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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28 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

You Are Invited To Explore This Historic Iconic...

REDUCED 22% Photo of Listing #1836077

$2,899,000 Active

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

Single Family

57 Cambridge Rd, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1836077

You Are Invited To Explore This Historic Iconic Home On Lake Mendota. 3-4 Car Tandem Garage/4-5 Bedrooms, Master Bedroom Features "separate" His And Her Bathroom Suites. For Frequent Travelers, We Are Minutes From The Airport, I-94 & I-90. Maple Bluff Is A ...

Spectacular And Amazing! This Fabulous, Custom ...

Photo of Listing #1840646

$2,400,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1.11 Acres
  • 7,905 ft²

Single Family

2958 Tracey Ln, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1840646

Spectacular And Amazing! This Fabulous, Custom Built Home Features The Highest Quality & Artistic Detail Throughout With Expansive Living And Entertaining Spaces Both Inside And Out! Incredible Design & Features In This Exceptional Soft Contemporary Transi...

Spectacular Frontage, Lake Views, Lot Size And ...

Photo of Listing #1847092

$2,000,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.66 Acres
  • 5,352 ft²

Single Family

1946 Quam Point Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1847092

Spectacular Frontage, Lake Views, Lot Size And Features! Architect Designed Custom Home With 210 Feet Of Beautiful Lake Kegonsa Frontage Has All The Premium Finishes You Want From The Cook's Kitchen To The Luxurious Master Suite To The Walk-out Lower Level ...

Experience The Lakeside Lifestyle In This Sleek...

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$1,900,000 Active

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

Single Family

3506 Lake Mendota Dr, Shorewood Hills, WI

MLS® #1818823

Experience The Lakeside Lifestyle In This Sleek, Modern Home. Enjoy Three Levels Of Light-filled Living Space With Soaring Ceilings And Gorgeous New Maple Floors. A Professional-grade Kitchen Redo And Wet Bar Make Entertaining Easy. Ample Built-ins Showcase...

Maple Bluff Lake Mendota Luxury Living. Imagine...

REDUCED 11% Photo of Listing #1829010

$1,600,000 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.55 Acres
  • 5,774 ft²

Single Family

1311 Farwell Dr, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1829010

Maple Bluff Lake Mendota Luxury Living. Imagine Sitting On Your Deck, Drink In Hand, The Gentle Breeze Is Blowing. You Look Up And See A Sailboat, Peacefully Floating Across The Lake, Background Sunset. This Could Be Your New Home. Ultimate Chef's Kitchen I...

Fantastic Lake Mendota! Price Includes 2 Adjac...

Photo of Listing #1846927

$1,495,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.45 Acres
  • 3,162 ft²

Single Family

5718 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1846927

Fantastic Lake Mendota! Price Includes 2 Adjacent Lots (flat/level Land) Totalling Almost 30,000 Sq. Ft And 66' On Lake Frontage. Lot 1 Is A 4br, 2ba Home With .45 Acre Lot. Features Large, Open Concept Lr/dr/kitchen With Separate Family Room Overlooking ...

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...

Don't Miss This Opportunity To Build Your Dream...

Photo of Listing #1847545

$1,100,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 1,063 ft²

Single Family

4918 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1847545

Don't Miss This Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home On Lake Mendota Within Minutes Of Downtown. The Property Is Located Across The Street From Blackhawk Country Club. The Lot Has Endless Possibilities With An Option Of Exposed Or Walkout Lower Level. There...

Stunning Contemporary 4 Bedrm Home On Lake Waub...

Photo of Listing #1844905

$1,100,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,686 ft²

Single Family

4214 Morris Park Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1844905

Stunning Contemporary 4 Bedrm Home On Lake Waubesa W/soaring Ceilings & Loads Of Windows For Spectacular Lake Views.open Main Level W/maple Flrs, Gas Fireplace, Living + Dining Areas, Kitchen W/stainless Steel Appliances & New Sueded Granite Countertops & S...

Stunning Lake Home With Breathtaking Views! Cus...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #1823603

$1,030,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 3,968 ft²

Single Family

3069 Sunnyside St, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1823603

Stunning Lake Home With Breathtaking Views! Custom Built 6 Bedroom 4 Bath Transitional 2 Story With Amazing Open Floor Plan That Offers Panoramic Views From Almost Every Room In The House. Entertain In The Gourmet Kitchen, Great Room With Gas Fireplace, Sun...

Live On Beautiful Lake Waubesa! Construction To...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #1838386

$1,015,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,369 ft²

Single Family

4508 Larson St, Mcfarland, WI

MLS® #1838386

Live On Beautiful Lake Waubesa! Construction To Begin Upon Acceptance Of A Building Contract & Closing Of Lot. Build This Plan Or Bring Your Own Plan. This Two Story 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath With Hardwood Floors, Painted Trim, Gas Fireplace, & Open Floor Plan W...

Mvp $999,999-$1,200.000. Dreams Really Do Come ...

REDUCED 23% Photo of Listing #1846203

$999,999 Active

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

Single Family

W7703 Koshkonong Lake Rd, Koshkonong, WI

MLS® #1846203

Mvp $999,999-$1,200.000. Dreams Really Do Come True! Come See This Stunning Custom-built Home W/160 Ft Of Lake Frontage W/the Most Impressive Wi Sunsets Ever! Entertaining Is A Breeze In Gourmet Kitchen W/large Island & Seating Area While Enjoying The Lake ...

High And Dry Without A Flood Worry! Enjoy The C...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1832015

$975,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,148 ft²

Single Family

5601 Tonyawatha Tr, Monona, WI

MLS® #1832015

High And Dry Without A Flood Worry! Enjoy The Comforts Of This Beautiful Lake Home, With Breathtaking Views Of Lake Monona, The Capitol, City Skyline And The Best Sunsets You Could Ever Imagine. This Contemporary Home Was Built By Hart Denoble And Has A Won...

New Price! Breathtaking Lake & Direct Capitol S...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #1837589

$930,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.31 Acres
  • 3,552 ft²

Single Family

519 Woodward Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1837589

New Price! Breathtaking Lake & Direct Capitol Skyline Views With 66' Of Frontage! Take In The Picturesque View Outside From The Large Patio, Open Backyard, Waterfront Terrace Or An Upper & Lower Screen Porch. Inside This Contemporary Home, The Dramatic Foye...

Why Wait For Vacation? Own This House On Lake K...

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

Why Wait For Vacation? Own This House On Lake Kegonsa And Go Home For Vacation Every Day. Less Than Twenty Minutes From Downtown Madison! Custom-designed By Architect & Engineer, 4 Bed Has 3 Finished Levels W/exceptional Lake Views & Breathtaking Sunrises/m...

Room For All To Stay And Play! Lake Monona Fron...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1830010

$875,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 3,255 ft²

Single Family

4521 Winnequah Rd, Monona, WI

MLS® #1830010

Room For All To Stay And Play! Lake Monona Frontage (level Lot) + Two Adjacent Parks Supply Open Views & Great Light. All Brick House Designed And Built New In 1994 To Provide Room For Everyone And Everything With 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 24 Closets, Den/of...

This Is An Incredible Place, With The Best Loca...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1837892

$767,365 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,755 ft²

Single Family

5227 Harbor Ct, Madison, WI

MLS® #1837892

This Is An Incredible Place, With The Best Location In Spring Harbor Of Lake Mendota. We Love This Place Because It’s One Of The Few Incredible Locations On Lake Mendota With Access To The Beach, Boat Launch, Park With 1block. One Of Many Reasons We Purcha...

Enjoy The Lake Views And Sunsets From Almost Ev...

NEW Photo of Listing #1848362

$765,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,819 ft²

Single Family

2302 County Road Ab, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1848362

Enjoy The Lake Views And Sunsets From Almost Every Room In This House! This One Owner Home Has Been Very Well Planned And Maintained. Spacious Rooms, 2 Fireplaces, Open Floor Plan, High Ceilings, 4 Bedrooms Plus An Office And A Loft Upstairs Gives For Pl...

Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home...

Photo of Listing #1834414

$750,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,084 ft²

Single Family

1427 Morrison St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1834414

Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home In The Heart Of Marquette With +/-44 Feet Of Lake Frontage. Classic Tudor Home Boasts Original Woodwork, Hardwood Floors, Leaded Glass Windows, Fixtures, Archways, Stone Fireplace, And More. Move-in Or Remodel...

Are You Ready For Summer On Madison Lakes? Rece...

Photo of Listing #1847989

$679,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,259 ft²

Single Family

6130 Overlook Dr, Mcfarland, WI

MLS® #1847989

Are You Ready For Summer On Madison Lakes? Recently Remodeled Open Floor Plan With Cathedral Ceiling Enhances Panoramic Lake Views From All Rooms. Efficient Time Saving Kitchen Is Open To Entertain Family And Friends. Also Has 3-car Garage, Landscaped Yard,...

Tranquil Year-round Living Or Vacation Get-away...

Photo of Listing #1847351

$650,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,464 ft²

Single Family

N953 Vinnie Ha Ha Rd, Koshkonong, WI

MLS® #1847351

Tranquil Year-round Living Or Vacation Get-away You Chose! Views Of Lake Koshkonong Are Breathtaking From The Interior & Exterior. Loads Of Windows Offering Natural Light Throughout, Along W/a 20x12 Sunroom Overlooking The Water. Entire Home Has Been Rebuil...

Beautiful 60' Waterfront Property With Gorgeous...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1836306

$615,000 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 1,346 ft²

Single Family

2410 Waunona Way, Madison, WI

MLS® #1836306

Beautiful 60' Waterfront Property With Gorgeous Views Of The Downtown Madison Skyline Await You! Very Few Of These Original Small Cottages Remain On Lake Monona So This Could Be Your Opportunity To Finally Own A Lakehouse! The Raised Shoreline Is The Perfec...

Relax, Living On The Lake Made Affordable With ...

Photo of Listing #1844393

$585,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,668 ft²

Single Family

3432 Mallard Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1844393

Relax, Living On The Lake Made Affordable With This Towering Home. There's Plenty Of Room For All Your Friends W/this Open Floor Plan Overlooking Calming Waves Of Waterfowl. Walk-out Lower Level Goes Straight To The Shore Where You Will Find A Pier & Boatho...

This Property Has A Unique Floor Plan That You ...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #1839158

$549,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,530 ft²

Single Family

2782 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1839158

This Property Has A Unique Floor Plan That You Must See. 2nd Floor Has A Master Suite, Walk-in Closet And 3/4 Bathroom Plus A Loft Office/library With Vaulted Ceilings. Main Level Has A Bedroom And A Full Bath. The Main Level Has A Kitchen, Fireplace, Wo...

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.

Regardless where you plan to make your next home, we've got the lakefront expertise to guide you. Contact a Lake & City lake homes specialist today!

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