Historic Manor | Lower Eau Claire Lake | Gordon WI (Active)

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If Walls Could Talk!
Built by a Chicago police captain, this Prohibition Era historic manor was visited often in the 1930s by black limousines with Illinois plates, bearing men in suits, sometimes toting “violin” cases. Designed for entertaining, then and today, with 6+ bedrooms for overnight guests and plenty of room to spread out. Includes 18 private acres and 900′ sand bottom frontage on popular Lower Eau Claire Lake, plus more than 1600′ along the Eau Claire River teeming with wildlife. In addition to the six current bedrooms, a lower level office and bonus room could be transformed into two additional legal bedrooms relatively easily by adding egress windows. Alternatively, this option could transform the lower level into a separate caretaker or rental apartment with separate private access. This is a very unique property offering special appeal as a large family or corporate retreat. MLS #1516604 & #6073300

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Home Features

  • Open sunny floor plan
  • Great room with 20’ ceilings and a massive split granite fireplace
  • Cozy main floor family room with fireplace
  • 2 main floor and 4 upper floor bedrooms
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, hickory cabinets
  • Solid oak floors throughout main and upper levels
  • Lakeside year-round sunroom plus three season porch
  • Log siding inside and out
  • Original windows all replaced with modern energy efficient replicas
  • Lower level rec room, media room, office, bonus room, full bathroom
  • Entire lower level could easily be turned into a separate caretaker/rental apartment with private entrance. It already has a full kitchen, and with the addition of egress windows the existing office and bonus room could both become legal bedrooms.

Outdoor Features

  • Covered patio
  • 60’ x 30’ insulated heated Morton pole building with concrete floor for RVs, boats, other toys (~$80,000)
  • Detached 5 car garage
  • Covered wood beam picnic pavilion with concrete floor and electricity
  • Extensive landscape and garden irrigation system
  • Spacious garden w/ established blueberry plants, apple trees, deer-proof fence
  • Well-established perennial flowerbeds surrounding house and patio
  • Two docks and wide beach area with gently sloping sand bottom frontage
  • Fire pit by the beach


  • Fully updated heating, cooling, plumbing, and wiring
  • Two modern high-efficiency LP forced air furnaces (~1995)
  • One LP hot water boiler system (~1995)
  • Two central A/C systems
  • Two water heaters (50 gallon and newer 80 gallon)
  • Two pressure tanks
  • Culligan water softener (never used)
  • Full electronic security system
  • 1,000 gallon and 250 gallon LP tanks leased thru Federated Propane

More About the Lake
Lower Eau Claire Lake (802 acres in size) is part of the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, which also includes Middle Eau Claire (903 acres) and Upper Eau Claire (992 acres), along with eight smaller spring fed lakes of 80-200 acres feeding into them, most of which are accessible by smaller boats at most water levels. Boating from Lower Eau Claire upstream to Middle Eau Claire is made possible by a miniature lock and dam that is a unique local attraction.

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