Lakefront Homes in Dane County

"Lake, City, Lake."  The City of Madison's trademark perfectly reflects the geography of Dane County. Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa, as well as a couple of smaller lakes, are all interconnected via the Yahara River in a watershed system called the Yahara Chain of Lakes. Often described as The City of Four Lakes, Madison and a number of communities situated on the chain of lakes throughout Dane County boast homes with lake frontage ranging from 50 to 300+ feet. For more information about real estate on Dane County's chain of lakes, lakefront lifestyles, and to browse listings by lake, scroll down or Click Here.

Browse Dane County Lakefront Homes for Sale

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This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial ...

Photo of Listing #1810583

$3,199,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 6,431 ft²

Single Family

57 Cambridge Rd, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1810583

This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial Home Is Now For Sale. Located On Lake Mendota In Prestigious Maple Bluff, Four Houses From The Governor's Executive Residence, This Home Includes 4 To 5 Bedrooms, A Piano Room, A Private Office/library, A Mast...

Prime Level Frontage With Sweeping Views Of Lak...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1806806

$2,575,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.51 Acres
  • 6,598 ft²

Single Family

45 Fuller Dr, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1806806

Prime Level Frontage With Sweeping Views Of Lake Mendota, The Capitol And Magnificent Sunsets. This 97 Feet Of Frontage Offers Gradual Sand Frontage. The Home Was Built In 2009 And Designed By Johnson Design (same Architect That Designed Erin Hills Clubhous...

Stunning Home In The Heart Of Maple Bluff On 12...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1817343

$2,449,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.78 Acres
  • 7,260 ft²

Single Family

403 Farwell Dr, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1817343

Stunning Home In The Heart Of Maple Bluff On 125 Ft Of Pristine Lake Frontage! Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets From The Master Suite Overlooking Lake Mendota & The Capitol. The Master Boasts A Private Deck, Spa Bath, & Sauna. Entertain In The Gorgeous Kitchen W/cus...

This Stunning Contemporary Is Perched Along The...

Photo of Listing #1818823

$2,290,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 5,774 ft²

Single Family

3506 Lake Mendota Dr, Shorewood Hills, WI

MLS® #1818823

This Stunning Contemporary Is Perched Along The Shore Of Lake Mendota In The Village Of Shorewood Hills. Large Windows Allow For Sweeping Views From All Three Levels. Extensively Remodeled By Architectural Building Arts:new Kitchen W/wolf Stove, Asko Dishwa...

Dreams Really Do Come True In This Stunning Cus...

Photo of Listing #1811918

$1,599,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.57 Acres
  • 6,630 ft²

Single Family

W7703 Koshkonong Lake Rd, Koshkonong, WI

MLS® #1811918

Dreams Really Do Come True In This Stunning Custom Built Hm W/160’+ Of Lake Frontage W/the Most Impressive Wi Sunsets Ever. Sellers Love To Entertain; Have Opened Their Home As Kosh’s Lake View B&b; However, Not Sold As A Business. Excellent Location W/acce...

Lake Living At Its Finest! Immaculate Home On T...

Photo of Listing #1819469

$1,400,000 Offer-Show

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 3,160 ft²

Single Family

3444 Lake Mendota Dr, Shorewood Hills, WI

MLS® #1819469

Lake Living At Its Finest! Immaculate Home On The Shore Of Lake Mendota In Shorewood Hills. Beautiful And Classically Remodeled Kitchen W/ Subzero & Wolf Appliances With Open Floor Plan To Living W/ Stone, Wood Burning Fireplace & Floor To Ceiling Windows F...

Magnificent Contemporary Home On Lake Mendota. ...

Photo of Listing #1813933

$1,200,000 Offer-Show

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.49 Acres
  • 4,466 ft²

Single Family

1826 Camelot Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1813933

Magnificent Contemporary Home On Lake Mendota. Prepare To Fall In Love! Lake Views From Every Room In The House (except Bathrooms). The Great Room Has Large Windows, Cathedral Ceilings And A Gas Marble Surround Fireplace. Master Suite Leads Out To The Deck...

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level ...

Photo of Listing #1769397

$1,199,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 7,198 ft²

Single Family

2898 Tomahawk Ct, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1769397

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level Lake Mendota Frontage And Sweeping Lake Views! Permanent Hoist On Quiet Inlet. Home Has A Northwoods Feel With Hand-hewn Log Millwork Throughout The Home, From The Staircases To The Beams Upstairs. Stone Firepl...

Lake Living In Downtown Madison! Exceptionally ...

Photo of Listing #1818564

$949,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,498 ft²

Single Family

828 Prospect Pl, Madison, WI

MLS® #1818564

Lake Living In Downtown Madison! Exceptionally Well Maintained 3 Story Home On Lake Mendota With 53' Of Water Frontage Offers Stuning Views, Large Rooms, Beautiful Hardwoods & Crown Molding Throughout, Newer Metal Roof, Upgraded Appliances/electrical/plumbi...

Lake Monona! Renovated And Expanded 4 Bedroom 3...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1805363

$940,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 3,525 ft²

Single Family

4413 Winnequah Rd, Monona, WI

MLS® #1805363

Lake Monona! Renovated And Expanded 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Redwood Beauty. Prime Location With Level Lot, 50' Shoreline, And Capitol View. Recent Improvements Include Maple And Travertine Flooring, Open Great Room, 9 Ft+ Ceilings, Chef's Kitchen With Cherry/map...

Minutes From Downtown Madison, This Completely ...

Photo of Listing #1819835

$925,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,803 ft²

Single Family

6104 Overlook Dr, Mcfarland, WI

MLS® #1819835

Minutes From Downtown Madison, This Completely Renovated Home Sits Along The Eastern Shore Of Lake Waubesa With Sunset And Capitol Views. Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Floor To Ceiling Bank Of Windows With Sweeping Views. Gorgeous Stone Fireplace, Gourmet Kitch...

Lake Kegonsa! Custom-designed By Architect & En...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1768823

$921,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 4,768 ft²

Single Family

2304 County Road Ab, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1768823

Lake Kegonsa! Custom-designed By Architect & Engineer, This 4 Bedroom Has 3 Finished Levels W/exceptional Lake Views & Breathtaking Sunrises. Features Include Marble & Granite Flooring On Main & Lower Levels, Cherry Cabinetry & Granite C-tops, 3 Gas Firepla...

Magnificent Lake Kegonsa Waterfront Home. Desig...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #1797346

$799,900 Offer-Show

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 4,541 ft²

Single Family

2242 County Road Ab, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1797346

Magnificent Lake Kegonsa Waterfront Home. Designed For Lake Living And Entertaining. Enjoy Spectacular Sunrises In Desirable Colladay Bay. Gourmet Kitchen Opens To 2 Large Living Areas Overlooking The Lake. 5 Bedrooms And 4.5 Baths, Including Master Suite W...

50 Ft Of Lake Waubesa Frontage! Custom Built 2 ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #1780338

$739,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,959 ft²

Single Family

2944 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1780338

50 Ft Of Lake Waubesa Frontage! Custom Built 2 Story W/spectacular Lake Views From Every Room. Mstr Suite W/private Deck, Large Laundry Rm W/cabinets Galore, & 2 Add'l Big Bedrs Makes Upstairs Spacious. Australian Cypress Flrs, Corian, Cherry Cabinets, 3 Se...

Breathtaking Views! 80 Ft Of Lake Koshkonong Fr...

Photo of Listing #1811075

$710,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 5,386 ft²

Single Family

11612 N Lakeview Dr, Milton, WI

MLS® #1811075

Breathtaking Views! 80 Ft Of Lake Koshkonong Frontage & A 5,000+ Sq Ft Exquisite Custom Home, Built To Entertain & Enjoy! Incredible Chef's Kitchen With Ss Professional Appliances, Granite Counters, Handmade Recycled Barn Wood Cabinetry. Hickory & Brazilian...

Wonderful Lake Kegonsa Home With 60 Feet Of Lev...

Photo of Listing #1816739

$699,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,675 ft²

Single Family

3028 Shadyside Dr, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1816739

Wonderful Lake Kegonsa Home With 60 Feet Of Level Lake Frontage, Calm Waters And A Great Location Close To Town, Steps To Golf Course And Stoughton Country Club! The Home Has A Mid-century Modern Feel With A Great Layout And Lots Of Windows To Take In The L...

A Sunny Lake Home With 82' Of Frontage & Finish...

Photo of Listing #1815729

$495,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 1,144 ft²

Single Family

3059 Sunnyside St, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1815729

A Sunny Lake Home With 82' Of Frontage & Finished Double Boat House On Lake Kegonsa. Quiet Dead End Street. Gorgeous Views! This Sweet Home Has Been Totally Remodeled; Top Of The Line Finishes In The Kitchen & Baths. Open Plan. Large Grassy Lot. Kitchen, Di...

Do You Enjoy Boating, Kayaking, Fishing? You Ca...

Photo of Listing #1818550

$449,900 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,937 ft²

Single Family

16 Lakeshore Ct, Madison, WI

MLS® #1818550

Do You Enjoy Boating, Kayaking, Fishing? You Can Do All This And More With This Unique Wingra Creek Property! Located At The Mouth Of Lake Monona, This Home Features 40ft Of Creek Frontage With A Permanent Boardwalk And New Composite Decking For Soaking In ...

Lake Kegonsa, First Time On The Market In Over ...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #1813318

$419,900 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,596 ft²

Single Family

3073 Sunnyside St, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1813318

Lake Kegonsa, First Time On The Market In Over 40 Years! A Spectacular Panoramic View Of The Lake, One To Remember! There Are Not Many On Lake Kegonsa That Can Beat The Stunning Lake View This Property Offers, If Any. Property Has Some Updating, But Value I...

Wonderful Location For This Spacious Waterfront...

Photo of Listing #1819346

$294,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 1,825 ft²

Single Family

350 Lake Shore Dr, Albion, WI

MLS® #1819346

Wonderful Location For This Spacious Waterfront Home! On The Sandy Shores Of Lake Koshkonong You Will Find The Most Beautiful Sunrises Here! Property Has A Lomc Filed With Fema To Remove From Fp. Some Additional Crawl Space Gravel Is Needed To Have Home Re...

Beautiful Lake Front Views From The Large Windo...

NEW Photo of Listing #1820884

$282,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.45 Acres
  • 1,729 ft²

Single Family

11504 N Lakeview Dr, Milton, WI

MLS® #1820884

Beautiful Lake Front Views From The Large Windows Of This Waterfront Home On Lake Koshkonong. With 3 Levels Of Living Space, You Will Have Plenty Of Room For Family And Friends! Large Lot Slopes To The Water With Nice Level Shoreline For Easy In And Out O...

Amazing Lake Views From Your Wrap Around Deck A...

Photo of Listing #1814492

$275,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 1,695 ft²

Single Family

11526 N Lakeview Dr, Milton, WI

MLS® #1814492

Amazing Lake Views From Your Wrap Around Deck And 80' Of Lake Koshkonong Frontage With A Private Aluminum Pier, 2-boat Lifts, And Double Jet Ski Lift.the 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home With A Walk Out Lower Level Has Many New Updates Including An Brand New Furnace, ...

Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Lake House - Pric...

Photo of Listing #1817241

$274,900 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,100 ft²

Single Family

W8589 E Lake Dr, Sumner, WI

MLS® #1817241

Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Lake House - Prices Are Reasonable! This Great Lake House Is A Full Time House With Newer Furnace/central Air...nice Open Floor Plan...2 Huge Sets Of Sliding Glass Doors That Go Out To This Gigantic Deck Facing The Lake...your ...

Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Lake House - Pric...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1817999

$249,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,100 ft²

Single Family

W8589 E Lake Dr, Sumner, WI

MLS® #1817999

Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Lake House - Prices Are Reasonable! This Great Lake House Is A Full Time House With Newer Furnace/central Air...nice Open Floor Plan...2 Huge Sets Of Sliding Glass Doors That Go Out To This Gigantic Deck Facing The Lake...your ...

Yahara Chain of Lakes: A Brief History

During the last Ice Age that took place approximately 15,000 years ago, the last of four large glaciers originating in Canada blanketed much of Wisconsin, sliding over what geologists believe were ancient river and valley park lands, creating a wide terminal moraine a few miles south of Lake Kegonsa. As the glacier melted it carried massive amounts of sand, rocks, and sediment into the old river valley, partially filling it. The melting ice also dropped huge loads of glacial rock and debris on the park lands. The old valley, now dammed in areas by glacial debris, is now home to Madison’s famous “Four Lakes”: Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa. The chain of beautiful lakes that resulted was formed on top of the glacial debris that buried the ancient valley floor. Present-day Yahara River serves to connect all four lakes.

Lakefront Home Styles in Dane County

 Thinking of buying or building of one of Dane County's lakes? Be prepared to tear down a small cottage or, if you're lucky, you might find something that can be renovated, restored or added onto. The closer you buy to the capitol the more you'll pay of course. And most likely you'll be looking at building a 2 or 3-story home since lots are often narrow and there are strict setback and zoning laws that prohibit homeowners from blocking the lake views of their adjoining neighbors. When building new you can choose from a wide variety of architectural styles of course, however some styles work better than others for maximizing outdoor spaces such as a deck off a Master bedroom or main floor, or a patio off a walk-out basement. If you have a long narrow lot you might consider a detached 3 or 4 car garage where you can store your boat in the off season rather than pay to have it dry docked. Older homes more typically have partial basements or crawl spaces with varying degrees of accessibility. Living on the lake is not particularly conducive to a dry basement so when building new, you'll want to consider eliminating basement crawl spaces and relocating your storage to above a garage, or in a spare room along a hallway on a high floor. Leave room for an oversized mudroom with shower facilities as you and your guests will be frequently in and out of the lake and may easily drag dirt, sand, or lake water into the house if you're not careful.

Lake Living & Lifestyles

Be prepared to put up with bugs when you buy a home on a lake. It's true, you'll encounter a lot more bugs due to the proximity of the water but that's just a reality of living on a lake. More importantly, whether you decide to make your Dane County lake home your permanent full-time residence or to take up residence in warmer climes in wintertime, you'll have regular access to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets that will make you forget all about inconveniences like bugs or pulling up your pier at the end of the season. Whether you want to spend your free time boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or sipping cocktails on your patio or pier, we've got a lake and a lakefront home to fit your lifestyle! If a lakefront home is not for you, check out our lakefront condos page.

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