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 4 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
$5,995,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A stunning new home is being designed for this exceptional Governor's Island lot. Views are dramatic. The lot is level and private. The home is being designed with approximately 6000SF on two levels. A full walkout lower level can be finished in the future. The primary bedroom suite includes office space and a spacious bedroom with luxurious bath and walk-in closet. The Great Room opens to a deck and screened porch for enjoying the amazing views. The kitchen will have chef quality appliances. Second level includes en-suite bedrooms. A carriage home with garage space will be perfect for guests or extended family. The attached three bay garage will accommodate both cars and toys. Governor's Island amenities include beach, tennis, clubhouse, pickle ball, volleyball, basketball and a wonderful children's playground. 140 acres of common woodlands is great for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. Sale is subject to the Seller taking title to the property.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$4,395,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This picturesque and stately home is on a beautifully landscaped lot w/a desirable westerly exposure that takes advantage of fabulous sunsets. A large expanse of lawn and lush perineal gardens surround this special home. Walkways gently meander to a sandy beach and several waterside patios which are perfect for enjoying morning coffee, evening cocktails or just enjoying the waterfront activity. The home was architecturally designed and constructed to perfection w/quality and workmanship rarely seen. The custom woodwork is simply fabulous. A spacious main bedroom has a spa-like bath and opens to a private waterside deck. The Great Room with a coffered ceiling, built-in bookcases and a large fireplace leads to a covered deck. The kitchen is well appointed and includes both a breakfast nook and a spacious dining area. The main level also includes a second full bath and a private sitting room. The second level has three en-suite bedrooms, one which is a two-room suite. The walkout lower level was designed for fun. It includes a family room with fireplace and wet bar, a private office with access to the waterfront, a billiard room, a wine room and a music room. Each were designed and finished in keeping with the style and quality of this Victorian beauty. Enjoy Governorís Island amenities with this home including clubhouse, tennis, pickle ball courts, volley ball, beach, picnic area and a special childrenís playground as well as 140 acres of hiking, biking and cross country skiing

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,325,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This stunning home will be 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 with fireplace opens to a private office and a spacious screened porch. The second level bedrooms will be spacious and include a beautiful master bedroom and bath suite. The mud room with lockers, laundry area and a half bath lead to the kitchen which will impress any serious cook. It also leads to the unfinished area over the attached two car garage which will be ready to be finished into a game room and 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, or it could be a fabulous game room. This special home with unlimited posibilities 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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