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Center Harbor's Skywatch is a Feast for Your Senses

Perched on top of a hill high above Center Harbor and Meredith, yet within 10 minutes to town amenities, this spacious estate property has 4 bedrooms and 7 baths. With over 6000 square feet of finished living space, the quality of this custom home is exceptional.

Skywatch is perfect for the person or family who wants a home that characterizes the best of New England living. With over 12 acres and outbuildings suitable for multiple uses, this property would suit those seeking a gentleman's' farm or a retreat you would seldom want to leave.

If you want to work from home, the library, office and lake and mountain views create a serene setting.

If entertaining is going to be a frequent activity, the beautiful theater, porches, dining and living rooms with gorgeous fireplaces, allow entertaining in a luxurious setting. 

The tennis court and proximity to the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, and Squam Lake, will appeal to those seeking outdoor recreation.

  • This hilltop home enjoys sweeping views of the Lakes Regions mountains, lakes and beyond. 

  • Highly energy efficient, the quality found throughout the home is a testament to the time, thought and money that was invested in its creation. 

  • Features include: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4 half baths, gourmet kitchen, theater, gym and attached 4 car garage with radiant heat. The detached heated workshop provides substantial additional areas for storage of boats, cars, recreational vehicles or equipment and a vintage barn which provides excellent garden/grounds storage. 

  • Beautiful landscapes, gardens and woodlands surround its private tennis court.

  • Priced well below replacement this magnificent property provides unparalleled privacy on 12.48 acres while being about 5 minutes from shops and restaurants in Meredith.

View more about this listing. Listed by Jim Mardis and Nicole Watkins. Call to request a color brochure or to set up an appointment to tour this Center Harbor property.

Center Harbor NH has just over 1000 year-round residents, according to the State of NH statistics in 2009. Center Harbor NH has about 3 miles of shoreline on Big Squam Lake and 1 mile on Lake Winnipesaukee. 

Town Beaches on Squam and Lake Winnipesaukee

With town beaches on both Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor offers its residents easy access to two of the most beautiful lakes in New England.

Town of Center Harbor Recreation

Center Harbor Real Estate

Popular destinations in Center Harbor includes the Waukewan Golf Course, the Town of Center Harbor tennis courts and baseball field, and many winding walking paths through the conserved land, including the 157-acre Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest, Belknap Woods, and the 604 acres DaneForest. Center Harbor also has the Squam Lake's Great Island, Duck Island and Kimball Island. Moon Island, located in Holderness, is in conservation and owned by the Squam Lakes Association, and can be easily accessed from Dog Cove in Center Harbor.

Center Harbor One of the Most Scenic Towns in New England

Aside from the closing of Belknap College and the Center Harbor two room school house, the development of Senter's Market, the building of a bandstand for Friday summer concerts, and most recently, the residential development of some of the downtown Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline, Center Harbor has seen little change. Center Harbor was the location of the Squam Lake cottage in the film "On Golden Pond".

The site of "On Golden Pond's" Squam Lake peninsula , Skywatch, and the sweeping views of Squam Lake from Center Harbor Neck are some the sites that make Center Harbor one of the most scenic towns in all New England.

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Sutton House and The Nutmeg Inn are two local Bed and Breakfasts recommended for your stay in Center Harbor.

Search my website for Center Harbor real estate, or real estate in the neighboring towns of Meredith and Holderness NH.

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    Spring Lake Winnipesaukee Open House Weekends! May 7th & 8th, May 14th & 15th

    Tour 7 Sunset Lane,  A Moultonborough Lake Winnipesaukee Home

    Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home

    Sunsets, All Day Sun, A Cleared lot with Lush Lawn.  

    Gentle Access to the Lake on this Lovely Sandy Beach.

    Saturdays

    Sunset Open Houses May 7th and May 15th.  

    Times: 4-7 PM.

    Sundays

    Mid-Day Open Houses  May 8th and Math 14th

    Times: 1-3 PM.

    Moultonborough -

    This West facing Winnipesaukee home  is within 10 minutes to town amenities by car.

    Central Lake  WInnipesaukee location is ideal for boaters.

    Lovely views include a partial view of the Black Cat Island Bridge and mountains beyond the bridge.

    Property Description:

    • Exterior features include a permanent dock with an island-like patio
    • Level lot
    • Lush lawn that grows all the way to the edge of the sand beach
    • The main level of this lake house has a living room with a vaulted ceiling and natural woodwork
    • Kitchen and dining area open to the enclosed, screen porch and 28' x 16' deck.
    • Upstairs, the master suite and family rooms have their own decks.

    Location Characteristics:

    • The quiet of a small dead end street.
    • Low tax Moultonborough taxes.
    • Within an hour to several ski resorts.
    • Near Moultonborough Neck Road snowmobile trails.

    Lake Winnipsaukee Open Houses

    Call Nicole for a detailed brochure or to set up an appointment. (603) 707-7575.

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    Open House at 64 Wagon Wheel Trail Meredith NH March 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.

     

    Twilight at 64 wagon Wheel Trail Includes Delightful Views across the Lake to Meredith Village. Twilight at 64 wagon Wheel Trail Includes
    Delightful Views across the Lake to Meredith Village.

     

    Sunset Skies, Quick Access to Many of the Best Amenities on Winnipesaukee, and Superior Construction!

    Sunset Skies, Quick Access to Many of the Best Amenities on Winnipesaukee, and Superior Construction!

     

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    Open House Friday March 4th through Monday March 7th 11-2 at 64 Wagon Wheel Trail Meredith, Contact Nicole Watkins for directions and details. Corporate office 603 253-7766 Direct cell (603) 707-7575

    Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty 60 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough NH 03254

    Visit this custom home and see why Drouin Custom Home Builders LLC of Gilford NH are so in demand.

    Contact Nicole watkins at 603-707-7575 for directions, details and to request and color brochure of this Meredith Winnipesaukee property.

    64 Wagon Wheel Trail Listing Details.

    64 Wagon Wheel Trail Video

     

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    Meet the Local Businesses in the Lake Winnipesaukee Shored Town of Wolfeboro

    Wolfeboro's Origin Dates it as the Oldest Summer Resort in the United States.

    Today's Business Owners Help Maintain Wolfeboro's Long-Lived Popularity.

    Garwood Wolfeboro NH

    Wolfeboro's Main Street is one of the most picturesque streets in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Many of the local businesses and restaurants enjoy stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Restaurants such as Garwoods and Jo Greens allow diners to enjoy the views and take in the ambiance and historic architecture. (The photo to the right was taken outside of Garwoods in November 2015. It was a surprisingly warm day with 75 degree weather and a calm lakes at Garwoods and all across Winnipesaukee!).

    Tucked along Wolfeboro's side streets are many other charming commercial properties, including boutique cafes and specialty shops. Some of the cache of living on roads such as Sewall Road, Forest Road, and Main Street is the proximity to the quaint downtown amenities Wolfeboro offers.

    The below interviews serve as an introduction to some of the local business owners in Wolfeboro NH . While they all come from different backgrounds, there is a common thread to their stories - what brought them to New Hampshire's Lakes Region and how their day to day experience has redefined their expectations of life on Lake Winnipesaukee. Learn more about these local owners and their businesses below. When you are are strolling through Wolfeboro, stop by and meet them for yourselves!

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    Beveridge Beer and Soap Shop - Lisa Beveridge

    51 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

    This shop specializes in selling craft beers from the New England area. There is also a small taproom with five to six craft beers on tap and a menu that features PB&J and PB&Fluff. Lisa also makes homemade soap, several of which are made with beer!

    How long have you been in business?
    Two and a half years

    How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
    13 years

    Are you originally from here? What brought you the Lakes Region?
    It's beautiful. My husband's grandparents lived up here and we wanted to get out of the city. You come to visit a summer home and you kind of get attached.

    What was the driving force behind starting your business?
    I wanted to do something for myself, have my own shop.

    Do you have a business philosophy.
    Drink good beer.

    What separates you from other similar businesses in the area?
    There aren't any similar businesses right now, so I am pretty unique to this area.

    What would you like potential customers to know? Anything new for the future?
    There are always new things going on, new events. Winter and Summer beer fest are happening. New beers are coming in every week. Our soap line is expanding.

    What do you like to do in your time off?
    Work (laughs). I don't have a lot of time off.

    What are the top three reasons why people should visit the Lakes Region?

    1. Peace and quiet
    2. Really nice small businesses, especially in Wolfeboro. Cool businesses throughout the Lakes Region, great restaurants, and new shops are opening up.
    3. Come see me!

    Find out more about Beveridge Craft Beer and Soap Co.

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    Sabol's Art Studio - Gregory W. Sabol, Owner and Artist

    76 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

    How long have you been in business?
    We have been here for six months. We bought the old building, tore it down and built this one.

    Where do you live in the Lakes Region?
    We live in Effingham on Province Lake.

    What drew you to the Lakes Region if you weren't originally from here?
    I'm from the area.

    What was the driving force behind starting your business?
    I had studied art at the University of New Hampshire and sat in on classes at the Art Institute on Commonwealth Ave in Boston, where my brother was studying. I had owned my own businesses for thirty years and then my wife, Alice, (of seven years now) saw my art and encouraged me to get back into it. I am glad she did. We sold the business and built the studio.

    What would you like potential customers to know?
    My art is here to enjoy. Each one tells a story, but it is here for everyone to enjoy.

    What do you like to do in your time off?
    My wife and I enjoy history and traveling. We have done mission work in Honduras and Haiti. I have traveled to Russia and Israel. I belong to the Rotary and we believe in giving back.

    What are your top reasons why someone should vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire?

    1. It is a bubbly place. You can meet people from all walks of life. I have met people from Russia, England, and more. You can sit outside at a coffee shop and talk to great people.
    2. The art community here is expanding; more art studios are opening in Wolfeboro; more art events like Art Walk and Paint Wolfeboro are happening than ever before.
    3. The lakes and you are close to the mountain and to the ocean.

    Find out more about Gregory Sabol and Sabol's Art Studio.

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    From Scratch Bakery - Katie Johnson, Owner

    36 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

    From Scratch Bakery is a small town bakery run by Local, Katie Johnson, who uses high quality and fresh ingredients. This bakery offers employment to folks with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Her sister, Kristen, who has Down Syndrome, works at the bakery.

    How long have you been in business?
    We opened on June 1, 2015.

    How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
    All my life! I grew up in Wolfeboro and graduated from Kingwood. I did go away for awhile (chuckles), but I came back. (Katie attended the University of Rhode Island and received a BS in elementary education. She later attended Johnson and Wales for baking and pastries.)

    What is the driving force behind starting your business?
    The bakery allows me to combine my creativity along with my love of helping people. People with disabilities may face a unique set of challenges, but they also have incredible talents and skills to offer. There aren't a lot of employment opportunities for them in the community.

    What is your business philosophy?
    A workplace where employees can use their individual strengths, get help when they need it and don't have keep to a breakneck pace. A worker of any ability level would like that.

    What would you like potential customers to know? Is there going to be a new product for your business in 2016?
    Wedding cakes! We do wedding cakes.

    What do you like to do in your time off?
    (laughs) I have no free time. I am heading up to Kingswood today for career day. There is always something to do.

    Top three reason to vacation in the Lakes Region?

    1. It is beautiful and a great place to be outside
    2. The people are friendly
    3. The skiing

    Learn more about Katie and From Scratch Baking Co.

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    Country Bookseller - Karen Baker, Owner

    23 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

    How long have you been in business?
    It will be 22 years on July 1st.

    How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
    22 years; I moved here to open the shop.

    What drew you to the Lakes Region, if you weren't originally from here?
    I wanted to open a book store, so I crisscrossed the state looking for a small community that could support a bookstore. I fell in love with Wolfeboro. I am originally from Upstate New York but spent time in California and was living in Connecticut when I decided to open the business!

    What was the driving force behind starting your business?
    I was an English major working in the corporate world and I was not happy. I went to a seminar and they asked us to write what would be on your tombstone and I thought only, here lies Karen. Then they asked what we wanted to be written and I knew I wanted more. A friend gave me the book, Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow, so that's when I decided to open my own business.

    What is your business philosophy?
    Books are like food for the brain. If you help someone learn to enjoy reading, you give them the world.

    What would you like potential customers to know?
    We are here seven days a week and we serve locally roasted coffee and locally baked pastries. We are always willing to do special orders.

    What do you like to do in your time off?
    I love to read and spend time with friends. I love going out to eat and, of course, I love to read.

    Top reasons why someone should vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire?

    1. A great bookstore
    2. Fresh air and fabulous outside activities.Friendly people. It's a throwback in time, to a gentler, slower paced lifestyle.

    Find out more about The Country Bookseller.

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    There are currently 126 properties, including residential homes, mobile homes, and condo listings in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The average listing price is $913,648. The median listing price is $378,500.

    Interested in living in Wolfeboro? Feel free to search Wolfeboro waterfront homes, Wolfeboro single family homes, and land for sale in Wolfeboro.

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    New Listing 10/28/2015 - 258 Long Point has What Everyone's Looking For in a Waterfront Parcel

    Moultonborough NH - 258 Long Point Road is Lovely Beyond Words.

    With spectacular views of the Belknap Mountains, this South facing level parcel has 358 feet of sandy frontage with a magnificent sandy beach.

    The well built, 3 bedroom cottage has vaulted ceilings in the living, dining and kitchen area. Large windows in the living room frame the views of the lake, mountains, islands, and this pristine, crystal clear, sandy bottom bay.

    Another ideal location on the property is the sun porch with windows on three sides for more enjoyment of these gorgeous views.

    For guests, the 1 bedroom guest house has a 3/4 bath, laundry room and attached garage.

    The island-like point with a large, flat rock would be a great spot for a dock, sunbathing, or picking blueberries. Shoreline extends into the next cove, which has another heart-stopping view. Very few parcels have so many superior features!

    Looking to build on Winnipesaukee?  This is a lot to consider!  The Site Assessment Study states the potential for a 60' x 28' or a 50' x 26' dream home on this waterfront parcel just 10 minutes from town.

    Offered at $985,000. Listed by Nicole Watkins. (603) 707-7575.

    New Winnipesaukee Waterfront. So Irresistible You'll Think Someone's Cast a Spell on You.

    Pink and orange sunsets are the cape this property is wearing for Fall festivities! 

    Just in time for the Pre-Halloween Season, this property will bewitch you!

    A perfect property for festivities year round...... Be careful.....don't look if you're afraid of beauty.... Meredith NH -

    • 1.45-acre waterfront parcel.
    • 204 feet of Winnipesaukee waterfront.
    • Lightly lived in, Like-new construction.
    • 6 bedrooms.
    • 7 baths.
    • Many cozy spots in this home full of warmth.
    • Built by master craftsmen.
    • Natural woodwork throughout.
    • Extensive Detail.
    • Within 1/2 to 1 hour to ski resorts.
    • Walk to Meredith Shops, Gyms, Spas, Restaurants, Yoga, Library.
    • 5 minutes to hiking trails, tennis courts.
    • 10 minutes-30 minutes to several golf courses.
    • A new shoreland permit for a carriage house designed by Dan Batting is included.
    • New (2015) lighting in the home.
    • New trees planted along boundary lines (2015) secure privacy.
    • A list of additional improvements in 2014-2015 AVAILABLE.
    • View the Planomatic Tour, Photogallery, and Floor Plans.

    64 Wagon Wheel Trail, Meredith offers privacy and westerly exposure within walking distance to Meredith amenities. Stunning is the manicured setting for this Adirondack flavor home with a high level of fit and finish.  Enjoy views that are always gorgeous!

    Day to dusk to evening you'll enjoy the shifting panorama.  Sun drenched lake views of sparkling lake water shift to sunset views. At the end of the day enjoy the views of the twinkling lights in Meredith Village across the bay. This is one of the best locations on the lake!

    The nearly new construction and natural woodwork has warmth in all its details. Built by Jason Drouin Custom Homes, a sought-after custom home builder known for attention to detail and extensive woodwork, the Master Suite and kitchen on the entry level have particularly exquisite detail. Interior features include vaulted ceilings, 3 stone fireplaces, and continuous glass lakeside that brings the views and sunshine close to home.  4-Season porch, patios, lush gardens, perched sandy beach, Covered U-shaped dock with boat slip and ice breaker, and extensive decking have all been meticulously maintained. Significant improvements have been made by the current owners to brighten this stellar offering. A new shoreland permit for a carriage house designed by Dan Batting is included.

    View the Planomatic Tour, Photogallery, and Floor Plans.

    TO SEARCH for additional waterfront or residential Lakes Region real estate listings Search MLS.

    Search other Meredith Winnipesaukee real estate.

    or research sold real estate listings on Winnipesaukee and its environs.

    On a Quiet Road, and 1.46 Acre Parcel, this Property is a Rare Suissevale Find.

    Suissvale Amenities Such as Tennis Courts, Beach, and Clubhouse Make Vacation or Year-round Living Convenient and Enjoyable!

    Suissevale has quiet roads, perfect for walking. This property is tucked away on an especially quiet road. In this friendly area, you'll often see neighbors out walking dogs. The speed bumps on the roads keep any cars on the roads at a slow speed. There are gatherings at the beach and clubhouse during the year including bands at the gazebo at the beach. You can pick up your mail at the club house and the school bus stops at the clubhouse, making Suissvale a convenient location for families with children year round.

    Nearby Ambrose Cove Marina may offer docking (at additional cost).

    Town of Moultonborough taxes, 8.86 currently, are the lowest of the Winnipesaukee shore towns.

    Features of 7 Joanna Street, Moultonborough, NH

    Custom, 2002 built, 3 bedroom home One level living Private covered porch Deck Sunroom to "bring the outdoors into your everyday living." Air conditioning throughout Large Master suite Gas fireplace in living room 1.46 acre, Very PRIVATE lot has plenty of room to build a barn Attached 2 car garage All Suissevale Amenities, including the 2500 ft. Winnipesaukee shared beach Attached 2 car garage

    View a Photogallery and house plans of 7 Joanna Street. Offered at $339,500

    Visit my Moultonborough Information Page for more information on Moultonborough and Moultonborough property listings and property searches.

    Contact me to set up a showing for 7 Joanna Street or other Moultonborough real estate listings.

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    Lakefront Amenities at Superb at this Moultonborough Waterfront Home.

    Moultonborough NH - Enjoy Southwestern exposure and some of the loveliest views on Winnipesaukee.

    Few properties on Lake Winnipesaukee offer the number of exterior amenities that this centrally located NH lakefront property has.

    The Southwestern exposure, lakeside patio, lakeside decks, 2 screen porches and 3 docks offer the opportunity to spend most of the day by the lake with nearly all day sun.

    The attached 3 car garage will store cars or boats.

    2 Bedroom Apartment is Ideal for In-laws, Guests, or Grown Children

    This Moultonborough waterfront home is perched at the water's edge with a 2 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, great room, its own screen porch on the upper level. The level backyard on this cleared parcel is also a great play area.

    This central lake location is ideal for boaters, as are the U-shaped dock and additional dock. (Additional dock was once a seaplane dock) (2 waterfront lots of record included.

    Sun lovers will enjoy the deck at water's edge while listening to the lapping waves and soaking up the sunshine. Enjoy this new 50 Watson Shore Moultonborough Video of 7/1/2015.

    Market Activity on Winnipesaukee Heats up as July 4th 2015 Approaches.

    Many Winnipesaukee listings are seeing an increase in activity in the past week.

    Some highly desirable Winnipesaukee properties went under contract in June, such as 131 Windermere, pictured in the below flyer.

    131Windermere Road Moultonborough

    Please see the new video of 131 Windermere Road in the below link:

    131 Windermere New Video.