Huge Waterfront Mansion is Wisconsin’s Most Expensive Home for Sale
This is the kind of home you have built when you have an endless supply of money. That's exactly how this $20million estate came to be. Now, it can be yours.
Lake Geneva has long been the go-to escape for extremely wealthy Illinoisans like the Sears, Schwinn and Wrigley families. All of whom at one point owned some of the largest homes in the area.
In 1906, this waterfront estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was completed for Illinois meatpacking tycoon, Edwin Swift.
Live in the Exquisite Lap of Lakefront Luxury at Villa Hortensia
The estate, named Villa Hortensia in honor of Edwin Swift’s wife, sits on 20 acres of waterfront land at W3415 Snake Road in Lake Geneva. The area referred to as Lake Geneva's Billionaire Row boasts some jaw-dropping real estate.
Villa Hortensia is a classic, artful 12,396 square foot masterpiece. Grand entryways, domed ceilings, original fireplaces and bedrooms with incredible lake views.
The 100+ year-old estate has many of the original floors and trim throughout. The owners of the last two decades were very particular about maintaining much of the homes original design. One of the most-cherished original features of Villa Hortensia is the curving staircase.
Almost every home has a great room. I'm not sure how we came to call these rooms great, but I'm pretty sure Villa Hortensia's is one of the greatest great rooms ever.
Just take a look out the master suite doorway to the balcony overlooking the lake. You can take in that view every morning for about $87,000. That would be your monthly payment on the $20,750,000 custom built Lake Geneva mansion.
Remember the time you went looking at houses with your agent and you realized you could afford a home with His and Hers sinks in the master bedroom. This place has His and Hers wings in the master suite.
THEM: The formal dining room with original trim detail opens to the lakeside terrace.
ME: The formal dining room with our dog Lily's kennel and our youngest daughter's very disorganized art table. Also where out vacuum spends its time resting
On the 20+ acres, you'll find a guest house with three bedrooms and an auxiliary garage, with living quarters above, where you can store all your extra toys. The property also features a clay-surfaced tennis court and in-ground swimming pool.