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Excellence in Design – The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018

Excellence in Design – The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018

Excellence in Design – The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018  We are fortunate to live in a part of New Hampshire that has stunning natural beauty everywhere you look. Being in the Lakes Region real estate business, I know for a fact that we also have some amazing and stunningly beautiful homes both on and off the waterfront.  It’s really nice when you see a home that both fits in and compliments its surroundings.  That doesn’t happen just by accident. Many times it takes architects, builders, and landscapers working together to make it all happen according to plan. We are also lucky to have so many of these skilled professionals working in the Lakes Region to accomplish just that.

I was reading the latest NH Home Magazine at the dentist the other day (which was my only reason for wanting to go there.) When I opened that latest edition, it had a section devoted to awards for Excellence in Design.  There are a number of different categories to spread the accolades around and it was really nice to see that companies from the Lakes Region area took some of those honors.

The 2018 Excellence in Small House Design went to Wood and Clay of Gilford, NH. The entry was a cozy 900 square foot Winnipesaukee bunk house.  It features a full kitchen, a great room with a gas fireplace and reclaimed barn board cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, a master bedroom, bunk room, three quarter bath, and screened porch.  The cathedral ceilings give the bunkhouse a greater sense of space and the use of reclaimed materials give the home a feeling of history and warmth.

Excellence in Design - The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018The 2018 Excellence in Outdoor Design went to another Gilford company, Belknap Landscaping for the Newfound Lake Retreat project.  They designed and constructed a multilevel hand shaped granite patio complemented with fieldstone masonry giving the homeowner a wonderful outside living space. The main patio features a stone fire pit and stone slab benches so you can roast marshmallows while enjoying wonderful lake views. There are granite slab steps up a knoll to another sitting area that includes a water feature as well as steps down to the lake.  The patios are surrounded by lush plantings, creating a serene space to relax.

Excellence in Design - The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018The 2018 Excellence in Interior Design was for the Little Green project done by K.A. Clason Fine  Woodworking from Ossipee. This project was a renovation of a 1900’s fishing cabin on Lake Winnipesaukee that tripled its size and appeal at the same time. This is the quintessential lake cabin that you envision in your dreams with exposed studs and beams, custom cabinetry, antique fixtures, and the requisite stone fireplace. I have to put a big plug in for another artisan, my nephew Chad Sanborn of Stone Age Design in Gilmanton, who built the amazing fireplace. Also, kudos to Christopher P. Williams Architecture of Meredith for the design work on the project. The architect’s goal was to make the home energy efficient and retain the character and feel of the original cottage. I think that was “mission accomplished.”

You can check out all these projects and more on-line at nhhomemagazine.com

There were 89 residential single family home sales in the Lakes Region communities covered by this report. The average sales price came in at $389,713 and the median price point was $274,700. For the first quarter of this year there have been 211 single family home sales at an average of $330,609 compared to 236 sales at an average of $333,127 for the first quarter of 2017. The average time on market for the first quarter in 2017 was 132 days and this year it is 104 days, so things are definitely selling quicker!

Excellence in Design - The Lakes Region Real Estate Residential Sales Report March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system

 

 

 

 

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Roy Sanborn

As a REALTOR® since 2000, I know what it takes to ensure a smooth real estate transaction; hard work, dedication and loyalty to my clients, knowledge, and effective communication. It is this philosophy that has helped me to consistently be one of the top producing agents in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I’ve also found that helps to have a little fun along the way! My partner, Ashley Davis, and I are thrilled to be part of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and have taken Sotheby’s already amazing marketing program and philosophy one step further with the formation of our Distinctive Homes Group! I know the lakes, the Lakes Region, and the lifestyle you are probably looking for.

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