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.

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The Estate This Historic Georgian Colonial Home...

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

The Estate This Historic Georgian Colonial Home Is Appointed With All The Hallmarks Of Modern Luxury. Built In 2003 By Michael F. Simon Builders, The T. Wall Estate Is One Of The Most Beautiful And Exquisitely Livable Custom Homes In The Madison Area. Overl...

Prime Level Frontage With Sweeping Views Of Lak...

REDUCED 10% Photo of Listing #1806806

$2,690,000 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...

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...

Very Special Property Situated On The Middleton...

Photo of Listing #1814246

$1,375,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 3,032 ft²

Single Family

2725 Dewey Ct, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1814246

Very Special Property Situated On The Middleton Side Of Lake Mendota W/fantastic Location Near Health Club, Shopping, Restaurants, & Nature Preserve. Awesome Lake Views Await From This 3,000+sf Property. High-end Quality Finishes Throughout. Dream Kitchens ...

Breathtaking Views Of The Madison Skyline (capi...

Photo of Listing #1810377

$1,250,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,643 ft²

Single Family

5117 Tonyawatha Tr, Monona, WI

MLS® #1810377

Breathtaking Views Of The Madison Skyline (capital Building) Directly Across Lake Monona; Possibly The Best View Of The Madison Skyline. Custom Designed Home With 60' Of Frontage On Lake Monona. Large Banks Of Windows Overlooking The Lake With Beautiful Su...

Magnificent Contemporary Home On Lake Mendota. ...

Photo of Listing #1813933

$1,200,000 Active

  • 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 Mendota Frontage With Privacy On The Edge ...

Photo of Listing #1813358

$1,095,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,810 ft²

Single Family

3012 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1813358

Lake Mendota Frontage With Privacy On The Edge Of The Uw Campus! There Is Nothing Like This Contemporary Townhouse In The Area. With Over 120’ Of Frontage, And A Large Shared Pier Area, You’ll Enjoy All Of What Lake Mendota Offers. 3 Levels With Balcony Dec...

This Is A One Of A Kind Property With Over 300 ...

REDUCED 99% Photo of Listing #1813929

$1,000,000 Offer-Bump

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 3,290 ft²

Single Family

1100 Nishishin Ne, Monona, WI

MLS® #1813929

This Is A One Of A Kind Property With Over 300 Feet Of Frontage On Lake Monona And Squaw Bay. You Will Feel Like You Are On Vacation Everyday When You Enjoy Your Morning Coffee With The Beautiful Sunrise. Kitchen Features Solid Surface Counters, Stainless A...

Old World Charm Meets Modern Conveniences. This...

Photo of Listing #1799588

$999,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 4,500 ft²

Single Family

828 Prospect Pl, Madison, WI

MLS® #1799588

Old World Charm Meets Modern Conveniences. This 1910 Craftsman Style Has A Wood Burning Fireplace, Crown And Baseboard Moldings, Oak And Maple Hardwood Floors And Updated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances. Most Rooms View Lake Mendota, & There’s Slid...

This Elegant Home On Lake Waubesa Features Stun...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #1805350

$975,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,825 ft²

Single Family

6104 Overlook Dr, Mcfarland, WI

MLS® #1805350

This Elegant Home On Lake Waubesa Features Stunning Renovations & Views & Just A Short Walk Up The Road From A Park & All That Mcfarland Offers! The Gourmet Kitchen Boasts Lake Views, Sub Zero Fridge, Commercial Viking Range & More! The Living Room & Kitche...

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...

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...

Breathtaking View Of Capitol! Beautiful Lake Me...

Photo of Listing #1809898

$899,900 Offer-Show

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 3,454 ft²

Single Family

5140 Reynolds Ave, Westport, WI

MLS® #1809898

Breathtaking View Of Capitol! Beautiful Lake Mendota Home W/50ft Of Level Frontage In Waunakee Schools! This 3454 Sq/ft 5-6 Bdrm 2-story Is In Excellent Condition W/a 4 Car Garage! Stunning Panoramic Views Of The Lake, City Skyline & Capitol From The Abunda...

Huge Lot With Tons Of Water Frontage! Motivate...

Photo of Listing #1795305

$875,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.72 Acres
  • 1,700 ft²

Single Family

2947 Camp Leonard Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1795305

Huge Lot With Tons Of Water Frontage! Motivated Sellers Are Looking For Creative And Motivated Buyers For This Incredible Property That Features Over 350' Of Water Frontage On Lake Waubesa. Set Up Your Showing Today!

Welcome Home To Lake Living! Rare Opportunity T...

NEW Photo of Listing #1814715

$849,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,970 ft²

Single Family

5118 Spring Ct, Madison, WI

MLS® #1814715

Welcome Home To Lake Living! Rare Opportunity To Live On Lake Mendota! 55 Ft. Of Frontage! This 4 Br, 2 Full Bath Home Has A Huge Kitchen W/breakfast Bar, Kitchen Island, Double Ovens & Gas Range. Eat In Kitchen & Casual Dining! Hearth Area W/glass Patio Do...

Magnificent Lake Kegonsa Waterfront Home. Desig...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #1797346

$809,900 Active

  • 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

$749,000 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...

Spacious And Very Liveable 5 Bedroom Home With ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1807845

$729,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,550 ft²

Single Family

2826 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1807845

Spacious And Very Liveable 5 Bedroom Home With 50 Feet Of Level Frontage On Lake Waubesa! Perfectly Located Just Steps To Goodland Park And Boat Launch And Just Minutes To Beltline And Cap Springs Recreation Area! A New Addition Added A Spectacular Kitchen,...

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...

Gorgeous Lake Kegonsa Home With 66 Feet Of Fron...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1799225

$679,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 3,100 ft²

Single Family

1928 Barber Dr, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1799225

Gorgeous Lake Kegonsa Home With 66 Feet Of Frontage On A Large, Level Lot! The Home Features A Completely Remodeled Chef's Kitchen With Center Island, Granite Counters, Cherry Cabinetry And Flooring, Walk-in Pantry And Stainless Appliances. All New Main Lev...

The Views Are Endless From Atop The Bluff This ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1794107

$675,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,065 ft²

Single Family

4204 Morris Park Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1794107

The Views Are Endless From Atop The Bluff This Home Sits On! Recent Updates Include, Kitchen, Master Bath, Appliances, Flooring, Most Windows & Sliding Doors Facing The Lake. 1 Deck Overlooks The Lake While The Other Is In The Courtyard Where You Can Grill,...

This 4 Bdrm/3300 Sqft Home Boats Over 67 Feet O...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1804590

$664,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,386 ft²

Single Family

2078 Barber Dr, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1804590

This 4 Bdrm/3300 Sqft Home Boats Over 67 Feet Of Level Frontage!! You'll Love Entertaining & Living In This Open Floor Plan Featuring Spectacular Lake Views From Many Rooms!! Large Kit/dining W/corian Countertops And Breakfast Bar. Wonderful Upper Family R...

Price Reduced! Phenomenal Views Of The City Sky...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1806689

$660,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,110 ft²

Single Family

1620 Waunona Way, Madison, WI

MLS® #1806689

Price Reduced! Phenomenal Views Of The City Skyline Await You In This Gorgeous Lake Home! Features A Spacious & Open Layout, Large Kitchen W/ Island, 4-season Sunroom, 2-car+ Garage, 51-feet Of Frontage, Pier & Boat Lift. Private Master Suite Oasis Offers S...

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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