Breathtaking Lakeside Manors Across the Country

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.

Squam Lake Vacation Home

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A summer vacation in Squam Lake is ideal because of its fantastic location, which is home to other attractions besides the lake itself. In addition to the dog-friendly hiking trails and lakeside diners, there is also the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, where you can walk around live animal exhibit trails or take a cruise around the lake. It’s no surprise, then, that the Rose family decided to build their contemporary vacation home here. The 4,200 sq. ft. house can be described as a wood-clad box with a sloped roof. Wide windows bring in plenty of natural light, while allowing residents to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Aside from the essential living spaces, the innovative cabin has a study space, a media room, and a crafts room for the kids.

Luxurious Tennessee Lakehouse

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Overlooking a crystal clear Tennessee lake and surrounded by a dense forest, this luxurious mansion set on 320 acres of land has become home to a very fortunate couple. Having won the Powerball lottery back in January 2016, Mr and Mrs Robinson decided to treat themselves to this beautiful lakeside property. Lottoland indicates that the Powerball lottery has one of the biggest jackpot prizes in the world, with today's prize currently at $183 million. The couple actually won $528.8 million, which was only third prize at the time. It is therefore interesting to note that the house itself, which features 10 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a movie theater, and jetties with dining areas, costs a relatively frugal $6.2 million.

Innovative Mansion in Stillwater

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While it occupies a sprawling 7,348 sq. ft. area, this beautiful township home in Little Carnelian Lake was designed to be more simple instead of boastful. But there is one unique feature it can proudly declare: its enclosed glass bridge. In an interview with Star Tribune, the Hansons explained that the bridge serves as a preview of the lake, while also connecting the two boxes that make up the living spaces. These spaces include six bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus a living area and a kitchen that doubles as the family’s hub of activities. Upstairs, the residents can step out to a deck situated next to a green roof planted with yellow sedum.

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