6 luxurious lake homes

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The view from a lake home.

Azle, Texas. Designed by Randy Gideon in the style of a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie house, this five-bedroom 1981 home sits on 6 acres along Eagle Mountain Lake. Built of Granbury limestone and mahogany, it features interior detailing in Satillo tile, Brazilian cherry wood, granite, and quartz.

The property includes a tennis court, a dock with a boat lift, and more than 3,000 square feet of multilevel wood decking with water views. $2,600,000. Gwen Gibbons, Eagle Mountain Realty, (817) 657-4789.

Cooperstown, New York. This 1853 house anchors a 1.38-acre estate with direct access to Otsego Lake. The renovated five-bedroom home retains historical details like original hardwood floors, carved crown molding, decorative plasterwork, and multipaned bay windows.

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The property has stone patios, a gazebo, a covered porch, a landscaped pool, and a lawn leading to the water and dock. $3,250,000. Kathleen Coumou, Christie's International Real Estate, (212) 468-7140.

Gainesville, Georgia. Built in 1994, this lodge-style stone house lies on more than 8 private acres with 550 feet of Lake Lanier waterfront. The five-bedroom home has cedar beams, six stone fireplaces, reclaimed-wood floors, a great room with a cathedral ceiling, and a rooftop cupola.

Outside are patios, landscaped gardens, mature trees, and a pool. $2,400,000. Maryanne Winchester, Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby's International Realty, (678) 520-9922.

Monterey, Massachusetts. Beside Lake Garfield in the Berkshires, this 1940 two-bedroom cottage was recently updated with an open-concept layout, a gas fireplace, and high-end appliances.

The house features high ceilings, lake views, and light hardwood floors throughout. Outside, there's a deck overlooking the water, an alfresco lounge, a boat shed, and a lower patio with access to the dock and lake. $810,000. Timothy Lovett, Berkshire Property Agents, (413) 446-0059.

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Harrison, Idaho. This timber-framed, Craftsman-style home, built in 2016, is set on 230 feet of Lake Coeur d'Alene waterfront. The house has five en-suite bedrooms, two kitchens, and a media room; details include five fireplaces, vaulted wood-clad ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and radiant-heated, hand-scraped oak floors.

The landscaped property features a tram to a private dock and a lakeview deck with a stone fireplace and an outdoor kitchen. $3,200,000. Lea Williams, Tomlinson/ Sotheby's International Realty, (208) 661-8368.

Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin. This 2004 full scribe log home lies along Moccasin Lake and includes more than 430 feet of waterfront. The four-bedroom house features an open-concept living room, kitchen, and dining area; a lofted master suite; and a walk-out finished basement.

The 2.4-acre property has a yard, woods, sand frontage, and a dock. $399,000. Julie Winter-Paez, RE/MAX Property Pros, (715) 891-1236.

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