Embracing Tranquility: Door County Farmhouse for Sale

11402 Lakeview Road, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

The Best Features of a Farmhouse for Modern Living

In the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives, the allure of an early 1900s farmhouse, remodeled into something that is timeless—the best of the old mixed with the new--is absolutely undeniable.  This home has so much charm and character, you will immediately be drawn to it as the current owners of over 10 years have been.  Now it's time for a change, and you may be lucky enough to call this lovely property your new Door County home.  

Door County Farmhouse for Sale

This wonderfully rustic abode, located between Ellison Bay and Sister Bay at the northern part of the Door Peninsula, has a unique charm that beckons us to slow down, connect with nature, and savor the simple pleasures of life. Whether you're in the market for a Door County weekend retreat or a permanent residence, this timeless Door County farmhouse, refurbished in 2014, offers a captivating blend of timeless appeal and modern comforts.  Here, we will explore the best features of a Door County farmhouse that make this Ellison Bay home an ideal choice for those seeking a serene and fulfilling lifestyle.

Location, Location, Location: One of the most compelling features of a farmhouse is its idyllic setting. Our listing at 11042 Lakeview Road, Ellison Bay, is nestled in the countryside, far from the noise of the downtown villages and towns.  The vast, open spaces provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying picturesque views, fresh air, and a profound sense of peace. Whether it's rolling hills, an evening sunset or the moon rising over the lake in the east, the surroundings of this farmhouse will contribute to a quality of life that is second to none.  Lakeview Road actually does feature a very distant "lake view" of nearby Lake Michigan near Rowleys Bay.

Farmhouse Sunrise

Sprawling Acreage:  Farmhouses are associated with extensive land. This acreage can serve various purposes, from agriculture and gardening to outdoor recreation and even hosting events. Whether you dream of cultivating your own organic garden or simply want space for your pets and children to roam freely, this Ellison Bay home's large plot of land--ten acres-- is a remarkable feature that encourages outdoor living and an active, nature-centric lifestyle.

Historical Charm: Farmhouses are architectural treasures, often boasting a rich history that dates back many generations. The combination of timeless design and historical significance lends an unmistakable charm to these homes. Features like exposed beams, original fireplaces, and hardwood floors evoke a sense of nostalgia while providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. Many owners are drawn to the opportunity to restore and preserve a piece of the past, as these owners have carefully done.  From restrored hardwood floors to a simple but elegant Country Kitchen with a screen door out to the large deck, this Door County home for sale combines the very best of the old and the new.  

Door County Homes with Country Kitchens

Modern Comforts: While the charm of a farmhouse lies in its history and simplicity, this modern farmhouse is equipped with all the conveniences of contemporary living.  A dedicated laundry room,.  Not one, but FOUR en-suite bedroom/baths.  This home seamlessly blend the old with the new, offering a kitchen with stainless appliances and two prep sinks, updated bathrooms, newer windows to allow in ample natural light, new siding and central heating and cooling systems. This fusion of tradition and modernity will allow occupants to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Porches, Decks and Verandas: A hallmark of farmhouse architecture is the welcoming porch or veranda, and our listing at 11042 Highview Road, Ellison Bay WI 54210 does not disappoint! These outdoor spaces are perfect for sipping a morning coffee, reading a book, or hosting gatherings with friends and family. The porch or veranda provides an ideal vantage point to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape while enjoying the fresh breeze.  This home has both a front porch, perfect for gazing at a western sunset, as well as a large back deck, ideal for supper summers loaded with fresh produce that can be grown onsite.

11042 Highview Road, Ellison Bay WI 54210 for Sale

Privacy and Security:  This property is located in an area of large lots. The vast expanse of land surrounding a farmhouse provides a sense of privacy and security that is rare in urban settings. Far from the prying eyes and constant noise, you can enjoy the freedom to live on your terms, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing this home is tucked away from the outside world.  Best of all, this home does enjoy wonderful neighbors in a "community" setting, close to downtown Ellison Bay.

Natural Light and Scenic Views: Farmhouses are designed to maximize natural light. This beautiful Ellison Bay home for sale is no exception. Large windows framed by wood, facing east and west, allow the sun's rays--and moonlight-- to flood the interior. These windows also offer breathtaking views of the landscape, creating a dynamic connection with the outdoors that elevates your daily living experience.

Door County Farmhouse for Sale in Ellison Bay

Sustainable Living:  Remember, farmhouses were designed with sustainability in mind. With their large plots of land, residents still have the opportunity to adopt eco-friendly practices like rainwater harvesting, composting, and organic farming. This Door County home for sale can be a haven for those seeking a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.

Proximity to Nature and Outdoor Activities: Farmhouses offer immediate access to the great outdoors. Whether you're interested in hiking, birdwatching, fishing, or simply enjoying a peaceful picnic in your own backyard, this Ellison Bay farmhouse provides the ideal base for a variety of outdoor activities, all a short bike ride from downtown Ellison Bay (or a short car-ride to downtown Sister Bay. You'll also be close to beaches, boat launches, and town, state and county parks in Ellison Bay, Rowleys Bay, Garrett Bay and Sister Bay.  This property is IDEAL for the avid birder.  It's a well-known fact--living amidst nature can significantly enhance your overall well-being.

Ellison Bay WI Farmhouse for Sale on 10 acres

Community and Local Culture: Farmhouses are often located in close-knit communities where neighbors are more like extended family. This sense of community fosters a friendly atmosphere where you can build lasting relationships, share experiences, and participate in local events and traditions.  Our listing at 11042 Lakeview Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 is close to Ellison Bay's The Clearing Folk School for adults.  Both Ellison Bay and Sister Bay boast year-round events, from old-fashioned tractor shows to music in the park and on the beach.  This home is close to both casual and fine dining, year-round silent sports, and 15-20 minutes by car will bring you access to some of Door County's biggest attractions:  the Door County Auditorium, Birch Creek Music Center, galleries, shopping, wineries, breweries, and so much more.  It will be impossible NOT to make new friends, while this property (with 4 bedrooms) will allow unlimited entertaining with old friends and family, also.  

Ellison Bay Farmhouse for Sale on Lakeview Road 54210

Escape from Technology: Escape from techology as much or as little as you want from this home.  With a sun room with den, you'll be very tempted to work from home at this property!  With the allure of a farmhouse's natural surroundings, it's easy to disconnect from the constant noise of technology. This break from screens and devices will allow you to focus on what truly matters, fostering a sense of mental and emotional well-being.  You'll have more time to enjoy true "quality time" with friends and family. However, this home does have access to all the essentials, including quality internet service and the ability for streaming or satellite devices.  

Investment Potential: Owning a farmhouse can be a rewarding investment. As the demand for rural retreats and vacation homes continues to grow, farmhouses often appreciate in value over time. Additionally, these homes can serve as income generators through vacation rentals or agricultural activities.  The current owners at 11042 Lakeview Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 take advantage of the agricultural tax advantage by having some of the acreage farmed by a local neighbor.  

Door County Farmhouse for Sale in Ellison Bay, WI 54210

Health and Well-being: The serene environment of a farmhouse can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Studies have shown that living in natural settings can reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and even boost physical health. The tranquility of a farmhouse on a large parcel of acreage can serve as a sanctuary for holistic wellness.  The current owners have enjoyed their quiet Door County lifestyle for over a decade--now it is time for a new owner to enjoy this lovely 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath property for sale in Door County.  

The best features of any farmhouse are a testament to the unique lifestyle it offers--and now this opportunity can be yours. This Door County farmhouse home for sale will provide an escape from the chaos of urban living, an opportunity to reconnect with nature, and a canvas for personalization and creativity.

Whether you seek a peaceful retreat or a permanent residence that combines history and modern comfort, the farmhouse is a timeless and versatile choice that continues to captivate those in search of a more fulfilling and balanced way of life. Please contact me for more information for our listed property at 11042 Lakeview Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 today.

Door County Farmhouse for Sale 4 bedrooms

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Thank you for reading this Door County real estate blog!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and her passion is working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, a mother and a stepmother, loves dogs and serves as a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  MaryKay represents listings throughout the Door County peninsula and also represents many Buyers annually that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.