Last fall, my wife and I had the opportunity to take a road trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to see a dear friend of ours who lives in the area. The reason we went was so that we could all take the 20+ mile walk around Lake Geneva, which is one of the best lakes in all of the Midwest.
Because so many people enjoy walking part, or all, of Lake Geneva, all property owners on the lake must maintain a public-assessible path on their property. These paths, which are generally near the lakeshore, can take a variety of forms, but as long as people can continue their journey it's all good.
This all-day walk is a fun way to get plenty of exercise and you get to look at amazing properties throughout your journey (and stop for food and drinks along the way).
The standout estate on Lake Geneva is Glanworth Gardens. This isn't only because of how massive the estate is, but because of the rich history it contains within the area.
When we were on our walk, I was sadly informed that the current owner, Richard Driehaus, had passed away earlier in the year. At that time, nobody had heard what would happen next with this iconic estate.
We now have the answer. In October, 2021, the estate was listed for sale for just the third time since it was built in 1906. The original asking price is $39.25 million.
With 13 bedrooms, 12.5 baths, 13 fireplaces, a guest wing, a separate guest house, amazing landscaping and countless other features, you must take a look!
Sold! This Must-See Iconic Wisconsin Lake Estate Originally Listed For $39.25 Million
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a terrific town that happens to be the home of one of the premiere lakes in all the Midwest.
The preeminent estate on Lake Geneva is Glanworth Gardens, which was built in 1906 for the Harris Family, the founding family of Harris Bank and Trust. Now, for what is believed to be only the third time in its 115 year history, it is being offered for sale.
Listed in October, 2021 for $39,250,000, this estate is graced with 40 acres of gardens and forest, amazing landscaping, a guest house, and 621+ feet of level frontage. The estate home features 14,145 square feet, a thirty-foot great room ceiling, 13 fireplaces, 13 bedrooms, 12.5 baths, a guest wing and so much more.
If you're looking for a fun experience, that can also be quite the workout, plan a trip to walk Lake Geneva and see all the amazing properties that surround the lake. Every property owner on Lake Geneva is required to maintain an public assessible path on their property so that people can walk around the entire lake, which is a 20+ mile hike! It's fun though as you can stop for food and drinks along the way.
No need to wait, however, to see the amazing Glanwoth Gardens estate. Take a look!
**Update: The is amazing property has been sold for $36 million. The new owners closed on January 17,2022.
Sold! This Park Point Mansion Had Been The Most Expensive Listing in Duluth, Minnesota!
You didn't have to travel to a coast in the summer of 2021 to see an amazing mansion for sale on the shore of a massive body of water! Park Point in Duluth, Minnesota provides miles of beach along Lake Superior along with some unique and striking properties.
One striking home provides 5,300 square feet of luxury as well as beautiful views and direct access to the lake.
The home was originally listed for $2.5 million and the sellers ultimately received every penny of that asking price. The new owners closed on their amazing purchase on September 14, 2021.
Take another look at these exterior and interior pictures of this gorgeous property. It's worth it!