New Hampshire’s known for many things, including first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, publicly operated liquor stores, and . . . private islands?
You read that correctly.
For a paltry $2.19 million, you can snag your own private island manse on Lake Winnipesaukee, according to an online listing from Maxfield Real Estate. The posh pad, officially located at 1 Welcome Island in Meredith, N.H., boasts “good access to abundant dockage plus double-slip boathouse with boat lift (mainland boat-slip also available),” the listing says.
And don’t worry about gawkers.
“No abutters and quiet location: island to the east is Stonedam Island with 112 acres of conservation land and 2.7 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and island to the west, Pitchwood, is of enough distance not to be of consequence,” the listing says.
There’s also little boat traffic because of submerged rocks under the water, and once you’re inside the stunning residence, you may never want to leave — by boat or any other method.
“Once you are inside, you will be amazed by the uniqueness of this custom-built home: dramatic stone fireplace and hearth, curved walls, expansive windows, complete with an elevator for the ultimate convenience,” the posting says. “There is an over sized master suite which includes a massive walk-in closet and bath and two custom bedrooms on the top floor with amazing views, access to a large deck and a shared bath. Perched high above it all, take in the stunning sights from the widow’s walk.”
And lest you think New Hampshire is teeming with remote island hideaways, think again: Properties like these don’t come on the local market every day.
“Rare opportunity to acquire such a unique private property located in such a desirable area of Lake Winnipesaukee,” the listing says.
The sales agent for the property, Becky Fuller, said in a phone interview Thursday morning that the home has been on the market for two weeks, and interest is high.
“From the get-go, the response has been pretty incredible,” Fuller said, adding that the company’s social media postings about the listing generated thousands of views within the first two days of the campaign launch.
She said one prospective buyer has viewed the house so far, which is “not rare” for a such a high-caliber property in a unique location.