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 9 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
$4,395,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 300 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ON A SUNNY 1.6 ACRE LOT W/300 FT OF SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT THIS 7900SF RESIDENCE HAS BEEN DESIGNED & BUILT W/EVERY ATTENTION TO DETAIL. AMENITIES INCLUDE SANDY BEACH, PATIOS, DOCKING FOR 5 BOATS INCLUDING BOATHOUSE & 7 CAR GARAGE. THREE LEVELS OF LUXURIOUS LIVING W/SPACIOUS 1ST FL BEDROOM SUITE. A FABULOUS GOVERNORS ISLAND ADIRONDACK STYLE HOME

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
$1,150,000 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
$999,000 Beds 4 Baths 2
with 725 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
EAGLE ISLAND, GILFORD - EAGLE ISLAND IS A PRIVATE, ONE HOME ISLAND, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE LAKES REGION DIRECTLY OFF GOVERNORS ISLAND. LESS THAN 10 MINUTES TO MEREDITH'S SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS BY BOAT AND LOCATED CENTRALLY ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. THE SUN SHINES ALL DAY ON EAGLE ISLAND; SUN RISE OR SUNSET YOU GET IT ALL. IF YOU LIKE THE OPTION OF HAVING PRIVACY AND ACTIVITY ā EAGLE ISLAND OFFERS BOTH. A NO WAKE ZONE SURROUNDS THE ISLAND MAKING FOR GREAT SWIMMING AND RECREATION. QUINTESSENTIAL LAKE HOUSE, IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, HAS 4 BEDROOMS, INCLUDING A MASTER SUITE, 2 BATHS AND OPEN CONCEPT MAIN LIVING AREA. GREAT ROOM HAS A LG FIELDSTONE FIREPLACE FOR THOSE CHILLY EVENINGS AND MORNINGS. THERE IS SO MUCH TO ENJOY HERE - WALK-IN SANDY BEACH, 2 DECKS, A LG WATERSIDE DECK, AND A COVERED 4 BOAT LIGHTED BREAKWATER CRIB DOCK. EAGLE ISLAND HAS ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF THE MAINLAND, NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM, ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, CABLE AND TV. EAGLE ISLAND REPRESENTS "THE GOOD LIFE".

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$750,000 Beds 3 Baths 4
with 60 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
WONDERFUL WINNIPESAUKEE WATERFRONT HOME IN THE DESIRABLE GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE. ENJOY THREE PRIVATE LEVELS OF LIVING AT THIS TASTEFULLY UPDATED COTTAGE ON DOCKHAM SHORES ROAD WITH EXPANSIVE VIEWS OF GOVERNOR'S ISLAND AND THE SUN SOAKED WATERS OF THE BIG LAKE. EACH LEVEL FEATURES AN EAT-IN KITCHEN, SPACIOUS AND COZY BEDROOM, AND AMPLE STORAGE SPACE. DESIGNED WITH YOUR FAMILY IN MIND, THIS HOME CAN BE EASILY TRANSFORMED INTO A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME BY ADDING STAIRS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP. DON'T LET THE OPPORTUNITY PASS TO LIVE ON THE LAKE AT AN INCREDIBLE PRICE.
 
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