Upon initial entry to this first-class estate, you will be welcomed by the massive hardwood forests waiting to greet you on your winding drive in representing just the beginning of your timeless vacation get-away. This breathtaking 6,100 square feet custom built lake home, finely equipped with log accents, is peacefully nestled on the white sandy beaches of a quiet Hayward area lake. Located only 10 minutes from Hayward, WI, this expansive 5 bedroom, 4 bath northwoods gem offers you the ultimate in a northwoods vacation. Meticulously crafted with quality custom cabinetry, terra cotta tile, granite countertops, and maple millwork, this unique property also boasts top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances along with a master suite of epic proportions. Relax in the massive lakeside master suite with a sitting area with sky lights, fireplace, T.V., walk-in closet, private bathroom, large steam shower, whirlpool tub, and deck. Grand Escape also features a lakeside kitchen that even the most discriminating chef’s will appreciate. High-end appliances and cooking utensils abound - there is also a convenient walk-in pantry, and wet-bar. This one-of-a-kind property is located on the crystal clear, white-sandy beach shores of Durphee Lake.
Guests are able to enjoy excellent fishing and swimming on this pristine lake. Durphee Lake is connected to nearby Schoolhouse Lake; these lakes are amazingly peaceful, remarkably clear, and offer picturesque sunsets along with priceless wildlife sightings including loons, bald eagles, ducks, and deer. This estate is nestled on over 2.5 private and very wooded acres and offers over 215’ of white sand beach and level frontage along with a lakeside firepit. The western exposure provides for breathtaking sunsets from the large lakeside decking, vaulted living room with an authentic stone wood fireplace, or master suite. There is also a large four-season porch, a very extensive and fully-equipped exercise room, spacious family room, private office, and a plethora of books, movies, and games. Children are sure to enjoy the elaborate outdoor Rainbow play system that includes a pea gravel floor and perimeter fencing to ensure safety – adults will appreciate the extensive electronics (including outdoor speakers), surround sound system, wireless internet, and two 50+" big screen TV's. The property is well-equipped with a large Pier Pleasures aluminum dock (with swimming ladder) and water accessories including a canoe and fishing boat. Our Grand Escape is truly a lakeside paradise that exudes rustic elegance throughout every square foot of the property. If you want it all in one property, and you want it first-class, this is it. Nearby, a plethora of snowmobile, ATV, bike, and cross-country ski trails await for people seeking to explore the backcountry. One does not need to trek far to be linked into literally hundreds of miles of trails delicately woven through the wilderness.