JUDDVILLE RIVIERA ESTATE
Drawing his inspiration from the fine seaside homes of Cape Cod, famed Chicago architect Paul Berger designed this spectacular coastal home set along the shore of Green Bay. Insisting on perfection to the smallest detail and the use of only the finest finishing materials resulted in a home that exudes comfort and timelessness. The warmth and character of this home is immediately evident with its ten-foot ceilings, shiplap interior siding and wide plank birch flooring.
The entry foyer features a marvelous suspended staircase and reveals the open concept living, dining and game rooms. A full masonry wood-burning fireplace draws attention to an interior wall boasting a massive Door County fieldstone surround. The home’s electronics are neatly tucked into nearly invisible built-in cabinets and wall speakers throughout the home contribute to the peaceful ambience of the setting. On lazy summer days, the expansive waterside porch and flagstone patios beckon residents and their friends to the outdoors. Professional landscaping and a rolling lawn extend the living to the waterfront where the 200-foot-wide shoreline affords excellent views of Chambers Island and a display of breathtaking sunsets over the bay.
The first floor master suite is nothing less than an opulent retreat befitting royalty. In addition to the spacious bedroom overlooking the lake, the suite includes an intimate library with fireplace and extensive built-in bookcases, a sumptuous bath with separate laundry facilities and a private enclosed three-season porch.
Additional bedrooms and guest quarters are located on the upper level. A mezzanine hallway overlooks the great room below and yields to three guest bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Each of the main guest bedrooms features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, spa-like bath, and a private outdoor overlooking the bay. The crisp painted shiplap siding is carried throughout the home to create a fresh nautical impression.
The interior spaces of the home are drenched in natural light and provide inspiring lake views from nearly every room. The culinary center of the home overlooks the great room and is as beautiful as it is functional. The cabinetry, here in the kitchen as well as in the four gorgeous bathrooms, was custom designed and built by Rutt Cabinetmakers of New Holland, Pennsylvania. The kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, dramatic lighting and a butcher block-topped island measuring 11-feet in length. A his and hers office with built in desks and ample storage is conveniently tucked off the kitchen and can be closed off for privacy. A mudroom, laundry room and a 3+ car garage and workroom are also found at the south end of the home. One of the garage bays is designed for a boat to pass through the garage to the waiting shore station at the water’s edge.
With every possible amenity, the home and grounds are in pristine condition. Although grand in size, at 7,500-square-feet, the home feels intimate and unfussy.
It combines classic lines with natural warmth and everything comes together with impeccably good taste. This truly spectacular home is located on coveted White Cliff Road in Fish Creek, about three miles north of the Village of Egg Harbor.
While very private, the location affords easy access to the peninsula’s finest restaurants, shops, galleries, wineries, golf courses and theaters.
For example, five golf course are less than ten minutes away—Peninsula State Park to the north in Ephraim and Alpine with two courses, Orchards and Horseshoe Bay to the south.
Or take your boat to fish in Juddville Bay or to explore the nearby islands, harbors, and villages. A couple of the special nearby activities include Peninsula Players Theater and Edgewood Orchard Gallery, each about one mile away.
For the nature lover, the White Cliff Fen and Forest Preserve is an easy walk from the home. The Door County Land Trust purchased this 30-acre parcel at the base of the high bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment in 2002. The White Cliff Fen features old growth white cedar, hemlock, and red cedar as well as many rare plant species and the Hine’s Emerald dragonfly.