This wonderful roomy farmhouse with rich local history is conveniently located near the village of Grantham, close to Rte. 89, and a short distance to Lebanon/Hanover to the north and New London/Sunapee to the south. Once part of an over 500-acre working farm, this 4br/2ba home sits along a beautiful stretch of Stocker Brook. The 3.2 acre mostly-level property features perennial gardens, shrubs, trees, and an open pasture area suitable for livestock or horses. The attached outer buildings were once used as an ice house and farm storage, later as horse stalls and snowmobile storage (with drive out and direct access to miles of trails maintained by the local snowmobile club). Other features: FHA Propane heat (new 2016), 4-bedroom septic (new 2020), double pane windows with screens, a standing seam roof, and a great screened porch in shade of an old maple tree. Excellent opportunity for someone who would enjoy its history and charm and undertake some 21st Century updates. Offered at $229,000.
Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
Designed with distinction, this captivating and coveted Timberpeg home offers high quality luxury. Openness and clean lines enhance the outstanding lake and mountain views, abundant natural light with unobstructed windows, and a flowing open floor plan with 3 levels of generous and comfortable living. Custom built and adorned with craftsman inspired touches throughout - pegged post and beams artfully framing soaring ceilings, the hand-built granite stone fireplace, gleaming red birch floors, a tailormade mudroom specifically designed for optimum ski gear storage, and a spacious chef's kitchen with granite countertops and stinless steel appliances. It's a perfect home for maximum living and entertaining with ample room for hosting many guests. Browns Hill amenities include an in-ground pool, tennis courts, and beach front on Lake Sunapee with a fun boathouse/clubhouse on the lake. Private, peaceful, and perfect - anything else is a compromise! Offering Price: $1,350,000. Virtual Tour https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JnPiSmiDKQd
Welcome to the original summer home of the Burke Family, for whom Burkehaven is named. Constructed around 1885, take a walk back in time, spend relaxing hours sitting on the incredibly inviting wraparound porch watching the activities in Burkehaven. Take a short walk to your owned 16.5 ft. of water frontage or boat slip on Lake Sunapee. Five bedrooms, den, library, cozy reading alcove, all represent a bygone era of tranquility and relaxation. Come take a look! 16'9" Pen Yan boat included in the sale. For more photos and details,visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/J6YJKH/6-Burkehaven-Terrace-Sunapee-NH-4698317
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Country roads, take me home! If you are looking for country comfort where you can hear the wind whispering through the trees, then come look at this contemporary. You'll be captured by the dramatic cathedral ceiling in the living room which is flooded by sunlight through the skylights and two sets of glass sliders. Warm woods and stone blend home and nature. The efficiently designed kitchen offers ample cabinets and counter space so you can cook to your heart's content. Bonus - there is a large separate pantry for extra storage. The spacious first floor master bedroom has its own private covered deck, just right for enjoying a quiet morning cup of coffee before starting the day. Privately set back from the road, a large backyard perfect for croquet, a sunny deck and a covered porch for evening cocktails - isn't it time to enjoy this casual lifestyle? But wait, there's more as this also comes with a delightful two bedroom cottage on the land (not seen from the main house). Ideal for rental income, an in-law dwelling, artist studio, etc. It's time to come home to the quiet life! For more photos and details, visit www.NHCountryHome.com. Offered at $254,000.
Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
Imagine the possibilities! With convenient access to Mount Sunapee and within walking distance to all the activity of Sunapee Harbor, you can bring your extended family to enjoy this wonderful neighborhood setting. Or, with a little elbow grease, restore this home back to a popular Bed & Breakfast and enjoy living in your attached two bedroom owner's quarters. 9 bedrooms, 5+ baths. Live and work where you play! For more photos and details, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/VRKPRB. Offered at $465,000.
Anne Marie Appel, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Take advantage of New Hampshire's free fishing day on Saturday, June 4, 2016! Residents and non-residents can fish any inland fresh water or salt water in NH that day without a fishing license. Season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed.
As of June 1 the sale and freshwater use of lead fishing sinkers and jigs weighing one ounce or less will be banned in NH. This new law will help protect loons from ingesting lead fishing tackle and dying.
Get out to all our beautiful lakes and ponds and enjoy a free day of fishing!
- Get you finances in order before even going to look at homes. Make sure you have anough for a down payment and closing costs.
- Talk to a lender and get pre-qualified for a loan.
- Decide when you can actually move. When is your lease up?
- Realize there is no perfect home. There will be trade-offs to every property.
- Don't be tempted to spend more than you can afford. Remember, there will be recurring costs like insurance, taxes, utilities and maintenance.
- Understand the fine print and ask questions. It's important to understand what you are signing to avoid problems down the road.
- Hire a REALTOR® to be your Buyer's Agent. They can guide you through the whole process and provide invaluable advice.
Buying your first home is an exciting experience and should be fun. Give me a call if you are looking for an experienced REALTOR® and Accredited Buyers' Representative to help you through the process. 603-526-4116, Donna@DonnaForest.com, www.DonnaForest.com
Create a lifetime of lakeside memories. This quaint, seasonal cottage is located on 75 feet of prime Lake Sunapee frontage. Plenty of room for your power boat and water toys in the recently rebuilt boathouse. Water depths around the L-shaped dock are shallow enough for youngsters to enjoy, but deep enough to do "cannon balls". A level yard is perfect for croquet, badminton or fireside stories with friends in the evening. The property also includes a deeded share to Snow Beach Association in Chandler Cove. Minutes to Mt. Sunapee State Park's recreational offerings. This lakeside property is ready to enjoy! For more photos and details, visit www.NHLakefrontLiving.com. Offered at $995,000
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Don't miss this freshly painted Colonial in Newbury. Nice location, near Baker Hill Golf Course. 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large family room and attached two car garage. Sip your morning coffee on the wraparound deck and listen to the birds. Offered at $259,000.
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Planting one tree isn’t a huge effort. You’ll be helping our planet, too. Plus, once the tree is established, it’s about as low maintenance as a landscape can get — and the difference it can make to your yard lasts for decades. The key is to choose a tree that adds interest to your landscape in the form of color, shape, and texture.
There are a ton of trees to choose from, but to play it safe, try a Japanese maple. Many are suitable for most any climate. They all offer color, form, and texture that can liven any landscape.
2. Tap Into the Colorful Punch Mulch Can Make
Mulch is one of the easiest ways to add both color and texture to the entire yard. “Next to a green lawn, coffee bean-colored mulch is a great contrast,” says Paul Fraynd, owner of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb.
If a dark roast isn’t your preference, there’s a a multitude of mulch colors that can spice up your bland landscape. Red, black, gold, cedar-toned — you choose.
For something truly unique, try pine cones. They introduce a knotty texture that breaks up the monotony of flat lawns and box-like shrubs.
The point is that mulch is easy: Choose a cool color and texture, then dump it, spread it, and forget it.
“Keep it away from wood or siding, though,” warns Fraynd. “It can rot the wood and may attract insects.”
3. Get Edge-y
Look along your walkways and garden beds. If your lawn just seems to morph into your shrubbery or threatens to take over your front walk, some unique edging could perk up your yard. No pruning, cutting, or watering required.
Define a walkway with some personal or found items, says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
“Colored hockey sticks can line a path or wine bottles planted neck down in the soil,” just make sure you do the entire path. “Two or three wine bottles lining a path might look like leftovers from last night’s party,” she says.
If you want to keep it all in the plant world, low-maintenance ground covers are an excellent choice for edging, she adds. Try lily of the valley, vinca, lamb’s ears, and pachysandra. Some of these add color, others texture, she says.
4. Create a Focal Point That’s All About You
Your own passions and pleasures are great inspiration to add color and texture to your landscape. Try creating a focal point with something that brings back a happy memory, says Henriksen, like your old toy truck, tricycle, or wagon. Turn it into a colorful planter.