It’s easy to picture a summer getaway or a life of retirement at a lakeside mansion, surrounded by serene views and the sound of gently lapping waves. Of course, many homeowners have already brought this particular dream to life next to beautiful lakes across the country. Situated among palm fronds or pine trees and nestled along peaceful waters, so take a look at these stunning lakeside homes to get a little inspiration.
Victorian Mansion Along Lake Winnipesaukee
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This lakeside home in Moultonborough combines Victorian elegance and contemporary comfort. Situated on 1.53 waterfront acres, the 5,994 sq. ft. home features six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. There is also a library, exercise room, and a movie room to boast about. By day, you can enjoy stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains through the home's floor-to-ceiling windows, while cozy evenings can be savored near the massive stone fireplace. Meanwhile, on the lakefront are beautiful garden beds that lead out to a private dock.
Classic Minnesota Lakeside Home
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This two-story 2,877 sq. ft. classic home sits on the side of a lake in Excelsior, Minnesota. According to One Kindesign’s feature on the house, the design focuses on a fluid connection between the indoors and outdoors with its open floor plan and a wall of windows providing full views of the lake. The property boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a home office and a fireplace. The main living spaces are all painted in white, while other elements like the office barn door and reclaimed wood ceilings are reminiscent of classic farmhouses. Meanwhile, the backyard includes an al fresco dining area, grilling area, and a built-in gas fire pit. The landscaping is made simple so as not to distract from views of the lake.