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 5 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
$4,695,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
THIS LANDMARK HOME ON GOVERNOR‚S ISLAND IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND. BUILT WITH CARE AND PRECISION, THIS QUEEN ANN VICTORIAN STYLE HOME WILL IMPRESS THE MOST DISCERNING BUYER. THE DESIGN, THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE CARE WITH WHICH IT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED‚¶COFFERED CEILINGS, WALLS OF CHERRY, RAISED PANELS, HARDWOOD FLOORING‚¶ALL ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! THE FLOOR PLAN WAS DESIGNED FOR EASY LIVING. A SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE, OVERSIZED GREAT ROOM, PRIVATE DEN, BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST ROOM PLUS DINING AREA ARE ALL ON THE MAIN LEVEL. PATIO DOORS OPEN TO SWEEPING DECKS AND VERANDAS FOR ENJOYING VIEWS AND THE TASTEFUL PERENNIAL GARDENS AND MANICURED LAWN. SECOND LEVEL HAS EN-SUITE BEDROOMS. LOWER LEVEL HAS A DANCE ROOM, BILLIARDS ROOM, OFFICE AND A FABULOUS FAMILY ROOM WITH WET BAR. THERE‚S GARAGE SPACE FOR FOUR VEHICLES. STEP OUTSIDE AND BE IMPRESSED WITH THE STONE PATIOS, SANDY BEACH AND OVERSIZED, CANOPIED DOCKING. IT‚S SIMPLY AMAZING!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,898,000 Beds 4 Baths 8
with 296 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
ELEGANT CUSTOM HOME ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE FEATURING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF GOVERNORS ISLAND, MOUNT WASHINGTON, THE OSSIPEE MOUNTAIN RANGE AND "THE WITCHES". EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING WITH EXPANSIVE HARDSCAPES AND 296' OF WATERFRONT - COVERED W SHAPE DOCKS WITH BOAT LIFT. 3 LEVELS OF LIVING SPACE, DECKS, PATIO, 6 FIREPLACES, 4 TO 5 BEDROOMS, 8 BATHROOMS, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH DOUBLE ISLANDS, 60" VIKING RANGE - 3 BAY HEATED GARAGE & 1 BAY DETACHED - CHERRY FLOORS, 2 MASTER SUITES - WINE CELLAR - VAULTED CEILING AND MUCH MORE! 5 MINUTES TO LACONIA AIRPORT

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
NO RESERVE AUCTION ‚ ADDITIONAL LOT INCLUDED - TWO INCREDIBLE LOTS EQUALLING MORE THAN 300 FEET OF PRISTINE GOVERNOR‚S ISLAND SHORELINE. THIS CUSTOM‚BUILT LAKE HOUSE OFFERS THE LUXURY AND EXCLUSIVITY OF ONE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE‚S PREMIERE VACATION DESTINATIONS, WITH PRIVACY AND LIMITLESS OPTIONS FOR YEAR‚ROUND ENTERTAINMENT. WITHIN THE EXCLUSIVE GOVERNOR‚S ISLAND COMMUNITY ON THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF BEAUTIFUL LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, THIS IMPRESSIVE PROPERTY INCLUDES THREE COVERED BOATHOUSE‚STYLE DOCKS, BREAKWATER AND A PRIVATE SANDY BEACH. ALONG WITH PLENTY OF SPACE FOR ENTERTAINING, THE FIVE‚BEDROOM/SIX‚BATHROOM HOME IS FILLED WITH LIGHT FROM EXPANSIVE FLOOR‚TO‚CEILING WINDOWS AND SKYLIGHTS THROUGHOUT.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$550,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren
EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGHOUT WITHIN THIS GORGEOUS GOVERNORS ISLAND CONTEMPORARY, THAT ENJOYS 2.5 ACRES OF ABSOLUTE PRIVACY WITH ABUTTING CONSERVATION LAND. GOVERNORS ISLAND MEMBERS GAIN EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO 900 FT OF PRISTINE SANDY BEACH, COMPLETE WITH CLUBHOUSE, TENNIS COURTS, AND WALKING TRAILS. WITH VAULTED WOOD CEILINGS, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED TRIM, HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT AND A CUSTOM KITCHEN, IT IS CLEAR THE RESIDENCE WAS CONSTRUCTED WITH CAREFUL ATTENTION AND QUALITY TO EVERY DETAIL. THE HOME COMES WITH AN OVER-SIZED TWO CAR GARAGE, PLUS A BONUS DETACHED GARAGE. THE LOWER LEVEL IS ACCESSED THROUGH THE GARAGE, AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL WALKOUT SPACE, COMPLETE WITH A PET WASHING STATION AND LOVELY FENCED BACK YARD.
 
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