Summer’s Calling From An Idyllic Midwest Lakehouse

A Wisconsin home provides ideal accommodations for living on a lakefront any time of the year.

What better way to celebrate the longer days of summer sunshine than with a new vacation lakehouse? Hidden off the main road, up a long, partially tree-lined driveway, W5331 Southview Drive is eager to be your perfect lakeside retreat.

Built in 2008, W5331 Southview Drive is a modern, single-family craftsman nestled against the southwest coast of Wisconsin’s Petenwell Lake in Necedah. It sports a soothing sage green, slate and white exterior that blends effortlessly into its forestry background. Valued at the time of publication at $599,900, this idyllic lakehouse sits on approximately two acres of land with a large front yard, a two-car garage and beautifully minimal, custom landscaping with built-in irrigation.

A kitchen plucked from dreams, there is plenty of cabinet space, an island with bar seats and three stainless steel sinks, one of which is part of the island. The countertops sport newly installed sandy-tone granite which is complementary to the well-kept hickory hardwood floors and earthy-neutral tones throughout. As part of its open concept, the kitchen is connected to a combined family room/dining room space which is home to a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for winter nights on the lake.

On the same level as the kitchen sits a large master suite and two bedrooms. While downstairs, there is a guest room and a huge, open recreation room. Throughout the house is a variety of pristine, natural hardwood flooring, stone tiling and fresh carpet. The decor speaks to a woodsy atmosphere with quilted comforters, dark, rich leathers and trophy heads in the Four-Seasons Room. As a special addition, above the garage sits another room with angled ceilings, the view from which is dreamy. To finish off the home, there are freshly painted walls throughout.

Outside, Petenwell Lake butts up to this home’s backyard and is a picturesque view from the large refurbished, composite-wood deck or the firepit perfectly placed closer to the shore. With a private dock, boaters, kayakers and fishing enthusiasts alike will find solace in this home.

Whether the day is spent on Petenwell Lake or an hour away in the Wisconsin Dells, the friendly town of Necedah offers incredible nature opportunities such as boating, fishing, hiking and bike trails. The natural Wisconsin surroundings are home to majestic rock formations, natural bluffs and both national and state parks; it is the ideal “back to nature” vacation spot.

HomeAway notes that Petenwell Lake provides some of the best places to stay for a holiday, weekend or summertime haven. As the perfect getaway option, W5331 Southview Drive has been on the market since September 2018. Prior to its current “for sale” listing, the house has been turbulently on and off the market for the past two years with various price cuts. Despite the rocky sales history, this home is an incredible asset to anyone looking to have a warm-weather getaway and a wintertime retreat for personal or rental use.