Three properties that promise a perfect summer…and beyond

2435 Pilgrim Mill Circle, Cumming ($1,595,000)

This distinctive Mediterranean home was built for entertaining and warm weather fun. The sliding doors in the kitchen, family room and master bedroom disappear into the walls to connect the entire main floor to the screened-in heated pool and lanai deck with hot tub. The main floor becomes one big outdoor party room. Guests can walk to the dock on Lake Lanier where they can swim, boat, paddle board, ski, or just enjoy nature. The present owner, Steve Zack, describes the effect of the disappearing doors, “[They] seamlessly blend the open layout of the home with the natural charms of the lake.” This cool house also has a secret room, elevator, wine cellar, and media room.

2935 Thompson Mill Road, Gainesville ($1,100,000)

This interesting home is an artist’s dream. There’s not a square room in the huge structure and it was built around the million-dollar views of Lake Lanier with Georgia marble accents throughout. The owner’s green thumb shows in all the lush, blooming flora all over the property. There are multiple decks overlooking the stunning pool and lake and the relaxing screened porch is a napper’s paradise. Every room has a lake or pool view, so owners enjoy an endless summer. The gorgeous vertical garden by the pool was once a waterfall, but now it drips with blooming color.

 

3480 Cook Road, Gainesville ($1,590,000)

The builder/owner spared no expense on this stunning lake home. Not only does it have a dock on Lake Lanier, a waterfall and stream leading to the dock, and grounds manicured like a resort, it was built for horse lovers. It sits on three acres surrounded by 34 acres of Corps of Engineers land, so there is plenty of room to ride. There is currently a riding ring and pasture with horse fencing. The barn is currently being used as a guest house, but could easily be renovated back into a barn. Swimming, boating, riding, or just relaxing to the sound of the waterfall, this home gives you the choice.