Merrymeeting Lake: Rare Level 2 Acre lot with Waterfront Home for Sale

Merrymeeting Lake: Rare Level 2 Acre lot with Waterfront Home for Sale

New Durham NH Choice Private location on Crystal Clear 1200 acre Merrymeeting. Entry is from a private wooded drive to a level 2 acre lot with 225 feet of shoreline with views and sandy bottom swimming. 3 bedrooms with 1 full bath, additional sleeping on the second floor with bath. Kitchen open to a huge deck for grilling and entertaining with screened porch for evening relaxation. This seasonal home needs some updates but you will not find a better location on the lake. Westerly exposure for all day sun and deep water docking. Walkout full basement with garage door. New Heating System!  Merrymeeting Lake is located less than 2 hours to Boston and just a short ride to Wolfeboro, Alton, Gunstock Ski Resort with Ziplines  for entertainment. Hiking – Golf – Tennis – Biking – Snowmobiling are all close by. 

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2 Acres – 4 Bedrooms – 2 baths – level lot – $435,000             Call Today!

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.

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May 20, 2015

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Grouse Point Condo for Sale in Meredith NH, Check it out.

Grouse Point Condo for Sale in Meredith NH, Check it out.

One of the finest town homes available within the Grouse Point community. The home was just recently renovated and remodeled with a great attention to detail. The kitchen remodel included leather finished granite countertops, hammered copper sinks, stainless steel appliances and travertine tile backsplash. Other new enhancements include hardwood flooring, completely renovated baths including a master bath with walk-in tiled shower with river rock floor. The first floor bath vanity was designed for the home and built on site. You have two working wood fireplaces, large wrap round deck with views of the pond and finished lower level family room with a walk out to a large screen porch. The garage features a single bay for cars and a separate bay for golf carts. The Grouse Point club offers a clubhouse with indoor heated pool and work out room, 3 beautiful sugar sand beaches on Lake Winnipesaukee, yacht club and tennis courts. Located only 5 minutes from downtown Meredith. Less than 2 hours to Boston and the major ski areas are less than 40 minutes away.  Listed by Brian Neidhardt of Four Seasons Sothebys International Realty

3 bedrooms - 3 baths - full clubhouse - beach - $450,000

3 bedrooms – 3 baths – full clubhouse – beach – $450,000

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.

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Newfound Lake Condo for Sale at the Ledges !

Newfound Lake Condo for Sale at the Ledges !

Live at Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest water bodies in the United States. This 4000+ acre waterbody is the perfect place to swim, boat and fish. When not on the water you will enjoy hiking and biking in the summer and skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing during the winter. The Ledges is a well regarded, well managed community professionally maintained year round for your enjoyment. This large 3 BDRM move in ready unit is loaded with extras. You must see this unit if you are looking at the Ledges. It is immaculate with a comfortable flowing floor plan. The 2nd floor is home to a private Master and Bath. The main level is open concept with beautifully applianced kitchen, dining and fireplaced livingroom. An enclosed porch and open deck overlook the water, The lower level houses 2 large BDRM’s with full bath and unique den/extra room. This is the perfect place to entertain. Pool, Tennis Courts and Clubhouse in addition to huge sandy beachfront. Easy to show

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Newfound Lake 3 bedroom 3 bath condo with sandy beach $335,000

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.

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Shopping for A Lake Home on a Beer Budget

Shopping for A Lake Home on a Beer Budget

Purchase a Dock on the Lake of your Choice is Step 1.

Purchase a Dock on the Lake of your Choice is Step 1.

The perfect lake home scenario is  3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, level 1 acre lot, deep water dock with a sandy beach facing westerly for all day sun and sunsets.  If your looking for that home on any of the larger lakes, Winnipesaukee, Squam, Sunapee, Winnisquam, Ossipee, Newfound, Merrymeeting, Wentworth, or Waukewan prices for a 3 bedroom year round camp starts at $550,000 and go steeply up from there. 

What about a newer home with shared access to a private beach on a lake of your choice. You can readily find a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a garage for $350,000 range.  The tough part is finding that home with a dock for your boat.

Step 2 a home close to the lake with private beach access.

Step 2 a home close to the lake with private beach access.

The problem is we all want everything now. For those willing to wait there is a wonderful option to enjoy the lake now on a beer budget. An owned boat slip.  Take the hassle out of trailering your boat and purchase a slip.

Steps to waterfront success. 

1. Purchase your boat. Possibly a Boat large enough to overnight on. 

2. Find a lake you enjoy and buy a slip you can enjoy with your family.

3. Buy a home within a short drive of the dock you own.

4. Sell the dock and the home and purchase a waterfront home of your dreams.

6. Another option here is to buy the home with private beach access, the dock and the boat and start the fun right away.  

Your lake access home will be the perfect to enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and all summer sports on the water to hiking and golfing.

This process may not happen overnight but you can enjoy the lake and build family memories or you can sit at home and dream. The time to act is now!      

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Your Final Goal is to Find a home on the Water with a sandy beach.

For 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 or docks in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Building Continues at Squam River Landing Energy Star Community

Building Continues at Squam River Landing

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Squam River Landing Model Home

The Energy Star Model home is ready to view,  2 foundations are ready to go and 2 homes are nearing completion. 

If you are not familiar with this exciting new Squam Lake Community you are missing out.  The community balances environmental, economic and social considerations in its development. Homesites 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 900 acres of conservation land; others are built on the ridge line offering outstanding lake and/or mountain views.

2015-05-12 23.16.59The community is a fully recreational winter/summer fantasyland with snowmobile and snowshoeing/ hiking trails throughout the acreage. The homes have access to Squam Lake through the affiliate-owned Riveredge Marina. The marina offers day docking, boat slips, boathouses, and a valet rack service with dry berths.  You can spend the morning fishing for Landlock Salmon and the afternoon water skiing or at the beach. Don’t forget my favorite attraction, Squam Lakes Science Center.   

Almost Complete with Mountain Views

Almost Complete with Mountain Views

Surrounding the community you will find Hiking trails – Golf Courses – Major Ski Resorts – Shopping – Restaurants by boat or car – Tennis – Holderness School and Plymouth State University – Hospital –  Boston Airport is less than 2 hours – These features round out the perfect setting for a vacation or retirement home. 

For additional information on Squam lake Real Estate 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 Squam River Landing opportunities  www.nhlakesrealty.com.

Home should be complete shortly

Home should be complete shortly

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Lavish Lake Winnipesaukee Estate with 2 Bay Boathouse – Alton NH

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Luxury 9 Bedroom Estate on the Alton Wolfeboro line. Winnipesaukee

Unique Lake Winnipesaukee Estate with vast panoramic vistas, over broad open water with distant mountain views and spectacular and ever changing sunsets. 2 waterfront lots of record, 3.1 acres, and 342′ of waterfront. Property also includes a 2 bay 1600 sq ft boathouse, built in 2004, containing two 30′ slips, as well as external dock and breakwater. Everything you would expect to find in a quality property-details,space,high end appliances and fixtures-plus an elevator. Conveniently located between Alton and Wolfeboro.   The home features nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms with over 8600 square feet of living space.  Golf – Hiking – Shopping – Attractions – Restaurants by boat or car – Hospital are all close by.  Boston and Manchester Airports are less than 2 hours.  Listed by Prudential Spencer-Hughes Real Estate.   Jodi Hughes.

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This is What An Evening Should Look like at the lake

For additional information on this lake home or other  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.

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Private Executive home on Lake Winnipesaukee: Grouse Point Community

Grouse Point 4 Bedroom home priced under $1 million - Gated Community

Grouse Point 4 Bedroom home priced under $1 million – Gated Community

Meredith NH.  Lake Winnipesaukee Private Executive home in Gated Grouse Point Community.  Sited near the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee with lake and mountain views. This is a pristine home with a new high end kitchen with all the bells and whistles. 6 burner gas top with convection oven, wine fridge and huge granite island for sitting or as kitchen work area. The sun porch is a gift of pleasure. It has whimsical feeling.  Four very large bedrooms, fireplaces (2 gas), full dining room. Immense lower level family room. Generator hook up, perimeter lighting, new high efficiency furnace. All this plus the numerous Grouse Point amenities. Three lovely beaches, stunning clubhouse with function room, kitchen, workout room and huge deck. There are also tennis courts, basketball and tiny tot playground. Private gated community. This development is close to major ski resorts, shopping, hiking, biking trails and minutes to Exit 23 on Interstate 93.   Listed by Ruth and Brian Neidhart of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

3 sandy beaches - docks - clubhouse - tennis - close to major ski areas and town

3 sandy beaches – docks – clubhouse – tennis – close to major ski areas and town

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

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Cottage on Hermit Lake in Sanbornton NH for Sale

Open Floor Plan with Screen Porch and Deck

Open Floor Plan with Screen Porch and Deck

Sanbornton NH,   Hermit  Lakefront Turnkey Cottage, peaceful, impeccably maintained waterfront cottage. This family has finally agreed to share the memories after 21 years of ownership. Sandy beach, level lot, huge screen porch. 3 good sized bedrooms, large modern kitchen with great room concept. I could go on and on raving about this perfect cottage, or you could just come see it for yourself! I have seen a lot of cottages, and this one really impressed me. You will not be disappointed! Hiking – Shopping – Major Ski Areas – Golf all less than a 25 minute drive. Listed by Paula Hinckley.

3 Bedroom Seasonal Cottage - Under $240,000

3 Bedroom Seasonal Cottage – Under $240,000

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.

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High-Profile Speaks Sustainable Living with Barry Gaw of Squam River Landing and Sippican Partners, LLC

Recently, High-Profile Magazine  sat down with Barry Gaw of Squam River Landing and Sippican Partners, LLC to discuss sustainability from a personal to a professional standpoint.

HP: With a long career in real estate and development throughout New England, what sparked your interest in building a sustainable community in New Hampshire’s Lakes region?

BG: Growing up, my family had a summer camp on Big Squam Lake with many great memories built here. As I grew professionally, my career advanced developing real estate projects of many types throughout New England and New York City. In the early 2000s I built a house in neighboring Holderness, N.H. with one of the best friends a person could ever have. Before he passed away, he helped teach me the importance of family and having a rewarding home-life outside of work. I left a project in New York and moved to the lake. I never intended to stay here or work here. Years later, our company is focused on developing real estate projects that benefit people and place, socially, environmentally, and economically.

HP: Sustainability is a popular topic these days. How is Squam River Landing different from other residential projects in the area and region?

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BG: Squam River Landing provides energy-efficient housing options for the many generations of Squam Lake families who have been, or are now being, priced off the lakefront. Through its affiliate and social center, RiverEdge Marina, we employ 16 to 20 people and service over 1,100 clients.

We are also an active member of the greater community, involved with adaptive sports, kids at risk programs, conservation groups, economic development, and local community revitalization.

From an economic standpoint, the project will increase the town of Ashland’s assessed value by over 20% when fully built-out, and significantly increase property tax collections. We will also create or preserve 20 permanent jobs by allowing RiverEdge Marina to maintain and expand its workforce while creating over 5,000 short-term development and construction jobs.

Environmentally, the master plan combines elements of a cluster plan within a conservation development, balancing built density with preserved land. The development is located on buildable areas of the land, with the surrounding land dedicated to open space. By condensing buildable area, on a site where water and sewer is available, overall land sprawl is mitigated. The community covenants will manage the health and selective clearing of the woodlands and the development alleviates the impact of storm water runoff caused by logging in the 1990s. Additionally, Design Review Covenants manage site development, architecture, view corridors, and wildlife paths.

All home design and construction methods are Energy Star compliant; LEED and NAHB Green eligible, and ‘sensible green’ — managing costs and benefits for land and end user.

Designs are energy-efficient, conserve water usage, and use local resources.

HP: What are some of the key green components or practices of the Squam River Landing project that contribute to the overall sustainability and active lifestyle at the community?

BG: In designing the land plan, we started by surveying all of the key natural features, slopes, rock ledges, specimen trees, view corridors, wildlife paths — then we began to lay out areas that could accept homes while minimizing the disturbance to the land. Once we identified the home sites, we then designed the road system and overall land plan.

The size of a home, and the design-construction of its building envelope matter more than all of the green components combined. We use higher ceilings, larger windows strategically placed, and open floor plans. We insulate the exterior envelope from the top of the ridge to underneath the basement slab.

After these primary objectives are settled, all of the other green components are additive, including geothermal heating and cooling systems, reclaimed materials, and locally sourced products.

HP: How do your sustainable building practices contribute into the overall conservation mindset of the greater Squam Lakes region?

BG: We are working to be leaders in our community to help teach, lead, guide, and educate others how to design, build, and live in ways that cost less, use less, and give back. Our goal is to re-use an area’s attributes, rather than dismantle them.

HP: With increased interest in your community, do you see Squam River Landing as part of a larger national trend towards right-sized homes and sustainable living?

BG: Very much so. Our lead activity is coming from all over the country. Some of the common threads are people searching for quality-of-life places to live where their family and friends can come together. We have strong interest from those who may rent in the city and buy a home here, telecommuters, people selling the big home in the suburbs and buying two smaller homes, and those leaving the high-stress job in the city to start their own home-based consulting business.

About Squam River Landing

Squam River Landing is a thoughtfully planned community of sustainable homes carefully crafted and inspired by the heritage of the Squam Lakes. The architecture of these homes reflects lakeshore camps of days past, while using today’s sustainable design features. These homes will use less energy, less water and natural resources, reduce waste of resources, while creating a healthier, comforting home and less impact of the environment.

The project includes access to Squam Lake through Riverdge Marina, where families and friends come together to enjoy all the lake has to offer. The property is located in the heart of New Hampshire’s lake region and at the foothills of the White Mountains. The property offers expansive views of Little Squam Lake, the Squam River, and several mountain ranges.

Learn more at www.squamlanding.com

About Sippican Partners Construction

Sippican Partners Construction, LLC staff includes LEED AP and NAHB Certified Green Professionals to help clients balance their needs, desires, and budget with the right level of green building to provide them with an efficient, sustainable, comfortable home they can afford.

As a preferred builder at Squam River Landing, Sippican Construction is proud to be an integral part of a development that recently won awards from the International Property Awards in two categories: Leisure Development and Mixed Use Development.

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On of the new homes with breath taking views ready for occupancy this spring

For additional information Squam River Landing  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 the community in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com. 

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Guidelines for Boat Washing, Splish-Splash Your Boat Needs a Bath!

Splish-Splash Your Boat Needs a Bath!

The arrival of spring and ice out has many boat owners eager to dust off that gem and get out on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds. For some, that means spring cleaning before the maiden voyage. Is so, just follow these trusty tips to ensure a squeaky clean result! But first, let’s review some important information so you understand what responsibilities come with boat washing.

Surface water discharges are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES). DES’s authority to enforce discharges into state waters is provided for in the following RSA: 485-A:13

  1. (a) “It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to discharge or dispose of any sewage or waste [wash water, antifreeze and detergents] to the surface water or groundwater of the state without first obtaining a written permit from the department of environmental services …”

This means that boat owners and marina facilities need to take precautions to make sure soaps, cleansers and wastewater aren’t dumped into lakes and rivers, or into the ground (unless a discharge permit has been obtained). Let’s face it, you don’t want to drink or swim in it and neither do the wildlife that call these places home!

Boat Washing – In the Water

This is NOT the recommended method. Please remove your boat from the water prior to washing. Remember, no wastewater can enter surface waters.

Boat Washing – On Land

The recommended method, and likely the most popular among boaters.

  • Call around to local marinas to see if they have a designated wash station (with proper permits) that allows boat owners to wash their own boats. If possible, bring your boat to one of these facilities.
  • Do not wash your boat close to surface waters or on the boat ramp. Remember no wastewater can be discharged to surface waters!
  • If washing your boat on your lake front property, move the boat away from the water and to a permeable surface such as grass or gravel.
  • If washing your boat on a hard surface, direct wastewater to a vegetated area and away from storm drains or surface waters.
  • Use a spray wash that does not require a water rinse and wipe up with old rags, towels, cloths, or sponge.
  • if you use soap and water, use only phosphate free soaps and apply with a sponge. Wipe off with an absorbent product instead of rinsing with water onto the ground. Extract any waste water into a wash bucket. Properly dispose of wash water.
  • Wash boat interiors like you wash your kitchen floor – with a bucket and sponge. Properly dispose of wash water.

Boat Washing – Recommended Products

The most natural cleanser to use would be water and some elbow grease. Other natural cleansers include baking soda, borax, and lemon juice. Use natural cleansers in place of solvent-based cleansers, but use in moderation. Otherwise, try to use biodegradable, non-toxic, and phosphate free cleansers if available. If you’re unsure if a certain product might have negative environmental impacts, contact DES at (603) 271-2858. Visit the DES Pollution Prevention Program for additional boat washing resources available to educate boat owners and marina facilities. Congratulations, your boat, and surface waters are clean!

Boat PictureFor  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.

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