Winni Waterfront Report – November 2018
Winni Waterfront Report – November 2018
There were thirteen Winnipesaukee waterfront sales in November 2018. The average sales price came in at $1,322,138 and the median price point was $1,200,000.
The entry level sale was at 984 Rattlesnake Island in Alton. This 979 square foot cottage was built in 1985 and has two bedrooms, a three quarter bath, and a bright open floor-plan. The home has laminate and tile flooring, pine tongue and groove ceilings, a new metal roof, and a great deck to sit on and enjoy the view. It sits on a three quarter acre lot with 100’ of frontage, a breakwater, and a U-shaped dock. The property was listed at $349,000, was reduced to $339,000 and sold for $315,000 after 159 days on the market.
The median price point property was at 63 Black Cat Island in Moultonborough. Black Cat Island is one of the two bridged islands on the lake and is always a sought after address. This Adirondack home was built in 2005 and offers 3,472 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three and a half baths. This home has an open concept main level with an eat in kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and wood flooring that extends throughout the first floor. The two story great room has a floor to ceiling field stone fireplace, wainscoting, a lakeside wall of windows, and pine tongue and groove ceilings. There is a first floor master suite and two guest rooms upstairs along with a family room while the basement has another family room with fireplace and a recreation room…just in case there’s a rainy day. Outside, the .56 acre lot is nicely landscaped with loads of irrigated gardens and perennials, stone walk ways, and a patio. There is 114’ of shoreline with a perched beach and L-shaped dock. This property was listed at $1,249,000 and sold for $1.2 million after just eight days on the market.
The big dog for the month was at 162 Alpine Park Road which is also in Moultonborough. This is a sixteen room, six bedroom, seven bath home built in 2004 on a private 2.7 acre lot with 255’ of frontage. This home is as nice as one could want with exceptional attention to detail and finish. It has a beautiful open concept layout on the first level with a chef’s kitchen that offers views of the lake, a pantry, a two story great room with the requisite field-stone fireplace, a formal dining room, den, bedroom, and sun-room. The master suite plus three guest rooms are located on the second floor with another guest room along with family and rec rooms in the lower level walk out. This is a great entertaining home with a large deck, a three season porch, and a patio offering great spaces to gather and to take in the long range southerly views. At the water is a two bay boat house capable of holding two thirty foot crafts and there is a three car garage for storing the land yachts. So, as nice as this house is Santa did not bring a buyer right away. It was first listed back in 2006 at $5.2 million, in 2007 at $4.999 million, 2008 at $4.899 million, 2015 at $4.995 million and in 2017 for $4.5 million. It finally found a buyer at $4.178 million. The total number of days it was actually on the market totaled 1,699 over the thirteen year period. Man that could not have been fun…
There were three sales on Lake Winnisquam and all were on Shore Drive in Laconia. A 2,757 square foot, four bedroom, two and a half bath home built in 1967 on a 1.38 acre lot with 227’ of frontage at 684 Shore Drive sold for $1 million even. A 1974 vintage 3,845 square foot five bedroom, three and a half bath home on 1.25 acres with 168 ‘ of frontage at 486 Shore Drive brought $925,000. The third sale was at 36 Shore Drive and is a three bedroom, one and a half bath home with 2,698 square feet of space built in 1940 on a .85 acre lot with 199’ of frontage sold for $825,000. Guess there are a lot of newbie’s enjoying a fabulous first Christmas on Winnisquam!
Data compiled using the NEREN MLS systems