Home Away from Home: 8 Incredible Summer Homes

Every once in a while it’s necessary to escape from the hustle of city life and there’s no better way to do that then escaping to a summer home. Luckily for us Chicago dwellers that is pretty easy to do with Wisconsin and Michigan as our neighbors.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer homes that are sure to liberate your soul and free your mind. It’s time to relax!

Check them out and tell us which one is your favorite!

New Buffalo, Michigan | $1,650,000


The perfect summer home for the city dweller, this dramatic contemporary home truly has it all.  Awe inspiring views and the simple comfort of contemporary style welcome you home to the peace and tranquility of this special setting.

La Grange, Wisconsin |  $1,195,000


When it comes to a summer home, some would argue there is nothing more important than space for entertaining. With a patio/deck like the one this home features, your summer home would truly be the entertainment hub. The breathtaking views of the lake aren’t that bad either.

Benton Harbor, Michigan | $975,000


This is another one of those homes that truly has it all. 86’ of frontage on Lake Michigan paired with stunning contemporary design and an open concept main living area. This property also comes equipped with a large terrace overlooking the lake, the perfect place to spend those Michigan summer nights.

Salem, Wisconsin | $995,000


This wonderful home on Lake Shangri-La is a family summer home paradise. Here you have every opportunity to enjoy lakefront living – 100’ of deck space, a screened-in three season room, and 165’ of lake frontage.  Not to mention the wet room with two changing stalls and plenty of space for all those beach toys.

New Buffalo, Michigan | $925,000


Nothing captures the essence of a Michigan summer home more than a log home. This beautiful round log home is the definition of open concept with soaring vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, and a floor to ceiling river stone fireplace.

Ottawa, Wisconsin | $5,175,000


This wonderful outdoor patio is just the beginning of all the wonderful amenities this home has to offer. From a 1400 bottle wine cellar with a tasting room to the 4.5 car garage, you’ll have every opportunity to enjoy summer time in Wisconsin. Once you visit this paradise you will never want to leave!

Stevensville, Michigan | $1,713,000


This home is truly the beach lover’s paradise. Over 100’ of Lake Michigan frontage and a private beach house make this the perfect summer getaway. The location of this home is very rare in that it is surrounded by Grand Mere State Park, you can walk the beach for miles!

Geneva, Wisconsin | $520,000

4790 W Palmer

If the country life is more your speed look no further than this wonderful Geneva property. With 6+ acres of land, a pond, pasture, and barn in your backyard the country lifestyle is truly right at your fingertips!  The master bedroom even comes equipped with a balcony so you can take in all the sights and sounds right from your room.

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