Dodgeville, WI 53533
Prominent gables frame the front entrance of 3468 Veterans Pass. With the demeanor of an elegantly simple ranch home, this all-brick beauty disguises a sprawling footprint. Its verdant three acres boast professional landscaping and dedicated maintenance. The coveted Military Ridge Subdivision lies at the north end of Dodgeville, Wisconsin; both a secluded rural setting and just steps from Lands’ End Headquarters.
With meticulous upkeep by its one-and-only owners, this 2006 Ken Wallace design looks and feels brand new. This ranch was custom built with entertaining in mind, proven with a single step inside the rose-red door. The living room is anchored by bespoke bookcases flanking a gas fireplace, its floor-to-ceiling facade mirroring the home’s timeless brick exterior. The hip-vaulted great room measures over fifty feet from the oak balustrade to the custom birch cabinets topped with beautiful, durable, low-maintenance quartz. Warm maple hardwood complements the great room’s striking earth tones and continues past the pocket doors of the dining room, gleaming beneath a statement chandelier. Beyond the breakfast area, matching French doors sweep into the west-facing sunroom, the perfect spot to watch an afternoon storm roll in across the neighboring farmland. With a pass-through window above the triple basin undermount sink, the kitchen enjoys the same lovely views.
Counter-height stools hug the oversized kitchen island, large enough to host a potluck for the whole neighborhood. Change up the seasonal display on the built-in hutch, or envision this bonus countertop space as a gourmet coffee bar. Start your day with your favorite mug at the built-in command center desk. The oversized two-car garage joins the kitchen at the mudroom, with front-loading Whirlpool laundry and a large coat closet. A second staircase leads from the garage to the lower level, minimizing maintenance and move-in traffic.
The primary suite is privately set opposite three other bedrooms on the main floor: a guest suite, a smaller bedroom great for bunk beds, and an optional office soaked in sunshine from three directions. Each has generous closet space, solid six-panel door, luxurious carpeting, a ceiling fan, double-hung Andersen windows, and nine-foot ceilings. The tray ceiling of the primary bedroom soars even higher. An expansive walk-in closet accompanies the ensuite bathroom, with a soaking tub, a separate shower, and a built-in heater to ease into chilly winter mornings. Natural trim lends a refreshing country air to this private sanctuary overlooking Wisconsin’s breathtaking scenery. The Kohler fixtures and maple cabinets of the double sink vanity echo throughout the home’s six bathrooms.
The lower level staircase splits the secluded sitting room from the lively game room. Full-sized windows overlooking privacy hedges make the adjacent flex room a great optional fifth bedroom. With a bathroom around the corner, a simple wardrobe addition could transform the exposed southern end into a private suite complete with its own living room.
French doors walk out to a patio relaxing beneath a solid cedar pergola. Locally quarried stone walls terrace the gently sloping yard with rich perennial flower beds. The mellow babble of a tumbling waterfall evokes a serene atmosphere to take in a sunset from the alfresco dining set. Beyond, green space abounds for a sprawling game of bocce ball or disc golf.
Every night is game night in the thousand-square-foot rec room, outfitted with a pool table, reversible poker table, air hockey, and foosball. Equipped with a popcorn machine, the fully loaded kitchenette doubles as a concession stand for the soundproof theater. Floor lighting, dimmable wall sconces, and a glowing EXIT sign set the stage for movie night in 7.2 surround sound. Watch the big game on a ten-foot screen, or host an Oscar party with three levels of authentic Dodge Theatre seating. If your dream home includes a wine cellar, the theater is hiding the perfect spot. Extras like these make this home a must-see!