List of "million-dollar lake houses" in Baldwin County growing
Two more Lake Sinclair homes in Baldwin County have sold for at least $1 million this calendar year, bringing the overall total to roughly two dozen.
Prior to 2020, million-dollar home sales on Lake Sinclair in Baldwin County were unheard of and instead reserved for nearby Lake Oconee.
Most recently was 126 Lands Drive, located across the river and off of Gumm Cemetery Road, selling for $1.08 million. The same property sold for $660,000 back in 2019, according to the Tax Assessor's website.
Sitting on 1.03 acres, the listing was described as a "gorgeous Lake Sinclair home on a point lot with over 400 feet of water frontage. The shoreline has a wooden seawall and a large sandy beach area that is ideal for sunbathing and kids activities. Next to the sandy beach is a dock with good water depth. There is a double boatshelter that is separate from the dock with lots of storage space. This section of Lake Sinclair has some of the clearest water and less boat activity. Inside the home are 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath.
"Throughout most of the main level is heart pine and ceramic tile flooring. The kitchen has been completely updated with all new cabinets, granite counters, tile floors, breakfast area and coffee bar. There is a large master suite on the main floor and 3 additional bedrooms on the second floor. One of the second floor bedrooms is set off from the others with a living area and small kitchenette. Also on the main floor is a separate dining room, large sunroom and living area with fireplace. The garage is oversized with double doors, a large storage room and a full bath. The home has a huge deck with a portion covered. The sodded lawn has an irrigation system with mature landscaping. You will truly love everything this home has to offer."
Meanwhile, 199 Lakecrest Drive sold for $1.163 million in late January. The same property sold for $284,000 back in 2002, according to Tax Assessor's Office records.
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Located on .8 acre, 199 Lakecrest Drive is described as an "American Dream Plan. Italianate style... Situated perfectly with morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Ease of entertaining - this home is like no other. Both levels have wrap around porches that invite the outside in and the inside out. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen, glamorous 2nd level master suite with unparalleled views and luxury bath. Saltwater pool and spa hot tub.
"Separate guest suite on 2nd level has its own kitchenette and 2 bedrooms - incredible guest or family suite that might want their own pad with huge lake views and loads of privacy. DEEP WATER. Fee Simple. Words don't do this property justice. Does not disappoint."
In terms of Lake Sinclair geography, no lake homes west of North Columbia Street have yet to reach the seven-figure mark, while the largest cluster is around the airport on Lakeshore Drive and just north of of the airport around Lakeview Drive.
Lakecrest Drive, located off of Corral Road, currently is home to three on the list, including the record holder, a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house on a pointe that sold for $2.2 million back in May 2021. Sitting on 5.6 acres, which was a large part of the draw, the home is described as "180 degree views from every room in the house. Huge lawn out to the lake and over 840 feet of granite seawall, rare boat ramp and double deepwater docks for all the water sports you need. Custom home with soaring windows all across the back of the house and an amazing floor plan provide incredible views of the lake from every room. Central to the residence is a two story living room with incredible views and high ceilings.
"Walk out to brick patios from the master to the sunroom! Gated, 4 car garage, sports court The main house behind the gates is set back from the street with flat lawn in front and out to the lake. Excellent construction and well maintained residence with the master on the main and a light filled terrace level. So much to this property about an hour away from Atlanta. Have a perfect home that feels like a private retreat just outside of the City. Grab it while it is still available! Lake Sinclair is south of Lake Oconee and is one of the best lakes for fishing and boating."