Rooted in history and nature, but with all modern amenities necessary for a comfortable haven, Serenity Lake Lodge is a stunning 55-acre wooded Brown County ridge estate with a private, stocked, 2.5 acre spring-fed lake. The mature wooded acreage, with both hardwoods and pines, was last logged circa 1900-1910, and abuts Department of Natural Resources acreage to the north. For more information on the ca. 1888 cabin and the transformed 1870's European-style barn included in the property, please see listing 21570075. The main home, built 2002 and subsequently remodeled, has gorgeous views of the lake below and woods beyond from all three levels. A commanding 25-foot Brown County stone fireplace is a focal point of the two-story great room, and the stonework is also exposed to the main level and upper level hallways. A gourmet kitchen, extensively updated in 2006 with Brazilian soapstone countertops and breakfast bar, marble pastry counter, a Viking commercial range, stainless steel prep tables, dual convection/microwave ovens, and dual sinks with disposals, also features a large walk-in pantry. The dining room opens to the kitchen as well as to the great room, and has French doors opening to the Brazilian walnut deck wrapping around the west and north sides of the room, with space for grilling, dining, and seating overlooking the lake. The master bedroom suite on the main floor features an enlarged ensuite bathroom with dual vanities, separate water closet, and steam shower, plus a substantial walk-in closet containing the laundry facilities. In addition to a window seat with lake view, there is access from the Master to one of several Brazilian walnut decks, with a Hot Springs Jacuzzi overlooking the lake. The second floor features a large, elegant guest bedroom, compete with seating area. The area above the kitchen, dining room, and garage has been reworked into an additional spacious bedroom; a gallery/library with skylights, built-in bookshelves, and storage closets; and a large 35’x14’ family accommodation room, with built-in twin bedrooms, built-in armoires/storage units, and a queen size bedroom, plus room for additional bedrooms and/or seating areas as desired. All second floor bedrooms have views of the lake. The lower level is a walkout level, due to the home’s situation on the ridge; the rooms on this level open to a lower deck bordered by a stone wall. The family room/ TV room includes a fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator and icemaker, and surround sound equipment. The adjacent music room could be used as an additional guest room, if desired. Two basement rooms are currently set up as a pottery studio, complete with industrial sink, and a vented electric kiln; but, these could also be converted to a large wine cellar and bistro/tavern room. This level also features an exercise room, complete with a heated SwimEx continuous lap pool, French doors to the lower deck, its own heating/cooling system to avoid excess humidity in the remainder of the home, and connecting to a full bathroom. Below the main home, perched at the edge of the lake, is the 2006 Fish House, a rustic, cherry-paneled lodge for parties, fishing, and entertainment. The cabin is fully screened on the lakeside and partially screened on two side walls. In winter, storm windows can be placed in the screened openings, and a wood stove serves for heating. Two can sleep on built-in daybeds for those "roughing it". The retention walls for the lakeside deck are constructed from hand-hewn foundation stones from an early 1800's mill house; Bar-B-Q facilities are built into this wall. The property comprises two parcels, one of 40 acres, and one of 14.5 acres. The two parcels, along with their improvements, are to be sold as one property, listed at $2,650,000.