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 15 Governor’s Island Real Estate Listings Currently For Sale


Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$10,500,000 Beds 6 Baths 10
with 290 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
WITH SENSATIONAL LOT & STUNNING VIEWS THIS ESTATE HOME WAS DESIGNED & CONSTRUCTED WITH REMARKABLE QUALITY & FLAIR. SIX BEDROOM SUITES INCLUDE A FABULOUS CHILDREN'S WING. THE LIBRARY IS IMPRESSIVE. FOUR FIREPLACES, A HEATED DRIVEWAY, CONSERVATORY, HOBBY ROOM, SPA, HOME THEATER AND A COMPUTERIZED GOLF ROOM ARE AMENITIES THAT COMPLETE A LUXURIOUS LIFE STYLE. LANDSCAPING IS LUSH WITH A PUTTING GREEN. THE STONE PATIOS ARE IMPRESSIVE. THE GAZEBO AT WATER'S EDGE IS IDEAL FOR SUMMER EVENING DINNERS. THE DOCK IS OVERSIZED AND WILL ACCOMMODATE MULTIPLE BOATS. A THREE ROOM CARRIAGE HOME IS PERFECT FOR GUESTS OR AN EXTENDED FAMILY. GARAGES ARE FOR FIVE VEHICLES. THERE'S A WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR FOR ADDED SECURITY AND AN ADDITIONAL 1.66 ACRE LOT FOR PRIVACY.

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
$6,888,000 Beds 6 Baths 8
with 270 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOMES ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. SWEEPING VIEWS WITH 270 FT WATERFRONT, A SANDY BEACH, A DOUBLE U-SHAPED DOCK WITH A CANOPY AND SPACIOUS WATERSIDE DECKING ADD TO OUTDOOR FUN. THE HOME IS UNDERSTATED IN DESIGN AND BUILT WITH PHENOMENAL QUALITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. FINISHED ON THREE LEVELS WITH A SPACIOUS MAIN LEVEL MASTER SUITE, DUAL OFFICES AND A PHENOMENAL GREAT ROOM, THIS HOME IS CLEARLY FOR THE MOST DISCERNING BUYER. FIVE SECOND LEVEL EN-SUITE BEDROOMS ARE SPACIOUS AND HAVE LOVELY VIEWS. THE LOWER LEVEL IS FINISHED WITH A PUB ROOM, GAME ROOM, EXERCISE ROOM AND WORKSHOP. IT IS STATELY AND IMPRESSIVE AND WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

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
$2,795,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 300 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ENJOY ALL DAY SUN AND GLORIOUS SUNSETS AT THIS SWEEPING, FOUR BEDROOM HOME. ENJOY THE ROLLING LAWNS, SANDY BEACH, PHENOMENAL COVERED DOCKING FOR MANY BOATS PLUS ATTACHED AND DETACHED GARAGES. THE 300 FEET WATERFRONT INCLUDES TWO CONTIGUOUS LOTS. MAIN HOME IS ON ONE. CARRIAGE HOME OR GUEST HOME CAN BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE OTHER, IF DESIRED.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,695,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
IT'S NEW, AND IT SHINES! AN EXTRAORDINARILY EFFICIENT HOME WITH LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION, THIS REMARKABLE HOME IS STRIKING. THE OPEN CONCEPT MAIN LEVEL GREAT ROOM HAS SOARING CEILINGS, WOOD FLOORING, WALLS OF GLASS AND SLIDERS TO A SWEEPING DECK. WITH A MAIN LEVEL BEDROOM SUITE AND PRIVATE OFFICE, SINGLE LEVEL LIVING IS EASY. SECOND LEVEL INCLUDES THREE EN-SUITE BEDROOMS PLUS AN ENORMOUS BONUS ROOM/MEDIA ROOM. WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL IS SUN-FILLED AND INCLUDES AN IMPRESSIVE GAME ROOM, FAMILY ROOM, SUMMER KITCHEN AND SECOND DINING AREA. THE LOT IS LEVEL AND HAS WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS AND A BEACH. LANDSCAPING HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED AND INSTALLED. WATERFRONT IMPROVEMENTS ARE AMPLE. WITH MEANDERING WALLS, LUSH SOD AND GARDENS THE OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ARE PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING AND FAMILY FUN. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL, NEW HOME WITH GOVERNOR'S ISLAND CLUB AMENITIES. THREE BEDROOM SEPTIC SYSTEM.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,595,000 Beds 4 Baths 8
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
STUNNING IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE THIS GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME WITH AMAZING SUNSETS AND A NATURAL SANDY BEACH. THE QUALITY WITH WHICH THIS HOME HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED IS UNMATCHED. ADIRONDACK IN DESIGN WITH CRAFTSMAN DETAIL THROUGHOUT IS WELCOMING AND WARM. CHERRY FLOORING SHINES. THE SPACIOUS KITCHEN IS IMPRESSIVE. A GREAT ROOM WITH STONE FIREPLACE HAS FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS AND OPENS TO A SPACIOUS DECK WITH BOTH OPEN SPACE AND A PROTECTED COVERED AREA. THE ELEVATOR ACCESSES ALL THREE LEVELS FROM THE SECOND LEVEL MASTER SUITE AND GUEST ROOM TO THE LOWER LEVEL GAME ROOM WITH WET BAR AND FIREPLACE AND ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS. PATIOS, PERENNIAL GARDENS, ENORMOUS COVERED DOCK, BEACH COMPLEMENT THIS WONDERFUL HOME. A STUDIO CAN BE ACCESSED BY A PRIVATE ENTRANCE OR FROM THE MAIN LIVING AREA. THE WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR AND ALARM PROVIDE ADDED SECURITY. THE EFFICIENCY WITH WHICH THIS HOME OPERATES IS PHENOMENAL. THIS IS TRULY AN AMAZING HOME!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,195,000 Beds 3 Baths 4
with 130 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP IS CLEARLY EVIDENT AT THIS FABULOUS, CUSTOM TIMBERPEG POST AND BEAM HOME ON A LEVEL LOT WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS, SANDY BEACH AND PERENNIAL GARDENS. BUILT WITH PRIDE AND OUTSTANDING QUALITY WITH AMENITIES AND UPGRADES FOUND ONLY IN THE FINEST CUSTOM BUILT HOMES, THIS PROPERTY IS CLEARLY ABOVE THE NORM. THE FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH CUSTOM CABINETRY, VIKING APPLIANCES AND WET BAR IS SUN-FILLED AND APPEALING. PHENOMENAL SUMMER KITCHEN HAS LYNX GRILL AND APPLIANCES. THE OVERSIZED GARAGE IS WELL OUTFITTED AND BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED. TWO INDEPENDENT HEATING SYSTEMS, GENERATOR, ALARM, IRRIGATION'THERE IS TRULY NOTHING NEEDED AT THIS STUNNING HOME. CLUB AMENITIES INCLUDE TENNIS, CLUBHOUSE, ACREAGE.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,950,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
STEP INSIDE, AND YOU WILL BE INSTANTLY IMPRESSED WITH THE CHARM AND PRIVACY OF THIS GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME. BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED AND EXPANDED WITH A TASTEFUL ADDITION, THIS HOME IS SPACIOUS AND SPECIAL. ENJOY THE WONDERFUL GARDENS, PATIOS, DECKS AND PORCH THAT SURROUND THIS HOME. WATERFRONT HAS A SPACIOUS DECK WITH A U-SHAPED DOCK AND JETTY. SUNSET ARE PHENOMENAL. THE SECOND LEVEL MASTER BEDROOM IS SPACIOUS AND ENJOYS LOVELY LAKE VIEWS. SECOND LEVEL ALSO INCLUDES A LOFT AND AN EN-SUITE BEDROOM. LOWER LEVEL HAS AN EN-SUITE BEDROOM, A MEDIA ROOM AND A GAME ROOM. THE SWEEPING MAIN LEVEL INCLUDES TWO BEDROOMS, A WONDERFUL KITCHEN THAT OPENS TO A FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, A DINING ROOM, AND A LIVING ROOM WITH SOARING CEILING, VIEWS AND A STONE FIREPLACE. THIS HOME HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED AND TASTEFULLY FINISHED.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,499,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with 155 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
STEP INTO THIS OUTSTANDING HOME AND RELAX. WORKMANSHIP IS SUPERB. DETAIL AND EASY FLOORPLAN ARE SURE TO IMPRESS. LARGE WINDOWS AND WATERSIDE PORCH ARE PERFECT TO ENJOY FABULOUS SUNSETS. THE FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM SUITE PLUS THE TWO SECOND LEVEL BEDROOMS ARE SPACIOUS AND HAVE WATER VIEWS. THE LOT IS BEAUTIFUL WITH GREAT LANDSCAPING AND COVERED DOUBLE DOCK PLUS A THIRD DOCK. THE FOUR CAR GARAGE PROVIDES AMPLE STORAGE PLUS ROOM FOR BOATS AND CARS. LARGE DECKS AND PATIOS ARE PERFECT FOR ENJOYING THE EVER CHANGING SUNSETS. A BEAUTIFUL GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,395,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with 115 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ON A SUN-FILLED LOT W/VIEWS OF THE BELKNAP MOUNTAINS, THIS WELL DESIGNED HOME SHOWS LIKE NEW. THE 1ST FLOOR BEDROOM SUITE LEADS TO WATERSIDE DECK. A SPACIOUS GREAT ROOM W/FIREPLACE & BUILT-INS HAS OVERSIZED WINDOWS & GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS. 2ND LEVEL INCLUDES BEDROOMS, BONUS ROOM & LOFT. LOWER LEVEL FINISH INCLUDES FAMILY ROOM W/FP & GUEST BEDROOM. NICE!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,169,000 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 GOVERNOR'S 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  Land For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,000,000 Acres 0.76
with 106 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Land mls no. nneren
A GENTLY SLOPING LOT WITH DRAMATIC VIEWS, GORGEOUS, NATURAL SANDY BEACH AND A U-SHAPED DOCK. A LOT AS LOVELY AS THIS IS A RARITY! GOVERNOR'S ISLAND AMENITIES OF TENNIS, CLUBHOUSE AND COMMUNITY BEACH ARE JUST STEPS AWAY. SELLER RETAINS THE RIGHT TO APPROVAL THE SITING OF NEW HOME ON THE LOT. SUBJECT TO DE-MERGER.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$719,900 Beds 5 Baths 4
with 43 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
3 WATERFRONT LIVING UNITS ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE / A UNIQUE FAMILY OPPORTUNITY . 43' OF BEAUTIFUL SANDY BEACH ON THE QUIET SIDE OF THE BIG LAKE WITH AN OVERSIZED DOCK FOR MULTIPLE BOATS AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFTS . PRIVATE QUARTERS ON ALL 3 LEVELS . PERFECT PLACE FOR FAMILY VACATIONS WITH A SHALLOW BEACH AREA FOR THE CHILDREN . SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS FROM BOTH LIVINGROOMS OVERLOOKING GOVERNORS ISLAND , GOVERNORS ISLAND BRIDGE AND THE OSSIPEE MOUNTAIN RANGE . IF FAMILY MEMORIES , QUIET EVENINGS AND POTENTIAL INCOME ( IF DESIRED ) IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR , THIS IS YOUR PROPERTY .

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$386,900 Beds 3 Baths 2
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
SUN STREAMS THROUGH THIS TASTEFUL HOME WITH AN OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN. GREAT ROOM WITH FIREPLACE HAS WALLS OF GLASS AND A SPACIOUS EATING AREA. KITCHEN IS WELL APPOINTED. THERE ARE TWO MAIN LEVEL BEDROOMS AND A WONDERFUL AND SPACIOUS SECOND LEVEL MASTER SUITE WITH SITTING AREA, PRIVATE DECK AND LARGE BATH. WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL HAS DAYLIGHT WINDOWS AND FRENCH DOOR LEADING TO A WONDERFUL REAR YARD. THIS SUPER GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME IS JUST A SHORT WALK TO CLUB AMENITIES OF BEACH, TENNIS, CLUBHOUSE AND PICNIC AREA PLUS ACRES OF COMMON LAND FOR HIKING AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING.
 
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