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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 6 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 Lake Winnipesaukee lot with sandy beach and an enormous, covered dock for multiple 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 on prestigious Governor's Island!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$4,995,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 300 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Sophisticated design, incomparable quality and functionality embraced by timeless architecture this extraordinary home was designed and constructed with perfection. Sited on a sweeping 300FT waterfront lot with ever changing sunsets, the home takes advantage of picturesque lake views. It has soaring ceilings, walls of glass, gleaming hardwood and sprawling decks with outdoor seating and dining areas. Lush landscaping was designed with meandering walkways to the private, covered dock, patios and beach. The main level includes a spacious master suite, Great Room, designer's kitchen, tasteful family room and a wonderful four season porch. Upper level includes two en-suite bedrooms and an office or bunk room with private bath. Walkout lower level includes an additional bedroom, office, summer kitchen and recreation room. The seven garages provide space for cars, boats and toys. This home offers the best in both indoor and outdoor living!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,895,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This landmark home on Governors Island is truly one of a kind. You will step inside and say, "WOW!" Built with style, 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 is impressive. The coffered ceilings, walls of cherry, raised panels, hardwood flooring are 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, an impressive wine room for the serious collector 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 canopied docking. Its simply amazing! Enjoy the amenities of Governor's Island with the impressive new clubhouse, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court and basketball court. At children's playground with appeal to the youngsters.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,160,000 Beds 5 Baths 5
with Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

If you are looking for that exceptional, unique property with loads of custom features and loads of space for family, friends and entertaining, you need look no further. Located on an open, sunny lot and with views of the Governor's Island channel from the beautiful screened porch and oversized trex deck, this is ideal for summer relaxation. The house has an open concept floor plan with a state of the art custom kitchen along with a huge granite island and stainless appliances. This flows to a spacious dining area and great room with soaring ceilings and a very cool custom designed gas fireplace. The main level has 2 very spacious master suites with custom crafted tiled bathrooms and two more additional bedrooms as well as a home office and laundry room. The bright sunny upper loft family room overlooks the great room below. The lower level is fully finished and has a full walkout to a beautiful patio area. There is a huge game room, an additional guest room with a tiled bath and another office or craft room. Plus there is a full home theatre with oversized chairs to watch the latest movies, just bring the popcorn.There is also a utility storage room and a garage for all the toys. Walk down to a deeded access to the lake directly across the street and pop in for a swim. Govenor's Island is a special place to call home. With several beautiful private sandy beaches, tennis courts and a members only clubhouse, this prestigious community has it all. **Totally rebuilt in 2015!*

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$999,999 Beds 5 Baths 4
with Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

NEW PRICE RANGE - SELLER IS WILLING TO CONSIDER ALL OFFERS BETWEEN THE PRICE RANGE OF $999,999 - $1.2K - SO BRING US AN OFFER AND LET'S CHAT. As you cross over Lake Winnipesaukee via Governorís Island bridge & up the private driveway, you are greeted by peaceful woods surrounding this one of a kind 6400+ sq ft brick colonial. Perfect as a year round home or vacation retreat the flexible floor plan is ideal for entertaining & getting away from it all. Enter this magnificent home through the impressive foyer w/ cathedral ceilings, marble floors and two awe-inspiring wood carved custom staircases. Through the arched doorway is the heart & soul of this estate - a great room w/ soaring 20 ft ceilings & custom slate wood-burning fireplace. Don't miss the sophisticated library/executive office in a private corner of the home! Retreat to your giant master en-suite in your private wing on the 2nd floor. The granite master bath features an oversized walk-in spa shower w/ 4 shower heads & skylight. On the 3rd floor, a huge bonus room with a view could be a great game room, theater or artist's studio! More special features incl geothermal heating, irrigation, security system, central AC & fenced-in backyard! Amenities offered by the Governorís Island Club incl 4 private beaches, extensive walking trails, tennis court, basketball volleyball, playground & brand new clubhouse - even an impressive summer program for kids at the GIC!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$779,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A stunning antique home restored and enlarged with utmost care and style. The precision and quality with which this home was constructed will impress the most discerning buyer. Custom moldings, hand hewn beams and flooring, raised paneling all beautifully finished. State of the art heating, foam insulation and new windows ensure economical living. The country kitchen is beautifully appointed with the finest appliances, and an oversized island is a focal point along with a wood burning fireplace. A main level master suite or in-law suite includes a spacious bedroom and sitting room with kitchenette and fireplace. Sun shines through the spacious family room that opens to a screened porch. Three additional bedrooms and second family room are on the second level. There is an amazing hobby room over an attached two bay garage. There is a second two bay garage that easily accesses the in-law suite. Relax or dine on your private brick patio. Filled with charm and details only found in the finest homes. It is an easy walk to Governors Island Club amenities including tennis, beach, clubhouse, playground, pickle ball courts and private woodlands. The lot is level and wonderfully private.
 
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