Lake Wentworth Home With Spectacular Open Water Views

Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro NH   Meticulously cared for home on the pristine uncrowded shores of 3097 acre Lake Wentworth. Home sits at the waters edge with an oversized garage to store all your toys. The great room with beamed ceilings is open front to back with fantastic water views. The family room with lake views has a wood fireplace with plenty of room for ping pong or a pool table.

3 Bedrooms - Huge Porch with a oversized 1 car garage

3 Bedrooms – Huge Porch with a oversized 1 car garage

Your 3 season porch looks out to the mountains and islands across the lake. There are 3 bedrooms, the large master bedroom has spectacular open water mountain views.  A private setting at the shoreline with a dock for your boat. Hiking – Golf – Restaurants – Wolfeboro’s downtown are all a short drive away. Wentworth is one of the most pristine lakes in the state located in the Old Summer Resort Community in the US.  

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Open Water Views out to the islands and lakes

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

 

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NH Lakefront Property Inventory Update: Summer Wrap Up 2014

Labor Day is upon us and the unofficial end to summer in the NH Lakes Area. Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather, the lake temperature is still in the 70’s and our average day is mid 80’s.( Check out and like our Facebook page for beach reports and listings of the week )     Facebook

 

The lake home market this summer was a strange one. Sales in April and May seemed to point to the market turning around but this summer’s cool temperatures keep the sales levels close to luke warm at best. Sellers tested the market with 2005 pricing resulting in price reductions out pacing new listings and sales. I expect to see many new lakefront homes hit the market post Labor Day plus lakefront homes with deferred maintenance currently on the market go for another round of price adjustments.

My wife Paula and I since 1999 have been helping you find dream lakefront properties in the greater Lakes Region of NH.  The waterfront market remains constant with retirement and executive buyers looking to find a cottage or home for their family. Buyers are looking for turnkey homes in move in condition, no painting,  no flooring needed, just ready to relax in properties.  Homes that meet this criteria even if priced on the high end of the market are selling

Pleasant Lake Real Estate, Deerfield NH

Open Water Views with Southwest Exposure- Pleasant Lake

In the lakes area we cover  ( Ossipee- Winnipesaukee- Squam – Newfound – Sunapee – Winnisquam – Wentworth – Merrymeeting – Silver – Pleasant )  along with the other 250 smaller lakes and ponds in the area.

The state currently has 760  lakefront homes available. With 587  of those in the greater lakes region available right now ( .5% increase in inventory ).  In the last 30 days 74 lakefront homes have gone under agreement down 18%.   14 homes went under agreement priced $900,000 up, 2 sold over $2 million.  (Sales $900,000 and up are down 41%).   The next largest group of homes that went under agreement are priced $300,000 to $900,000 with 43 homes, ( down 11%) .  Homes that need some TLC are lingering on the market while quality homes with sandy beaches are selling as they are listed.

Popular Lakes by size  ( Ossipee 3000- Winnipesaukee 42,000- Squam 6700 – Newfound 4100– Sunapee 4000 – Winnisquam 4000 – Wentworth 3000  ) homes start in the $650,000 range to well over $10 million for a luxury estate.    ( Merrymeeting – Bow – Silver – Waukewan all 1000 acres – Great East Lake 1700 acres ) These lakes pricing starts are in the $500,000 range for a year round home.

Winnipesaukee: 286 current listings, 39 island properties are now on the market. Homes range from $229,000 for a home with canal access to the lake to a new $12 million listing. 87 homes are priced over $1.5 million. Inventory is up 1.5% Sandy beach homes with sunsets are moving quickly.  Call for details on pricing breakdowns or sales for the towns around the lake

Squam: 18 current listings most are on Little Squam and 2 nice river access homes came available price $300,000 to $420,000. 6 homes are listed over $2 million. Homes on Big Squam sell quickly call to get on our quick new home update list and current sales numbers.

Sunapee: This lake has it all, 47 active listings priced from 2 homes on the main road for $300,000 to 24 listing priced above $1.2 million.  This is still the hottest market in the area right now.  A combination of a spectacular 4000 acre lake and Mount Sunapee Ski Resort minutes apart sitting close to Dartmouth and Concord. Sales are down 50% in the last 30 days.

Ossipee: 39 active properties are listed, $209,000 for a seasonal cottage to 3 homes on exclusive Long Sand Road priced to $997,000. In my opinion Long Sands Road has the finest views in the lakes region.  Sunsets to spectacular mountain views of  Shaw, Whittier, Chocorua, and the magnificent Mount Washington Ossipee in my opinion is the best value in the lakes region. Don’t forget to inquire about Silver Lake in Madison also, this 900 acre gem of a lake has some great homes available.

Newfound and Wentworth:  Listing on these lakes sell quickly, there are only 10 listings available. A Wentworth Listing for $688,000 and a Newfound listing for $1.7 million came on the market and sold immediately. If you are interested in this lake you need to call us now.  Call for availability.

Winnisquam: Commuters from the south love this lake and homes sell quickly on the desirable eastern shoreline.  Pricing is all over the place. Homes south of the bridge run in the $289,000 range to $500,000 and homes north of the bridge the quiet area of this 4000 acre lake range up to $1.4 million. 24 homes are available and 2 sales in the last 30 days, $360,000 to $750,000.

Freddie Mac says Mortgage Rates Will Keep Rising Through End of 2014 and into the spring of 2015

In 2014 we found buyers quality homes on Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Sunapee, Ossipee, Merrymeeting, Franklin Pierce, Silver Lake Madison.  Call us we can find a lake home for you!

Other major lakes with inventory include Merrymeeting Lake, Bow Lake and Great East Lake. Visit our websites for a complete breakdown of lakes and homes available. Call for a sales breakdown on your favorite lake at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail

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

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Affordable Cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee, Sandy Beach

Lake Winnipesaukee, Low Tax Moultonborough NH Charming Lakefront cottage situated on a level .75 acre lot with 105 ft of frontage on desirable Blackey’s Cove great for water skiing.  #nhlakesrealty 

Sandy Beach - Great Area to for water sports

Sandy Beach – Great Area to for water sports

Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with room to expand. Large dock, sandy beach , great views and not far from down town Center Harbor shops and  you can boat to restaurants around the lake.  Hiking – Golf – Ski Areas – Attractions are all close by. Listed by Bob Williams of Coldwell Banker.  

Priced under $700,000

Priced under $700,000

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Luxury Home on Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro NH for Sale

Wolfeboro New Hampshire: “Oldest Summer Resort in the US”

Lake Wentworth Stunning 5 bedroom, 6 bath lake house on Lake Wentworth with 200 feet of level frontage and a beach, plus an additional 320 feet on “The Heath”, both with docks to enjoy boating on this beautiful 3,000 acre lake. Meticulously built to the highest standards, the architect designed home exudes perfection, offering luxurious lakeside living at its best with no expense spared.

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5 Bedrooms – Level Lot – 5600 square feet of living space

Custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout, rift quarter sawn white oak floors, a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and walk-in pantry, exquisite master suite, 2 fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, 3 screened porches, elegant marble foyer, whole house audio … these are just a few of the home’s many impressive features, not to mention the professionally landscaped, gated yard and its private peninsula location with fabulous views on 2 lots of record. Built by one of the area’s most talented builders, the impeccable handcrafted quality of this outstanding lakeside home shows pride of workmanship throughout. Golf – Hiking – Ski Areas – Shopping – Attractions – Restaurants are all close by.  Listed by Carol Bush or Maxfield Real Estate  

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Crystal Clear Water with a Fabulous Sandy Beach

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Wolfeboro Luxury Estate on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Wolfeboro NH the Oldest Summer Resort in the United States, Lake Winnipesaukee 

This is a combination of two existing adjacent “Waterfront Estates”  Combining the two would give you over 13 acres of privacy and 900 feet of south western frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee just for a start. # 3 Hopewell Shores is an “Allen Vittum Classic Waterfront Home”

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Over 14,000 square feet with 29 rooms. Priced $12 Million

Built to the highest quality possible. Sweeping 180 degree views captured by the side to side covered porch or the upper deck off the family room. From the kitchen to the walk-in fireplace in the main living room to the den/office and complete & beautiful master suite you will feel the warmth and see the sweeping lake and mountain views. Plus a separate guest house and a granddaughters quarters. # 7 Hopewell Shores completes a combined incredible estate. Adding 12 acres, two slip 28′ x 51′ boathouse , a sandy beach, 3 additional residential lots and a 4 bedroom home and carriage house all on a level beautifully landscaped lot. ALL of this in Wolfeboro, private and secluded. Golf, Hiking, Shopping and Skiing at Gunstock are all close by. You can also boat to restaurants and shopping around the lake in the summer and snowmobile to the same in the winter. Listed by Randy Parker of Maxfield Real Estate. 

2 bay boat house with over 12 acres of land

2 bay boat house with over 12 acres of land

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Waterfront Home

Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Waterfront Home:  This Luxury Private Estate ( Summit ) with 125 feet of sandy shoreline has long water views out to Rattlesnake Island is at the entrance to Governors Island. You enter the home and you have a full service pub style bar off to the right and a family room to the left. The great room with fireplace adds the perfect touch for a corporate party or a family gathering.

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 Executive Estate with over 6000 square feet of living space & Sugar Sand Beach And Open Water Views to the South

The kitchen has granite countertops and high end appliances and is perfectly situated to view the lake and guests . After you catch your breath the master bedroom suite is on the first floor, you have a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on just over 1 acre of perfectly manicured level grounds. Ground level you have a family room and 2nd kitchen plus outdoor grilling area. The private beach has 125 feet of sugar sand beach and dock. Garage space, 2 car over sized attached garage plus 2 car detached garage. Spacious Areas to Entertain? This executive home includes amenities of Governors Island, including clay tennis courts. Gunstock Ski Area is 10 minutes away and some great golf courses are close by.  Visit your favorite restaurant by boat around the lake.   For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Squam River Landing, Environmentally Balance Community

Squam has a new Sustainable Living Community which balances environmental, economic and social considerations in it’s development. Sites and homes overlook Squam Lake or back into hundreds of acres of conservation land. The community will preserve the beauty of the area while minimally impacting the land. Some lots are wooded and provide privacy, others offer outstanding lake and/or mountain views.

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Squam Lake Views Select one of our plans or build a custom home

The community will be a fully recreational winter/summer fantasy land with snowmobile and snowshoeing, cvross country 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 to accommodate all needs. The Community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town beach on Little Squam which is located at the base of the development. “The Morgan” has a 1st floor master suite, finished basement and 1 car garage plus lake and mountain view views . You are located less than 2 hours to Boston and hiking, golf, shopping, restaurants and entertainment are all minutes away.  Plus you are less than 30 minutes to major ski resorts.

3 levels of luxury living

3 levels of luxury living

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Classic Log Home for Sale on Silver Lake in Madison NH

Silver Lake, Madison – 900 acre Glacial Lake  Classic Silver lake waterfront log cabin nestled in the woods on East shore drive with beautiful Lake and mountain views. Wonderful full length screen in porch to sit back and enjoy it all. Living room features a large field stone fireplace. 1st floor bedroom plus a second floor open loft that can sleep a bunch.

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Field stone Fireplace in a Rustic Log Lake Home

Log home Silver Lake Full walkout basement ideal for storage of all your lake toys. 150 feet of private shoreline on .73 acres. The  wooded shore front with boat dock has spectacular open water and mountain views. The shore bottom is sandy and clear inviting the whole family in for a swim.. Madison is located just south of Conway NH and some of the best ski areas in the state located in the Mount Washington Valley. There are plenty of hiking trails, bike trails and golf courses within minutes of this home. About 2 hours to Boston.  This is the way its use to be!!  Listed by Gerard at Costantino Real Estate LLC For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Join the Mystique of Squam Lake in a New Sustainable Community

Squam Lake, Squam River Landing:  Be part of this exciting new Sustainable Living Community which balances environmental, economic and social considerations in it’s development. Home sites overlooking and part of the Squam Watershed will preserve the beauty of the area while minimally impacting the land. Some lots are wooded and provide privacy and abut hundreds of acres of conservation land, others offer outstanding lake and/or mountain views.

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Lake View and Mountain View Lots are Still Available

The community will be 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  Full Service Marina offers day docking, boat slips, boathouses and a valet service with dry berths to accommodate all needs. The Community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town Beach on Little Squam which is located at the base of the development. Whether you’re looking for a year-round residence or a four-season home, the mountain view  and lakeview Homes  at Squam River Landing offer the perfect environment for your family.  You will be able to take advantage of our marina and 2 miles of secluded hiking trails or just relax and enjoy the scenic beauty.

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Mountain View Home with Southerly Exposure

For additional information on this home 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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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A Menu for Summer Fun in Laconia, N.H.

Laconia is the Hub for activities in the Lakes Region. With Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam and Opechee Lakes at its door steps you can reach out to the rest of the area by car or better by boat to enjoy what Laconia and the Lakes Region has to offer.   Read below what a Globe Reporter has to say.

This city in the Lakes Region grabs the spotlight (and often headlines) when it hosts Laconia Motorcycle Week, drawing hundreds of thousands of bikers to the annual nine-day event. It’s one of the largest bike rallies in the United States, and is the world’s oldest. But when the riders finally leave, and the summer season has officially begun, laid-back, lakeside Laconia is the perfect base for a family vacation. It’s bordered by four lakes — Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Opechee, Paugus Bay, and Lake Winnisquam — and home to summer cottages and condos, motels, beaches, marinas, and a bucket-load of old-fashioned fun (think: arcades, mini-golf, fishing, boat cruises, and train rides). Pack your flip-flops and bathing suits; there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy this come-as-you-are, easygoing vacation spot, less than a two-hour drive from Boston.

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Mount Washington is ready to Cruise.

STAY

If you’re looking for quiet, away-from-the-action lodging, consider Lake Opechee Inn and Spa (62 Doris Ray Court, 603-524-0111, www.opecheeinn.com, rates starting at $149), a tranquil, lakeside property, with resort-style amenities. There’s a spacious, lodge-style sitting room, billiards room, indoor pool, and full-service spa, as well as a convivial, comfy bar, and the onsite O’Steaks and Seafood restaurant is one of the finest dining spots in the region. Rooms are all individually decorated with country decor, lush linens, and gas fireplaces, and some have whirlpool tubs and private decks or terraces overlooking Lake Opechee. The family-owned Naswa Resort in the Paugus Bay area of Lake Winnipesaukee (1086 Weirs Blvd., 603-366-4341, www.naswa.com, rates starting at $89) is a perennial favorite, with accommodations to suit every style and budget, including lakeside cottages, suites, efficiencies, and motel-style rooms. The longstanding resort — it’s been open since 1935 — has more than 1,000 feet of sandy beach, and plenty of dock space if you’d like to bring a boat. Guests also have access to complimentary kayaks and paddleboats, and the friendly staff is always on hand to arrange tickets to local attractions (often at a discount), boat tours, and motorboat and jet ski rentals. For simple digs, fair prices, and a lakeside location, check out the Margate Resort (76 Lake St., 603-524-5210, www.themargate.com, rates starting at $89). The three-building complex (one is across the street and off the lake) has an indoor and outdoor pool, a private sandy beach, and a lively beach bar.

 

DINE

Tavern 27 (2075 Parade Road, 603-528-3057, www.tavern27.com, $5-$26) is a delightful surprise, and would be just as at home in Midtown Manhattan as it is in lovely Laconia. The unpretentious eatery serves American-style tapas (bigger portions, familiar ingredients), smartly prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Small plates are large enough for at least two to share and value-priced, considering the sophisticated preparation. The made-from-scratch daily pizza, open-faced bocadillos, like the mushroom and garlic or the spicy house-roasted pork served with candied onion jam, duck confit rolls with Asian ginger sauce, spicy cucumber rolls, crab cakes and haddock bites are favorites, but you can’t go wrong. Blue Bistro (at the Naswa Resort, see above, $15-$31) has an extensive menu of classic fare, from tender grilled steaks and fresh seafood to house specialties like the lobster ravioli and chicken Parmesan. We especially liked the seared scallop sliders served with crispy onions and Asian slaw and the seafood-stuffed haddock. But save room for the delicious house-made desserts. There’s also a smart and fairly-priced wine list. Live piano music sets the mood at Fratello’s Italian Grille (799 Union Ave., 603-582-2022, www.fratellos.com, $8.99-$21.99), located in a former brick bank building. Expect traditional Italian fare, like seafood fra diavolo, Italian pie, and chicken carbonara, along with steaks, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas.

 

DURING THE DAY

 

 

First thing you need to do is get on the water. The M/S Mount Washington (211 Lakeside Ave., 603-366-5531, www.cruiseNH.com adults $19-$30, children ages 5-12 $13-$15) offers 1- to 2½-hour cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, departing from Weirs Beach. There are also several themed cruises, including Sunday champagne brunch, dinner, and dancing, and sunset cruises. Hop aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad (211 Lakeside Ave., 603-745-2135, www.hoborr.com, adults $16-$18, ages 3-11 $12-$14) for a 1- or 2-hour ride along the shoreline. Lively Weirs Beach is where all the action is; grab towel space on the small swath of crescent-shaped sand, and then stroll the boardwalk, lined with souvenir shops, takeout joints, and arcades. The aptly-named Funspot (579 Endicott St., 603-366-4377, www.funspotnh.com, dubbed the largest arcade in the world, features more than 500 games ($20 for 100 tokens), a bowling center ($4), and outdoor and indoor mini-golf ($3-$5). Monkey Trunks Adventure Course (579 Endicott St., 603-367-4427,www.monkeytrunks.com, $29-$49) has 48 challenges including swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets, and four ziplines. Skip the boardwalk candy and ice cream shops and instead visit award-winning Kellerhaus (259 Endicott St. North, 603-366-4466, www.kellerhaus.com, the oldest candy and ice cream maker in New Hampshire, where you’ll find some of the best house-made chocolates and ice cream in New England, made from original family recipes. They also offer a popular make-your-own-sundae bar, and on weekends, a waffle bar breakfast buffet. Downtown is worth a peek; browse the cluster of antiques and furnishing shops; visit Belknap Mill (25 Beacon Street East, 603-524-8813, www.belknapmill.org, free), the oldest unaltered brick textile mill in the United States, with museum and art exhibits and a concert hall, and stop in the Downtown Deli (601 Main St., 603-528-1098, www.facebook.com/TheDowntownDeli?rf=115766011786519), a flea market-antiques store with an old-fashioned ice cream and deli counter.

AFTER DARK

Don’t miss the NazBar (at Naswa Resort, see above), a flip-flop friendly, sand-in-your-sandals beach bar with live music and a fun, be-happy vibe. The funky, throwback Weirs Drive-in Theater (76 Endicott St., 603-366-4723, www.weirsdrivein.com, $25 minimum price per car) is a hoot for kids and nostalgia-craving adults.Pitman’s Freight Room (96 New Salem St., 603-527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com, located downtown in a historical former freight depot, has live music, dancing, and comedy shows.

Diane Bair and Pamela Wright can be reached at bairwright@gmail.com

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

  | GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS   AUGUST 05, 2014

For additional information on vacation  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 or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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