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 additional information on the 6200 sf main home, built 2002, and the 2006 rustic Fish House, please see listing 21570078.
The 1870's European-style Barn, recently featured in Bloom Magazine, was deftly relocated from Seymour, IN and lovingly re-crafted as a stunning performance and gathering retreat in 2007-8, centered around the 47x30 acoustically optimized great room, with walls paneled with the original barn siding. The original structure was enlarged to include a catering kitchen, featuring custom cabinets, with beams and planks from two additional pre-1870 barns; a cherry-paneled library/office, complete with matching rolling cherry library ladder; a guest bedroom; and full bathroom, also paneled with reclaimed barn wood.
The exterior of the structure is clad with wood from these additional barns, and the lightning rods have been refurbished with antique glass strike indicator balls. A Tennessee slate patio, which can seat 30 for meals, flanks the south and west sides of the Barn, and is partially shaded by a grape arbor. The adjacent gardens flow down the hillside toward the meadow and bocce court, situated between the Barn and the main home.
The great room features a massive New Hampshire granite fireplace, faced with Tennessee flagstone emulating Brown County stone in color, 26 feet tall and ten feet wide, which incorporates an Inglenook seating six, plus a custom chandelier created by Indiana artist Jack Brubaker, suspended from the restored hay hook, as well as a hidden audio system.
The Guest House is a log cabin, built approximately 1888, and is located at the southern end of the property, perched between two streams. It was initially renovated ca. 2001-2002, containing a kitchenette, a living room with Brown County stone fireplace, full bath, and a loft bedroom. In 2016, the cabin was updated and enlarged with the addition of a large bedroom on the main floor, and a new heat pump/cooling system. It features a cozy back porch, an ample covered front porch, a generous parking area, and a hot tub in the rear of the cabin.
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.
Property Features Include: 2 Fireplace(s), Gated Entry, Private spring-fed lake, Hidden audio system in Barn, Separate Guest Quarters, A two-car tandem garage with workshop, which can also serve as boat storage, is attached to the Barn, A fifteen-space parking area is adjacent to the Barn, and a five-space parking area is adjacent to the Cabin, Dual-zone central air conditioning in the Barn, and a heat pump for heating/cooling in the Cabin, The Cabin has a heat pump for heating/cooling; the Barn features dual forced-air propane heating systems
Views Include: Hills, Sunset
Amenities Include: walking trails
Built in: 1872
Approximate Square Feet:
Exterior: 19th Century Wood Planking
Roof: Standing Seam Metal roof.
Lot Acres: 54.5
47x30 - Great Room - Main - Hardwood Floor
13x10 - Kitchen - Main - Hardwood Floor
17x14 - Library - Main - Hardwood Floor
14x14 - Master Bedroom - Upper - Hardwood Floor