Realty Check: What $2.5 Million Gets You on Geist

Modern design, panoramic lake views, and a two-story outdoor terrace.

IF YOU’RE CALIFORNIA DREAMING, this contemporary, Malibu-inspired pad on Geist Reservoir might satisfy the urge to pack up and head west. The 8,499-square-foot home sits on a 315-foot-deep waterfront point with a private, multi-well boat dock for setting sail at a moment’s notice and a western exposure ideal for capturing stunning lakeside sunsets.

But the cool white manse has come a long way from its beginning as a one-story midcentury modern. Five years ago, the current owners spent about 18 months refurbishing the home, finishing the lower level and adding sweeping walls of picture windows that drench the space in natural light. They also opened up the main level and infused the living area with striking new finishes, from high-end kitchen appliances and imported German Poggenpohl cabinets to Danish black-walnut floors. A spiral staircase leads down from the first story to the clean, modern walkout basement starring artful light fixtures and a sleek wet bar with red swivel stools (they’re for sale with the house, along with several other pieces of furniture).

Realty Check GeistThe three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath is the ultimate spot to host barbecues and pool parties. Guests can practice their golf skills on the PGA-approved putting turf atop the second floor of the outdoor terrace or hang by the poolside bar and fireplace on chilly summer nights.

Want to buy it?

Address: 8272 Bowline Ct.

List Price: $2,499,000

Agent: Paul Bates, F.C. Tucker Co.

Phone: (317) 315-9860