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Why Moultonborough Toy Box Owners Buy and Love Toy Box - Open Houses this Weekend April 27th and 28th 1-5 PM

Open Houses at 11 Redding Lane Moultonborough - 1:00-5:00 PM  Saturday and Sunday - April 27th and April 28th.  

Please call me at 603-707-7575 when you are 5 minutes away so that I meet you at the gate.

Since the pandemic, cost of land in our beautiful Lakes Region rose sharply, sold quickly, and became scarce. Non-waterfront esidential lots, in towns such as Gilford, doubled in one year. Even some Winnipesaukee multi-million dollar homes doubled in selling price in one year.

Waterfront owners and second home owners began spending much more of their year in our area. The need for climate controlled space that was an extension of their home for luxury collectibles, boat paraphernalia, race cars, RV's and the like became necessary.

Here’s the thought process some Lakes Region home owners went through deciding whether to buy or build.

First their requirements for the space:

Many of the buyers have homes within 3 miles of Winni Toy Box, right on the water in Moultonborough, so they were looking for buildable space that Shoreland development restrictions prevent on existing parcels.

These were common requirements:
10 minutes or less from their home
Interior uses:
Storage for car
General storage
Mezzanine – office, entertainment, etc.

Building the space
Initially many thought they should build so they looked at land parcels in Moultonborough within the distance required.

Location – They did find locations suitable to build.  The price for property was at minimum somewhere in $150,000 range. Several were tear downs.
Site prep cost whether empty lot or tear was in the $40,000 range
Design, permitting and architecture cost in the range of $35,000.
Finding a General Contractor they'd have confidence in meant a nine months to a year before they could start.  That means a 18-24 month wait until it was built.
Construction cost looked like $200,000 – 250,000 for 1,000 SF.
Then they asked themselves how much of their time would have to be committed over the 18–24 month time frame.  They estimated 300-400 hours.  A decent amount of time to commit.
Overall, somewhere in the $450,000+ range, with extensive work, and 18+ months off.  And then there’s the consideration of resale.  They believed an association of owners at a centralized commercial location, directly abutting residential properties, would command a higher resale.  So they looked at Toy Box.

Toy Box:
Experience building this type of facility – 3rd Toy Box of steadily increasing quality, not including the Laconia Municipal Airport Hangars, which this builder also built.
Quality. They already knew the quality from looking at other Toy Box developments by this builder.
Ease of maintenance.
Small Community of 13 units.
Very low Moultonborough taxes.
High efficiency heating and cooling.
Floor – set up for stacked car storage.
Move in ready.

Gate, Cameras, American Alarm
Personal considerations: They like being in a community.

In the words of one buyer client, who enjoyed watching the entire building process, Toy Box is "Above Expectations." At Toy Box, the joy the owners exude is apparent whenever you visit Moultonborough Toy Box! Check out the Moultonborough Toy Box Listing Details Page.

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New Listing June 8, 2015 Elevates Lakeside Living with Exceptional Privacy and Views.


Ideal Winnipesaukee Setting at 131 Windermere Road Moultonborough NH.

Ideal Winnipesaukee Setting at 131 Windermere Road Moultonborough NH.

131 Windermere Road Offers Ideal Location for Boaters, Crystal Clear Waterfront, and More.

Lake location offers views and proximity to lakeside towns.

Lake location offers views and proximity to lakeside towns.

Lake location offers views and proximity to lakeside towns.

Privacy, Lake and Mountain Views, Superbly Private Sandy Beach.

Moultonborough NH - So beguiling is the privacy, that you will rightly feel that here, you have found one of the most spectacular Lake Winnipesaukee parcels.

The stunning lake and mountain views will inspire you.  From the moment you enter the home, you'll see these exceptional views. From the living room, sliding glass doors open to the large deck with new composite decking.  Because of the geography of the shoreline,  you'll enjoy a generous amount of sun on this waterfront parcel on the Leeward side of Long Island. (Calm waters when much of the lake has 'white caps' is another great feature for those who enjoy swimming, kayaking, and water-skiing).

Quiet water in a protected bay.Sunny lot offers level areas for play.Home as seen from beach.Looking right from the beach.Looking left from the beach.Misty morning view from boat leaving 131 WindermereView from deck at 131 WindermereSunny day at 131 WindermereView of Ossipee Mountain Range.Long lake and mountain viewsPanoramic viewsAnd more views

Your sandy beach, which curves in slightly and is completely level to the lake is a rare luxury. Stonewalls and walkways on the property create a park-like setting, yet there are enough trees punctuating the lawn to provide cool sitting areas on hot summer days.  Relaxation is easy in this tranquil setting!  Wildlife in the area includes Bald Eagles, Loons, and Herons who also enjoy this exceptional privacy. Day or evening this is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods on Winnipesaukee.

Ample Parking for You, Family, and Guests.

  • 2 Car attached garage,
  • 3 Car detached garage,  including a backup electrical generator, and
  • A newly paved driveway with pervious pavers.

Stellar Waterfront!

Whether you are playing on or near the waterfront, this home offers many of the features most sought-after by Winnipesaukee enthusiasts.

  • Crystal clear waterfront,
  • Near conservation land on Ragged Island (loon sanctuary),
  • Central lake location for boating to lakeside towns and their amenities,
  • Stunning views of the Ossipee Mountain Range are protected from further development under conservation easement,
  • 1 + acre lot offers plenty of room for entertaining and recreating outdoors,
  • Expansive lawn is easily maintained, but can also be converted to a more natural landscape if a buyer prefers,
  • Patio with outdoor hot-tub,
  • Extensive decking for relaxing,
  • A sunny lot also offers mature trees to provide shade on hot days.

Interior features are lovely:

  • Vaulted ceiling in the living room,
  • Beautifully finished built-ins,
  • 2 fireplaces,
  • New bamboo floors,
  • New kitchen in 2008 with custom tile,
  • 2 New baths,
  • 4 Bedrooms,
  • Master suite w/ steam shower & its own laundry and deck,
  • Family room/library,
  • Recreational room w/ wet bar.

Windermere Association amenities include tennis courts and the Winnipesaukee  Windermere association beach with sunsets! (This association beach is a shared addition to your own private beach.)

This Moultonborough Winnipesaukee waterfront home is offered at $1,595,000. 

View the 131 Windermere Road listing sheet.  View the 131 Windermere Road house plans, virtual tour and Photogallery

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