5 lake homes near Birmingham that will make your jaw drop this fall


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This is where I would want to spend all my time. Photo via ARC Realty

Now that we’re in the perfect weather season, who doesn’t long for a lake home? Whether you’re wanting room to spread out, a place to enjoy the great outdoors or a spot for entertaining, we’ve got you covered. Plus, if you need to upgrade the windows and doors in your lake home, Pella’s got you covered. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Unassuming on the street side, stunning on the lake side at Lake Martin

If deep water and soaring ceilings are on your checklist, you’ll want to check out this custom-built home close to the South end of Lake Martin landmarks. In addition to a stackstone fireplace, painted concrete floors and a two-story arched range in the kitchen, you’ll find spacious bedrooms on every floor.

The best part, though? Waterfront amenities: amazing decks and a dock. The terraced waterfront lawn and fantastic fishing will make the time you spend here with your pole worth it.

  • Address: 270 Karis Dr., Dadeville, AL 36853
  • 5 Bed | 3 Bath
  • Square Ft: 3,960
  • Listing Price: $725,000

2. A sailor’s dream—right by the Lake Guntersville Sailing club

More than 120 feet of shoreline right by the Guntersville Sailing Club, a 2-slip boathouse and windows for days will have you feeling at one with the water. Vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and entertaining spaces will help you and yours feel right at home in this stunning house.

Natural light makes all the difference in a home, but here in Alabama, you want to know your large windows can stand up to a storm. If you want beauty + peace of mind, be sure to check out Pella. Photos via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

  • Address: 100 Norberg Road, Guntersville, AL 35976
  • 3 Bed | 5 Bath
  • Listing Price: $789,500

3. Live like royalty in this lake home on Lake Wehapa

Were you a Disney fan when you were a kid? If so, you need to check out this Country French home that looks like a castle. In addition to stunning lake views from every angle of this home, you’ll find interior spaces for everything your heart could desire, from a great room with cathedral ceilings to a formal dining room, a goregous study and beautiful outdoor living spaces.

Owners on this lake are shareholders in Lake Wehapa Inc. What does that mean? You get to enjoy skiing, boating, fishing and hiking trails across approximately 900 acres, including the 200-acre lake and five stocked ponds.

  • Address: 540 Wehapa Circle, Leeds, AL 35094
  • 6 Bed | 7+ 2 Half Baths
  • Square Ft: 9,168
  • Listing Price: $2,995,000

4. Enjoy open-air living at this lake home on 3 Smith Lake lots

Tired of feeling cramped in the city? How ’bout this lakefront home on three perfect lots? Lot of open spaces for entertaining and guest rooms you’ll want to live in year-round. Also, you’ll find a solid rock shoreline, a double slip dock and not one, but two detached garages.

  • Address: 245 Allen Road, Crane Hill, AL 35053
  • 4 Bed | 4 Bath
  • Square Ft: 3,165
  • Listing Price: $1,975,000

5. Sunset views for days at Lake Martin

Sunset views of Lake Martin’s Manoy Creek, almost 550 feet of shoreline, and more room than you’ll know what to do with for entertaining friends and family.

With six bedrooms, three baths and two boathouses, this home gives you room to spread out and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Address: 432 Timber Cove Dr, Jacksons’ Gap, AL 36861
  • 6 Bed | 3 Bath
  • Listing Price: $899,999

If you’re ready to upgrade the doors or windows in your home, whether it’s in the city or on the lake, give Pella a call at (205) 259-1960 or reach out via their website today.

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