Picture This: Come Home to Whitefish Lake, Gordon, WI

Picture This: Come Home to Whitefish Lake, Gordon, WI

Whitefish luxury home at dusk

Whitefish luxury home at dusk

It’s a cold, gray, rainy, drizzly October day here in northwest Wisconsin, and that makes me think of real estate. (Actually, sunny days make me think of real estate, too.)

Specifically, I was just thinking about how so many of my listing photos were shot on sunny days with blue skies and big puffy white clouds. Blue skies, white clouds, green grass, mirror-calm lakes… I love those photos, and they’re tremendously appealing.

But so are certain other photos I use now and then—photos like the one above, taken on a winter evening just after dusk. It’s a six-bedroom luxury lake home I’m currently listing on Whitefish Lake. This beautiful beachfront home with 365’ of level, sugar sand frontage is still beautiful during those winter months when sunscreen goes stale.

Picture yourself in this picture, arriving home at dusk. It’s warm inside, and it won’t take long to light a fire in the fireplace.

If you’re already seeing yourself on the beach next spring and summer, check out the other photos below. To learn more about this exclusive property, click 8526 E Baker Rd, Gordon, WI. To see all my listings, click www.JeanHedren.com.

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

Whitefish Lake is one of NW Wisconsin's clearest, deepest lakes

Whitefish Lake is one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest, deepest lakes

Dining room with stunning lake view

Dining room with stunning lake view

Gourmet kitchen with granite and cherry

Gourmet kitchen with granite and cherry

Great room offers breathtaking views of the lake

Great room offers breathtaking views of the lake

This spectacular 4 BR timber-frame home on Horseshoe Lake could be your lucky find!

This spectacular 4 BR timber-frame home on Horseshoe Lake could be your lucky find!

With its price just reduced, this spectactular timber-frame home with 349’ of sandy frontage on crystal-clear 194-acre Horseshoe Lake represents an incredible value. Located in northwest Wisconsin on 16.46 private, beautifully landscaped acres just west of Minong and only 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities (even closer if you’re driving from the northern suburbs). Tall pines, heavily-wooded privacy, and stunning views from full-length deck and nearly every room in this 4,760 sq ft home.

Luxury Home for sale on Horseshoe Lake

Luxury Home for sale on Horseshoe Lake

Luxury home on crystal clear Horseshoe Lake

Luxury home on crystal clear Horseshoe Lake

This home boasts a million-dollar view and a mile-saving location. You’ll be about 6 miles west of Minong, and only a couple miles off Highway 77.

From the Twin Cities, just head north on Highway 35, hang a right at Hinckley, continue to Danbury, and drive only 30 more miles to reach your new lake home in northwest Wisconsin. While others are still driving to Hayward and beyond, you’ll have already arrived, unpacked, and settled in to toast the sunset.

For details and photos, click W 7300 Becherer Dr, Minong, WI. For a YouTube video, click NW Wisconsin Homes YouTube videos

To see all my listings, click www.JeanHedren.com.

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.

Check out Edina Realty Mortgage rates.

Search JeanHedren.com for luxury homes in NW Wisconsin.

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.

Start your lake home or cabin search at www.JeanHedren.com

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.
$1,549,000

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.

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