Sitting on the shores of a pristine lake in southeastern Wisconsin is a historical mansion, originally built in the mid-1800s, that has been carefully and meticulously maintained through the years. This exclusive dwelling has been a well-tended home and enjoyed by many families over time; with each new owner and family comes the opportunity to re-imagine this unique space to cater to the specific lifestyle of their own family.

“The Corona” was recently purchased by new owners as a second home to escape from their life in the city. As such a retreat, it is the perfect reprieve for a busy family and endless guests, offering something for everyone. The home had previously been remodeled for the former owners by Colby Construction, so it was a natural extension to the home’s history with Colby to then take on the new residents’ plans for an update to the look and feel of the home, custom tailored to their taste.

The 3-story home features soaring ceilings, beautiful, massive crown moldings, a cascading grand staircase, and inviting fireplaces, all the features and touches preserved from the original home along with every modern luxury you can imagine in a new home.

The updated, clean fresh look of the home gives the space a nautical, classic feel, befitting its place on this storied lake and property where it presides majestically.  No detail was overlooked.

Some of the unique features of the home are emphasized in its grand, welcoming kitchen. It is a space that beckons friends and family to gather, and at the heart of this airy room is the featured attraction: a “U” shaped island to facilitate conversation and camaraderie. Other features include hidden cabinets for waste and recycling, a charging station for up to 10 devices, and hidden electric outlets set into the countertops. The use of brass and nickel combined in one space exemplifies the trend to combine materials and colors. With a wet bar in the space and a sitting room just off the space, it’s truly a dream kitchen that invites gatherings and companionship while entertaining.

The main floor also includes a sprawling great room with a magnificent fireplace that is as much an obvious focal point as a source for warmth in the room. A library is tucked in the corner, a perfect place to enjoy a book or build a puzzle. Cozy couches, game tables, and a breathtaking mantle allows a space for the entire family.

Other features on the first floor include an impressive dining hall, replete with original accents, a butler’s pantry, and a generous laundry room.

This elegant custom remodel also features a finished lower level and two floors of in-suite bedrooms, bathrooms, and more. Stay tuned to learn more about the updates and enhancements that pay homage to one of the Lake Country’s most treasured classic homes.