Governor's Island Real Estate, Gilford NH

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Why is Governors Island THE best real estate on Lake Winnipesaukee?
First here is a Brief history of Governor’s Island.

No one really knows why the island was named Governor’s Island. But is was owned by Governor Wentworth by a land grant in 1772.
Eventually the Island passed through many hands until it was bought by Nathaniel Davis. Davis constructed the first Bridge to the Island, and he established a successful farming co-operative. Little remains of this settlement but it is why the Island was called Davis Island by some in the area. The Island remained in the Davis family from 1799 until 1857 where is passed through many hands until 1880 when the Island was bought by Stilson Hutchins (founder of the Washington Post). Hutchins built a Granite mansion on summit of the Island that would have had impressive views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountain ranges. The legacy of Hutchins ownership is the development of the shoreline and summit roads the remain to this day. In 1928 Governor’s Island was purchased by Clifford hayes who attempted to create a resort area similar to Bald Peak Colony Club.The mansion burned in 1934 and the venture failed in in 1935 when estate fell into foreclosure, But the stone barn was purchased from the bank by an association of the Islanders who restored it and turned it into a recreational center. Since 1960's Governor’s Island has grew steadily to over 156 homes in 1990's.
Property values have increased by over 400% over the past 50 years.
Real Estate is still a great investment on Governor’s Island as property values are still increasing, and the recent housing crisis has not effected this market. The island still is host to the Governor’s Island Club and the association is thriving.

To learn more about the Gilford NH area see the Thompson-Ames Historical Society.

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There are 13 Governor’s Island Real Estate Listings Currently For Sale


Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$10,000,000 Beds 5 Baths 10
with 360 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
THIS PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNORS ISLAND WATERFRONT HAS 360' OF SHORELINE ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE WITH A LARGE SANDY BEACH AND DOCKING FOR THREE BOATS. TASTEFUL CUSTOM FINISHES ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT THIS LOVELY ESTATE. THE GRAND FOYER WELCOMES GUESTS IN TO ENJOY THE COMFORT AND OUTSTANDING VIEWS THIS HOME HAS TO OFFER. CUSTOM STONE FIREPLACES COMPLIMENT THE FORMAL AND OPEN AREAS. THE LIVING SPACES ARE DESIGNED TO UTILIZE THE UNRIVALED VIEWS AND SUNSETS. THE STONE PATIO WITH OUTDOOR KITCHEN FOR ENTERTAINING. GENEROUS MASTER SUITES CAN BE FOUND ON EACH OF THE UPPER LEVELS, ALONG WITH THREE ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS. ENTERTAINING AREAS INCLUDE A 12-PERSON THEATER, BILLIARDS ROOM, GAME ROOM AND LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM WITH A SUMMER KITCHEN. THE LOWER LEVEL ALSO INCLUDES THE FITNESS CENTER, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA AND MASSAGE ROOM. SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE HOME ARE OF THE HIGHEST TECHNICAL QUALITY. PROPERTY ALSO HAS 9 GARAGE BAYS AND CARRIAGE HOUSE. 2HRS TO BOSTON & 4MILES TO LACONIA AIRPORT.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$4,950,000 Beds 6 Baths 8
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
GRACIOUS, TASTEFUL AND CLASSIC DESCRIBES THIS LOVELY HOME THAT SHOWS AS IF NEW. ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT WITH VIEWS, BEACH AND AMAZING DOCKING THIS CUSTOM HOME IS SPECIAL. CLASSIC WITH NANTUCKET FLAIR, THE FLOOR PLAN IS OPEN IN DESIGN WITH SOARING CEILINGS. THE EASY STYLE HAS A SPACIOUS MAIN LEVEL MASTER BEDROOM, OFFICE, PRIVATE DEN, GREAT ROOM, WONDERFUL KITCHEN AND A FABULOUS PORCH WITH FIREPLACE AND SUMMER KITCHEN. SECOND LEVEL HAS THREE EN-SUITE BEDROOMS PLUS A CHILDRENāS SUITE WHICH INCLUDES BUNK ROOM, BEDROOM, DEN AND OFFICE. THE WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES A GAME ROOM, FAMILY ROOM WITH WET BAR, WINE CELLAR, EXERCISE ROOM AND WORKSHOP. LANDSCAPING IS BEAUTIFUL WITH PERENNIAL GARDENS AND FIRE PIT. DOCKING IS AMAZING. THIS IS A FABULOUS GOVERNORāS ISLAND HOME.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,895,000 Beds 4 Baths 9
with 259 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
THIS AMAZING HOME, ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED BY DANN BATTING, IS BEING CONSTRUCTED BY TOP RATED BUILDER, JASON DROUIN. IT WILL HAVE THREE LEVELS OF LIVING AREA PLUS A DRAMATIC FOUR ROOM CARRIAGE HOUSE. IT WAS DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SWEEPING VIEWS TO MT. WASHINGTON AND THE 256 FEET WATERFRONT. OPEN AND INVITING IN DESIGN, EVERY ASPECT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED FOR SPACIOUS LIVING AND A QUALITY LIFE STYLE. EN-SUITE BEDROOMS, BONUS ROOM WITH BATH, TWO MAIN LEVEL BEDROOMS, EXERCISE AREA, THEATRE ROOM, GAME ROOM.... SOARING CEILINGS, MULTIPLE FIREPLACES, DECKS, A FOUR SEASON PORCH. THOUGHT AND CAREFUL PLANNING WENT INTO THE CUSTOM DESIGN OF THIS SPECIAL GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,995,000 Beds 4 Baths 5
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ON A PHENOMENAL 1.2 ACRE, LEVEL WATERFRONT LOT WITH GLORIOUS VIEWS THIS GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME IS SPECIAL. THERE ARE TWO FIRST LEVEL BEDROOMS, PRIVATE OFFICE, DINING AREA, EAT-IN KITCHEN AND SPACIOUS GATHERING ROOM. SECOND LEVEL HAS THREE BEDROOMS AND A LARGE AND SUN-FILLED FAMILY ROOM. WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL IS READY TO BE FINISHED TO THE TASTE OF THE BUYER. THERE'S A THREE-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE PLUS A TWO-CAR DETACHED GARAGE. IT'S ALL HERE, AND IT IS NICE!!!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,350,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 300 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
IMPRESSIVE GOVERNORS ISLAND HOME WITH LOVELY WESTERN EXPOSURE AND SUNSET VIEWS. THIS PROPERTY FEATURES A GENEROUS 300' OF WATERFRONT CONSISTING OF TWO LOTS OF RECORD. EACH LOT HAS A COVERED DOCK AND LOVELY LAWNS. THE HOME FEATURES A DREAM KITCHEN, GRAND ENTRY, 5 BEDROOMS AND INCREDIBLE LARGE WINDOWS TO DRINK IN THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,600,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
IMPRESSIVE GOVERNORS ISLAND HOME WITH LOVELY WESTERN EXPOSURE AND SUNSET VIEWS. THIS PROPERTY FEATURES A GENEROUS 150' OF PRIME WINNIPESUAKEE WATERFRONT, TWO COVERED BOATSLIPS AND BREAKWATER, MATURE LANDSCAPING. THE HOME FEATURES A DREAM KITCHEN, GRAND ENTRY, 5 BEDROOMS AND INCREDIBLE LARGE WINDOWS TO DRINK IN THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. SEE MLS 4343455 HOUSE WITH ADDITIONAL BUILDABLE LOT AT 2,350,000. THE VIRTUAL TOUR INCLUDES PHOTOS OF BOTH 158 & 164 EDGEWATER DRIVE.

Gilford NH  Land For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,300,000 Acres 1.03
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Land mls no. nneren
BEAUTIFUL WESTERN EXPOSURE WITH SANDY BEACH, U-SHAPED COVERED DOCKING, PAVED DRIVEWAY ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE PLUS ALL THE AMENITIES OF THE GOVERNOR'S ISLAND CLUB. BUILD YOUR OWN DREAM HOUSE OR PURCHASE THE ABUTTING PROPERTY (SEE MLS 4343455 FOR PRICE FOR BOTH OR MLS 4380067 FOR HOUSE ONLY) AND CREATE YOUR OWN COMPOUND....THE VIRTUAL TOUR IS FOR BOTH 158 AND 164 EDGEWATER DRIVE THE ATTACHED PHOTOS ARE OF THE SUBJECT ONLY

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,189,000 Beds 4 Baths 2
with 725 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
EAGLE ISLAND IS A 1-HOME PRIVATE ISLAND AND A LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE LANDMARK. JUST UNDER 1 ACRE AND IDEALLY LOCATED APPROX. 700 FEET OFF GOVERNORS ISLAND, IN A NO-WAKE ZONE & ACROSS FROM STONEDAM ISLAND. ONE MILE FROM THE HUSTLE/BUSTLE & LIGHTS OF WEIRS BEACH, & ONLY 7 MINUTES BY BOAT TO ALL THE SHOPS & RESTAURANTS OF MEREDITH. INCLUDED IN MEREDITH IS A COVERED BOAT SLIP WITH 2 PARKING PLACES. EAGLE HAS A COVERED 4-BOAT LIGHTED BREAKWATER CRIB DOCK. THE AUTHENTIC, CLASSIC, LARGE 10-ROOM LAKE HOUSE WITH 2 BATHS & MASTER SUITE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION & IS APPROPRIATELY FURNISHED. WITH A LARGE FIELD STONE FIREPLACE & A SANDY BEACH, 2 DECKS PLUS WATERSIDE DECK ON EAGLE ISLAND NARROWS, THERE'S ALWAYS A GREAT SPOT FOR ENJOYING WARMTH, VIEWS OR A BREEZE. ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF THE MAINLAND WITH NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM, ELECTRICITY, SATELLITE INTERNET & TV & NO NEIGHBORS. YES, SUNSETS & VIEWS IN ALL DIRECTIONS YET STILL A VERY PRIVATE PIECE OF THE PLANET; A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,150,000 Beds 4 Baths 2
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
A COMFORTABLE GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME ON A WONDERFUL LOT WITH A WESTERLY EXPOSURE, SANDY SWIMMING AND AN ENORMOUS, COVERED U-SHAPED DOCK WITH LARGE WATERSIDE PATIO. YOU WILL ENJOY PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF THE BELKNAP MOUNTAINS AND EVER CHANGING SUNSETS. WITH ITS EASY SINGLE-LEVEL LIVING THERE IS A PRIVATE MASTER SUITE PLUS THREE ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS. THE ENORMOUS DINING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE OPENS TO A WATERSIDE DECK. LIVING AREA HAS A SOARING CEILING, LOFT AND IT LEADS TO THE WATERSIDE DECK. LOWER LEVEL IS FINISHED WITH A FAMILY ROOM/GAME ROOM WITH BAR. SLIDERS LEAD TO A PRIVATE PATIO. IT IS A WONDERFUL HOME WITH GOVERNOR'S ISLAND AMENITIES OF TENNIS, BEACH, HIKING TRAILS AND CLUBHOUSE.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$695,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
IMPRESSIVE & DISTINCTIVE GOVERNORāS ISLAND HOME SITUATED ON CUL DE SAC. CULTURED STONE ACCENTS, ARCHED WINDOWS & LANDSCAPING SURROUND CIRCULAR DRIVE. VAULTED WOOD CEILINGS & HARDWOOD FLOORS; GOURMET KITCHEN; MASTER SUITE WITH DUAL WALK-IN CLOSETS, SEPARATE HIS & HERS BATH VANITIES, STEAM SHOWER & PRIVATE WATER CLOSET; DAYLIGHT BASEMENT WITH FULL LIVING AREA/BEDROOM, BATH + 2ND LAUNDRY, WORK-OUT SPACE & WORKSHOP. PRIVATE FENCED YARD WITH OPEN SPACE BEYOND & HIKING TRAILS; 2ND GARAGE. ISLAND AMENITIES FEATURE CLUB HOUSE, PRIVATE BEACH & TENNIS COURTS. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS & MORE...MAKE IT YOURS NOW!!!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$499,000 Beds 2 Baths 2
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
AN AMAZINGLY PRIVATE GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE PLUS AN ENORMOUS BARN. BEAUTIFULLY AND TASTEFULLY UPDATED AND MAINTAINED, THIS TWO BEDROOM HOME IS TRULY SPECIAL. THERE'S A WONDERFUL PORCH AND A SPACIOUS DECK. LIVING ROOM IS SPACIOUS WITH A LARGE FIREPLACE. THERE ARE TWO BEDROOMS PLUS AN UPDATED KITCHEN AND SPACIOUS DINING AREA. OFF THE FOUR SEASON PORCH IS THE LAUNDRY AREA/OFFICE AREA. THE BARN HAS THREE STORIES. LOWER LEVEL IS PERFECT FOR CAR OR BOAT STORAGE. MAIN LEVEL IS FINISHED WITH PINE WALLS AND CEILING, AND IT HAS A WOOD STOVE. SECOND LEVEL IS OPEN AND IS PERFECT FOR STORAGE OR A GAME ROOM. IT IS A WONDERFUL STRUCTURE. THERE IS A HUGE YARD, AND THE LOCATION IS PRIME. IT IS JUST A SHORT WALK TO THE COMMUNITY BEACH, PLAYGROUND AND TENNIS COURTS. THIS IS A FANTASTIC PROPERTY!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$399,000 Beds 3 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
THIS GOVERNORāS ISLAND HOME IS SPACIOUS AND IS ON A WONDERFUL, LEVEL LOT. THE MAIN LEVEL IS FUN-FILLED AND SPACIOUS. THE KITCHEN IS WELL APPOINTED AND IS OPEN TO THE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS. SLIDERS OPEN TO A LARGE WRAP-AROUND DECK. MAIN LEVEL DEN HAS TASTEFUL BUILT-INS AND A WOOD STOVE. THERE ARE THREE LARGE EN-SUITE BEDROOMS ON THE SECOND LEVEL PLUS A CONVENIENT LAUNDRY ROOM. THE FINISHED THIRD LEVEL IS PERFECT FOR OVERFLOW GUESTS, EXERCISE OR RECREATION. THE ATTACHED THREE CAR GARAGE HAS AN ENORMOUS, HEATED BONUS ROOM ABOVE. OPTIONS FOR USE ARE UNLIMITED. THE HOME IS JUST MINUTES FROM THE GOVERNORāS ISLAND COMMUNITY BEACH WITH TENNIS AND CLUBHOUSE. IT IS A WONDERFUL HOME.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$369,000 Beds 3 Baths 2
with Town Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, VIEWS OF SANDERS BAY, GOVERNORS ISLAND, MEREDITH BAY AND THE MOUNTAINS BEYOND ARE ONLY PART OF WHAT THIS PROPERTY HAS TO OFFER. THIS 1900 SQUARE FOOT CONTEMPORARY HOME HAS BEEN CONTINUALLY UPDATED IN RECENT YEARS. THE PROPERTY OFFERS COMPLETE PRIVACY, NEW STAINLESS KITCHEN APPLIANCES, FOUR SEASON SUN ROOM AND DECKS FOCUSED ON THE FABULOUS VIEWS OF THE WEST. MASTER SUITE WITH ITS OWN BALCONY ALONG WITH TWO OTHER GUEST BEDROOMS. THE ENTIRE PROPERTY HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS.
 
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