Here's your chance to own a piece of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire history.
This classic mountain cottage was built in 1917 by Harry Fabyan (below) on a secluded 1.88 acre wooded parcel on Greeley Hill. Once you turn the skeleton key and pass through the heavy front door, you step back in time to "Old Waterville." This vintage home retains many authentic features of the period including hardwood floors, wood beamed ceilings, and a large, wrap-around porch. Unlike many antique homes, you'll find ample closets and storage in the cottage. Within the 1,868 square feet of living area you'll find four spacious bedrooms and two full baths. While it has been used as a seasonal residence, this property offers the potential for conversion to year-round occupancy. The location, historical perspective, and nearly two acres of land make this listing a rare find in Waterville Valley. (See more photos below)
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About Harry Fabyan
Grace Bean wrote of the cottage in her book "The Town at the end of the road." According to Bean, the cottage was built by Harry Fabyan who was a frequent summer guest at Elliott's hotel in what was then referred to as Waterville ("Valley" came much later). Fabyan's investment in Waterville was more than just as a property owner. In the early 1900s large tracts of New Hampshire forests were being bought up and clear-cut by logging companies, and in the 1880s a large-scale logging operation began in Waterville proper. Fabyan became concerned about the impact of the lumber operations on Waterville's scenic beauty and myriad hiking trails, so Fabyan and fellow Waterville summer vacationer, Charles Whittlesey, formed the Waterville Valley Association and urged other guests to join them by investing in the new organization and buying Elliott's Hotel. Fabyan "worked tirelessly with New Hampshire authorities and U.S. government officials on the eventually successful effort to acquire Waterville land for the National Forest," and thus keeping it out of the hands of land companies.