Winnisquam a perfect NH Vacation Destination

Lake Winnisquam is located in central New Hampshire. The towns surrounding 4200 acre Winnisquam are Belmont, Laconia, Meredith, Sanbornton, and Tilton. If you are looking for a lake that you do not have to fight traffic to get to and a short drive to restaurants and ski resorts Winnisquam should be on your A-list.

Homes are available on the lake priced $400,000 for Beach Access Community Homes to Lakefront homes in the $600,000 plus range.

These homes are in Waldron Bay in Meredith.  The community has waterfront homes and beach access homes.  The Community offers a clubhouse, largest beach on Winnisquam, tennis, and docks.

Waterfront  $950,000
Waterfront $950,000

($950,000)Stunning year round waterfront home on Lake Winnisquam. Located in the very desirable community of Waldron Bay on a private lot. Wide open floor plans with all glass front showing an expansive view of the lake. A screen porch that you will want entertain on in the summer months. Custom kitchen with all new appliances and granite countertops, tiled showers, maple flooring throughout and much more. Plenty of docking for boats and watercraft. The association offers a wonderful walk in sandy beach, clubhouse with kitchen, tennis courts and a quiet peaceful location. Near downtown Meredith, I93, Concord, and Plymouth. All the fun is here. Mountains for skiing, water for playing but still less than 2 hours to Boston. Listed by Ruth Neidhardt of FSSIR

Beach Access $409,900
Beach Access $409,900

($409,000) Private Beautiful home in the prestigious Waldron Bay Community on Lake Winnisquam. Spacious Open floor plan with two gas fireplaces, central air. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath contemporary design with floor to second level glass. Large master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi jetted tub. Walkout basement features a custom bar with Kegerator, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Beer Fridge and Sink. Brand new washer & dryer. Beautiful oversized deck perfect for entertaining or enjoying the weather. This exclusive community is surrounded by over 170 acres of conservation land and is complete with a clubhouse, the biggest sandy beach on the lake, kayak storage racks, tennis courts, docks – owner currently rents a boat dock. Ability to rent dock from other association members. Drive your golf cart to tennis or the beach. Boston under two hours, multiple ski resorts within an hour. Listed By Carl Sack 

For additional information on lake homes in central NH call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or  Paula Hinckley

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NH Lakefront Inventory Update May 2016

NH Lakefront Inventory Update May  2016 

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Summer is right around the corner but winter still lingers.  Northern New Hampshire had snow on May 15.  Come on, 78 degrees then snow.

Spring sales are on a record pace with 58 waterfront sales. 26 were recorded over $500,000 with another record sale of $6.3 million. 95 homes are currently under contract. It is turning into a sellers market with quality homes selling within 10 days.

Right now inventory is still off the peak last year with 364 homes currently available throughout the state. What I find extremely interesting is that 124 of the 364 lakefront homes are priced over $1 million. 92 are priced $300,000 to $500,000.  Great time to buy if you are in the over $1 million market and a better time to sell. We have loads of buyers out shopping with limited inventory. 

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Small Cottages on Non motorboating lakes to luxury homes 

Winnipesaukee – 156 homes – with 35 island homes priced $299,000 to $565,000. 23 of the homes are priced $500,000 to $800,000, 35 are priced $800,000 to $1.5 mil.  44 homes are priced over $1.5 to $3 million with 32 priced over $3 million. 4 priced over $10 million

Winnisquam – 16 homes –  Priced $249,000 in Mallards Landing to 2 listings over $1.3 million. Easy access to the Boston market and Gunstock Ski Area.

Sunapee – 24 homes with 7 over $2 million. The lake is minutes to Mount Sunapee Ski Area one of the most popular resorts in NH

Squam – Only 10 homes – $269,000 for a seasonal cottage on Little Squam to $2,795,000 million. 6 Listings priced over $1.2 million.  On Golden Pond NH’s second largest lake.   

Ask us about New Construction at Squam River Landing.

Ossipee – 18 homes – $229,000 for a tear down to $890,000.   Best Values with great Beaches on the majority of homes –  Best Mountain and Lake Views off Long Sands with 3 homes available.

Newfound – 7 Homes Available, priced $350,000 to $1.3 mil.  – Quality homes sell quickly, #1 in Water Quality and 15 minutes to Ragged Mt Resort.

Wentworth / Crescent – 7 homes – $500,000 to $2.7 million – Wentworth has a sparsely populated shoreline -3000 acres – A must see lake in Wolfeboro, similar to Squam in many ways. Crescent is in town and you can access Wentworth.

Merrymeeting – 6 homes – $239,000 to $799,000 2nd in Water Quality – 1200 acres – Short drive to Gunstock Ski Area or Wolfeboro   

Waukewan – No homes available –   900 acres –  Meredith / New Hampton –  Watch for new listings on this quality lake they sell quickly.   Golf and Skiing are just a short drive.

Silver Lake Madison – 1 current listings,  $882,000 on this hidden gem – 900-acre glacial lake

Pine River Pond – 12 homes – $209,000 for a seasonal camp to $759,000 – 600 acre – Low tax town – Sandy Bottom lake.

Great East Lake – 1 homes – $725,000  1800 acres – Low tax town -This is one of the best lakes in the state. Excellent Water quality on the Maine border.  Current Great East

Bow Lake – 9 homes – priced $269,000 for a seasonal camp to  $1.4 mil.  – Commute to Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester from this 1100 acres lake.  Loons and Eagles plus great fishing!

If a waterfront home is not in your price range there are many water access communities with docks or just purchase a dock slip and buy anywhere in the lakes region.

A new addition to our website is lake maps at www.nhlakesrealty.com  You can also narrow your search to lakefront owned or shared waterfront by clicking that search selection. You do not have to wade through listings to sort owned and shared.

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Doctors in the Squam Lake have alerted the public with a special advisory.

This emergency alert goes into effect May 11 through June 15, 2016.  The black flies will be swarming the area and they suggest you retreat to higher grounds where the breeze will keep them at bay.

One suggested site is the Squam River Landing Community high on the ridge looking over the lake and mountains.  While you are up top getting relief from the black flies take a look at the new homes just constructed and ask to view the model home.  A brief description of the homes and community are below. 

The vintage inspired Adirondack is a model of HERS efficiency principles with insulated concrete forms and geo-thermal heat. A grand porch welcomes guests and family in style and the classic but sophisticated theme carries throughout the home. This home showcases our “lifestyle package” and includes a BOAT SLIP at Riveredge Marina. Squam River Landing is a Sustainable Living Community which answers the call to conserve and protect. Homesites overlooking the Squam Watershed will preserve the beauty of the area while minimally impacting the land. The community is a fully recreational winter/summer fantasyland with snowmobile and snowshoeing trails throughout the acreage and access to Squam Lake through the affiliate-owned Riveredge Marina. The marina offers day docking, boat slips, boathouses, and a valet service with dry berths. The Community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town beach on Little Squam.  Go over the Covered Bridge and up the hill to view this community. 

The View From Your Living Room
The View From Your Living Room, summer is on the way!
This Energy Efficient Home was just completed today. May 10, 2016
This Energy Efficient Home was just completed today. May 10, 2016

Call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 to tour the area or e-mail us at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakes Realty  #nhlakesrealty

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Your Doctor Called ! Blood Pressure is High!! Lifestyle Prescription Below?

Your Doctor Called ! Blood Pressure is High!! Lifestyle Prescription Below?

Your Doctor Called!  He said your blood pressure was out of sight with little hope for a medical cure. He just wrote the only possible prescription.  Buy a lake house to reduce stress in your life. 

Your in luck, we have lake homes in New Hampshire ranging from $189,000 up.  Here are 2 examples that will help reduce stress and improve your family life.

# 1 If your blood pressure is just above normal here is a charming lakefront cottage? Well, this cozy two bedroom cottage has had a recent makeover and it is definitely charming. And you can’t beat the sunset views either! Sit on your deck, relax, and take in the sun. There’s a resident eagle nearby that will also keep you entertained. You’ve got 100 feet of frontage on Silver Lake and the double lot provides lots of room for horseshoes or a game of catch. The house has a newer drilled well and is on public sewer. It is partially insulated and could easily be made year-round. There are no headaches here. Just come relax, go for a canoe ride, or do some water skiing. Life is good at the lake! 

Located on Silver Lake in Tilton -  $189,000
Located on Silver Lake in Tilton – $189,000

#2 It is either the emergency room or this Winnipesaukee compound for the whole family to enjoy.  Vintage Winnipesaukee Compound ( Main House – 6 cottages ) located in a dream location on Smith Point in Alton. Staggering open water views to the Ossipee and Sandwich Mountain ranges. Picturesque sunsets, sandy swimming, deep water docking including a 2 Bay Boathouse. Camp Fisher was established in 1912, the main house with nostalgic porch has been tastefully updated keeping the theme of classic lake house we all long for. With a total of 6 acres and 700 feet of shoreline you have the ultimate private setting. Camp Fisher also includes 4 seasonal cottages and 1 year round home nestled in a natural setting. You have many options for this historic property you will want to explore when your visit. It is a peaceful, quiet setting but minutes to Gunstock Ski Resort, NH Motor Speedway, golf courses, shopping, attractions, Wolfeboro or Meredith. Major airports are less than 1-hour drive or you can fly into Laconia.

Boat House  - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil - 5 cottages & main residence
Boat House – 6 Acres – 700 feet of shoreline – $3.9 mil – 5 cottages & main residence

Call the Lady of the Lake Group an alternative solution for a lifestyle change. 

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Northwood Lake: It’s Official, those who live on Lakes Live Longer!

THIS IS A WATERFRONT DREAM FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO LIVE ON THE WATER AND COMMUTE TO WORK.  Easily accessible and centrally located on a large 700 acre fully recreational waterbody. Sunsets, open water views, loads of decks to enjoy the outdoors. Very Private Waterfront. The home is clean,clean with open floor plan, large kitchen/great room with hardwood floors. 1st floor Bedroom and bath, with lots of rooms on the lower level ready to welcome your family. Expanded sleeping areas. This year round waterfront can be your home base- or an easily accessible anytime getaway. Don’t let the road location put you off- this property boasts so many plusses and so many lakefront decks accentuating the sun you will love the location. Kitchen/Great Room and lower level walk out are designed to enhance the waterfront location. Bonus- State approved in 2008 Enviroseptic installed.  

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Work and Vacation from the same location.   Priced to sell at $300,000 – 2016

For additional information on Northwood Lake homes or any other homes in the greater lakes region call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com .

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Green Building, Energy Efficiency is the Trend!

What is trending in real estate? Eco-friendly / Green Building  real estate trends are growing in popularity,  home buyers are looking for ways to reduce overall energy costs.  

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average new home in 2015 was expected to be roughly 2,200 square feet, roughly 10% smaller than homes built 5 years ago.

In Ashland New Hampshire in the Squam Lake Watershed, Sippican builders have taken green building techniques to a new level.

Squam River Landing is building Custom Energy Efficient Homes using sustainable building practices.  The community is connected to Squam through Riveredge Marina where you will find all your boating needs met. The lake and mountain view homes are surrounded by 900 acres of conservation land where you can watch the eagles soar above in this quiet peaceful community overlooking Squam. Homes are built and customized to fit your lifestyle. They are built with high-performance construction materials and geothermal heating and cooling. Community amenities include over two miles of walking trails, a clubhouse with outside patio and a bathhouse at lake level. Access to Squam is available through deeded boat slips, or boat houses via Riveredge Marina, an affiliated company of the Squam River Landing Developer. A lovely beach is located at the base of the community. Close to Plymouth University, Holderness Prep, Major Ski Resorts, multiple golf courses.

Lake and Mountain Views
Lake and Mountain Views
Vintage Squam Lake Home Design
Vintage Squam Lake Home Design
This Lake View Location is ready for your new home
This Lake View Location is ready for your new home
New Owner will be moving in shortly
New Owner will be moving in shortly
Ridgeline Mountain View Home
Ridgeline Mountain View Home available and  ready for finishing touches
Slips and Boathouses available at the Marina
Slips and Boathouses available at the Marina

For information on NH lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Vintage Winnipesaukee Waterfront with Investment possibilities!

Looking for a vacation investment property in New Hampshire. Look to Lake Winnipesaukee with 44,000 acres and  5 major destination ports for dining to shopping by boat or car. (Alton, Center Harbor, Meredith, Weirs, and Wolfeboro)

Waterfront listings on Winnipesaukee range in price from $800,000 to $16,000,000.  In addition to waterfront owned you have island homes, condo’s and water access properties with deeded private beach access.   

There are not many opportunities around the lake to build your dream home while enjoying your summer on the lake.  Camp Fisher located at 150 Smith Point in Alton can make that dream come true. You could live in the main house or the guest house sitting adjacent to the main structure while you build a luxury dream home next door  or renovate Camp Fisher.

Living on the lake is all about location. Not being tucked into a busy cove with morning sun and afternoon shade. Put together the perfect wish list it would include the following. 

Sunsets – Sandy Beach – Privacy – Boat House – Close to Skiing and Shopping – Open Water and Mountain Views – Plenty of room for the family and guests.

Camp Fisher has the above and more. You start out with a 1910 Vintage home with a 2 bay boathouse, sandy beach area and open water / mountain views. This property is an investors dream.  With 700 feet of shoreline and 6 acres of land, you could with some engineering done add up to three additional lots on the property.

Best of all you could live in the main house or the guest house sitting adjacent to the main structure while you build a luxury dream home or renovate Camp Fisher. 

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil - 5 cottages & main residence
Boat House – 6 Acres – 700 feet of shoreline – Sandy Beach – Mountain views – $3.9 mil – 5 cottages & main residence

For information on NH, lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty   April 2016 

Check out the View from this Lovely Compound
Check out the Long open Water View and the spectacular Mountains in the background.

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Winnipesaukee Luxury Waterfront in Gilford New Hampshire

This outstanding Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home on Gilford’s desirable Dockham Shore Road certainly will be on your list of must see homes. Loaded with curb appeal, this one owner contemporary sits on a beautifully landscaped .8 acre lot with 200’ of frontage, docking for three boats, a deck and charming guest cottage right on the water, perched beach, gorgeous sunrise views, plus close proximity to all area amenities. Sound good? Entering the grand foyer you see inviting views of the great spaces and lake beyond. And the spaces include a kitchen with cherry cabinetry and floors, granite, Viking gas stove, a two-sided fireplace shared with a bright two-story living room, a sumptuous first-floor master suite sharing the expansive deck, formal dining room, and cozy sitting room. There is a loft and three bedrooms one of which is an en-suite with a private deck and water view. Winnipesaukee is 44,000 acres located in the heart of the NH Lakes Region. Gunstock Ski Resort is 15 minutes from this spectacular home. You can reach your favorite restaurants around the lake by boat or car!  There’s much more but you’ll have to come and see it!  And if you sit down on the deck, you might not want to leave!  Listed by Roy Sanborn of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Winnipesauke Real Estate
Priced to Sell $1,595,000
Luxury Winnipesaukee Waterfront
Plenty of Space for the family 4 beds 4 baths

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty  April 2016 

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NH Lakefront Inventory Update April 2016

NH Lakefront Inventory Update April  2016

Spring and Ice out were early this year but on April 5 we have 5 inches of snow on the ground and the temperature in Concord was a record 8 degrees. My boat was ready to go in the water last week but I am waiting for this cold Canadian blast to move on prior to launching for what I thought might be an early summer.

Spring sales are on a record pace with 40 waterfront sales. Seven were recorded over $750,000 while the majority were sold $280,000 to $450,000 range. 35 homes are currently under contract with 2 record sales of $5.9 and $6.9 million set to close.

Right now inventory is still off the peak last year with 311 homes currently available throughout the state. What I find extremely interesting is that 125 of the 311 lakefront homes are priced over $1 million and 107 are priced $400,000 to $1 million.  Great time to buy if you are in the over $1 million market and a better time to sell if your home is in the under $500,000 value.

Winnipesaukee – 141 homes – with 16 island homes priced $299,000 to $565,000. 17 of the homes are priced $500,000 to $750,000, 24 are priced $750,000 to $1.25 mil.  54 homes are priced over $1.25 to $3 million with 34 priced over $3 million.

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil - 5 cottages & main residence
Boat House – 6 Acres – 700 feet of shoreline – $3.9 mil – 5 cottages & main residence

Winnisquam – 13 homes –  Priced $249,000 in Mallards Landing to 2 listings over $1 million. Easy access to the Boston market and Gunstock Ski Area.

Sunapee – 24 homes with 7 over $2 million. The lake is minutes to Mount Sunapee Ski Area one of the most popular resorts in NH

Squam – Only 10 homes – $269,000 for a seasonal cottage on Little Squam to $2,795,000 million  On Golden Pond NH’s second largest lake.

Ask us about New Construction at Squam River Landing.

Ossipee – 13 homes – $229,000 for a tear down to $890,000.   Best Values with great Beaches on the majority of homes –  Best Mountain and Lake Views off Long Sands with 3 homes available.

Newfound – No Lakefront Homes Available, Don’t; wait if you see a nice home on Newfound.  – Quality homes sell quickly, #1 in Water Quality and 15 minutes to Ragged Mt Resort.

Wentworth / Crescent – 5 homes – $457,000 to $2.7 million – Wentworth has a sparsely populated shoreline -3000 acres – A must see lake in Wolfeboro, similar to Squam in many ways. Crescent is in town and you can access Wentworth.

Merrymeeting – 9 homes – $239,000 to $799,000 2nd in Water Quality – 1200 acres – Short drive to Gunstock Ski Area or Wolfeboro   

Waukewan – No homes available –   900 acres –  Meredith / New Hampton –  Watch for new listings on this quality lake they sell quickly.   Golf and Skiing are just a short drive.

Silver Lake Madison – 3 current listings, $639,000 to $882,000 on this hidden gem – 900-acre glacial lake

Pine River Pond – 8 homes – $239,000 for a seasonal camp to $799,000 – 600 acre – Low tax town – Sandy Bottom lake.

Great East Lake – 1 homes – $725,000  1800 acres – Low tax town -This is one of the best lakes in the state. Excellent Water quality on the Maine border.  Current Great East

Bow Lake – 3 homes – priced $269,000 for a seasonal camp to  $450,000  – Commute to Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester from this 1100 acres lake.  Loons and Eagles plus great fishing!  Contact us for some great land listings available on Bow Lake.

If a waterfront home is not in your price range there are many water access communities with docks or just purchase a dock slip and buy anywhere in the lakes region.

A new addition to our website is lake maps at www.nhlakesrealty.com  You can also narrow your search to lakefront owned or shared waterfront by clicking that search selection. You do not have to wade through listings to sort owned and shared.

Seasonal Cottages to Luxury Estates
Seasonal Cottages to Luxury Estates

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that are designed to be more resilient to bad weather.

More than 500 residential architects offered their insights into what will be the most significant home design elements over the next 10 years. From the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey, here are the 10 residential design trends to watch for over the next decade:

1. Smarter homes: Technology will become more prevalent in the operation of homes, including via automated controls for temperature, security, and lighting.

2. Healthier homes: Consumers are becoming more aware of environmental health issues that will likely lead to greater use of low or no volatile organic compounds of paint and composite wood, natural fiber upholstery, carpets without polyvinyl chloride backing, and air purification systems.

3. Disaster-proof: Homeowners will call for homes that can hold up better against natural disasters, which may mean elevating residences, windows with impact glazing, dedicated safe rooms, and backup power generation.

4. Energy efficiency: Sustainable design elements that increase a home’s energy efficiency — such as solar panels, water reclamation systems, and tankless water heaters –- will likely grow in demand.

5. Age-in-place: Universal design elements will grow in popularity to help an aging population stay in their homes longer. These design elements will likely include wider hallways, added handrails, and one-level living spaces.

6. All about the kitchen: Kitchens will be the focal point of the home, fueled by open design concepts that allow it to stay front and center.

7. Outdoor living spaces: More homeowners will look to invest in sprucing up their outdoor living spaces, beyond just outdoor grills or decks. Instead, look for more homeowners adding outdoor kitchens and fully furnished outdoor rooms.

8. Home offices: Homeowners, due to changing work patterns and a growth in telecommuting, will likely place a greater emphasis on the need for a space devoted to a home office.

9. Smaller but better designed homes: As homeowners demand to be closer to jobs and public transportation, architects will have to build in more accessible locations that are typically more pricey. This will likely bring about smaller but more innovative designs and more personalized design features.

10. Urban influence: With growing calls for an urban lifestyle from younger adults, architects will adopt some of these urban characteristics into their projects, such as with a focus on higher-density development that offer more amenities to residents and offer closer to commercial.

Model Home Available
Squam River Landing uses Green Building Techniques
Custom Energy Efficient Homes at Squam River Landing
Custom Energy Efficient Homes at Squam River Landing

For information on green building / energy efficient home in NH or lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack 

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