’t care; we’re moving to the lake for good, and we’re staying year-round.

Your Lake

  • Large – greater than 800 acres
  • Medium – 200-799 acres
  • Small – less than 200 acres

The shoreline

  • A sandy beach that’s good for swimming

Call or email me to receive the FREE checklist. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, NW Wisconsin. Cell: 218-590-6634. Email:

It would be my pleasure to help you find the lake, home or cabin, or lakeshore lot of your dreams. Northwest Wisconsin including Douglas, Bayfield, Washburn, and Sawyer Counties. Communities of Gordon, Wascott, Barnes, Solon Springs, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Hayward, and other area communities.