Life is Better at the Lake

On Thursday, July 25, d’aprile properties once again held its Lake Geneva Boat Tour event! Because a majority of second home buyers in the Geneva Lake market reside in the Chicagoland communities we serve daily, this annual tour is a fantastic opportunity to better acquaint our Illinois-based agents with the area, and enjoy a fun day together in the sun.

Our day began at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club, who served as both our boarding location, and the event space for our after party! Our gracious hosts provided their pier, so that all in attendance could climb aboard The Walworth, also known also as the U.S. Mailboat. The ship is an extremely versatile setting, hosting a variety of special events such as weddings, anniversary parties, and business meetings. Tonight, it would play host to approximately 100 real estate professionals, all looking forward to seeing all the beauty and excitement that Geneva Lake has to offer.

Our agents were treated to an hour of refreshments, cocktails, and plenty of crisp and clean lake air, which was good for the senses and for the soul. The entire party then disembarked in order to take a private tour of Black Point Manor, a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece sitting on five acres, with a private lagoon, perennial gardens, and 464 feet of level lake frontage.

The listing is presented by our very own Wendy Murphy, and is currently offered at $8,495,000.

Back on the boat, our d’aprile properties team members enjoyed a beautiful sunset, before heading back to the yacht club for a private open-deck cocktail party, where they dined and danced the night away.

This amazing event is one of the highlights of the d’aprile properties calendar, and we want to thank all of our partners and attendees who combined to make this year’s tour a wild success. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Happy to Rock the Boat!

On Tuesday, July 24th, d’aprile properties hosted our third annual Lake Geneva Boat Tour!


Thanks to our good friends over at Gage Marine, over 100 of our agents from all across Chicagoland boarded the beautiful and historic Lady of the Lake for a tour of all the amazing lakefront properties that this southern Wisconsin haven has to offer!


Our Fontana, Wisconsin office team played host, educating all of our visiting agents on the Lake Geneva market. After all, a majority of vacation home buyers in the Midwest market reside in the Chicagoland communities we serve daily. City and suburban agents can partner with our Fontana team to ensure that all of our clients find the home, investment property, or vacation getaway they’ve always dreamed of!


A great time was had by all! We can’t wait for next year!



This Is the Life

You call this work??

Every job has its perks.  Some people get to work from home a couple of days a week.  Others get free gym memberships.  Gourmet coffee in the break room, perhaps?

At d’aprile properties, we consider ourselves lucky every minute of every day, because we love what we do.  But some days are just a little better than others.  And the perks are everywhere…

We’re proud to represent the Geneva Lake community.  Our Wisconsin agents – working out of our Fontana office location – are local market experts.  Their mission?  To ensure that the entire Midwest recognizes all of the beauty and serenity that Lake Geneva has to offer.  

That’s why this year we partnered with our good friends at Gage Marine, in order to host our Illinois based agents for a series of boat tours, showcasing just how amazing life on the water can be.  


You see, the majority of second home buyers in Geneva Lake reside in the Chicagoland communities we serve daily.  That’s why our Wisconsin and Illinois agents work together, to ensure that our clients dreams of lake living become a reality.

And what better way to familiarize ourselves with the area than with a little ‘market research’?


When you love what you do for a living, can you really call it work?