Saturday, March 26, 2016

What are the Best Values on Delavan Lake?

     Spring is here, and although we just experienced a late snow fall, the market is starting to bloom on Delavan Lake.  There has been one sale on the main body and three additional homes are under contract. Inventory levels are low for Delavan Lakefront Properties with only 16 currently available.
     So what are the best values for those that want to have a sensational summer spot for the 2016 season?  They both rest on the North Shore of Delavan Lake.
     The first is found at 2524 North Shore Drive.  Listed for only $750,000, $50,000 less than the assessed value, this four bedroom offers 80 feet of private lake frontage and four deck spaces to enjoy the summer sun.  The prime deck space is just steps from the water and takes in views all the way down to the Island of Delavan Lake.
Lakefront deck at 2524 North Shore Drive takes in views down to the Island
     Inside is a combination of classic and modern.  The front great room has retained the leaded glass windows, pine ceiling and airy porch feel while the back family room incorporates a wood burning stove, hardwood floors and cozy office nook.
One of the best values available on Delavan Lake, 2524 North Shore has 80 feet of frontage
     There are four spacious bedrooms on the upper level including a master suite with walk in closet and views of the water.  Two front bedrooms also have expansive lake views and charming beadboard finishing.
     The second value of the season is located at 1531 Cedar Point Drive.  Just up from the Delavan Lake Yacht Club, this classic summer home has an open concept great room, sprawling front porch and expansive front deck to take in all of the lakeside activities.
Views from the enclosed porch at 1531 Cedar Point Drive take in a vast swath of the South Shore.
     The six bedroom, five bathroom home is priced at $749,000 and includes a waterfront boat house, 60 feet of frontage and a detached two car garage.  One of the unique features of this waterfront value is the second master suite that juts out over the front of the house.  From these private quarters, three sides of windows give generous views of the south shore across the water.
Buyers will find two master suites at 1531 Cedar Point Drive off the North Shore

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Delavan Highlands Boasts Lake's Best Beach

     Growing up on Delavan Lake, if you wanted to go to the beach for the day you would usually try and visit a friend that lived in the Delavan Highlands.  Located at the west end of the lake, the subdivision boasts the best beach on Delavan Lake.
The beach at the Delavan Highlands looks down the entire lake.

     As part of a private subdivision, the beach is rarely crowded and has a 150 foot span of sand that looks down the entire length of the lake.  The association has a swim raft that is also available to members as well as a baseball diamond, volleyball court and playground equipment.
     The location on the lake, in a cove bordered by the Island and South Shore, block wind and boat traffic to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Included in the park is a sand volleyball court and baseball diamond.

     In case you don't have any friends that live in the Delavan Highlands, there are six homes available for sale in the subdivision so you can purchase one and stake out your spot on the sand.
4100 Central Blvd. in the Delavan Highlands boasts "best beach" access.

     The most recent listing is located at 4100 Central Blvd.  This two-bedroom, two-bath ranch is a carefree get-a-way with cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, large deck and patio space and a master suite.  Listed for only $129,900, it is the least expensive offering in the association, but well maintained and a cost effective summer solution.