Maple Bluff's best kept secret! Elegant colonial located on 190' of super private lake frontage, the 5th largest lakefront lot in Maple Bluff! This 1910-built colonial has had two additions in the past 30 years that include five bay windows that create an uninterrupted space with charming views from almost every room. Two of the four upstairs bedrooms interlock with other "bonus" rooms to produce delightfully unexpected "hidden" rooms. The extensive lake views and extensive, partially-wooded lot are a rare treat, whether enjoying from inside, outside, or from the huge sleeping porch. Not only is 190 feet of lake frontage rarely available but the amount of majestic, mature trees make it one of the most private lakefront lots ever available on Lake Mendota.
Enter the spacious 15x16 foyer and you're immediately struck by the warm Vermont slate, wood-burning fireplace, and French doors leading to the huge, private backyard. The spacious mother-in-law suite with its own furnace, hot water heater, full bath & private laundry is conveniently located just off the foyer on the main floor and has its own set of French doors. On the other side of the foyer is the spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, huge bay window and French doors leading to the expansive sleeping porch with sweeping views of the lake and formal dining room. The spacious family room off the kitchen also features a wood-burning fireplace, as well as an open staircase that leads to the sleeping loft and guest quarters.
The well-appointed country-style kitchen features two soapstone sinks and faucets, a 6-burner Dacor stove/hood, two Subzero refrigerator drawers, a new Whirlpool fridge, a new Maytag dishwasher & a handy 12x5 butler's pantry with its own sink & faucet. Just off the kitchen is a charming 10x13 study with numerous delightful built-ins that leads to the central hallway with beautiful open staircase and beautiful wood handrail. There is also a small powder room located just outside the study.
The upstairs is full of surprises! The Master suite with full bath has a large dressing room with wall of closets that backs up to one of the second floor baths - so putting in a larger Master bathroom would be straight-forward. Bedroom #2 features a 15x16 bonus room with exposed brick (currently used as a bedroom and study) and bedroom #3 is a guest suite with jacuzzi tub and separate sleeping loft (accessible via the second staircase leading from the family room). This room currently does double-duty as both a bedroom and office space.
There are so many wonderful places to explore in this house you might forget you're on one of the largest, most beautiful lakefront lots in Maple Bluff! Some of the many additional features of this home include: crown molding, Pella & Marvin windows throughout, cedar shingle roof, new central air-conditioning, electronic pet containment system, second laundry in basement, 2-car garage with attached 20x7 shed, private road with circular brick drive at front (not a shared driveway), and of course spectacular, unobstructed views of beautiful Lake Mendota.
Bring your boat - the 49' pier and hoist are included in the sale. Dive off your pier into 11' water & swim to your private raft (also included). This is the stuff that memories are made of!
For pictures, property details, maps, and more please visit 825 Farwell Drive, Maple Bluff. For a private showing including a glass of wine and some of the most beautiful sunsets you'll find anywhere, please contact Jolenta Averill of Lake & City Homes Realty at (563) BUY-SOLD.
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