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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 3 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

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
$6,995,000 Beds 5 Baths 7
with 151 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This distinguished craftsman style lake home boasts stylish architectural features. It is on a rare & private level Governors Island lot w/1.3 acres & 150 feet waterfront. Enter a courtyard through a unique, covered four bay carriage house along a winding drive. Lush landscaping guarantees privacy. As you enter the home you will note unparalleled craftsmanship built to the highest standards. The sophisticated kitchen includes the finest appliances & ample work areas. Custom cabinetry & built-in storage areas complement the wood flooring & natural stone fireplace. Large windows allow sun to stream throughout & take advantage of the impressive long, open water & mountain views. Designed for both indoor & outdoor entertaining, living extends to grand patios & a private screened room which showcase the dramatic mountain views. A private elevator accesses three levels of living. The second level main bedroom includes a spa-like bath & spacious dressing & closet areas. Two additional en-suite bedrooms & a large loft complete the area & have impressive views. The walkout lower level was designed as the wet room w/tile flooring, game room, bath & storage for lake toys. There is also a fourth bedroom w/private bath. An attached guest home includes kitchenette, bath & a living/sleeping area. There are garages for six vehicles, perfect for cars, boats, toys & storage. Waterfront improvements are unparalleled. It has impressive double dock, multiple bluestone patios and sandy swimming.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,600,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This stunning four bedroom home has been constructed on a beautiful level lot with privacy and a sunny yard for outdoor enjoyment. As you step into this home you will be impressed with the detail and style. The Great Room with a soaring ceiling and a gas fireplace leads to an oversized rear deck perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the peaceful lot and location. The living room opens to a private office and a spacious dining room. The second level bedrooms are spacious and include a beautiful master bedroom and bath suite. Laundry room is conveniently located on the second level. The mud room with lockers and a half bath lead to the kitchen which will impress any serious cook. A finished bedroom suite over the attached two car garage includes a private bath. On the special, level lot there is a large barn which can easily accommodate additional vehicles, boats and toys. Its second level provides easy and convenient storage and could be a fabulous future game room. This special home with unlimited possibilities enjoys the amenities of Governorís Island which include a beautiful 900 foot sandy beach, picnic area, a newly constructed clubhouse, tennis, pickle ball, volley ball, basketball and a wonderful childrenís playground. The community is special and welcoming.
 
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