Beachfront Luxury When the Gales of November Come Early on Whitefish Lake, Gordon, WI

Beachfront Luxury When the Gales of November Come Early on Whitefish Lake

With its price recently reduced, this 6BR luxury lake home on 832-acre, 102’ deep Whitefish Lake is a tremendous value on an truly special lake. If the gales of November come early, you’ll be able to watch the whitecaps roll in from your own private beachfront—or, if you like, right from your hot tub. Once you’ve come back inside, you can watch the waves roll in from just about any room in your house—including from the comfort of an easy chair beside your massive living-room fireplace. And next summer when the lake is calm and the clouds are gone… Bring plenty of sunscreen.

Custom designed 6 BR luxury home on 22 acres

Custom designed 6 BR luxury home on 22 acres

Whitefish Lake - NW Wisconsin's clearest and deepest laeks

Whitefish Lake – NW Wisconsin’s clearest and deepest lakes

Whitefish Lake, shown on some older maps as Bardon Lake, is in the southern portion of northwest Wisconsin’s Douglas County. It’s much deeper and colder than most lakes in northern Wisconsin—so much so, in fact, that it does actually have whitefish in it (ciscoes, to be precise). Although fished commercially in Lake Superior, they’re found in only a small number of the region’s deepest, coldest inland lakes. (Whitefish Lake also contains northern pike, walleye, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, and bluegills.)

According to the DNR, the shoreline of Whitefish Lake is around 95% sand. Better yet, this home’s 365’ of level frontage is 100% sand. Enjoy this magnificent 4,000 sq ft. home on 21+ acres of wooded privacy. Located at the head of the lake with a western exposure, incredible sunsets, and spectacular views down the full length of the lake. This stunning architect-designed home has an open floor plan that affords lake views from nearly every room. All the amenities you’d expect, with quality touches throughout. Attached, three-car heated garage and low or no-maintenance landscaping.

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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.

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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.

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Is Red Cedar Lake right for you?

Is Red Cedar Lake right for you?
Red Cedar Lake, Birchwood, Wisconsin. It covers 1,841 acres and has a maximum depth of 53 feet; it’s one of Northwestern Wisconsin’s prime walleye lakes. According to the DNR, you’ll also find abundant northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish, crappies, and perch.
Red Cedar Lake is upstream and about 10 miles northeast of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Fed by the Red Cedar River; it’s actually a chain of three lakes that include Balsam Lake to the north and Hemlock to the south. The chain of lakes provides almost fifteen miles of boating and fishing pleasure.
Red Cedar is also a great lake for swimming, waterskiing, sailing, and paddling. Even on weekends, however, it tends to be calmer than other lakes of its size; that’s especially true in this quiet, out-of-the-way bay. Most days, you’ll only see a few fishing boats and pontoons.
Nearby, you’ll find dozens more lakes and streams, plus find hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, or ATVing. Come September, you’ll be close to thousands of acres of public hunting land.
Interested in more civilized pursuits? You’ll also be close to golf, tennis, beaches, fine dining, and convenient shopping. Tagalong golf course is less than a mile away; within half an hour’s drive, you’ll find over a dozen more golf courses. Several restaurants and supper clubs are also nearby. Depending on where you live on Red Cedar, your new property may come with a membership to the private Loch Lomond Beach Club.
From Red Cedar Lake, you’ll be roughly a mile from the village of Birchwood, two miles from Mikana, and ten miles from Rice Lake. There, you’ll find shopping, dining, entertainment, and the world-class Marshfield Clinic and Lakeview Medical Center.
From Red Cedar Lake, you’ll have an easy commute to Rice Lake, Spooner, or Hayward. You’ll be about an hour from Eau Claire and two hours from Duluth or the Twin Cities.