I’m fortunate to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Not only does it allow me to see some truly exceptional homes on a regular basis, but it also provides me with the opportunity to market my exclusive listings on a local, national and international stage.

When you list with me you’re not only getting exposure here in the Cape Ann real estate market, but rather the entire world. In today’s blog post I’m going to feature a collection of homes around the world, courtesy of my network of affiliates, that are all perfect lakefront getaways. They may vary from style, location and appearance but they are all exceptional. I hope you enjoy them.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Boathouse at Turtle Lake is the most unique waterfront property in Oakland County and one of the most unique in the United States. With 1.413 acres of rolling topography, dramatic views and 223 pristine feet of Turtle Lake frontage, The Boathouse is the perfect spot for either a romantic getaway or an intimate beach house. The interior was recently renovated and boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a pewabic tiled wood burning fireplace, knotty pine walls, exposed wooden beams, wide plank hardwood floors and a blue stone foyer. Outside there is a permanent dock to accommodate multiple boats, a sandy beach and of course Turtle Lake, home to world-class bass fishing. For more information on this exceptional home, click here.

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Lake Placid, New York – Camp Redtop is a secluded property located on a Northern point of land on Lake Placid Lake accessed year round on a private road.The property is dominated by Whiteface mountain to the North, Mackenzie,Moose Mountains and Sunset Straight to the West. A virtual 260 plus degrees of views from the 3,600 sq.ft main house. the Adirondack style camp is within 15′ of the lake shore. The secluded camp is mostly one level living, strategically placed along the shoreline to take advantage of the waterfront and views. A few steps away from the main camp sits a lovely 40′ x 32′ sundeck on the waterfront with changing rooms and boat slips to base your outdoor recreating for the days activities. Very private grounds with an additional boathouse, Carriage house guest quarters, children’s tree house, play areas, sitting areas and fire pit, hammock. To complement the 2.3 acre main property, an adjacent vacant lot is available adding another 168′ of waterfront, 1.84ac. with the additional lot. The total compound would have 4.15 acre and an unmatched 586′ of waterfront. For more information on this amazing home, click here.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado – 50 + Acres of Living Room nestled above Lake Catamount. With stunning views from every window of Colorado’s largest private lake, Lake Catamount, this luxury 6+ bedroom home and guest home seamlessly tie into the tranquility of the South Valley. Extraordinarily unique, the design of the home follows the natural landscape and every floor is a walk-out surrounded by hand carved stone patios, gardens, and water features that enhance a setting that is already breathtaking. A grand entrance welcomes you to cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room which perfectly frame Lake Catamount. A custom iron staircase graces the main living room and leads to a balcony designed acoustically to carry music evenly throughout the main level or into a library for quiet contemplation with a warming fireplace. The gourmet kitchen is an open and inviting space with a nook and fireplace to enjoy a casual dinner or relax with your morning coffee. Off of the kitchen is a secondary kosher kitchen with high end appliances and finishes. The master wing is located on the opposite side of the home offering privacy and tranquility with its own meditation room, office, and private patios. 4+ spacious ensuite bedrooms are on the second level with a sitting room off a junior master and a walkout patio. The home is the ultimate balance of nature and luxury with inspiring landscapes only Lake Catamount and the South Valley offer. For more information on this beautiful estate, click here.

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Wellington, Florida – A circular driveway welcomes you to this 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Mediterranean masterpiece located on the cul de sac in the prestigious, Kensington at Palm Beach Polo. This home, built in 2006, is not only the newest home on the street but is also situated on the largest lot with approval for a guest house to be built on site. Upon entering the custom wrought iron front door your eye is immediately drawn up to the pecky cypress ceiling in the foyer flanked by two large closets and a powder bath. Just beyond the foyer the home showcases custom groin vault ceilings. The first floor of the home features Turkish marble floors and french doors throughout opening up to the expansive pool/patio area with built in barbecue perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen with fully equipped butler’s pantry offers top of the line appliances including a double sub zero refrigerator. The formal living room is accentuated by a coffered ceiling and gas fireplace. The master bedroom features dual walk in closets, tray ceiling, unparalleled lake views and an attached office with custom cherry built ins. The en-suite master bath is complete with dual sinks, jetted soaking tub, steam shower and dual water closets. The second level offers three bedrooms with full en-suite baths that all open up to a large covered patio overlooking the pool. A 3 car garage, ample parking space, whole house generator and hurricane impact windows & doors complete this magnificent home. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.

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