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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
$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
$4,495,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 215 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This fabulous home is on a rare, level lot with an amazing beach and fabulous mountain views. Beautifully landscaped with sweeping patios and lush lawns this 1.2 acre lot has over 210 feet of prime Winnipesaukee waterfront. Step into this gracious, beautifully appointed custom home you will see quality detail rarely found. The open concept floor plan with soaring ceilings and a beautiful fieldstone fireplace is spacious and impressive. Gleaming wood floors, walls of glass and custom woodwork will appeal to the discerning buyer. The main level Master Suite includes a private sitting room and spa-like bath. The private office is lined with beautiful built-ins. The second level includes en-suite bedrooms and a large game room. There's also a large unfinished storage area that could easily be finished for additional living space. This is a special one-of-a kind Governor's Island home.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,799,000 Beds 4 Baths 8
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

W/beautiful & always changing sunsets this extraordinary home is located on prestigious Governorís Island. The desirable SW exposure allows for full day sun on a natural sandy beach & large expanse of lawn. A comfortable architecturally conceived floor plan is created for easy living & takes advantage of picturesque views. A folding wall opens to a spacious screened porch & large deck, perfect for overlooking a large double dock & private waterfront. The beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen has ample storage & sunny working areas. Gleaming hardwood flooring, oversized triple glazed windows & fieldstone gas fireplace enhance the home. A comfortable sun room is perfect for relaxing. An elevator accesses all 3 levels. The 2nd level master suite is generously sized & has spa-like bath. There are 2 additional en-suite bedrooms on the 2nd level. The lower level has 2 en-suite bedrooms & large family room w/fireplace & wet bar. There is also a half bath & second laundry room on the walkout lower level. Over a 3 bay garage there is a beautifully finished bonus room w/full bath & private entrance. This special home has been tastefully & beautifully designed & constructed. Enjoy association amenities which include a newly constructed clubhouse w/kitchen, library & large gathering room, tennis, pickle ball, basketball & volleyball courts, a childrenís playground, picnic areas & 900 foot sandy beach & 160 acres of common woodlands for enjoying hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,095,000 Beds 5 Baths 3
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

What are all things a dream parcel should have? Southwest exposure for all day sun and sunsets. Sweeping lawns both lakeside & roadside. Exquisite hardscape, large stone patios, and a breakwater. A natural landscape that protects lakeside privacy. For classic charm, this lakefront property has a stone walkway from the paved road winding down to your roadside home entrance. Graced with many tall pines and 150+/- feet of prime waterfront, this parcel is located in one of Winnipesaukee's most beautiful neighborhoods. The 1963, 5 bedroom, Cape style waterfront home has beamed ceilings, Queen Anne pine wainscoting, 2 fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Looking to build a new construction luxury home one day? Bring your builder to discuss development potential. Governors Island Club amenities include walking paths, outdoor tennis courts, playground, and a lakefront picnic area. The magnificent new clubhouse is under construction. Pickle ball and volley ball will be available near the Governors Island Club beaches for next summer. For nearby amenities, indoor & outdoor tennis courts and a gym at Gilford Hills are within 4 miles. For convenient travel, the Gilford Airport is also within 4 miles. Golf and skiing? Gunstock Ski Resort and the Laconia Country Club are both just 14 minutes away by car.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$400,000 Beds 4 Baths 4
with SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AMENITIES! Sandy beach's, NEW club house, tennis courts, play ground, boat launch and walking trails for the whole family to enjoy! Prestigious, Governors Island on Lake Winnipesaukee is an area of fine homes, centrally located and designed to enjoy 4 Season's of fun! This 4 bedroom 4 bath Rustic Gambrel style home sits on 1.86 acres and is one of the nicest flat lots on the Island. Home offers a bright sun filled in-law suite with its own driveway and entry, wood burning fireplace with a brick hearth in the living room to warm you after a long day skiing, a lovely 4 season sun room, 1st floor Master bedroom with a full bath and laundry room for those who desire single floor living, large open flow thru the kitchen, dining and living room area, 3 bedrooms, full bath and a loft on the 2nd floor. Sit peacefully and relax on your 25 x 12 screened in porch while the family is enjoying the lake, beach, clubhouse, playground or tennis courts. The 26 x 36 Barn is the perfect place to store your boat, jet ski's, cars and all the lake toys! Fantastic location, within minutes to Meadowbrook outdoor concert venue, Gunstock ski area, shopping, restaurants and 1-93. Welcome to Governors Island, A residential private club on Lake Winnipesaukee.
 
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