Historic House Listings

Off market. Beautiful! Villa Hortensia, Circa 1906. Over 20 acres in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. $20,750,000

March 6, 2022

This is beautiful! Love the grand staircase! Villa Hortensia was built in 1906. It is located on 20.52 acres in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The home features arched entryways, crown molding, hardwood floors, french doors, tall ceilings, original mantels and a lot of natural light. The home is situated on 502 feet of lake frontage with two piers. The property has a large in-ground pool. Six bedrooms, eleven bathrooms and 12,396 square feet. $20,750,000

Contact David Curry with Geneva Lake Front Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Villa Hortensia is the first legacy estate of this caliber to come to market in more than two decades. Finished in 1906, famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw collaborated with legendary landscape architect Jens Jensen to ensure the Edwin Swift’s new lake home would settle confidently and quietly into this massive wooded site. Distinctly mediterranean in style, the striking Spanish tile roof set against a stucco exterior marked a timeless and significant landmark on Snake Road. The 20 acre site has a staggering 502′ of level lakefront, with 2 piers and privacy from the shore path. The thrill of winding down Snake Road to the understated yet impressive entry of Villa Hortensia is as memorable as any approach on this lake. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a legacy estate.


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