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Midcentury lakefront house, beautifully restored, asks $475K

Russell Barr Williamson, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the home in 1954

Shot of back of home with low, broad roof and full-height windows facing toward lake.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors provide lake views from nearly every room.
Photos by Beau Meyer Photography

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Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Price: $475,000

A lakefront home designed by one-time Frank Lloyd Wright associate Russell Barr Williamson has come on the market in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Built in 1954, the 2,475-square-foot residence has been restored and updated since, showcasing many of the era’s design principles.

The single-story rambler features a broad, low roof, a flowing floor-plan, the use of natural materials like wood, stone, and glass, and a noticeable lack of right angles. Mahogany, cypress, and Aztec brick make up the exposed beams, built-in storage and furniture, and the floors, while floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors frame generous views of Beaver Dam Lake from nearly every room, letting the outdoors right in.

An open-plan great room is the centerpiece of the three-bedroom, where a step-down lounge arranges itself around a stone fireplace, and a larger, more formal sitting area sits adjacent.

A wood-paneled dining area connects with a spacious kitchen with original cabinets. Then the spacious bedrooms follow, all boasting paneled walls and extraordinary built-in closets, shelving, and corner desks. Bathrooms are original, too, again featuring that warm wood paneling and pink and blue tiling.

Located on just under an acre of land right on the lake, the property at 711 Lake Shore Drive is offered at an incredible $475,000. Have a look.