The Best of Spirit Lake Real Estate

It’s not every day you’ll come across such a magnificently-built home of this size with the south shore of Spirit Lake right practically just a hop-and-a-skip away from your sundeck! Needless to say, this beautiful single-family home has access to some of the best waterfront in all of Iowa, with your very own dock. Imagine being surrounded by perfect lake views from nearly every room in the house, plus access to a 28-acre State Park on the shores of East Okoboji Lake just across the street from your home. A little south below the State Park is an extensive trail system that connects you to all of the Iowa Great Lake trails. Here you’ll have the pleasure to enjoy wooded lands full of unique wildlife, a pristine waterfront, and a year-round fishing pier. This home is for anyone who seeks the solitude of Spirit Lake, as well as the excitement that lives here, with access to all of your favorite water sports and adventures.

Upon arrival, as you make way to the front doors of this brilliant contemporary structure built by esteemed local builder Glenn Gjerde, you can’t help but notice it’s unique design of a double pitched roof. Although this home was built in 1984, it has a familiar style of the mid-century modern era. The home has plenty of windows for optimal natural light, an extended balcony, and two garages below the home efficiently storing your seasonal toys. The driveway is spacious and will park at least three vehicles, accommodating your summer guests and family quite nicely. On each side of the front yard, there’s charming landscaping with flower beds and stonework and a towering tree to the right of the property. The front of the home is quite demure in contrast to the back, which is truly where most of the beauty is found.

One of the first things you’ll notice when entering the home are the vaulted ceilings featuring skylight windows. The floor plan features 3,315 square feet of open concept living space, accommodating 5 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. The hardwood floors are solid and well-maintained, while the rest of the house is either tile or high-quality carpets.

On the second floor, the master suite has full waterfront views, decorated with a gorgeous wooden ceiling. On the same floor, the gourmet kitchen is roomy and was fully updated as of 2012 with chic tiles, stainless steel appliances, skylights, granite countertops, and an island with a wine rack. To the side of the kitchen, there’s plenty of space for an open dining room that faces the waterfront via the sunroom.

Just off of the kitchen is where much of the magic is found in a fully glassed sunroom that features the best views of Spirit Lake, right in the privacy of your own home. It’s a place where you can relax all year-round comfortably, taking in the scenery. Plush living rooms with a massive fireplace will keep you cozy. Interesting floating staircases lead to a sitting area perched on the top floor. The staircase takes you down to the very bottom of the home with a fully finished bonus area room. There is so much space in this house, you’re almost spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a room to relax in.

Facing the lake, the home is practically all glass with massive windows that soak up all of the beauty of Spirit Lake. Only steps from the sliding doors, you’re right on your own dock. This home provides the essence of the Great Lakes lifestyle in Iowa. Freedom, space, and relaxation are what this Orleans home provides.

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