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 4 Governor’s Island Real Estate Listings Currently For Sale


Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$9,500,000 Beds 5 Baths 10
with 360 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A remarkable home on a sensational lot with sandy beach and an enormous, covered dock for three boats. Enjoy picturesque sunsets and added outdoor living space from the sweeping, enclosed, stone patio with fireplace. This home was architecturally designed and custom built with unmatched detail and quality. Sophisticated, state of the art systems are easily monitored and controlled by your personal computer. The theater has custom seating and sound. The billiards room with curved walls and fireplace area is a gentleman's dream. The private gym rivals the finest health club. The Master Suite is luxurious and spacious, and the Great Room overlooks the manicured lawn and gardens toward picturesque lake and mountain views. The walkout lower level includes a summer kitchen, family room, game room and spa. With a carriage home and nine garages, this is the Ultimate Lake Home!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$5,995,000 Beds 8 Baths 13
with 566 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A Family Compound that surpasses excellence. Experience wonderful sunrises, sun-filled days and the ever-changing, magnificent sunsets at this estate that is on a rare, beautiful point of land. Built in 2007 this four bedroom main home has over 5400Sf of outstanding living space plus a four bedroom guest home with over 3400sf of fabulous living space. Outstanding docking, sandy beach, incredible views, level lot, patios, two homes, two lots with 566 feet of crystal clear waterfront. This is a rare find. You will be impressed by the privacy, style and amenities. Elevator, wine cellar, billiard room, fabulous baths, private bedroom suites, exercise room, post and beam porches with fireplace, five garages are just a sampling of the amenities at this impressive property. The LOT is LEVEL! The PRIVACY is AMAZING! The LOCATION is PRIME. THIS IS A PRIZE in an outstanding community. Rooms and square footage are for both homes

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,495,000 Beds 3 Baths 7
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This stunning home has been totally designed and reconstructed to perfection. With a SW exposure, the sun streams throughout the three levels. A detached bunk house is perfect for guests. Step inside, and you will be impressed with the open style design and walls of windows. A Great Room with fireplace includes a chefís kitchen, spacious dining area and a den which is surrounded by enormous custom windows. The walk-in Butlerís Pantry provided convenient storage and work area. The office is convenient and private. The Master Bedroom is spacious and has a spa-like bath and double walk-in closets. There is also a second main level en-suite bedroom. The second level includes three en-suite bedrooms, library and bonus room. The lower level has a summer kitchen, wine room, game room, pub and family room. Walk out to stone patios surrounding the home that are perfect for enjoying the picturesque sunsets that are beautiful and change each day. The double covered dock will accommodate two 30 foot boats plus jet skis. Governorís Island amenities are impressive and include beach, clubhouse, tennis, pickle ball, volley ball, basketball, playground and hiking trails. The home is part of a special community.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$425,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Governors Island Colony! This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2,400 square foot home is nestled in the heart of GIC. The second floor features an open floor plan including a large living room next to a family room with a cathedral ceiling, beautiful stone fireplace, hardwood floors and adjacent kitchen. Great for entertaining and hosting a large family. The master suite boasts a full bathroom and slider to a deck overlooking a beautiful backyard with garden and patio. There's a full bath, 2 bedrooms and a parlor on the first floor as well as an attached 1 car garage. More vehicles and more guests? No problem...There is a detached 2 car garage with guest room above. Governors Island offers 3 sandy beaches, a boat launch, playground, tennis courts, pickleball court and a stunning new multi-million dollar club house. Come check out all this home and association has to offer!
 
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