I made a “dream collage” years ago with photos of pretty lake houses I’d like to live in. Two of the houses I’ve owned since then have had drainage issues in the backyard, so maybe I should’ve been a little more specific when I said I wanted a house on the water (ha).
This lovely 1920s lake house is for sale in Riverside, Connecticut, and would go on my collage if I were creating one today
It was built as a farmhouse in 1921 but has been updated since then. It has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,500 square feet.
The Sotheby’s listing says:
This artfully updated and expanded Riverside beauty incorporates all the essentials for a busy household. Enjoy an idyllic lakeside setting on a quiet crescent with approximately two acres of grass surrounding the water, and sunset views from the front porch.
A wide center hall off the front vestibule is flanked by living and dining rooms and opens through to a new family room with fireplace and French doors to terrace and yard beyond.”
Classic elements of high ceilings and great light from long windows of the original farmhouse have been retained, and important features for today’s lifestyle have been added and upgraded.”
Extras include a mudroom, wine room, exercise area, and a private garden-side patio. Shared green space and winter skating on the lake add to neighborhood enjoyment.
For photos and information about 17 Lake Drive in Riverside, go to Heather Platt’s Sotheby’s listing.