Charming homes in the best small towns

Spring Green, Wisconsin

Population: 1,628
Address: S13074 Highbanks Road
Price: $319,000
What you get: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,500 square feet
Price per square foot: $128

When we talk about charm, this custom-built Wisconsin home is the ideal. First, the views: From the rear of the home, you can see from nearly every window both the Wisconsin River and the lush woods leading to its banks. And you'll get to enjoy quite a bit of both, as the home sits on 1.6 acres with 100 feet of river frontage. The outside is well-landscaped, offering flowers and plants to go with the surrounding trees. Step inside and you'll find a foyer bathed in sun from three skylights. Hardwood floors and vaulted, wood-planked ceilings run throughout. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, wood counter tops and cabinets to match. For rest and relaxation, there are two screened-in porches, a steam sauna, a full wet bar and a very spacious family room with a stone fireplace.

The state capital of Madison is just an hour away. But Spring Green has plenty to offer. It's home to the American Players Theater, a renowned classical theater. Plus, architectural wonders like Frank Lloyd Wright's estate Taliesin and the House on the Rock are both within the town's limits.

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Sue Pforr: First Weber Group; 608-574-2721