This magnificent lot, peppered with mature evergreens, is nestled on 1.5 acres of Oconomowoc Lake’s western shore. Entering the home, original doors inlaid with leaded glass and delicate ironwork welcome you to the sprawling great room, the first of the home’s twenty-three rooms. Purveyor brick frames many of the home’s windows. The exquisite ceramic tile floor, heated with radiant hot water, stretches from the great room to the kitchen, where we find a granite-topped island and built-in Sub-Zero appliances. Marvel at the rich, walnut coffered ceiling, under which the ambitious home chef can enjoy the professional-grade Viking stove, complete with hibachi grill and stainless steel venting concealed by cabinetry of the utmost quality. The majestic antique cabinet against the opposite wall, outfitted with rounded display cases, hand-painted ceramic tile, and stained glass, hearkens back to turn of the century elegance. Ascending to the upper level brings us to the suite of rooms that Philip Armour’s live-in chauffeur once called home. His-and-hers master suites, two bedrooms, two full baths, a library replete with built-in cherry cabinets, a breakfast bar, a laundry room, and a fireplace all radiate from a central open room warmed with the fading sunlight of late afternoon. Cathedral ceilings in the main room contrast with the sloping ceilings of the surrounding bedrooms, filling this space with ambiance to please both those who delight in grandeur as well as those who look for cozier retreats in which to relax. Taking one of the home’s two elevators leads us to the lower level, a twist of rooms laid with plush carpets and wall sconces evoking the sumptuous Drake Hotel. Accented with palmetto-shaped crown moulding from an old Las Vegas casino, it’s one of the home’s most breath-taking spaces, featuring an expansive indoor swimming pool. Nearby, the whirlpool sits surrounded by windows to usher in the summer breeze. Up a small flight of hardwood steps we brush through a set of double-hinged doors into a reconstructed Scottish pub. Stained glass and recessed lighting assure that this bar will cater to all guests in high style. The home’s large beauty salon, located beyond the third kitchen, lies underneath an expanse of windows, offering possibilities for a home office or year-round greenhouse. The carriage house charms with its secluded upper apartment. Accessed from either the three-car garage or the home’s second elevator, this living space paneled with tongue-and-groove pine offers ample space for guests. Encourage them to enjoy the magnificent views to the south from the balcony. For the motorcycle hobbyist, defy the winter chill and simply hoist your current project into the warmth of the upper-level work area with the help of the built-in ceiling pulley system. The rest of your collection will be well-kept in the 20-car heated garage until warmer temperatures spring up again. To explore this spectacular home for yourself and admire the abundance of thoughtful details, contact Patrick Bolger at Patrick Bolger’s Home Selling Experts at (262) 313-8797.
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