Deck the Halls

Photography by Holly Leitner

Christmastime is upon us, a season of beauty that takes over the shorter days of early winter and transforms our homes and our hearts. In keeping with that spirit, At The Lake presents a holiday portfolio featuring two of the most stunning estates on Geneva Lake, Alta Vista and Glanworth Gardens. We were graciously invited to visit both estates last Christmas to capture the essence of each home’s holiday décor. From twinkling lights to sparkling ornaments to whimsical family treasures, we hope you enjoy the splendor of Christmas at the lake.


Alta Vista is decorated while the homeowners are visiting family for Thanksgiving. Each holiday season the home’s décor is altered a bit and new pieces are added.  Eight Christmas trees throughout the home feature different themes.


Glanworth Gardens, home to Wadsworth Hall, the distinctive Georgian Revival mansion on Geneva Lake’s north shore is beautifully  decorated each Christmas by Treasure Hut Flowers of Delavan and Lake Geneva under the  direction of Kevin Hermann. Approximately six people spend one week implementing  variations of each year’s holiday theme throughout the home. Shown is last year’s theme,  Victorian Old World.

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