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Chicagoans Leave City Behind for Lake Living at Stone Ridge

Lake Geneva, WI – August 25, 2023 – Steve Green and Angela Woodward spent the past 16 years splitting time between their high-rise homes- one in downtown Chicago and the other in Miami Beach.  The jet-set couple decided it was time to own a home in one location, but the nagging question was ‘where?’

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City high-rise residents, Steve Green and Angela Woodward, left Chicago and Miami Beach behind to build their dream home at Shodeen’s Stone Ridge community in Lake Geneva.

“We summered last year in Lake Geneva and just fell in love,” Angela said.  “The people, the beautiful lakes, the small-town vibe drew us in. While Steve had been visiting Lake Geneva most of his life, I was a newbie. When we started our home search last year, Steve had been familiar with Stone Ridge since 2016 so started there.”

Stone Ridge, a Shodeen Homes’ community within walking distance of downtown Lake Geneva and its 5,400-acre lake with 26-mile shore path, will include 168 ranch and two-story homes, when complete. The Woods of Stone Ridge, a new neighborhood within the larger community, offers 11 breathtaking wooded homesites up to 2.5-acres in size with lookout and walkout basement options.  Stone Ridge is served by Lake Geneva School District J1, including Badger High School.

“We wanted to be in Lake Geneva proper and close to Geneva Lake, which Stone Ridge offered,” Steve said. “We also both wanted to customize our first home and Shodeen provided the best options to do that.”

Steve and Angela chose a two-story design, offering them 3,780 square feet of living space. They customized their home to include a full first-floor guest room with bath and a finished walkout basement. Additional highlights of their home, include an island kitchen open to the family room, den, dining room, master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and private luxury bath, convenient second-floor laundry and three-car garage.

“The moment we saw Stone Ridge we knew it was our future home,” Angela said.  “Our big corner lot allowed us to complete the full vision of our dream home by adding our own pickleball court just outside our walkout basement.”

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Steve and Angela’s Pickle Ball Court sits just outside their walk out basement.

Buyers interested in building at Stone Ridge can choose from ranch and two-story designs ranging from 1,860 to 2,730 square feet with three or four bedrooms, two or three baths, basements and two-car garages with prices starting in the $480s.

The newly opened Woods of Stone Ridge, within the larger Stone Ridge community, offers estate-style ranch and two-story homes ranging from 2,598 to 3,403 square feet in size. Priced from the $770s, homes include three-car side load garages, gourmet kitchens with Brakur cabinets, direct vent fireplaces in family rooms, maintenance-free LP Smart Side Siding and wide trim and base boards with six-panel solid core doors as standard.

“We’ve had a fabulous building experience with Shodeen, their employees and contractors,” Steve said.  “Our sales manager, Meg Hewitt, made us feel comfortable and was very informative and our project manager, Brian Spath, was amazing during and after the entire building process.  Everyone at Shodeen takes pride in making these houses people’s homes.”

Homes at Stone Ridge include energy-efficient features such as a house wrap air infiltration barrier system, 92% energy efficient forced air gas furnaces, high-efficiency central air conditioning, Energy Star Power 50-gallon hot water heaters and insulated sidewall, vapor barrier, attic and exterior basement walls.

“We’ve become fast friends with our neighbors and have hosted countless parties and impromptu gatherings,” Angela said.  “We simply love Stone Ridge and love our home even more.”

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Steve and Angela’s finished basement is one of the first finished walk-out basements at Stone Ridge in Lake Geneva.    

Lake Geneva residents can take advantage of seven area championship golf courses, boat rentals through numerous marinas, Lake Geneva Cruise line’s ice cream social and dinner cruises, four beaches, Timber Ridge Water Park, zip lining adventures, scooter tours and more.

To learn more about Stone Ridge, please visit the sales center at 515 Ridgeview Court, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.  Hours are Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.  Please call (262) 394-5650 or visit for more information.

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