This $6.9 million mansion in New Buffalo has cruise ship vibes — and a lakefront pool

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If the idea of being stuck on a cruise ship sounds like a nightmare in 2021, maybe this $6,950,000 mansion in New Buffalo will float your boat. That's only 11,583 government stimulus checks!

Anyway, this custom 8,467 square feet home is basically a private resort, boasting four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and enough amenities to make you forget you're on land. Oh, and it's the first time it's been on the market since it was built in 2003.

First, there's a two-story great room upon entry with a coffered ceiling and a massive stone fireplace, as well as floor to ceiling windows, which offer stunning views of the lake. Did we mention there's a lake? The kitchen, well, the kitchen could fit an entire damn cruise ship staff and has all of the high-end appliances suited for a five-star, five-course amuse-bouches, emulsions, and other things you can't get at your local IHOP/Applebees. Like fireplaces? Because there's a lot of them, including one shared by the open kitchen and dining space. Whether you just hate stairs or are unable to mount the statement staircase, there's a commercial-grade elevator that services three floors, including the upper level which has a master suite wing. That's right, wing. The wing hosts a lakefront year-round sunroom, and a massive soaking tub with a fireplace and a steam shower that could fit multiple people because, well, this is your wing and you should be able to do whatever you damn please in your wing. The upper level also has a home office, also with lake views, as well as a deck, (another) fireplace, and a loaded wet bar with an ice maker and fridge. Plus, there's a fourth floor, because of course there is. There's also a private sunning deck perfect for fulfilling your Jack and Rose Titanic fantasy. 

Below deck, er, on the lower level, there are two large bedrooms, along with a family room with, you guessed it, a fireplace and full kitchen. There's a workout room, too, with mirrors, as well as an arcade room. Want the fitness equipment, arcade/billiard games, and furniture? According to the listing, all are up for negotiating. What is not up for negotiation is just how awesome the exterior of this home is, specifically the lakeside backyard which features a large heated pool with a professional illuminated slide. Also attached to the pool area, a pool kitchen, with a refrigerator, ice maker, water heater, grill, flat top grill, three custom hoods, hurricane shutters, coated stainless cabinets, and granite countertops. Ready to ditch the VIP for VI-ME? All aboard!

This home is listed by Judie Dillon-Farley of Farley Real Estate.