Yes, it's January. And what comes with January but a slew of "Top 10" lists of just about everything under the sun. So, I thought I would give you a list of the "Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2010". All information and photos are courtesy of the Northern New England Real Estate Network, our Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Enjoy!
Lake Winnipesaukee's 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2010
The 10th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
65 Spindle Point, Meredith, NH
Purchased in October, this beautiful Meredith home sold for $2,600.000. That was 11% less than the asking price of $2,925,000. This 5699 square foot home sits on 1.39 acres of land and has 170' of frontage on Meredith Bay. This home was on the market for 388 days before going under contract.
The 9th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
27 Umbrella Point, Wolfeboro
Sold in November for $2,300,000. this Wolfeboro home with spectacular 180 degree views closed at 32% less than the asking price of $3,388,000. It was on the market for only 6 days. With 7571 finished square ft. and 210 of frontage on Umbrella Point, it boasts absolutely stunning long views of the the broads on Winnipesaukee.
The 8th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
45 Swan Point & Eagle Shore Road, Moultonborough
This beautiful Moultonborough home is set in a very private setting and sold for $3,150,000 in June after being listed for 392 days. That was 10% below the asking price of $3,450,000. It was on the market for 392 days before going under contract. With 6013 finished square feet and a whopping 668 ft of frontage in a well protected cove, it has 3 docks, 180 degree views, a sandy beach, boat ramp a 5500 sq ft home with a 700 sq ft pavilion at waters edge.
The 7th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
48 Caitlin Estates Road, Moultonborough
Making the list as number 7, this exceptional new home was sited on a very desirable lot with western exposure offering sunsets and breathtaking views from every room. It sold in August for $3,100,000. which was 11% less than the asking price of $3,495,000. It offered 4000 finished sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms, and 6 baths, 228 ft of frontage looking out Westerly towards Black Cat Island. This home sold in 157 days.
The 6th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
14 Caverly Point Road, Tuftonboro
This is the only home in the small town of Tuftonboro to make the list this year, but what a beauty. Sold in November for an even $3,000,000. this was 20% less than the asking price of $3,750,000. This one was listed for 218 days before being scooped up. Located right on the outer point as you enter into Twenty Mile Bay, this spectacular home boasts 6500 finished sq. ft. and 204 feet of frontage on the big lake. With over 4 acres of land, a two slip boathouse, private beach, hot tub, carriage house, tennis court...what more do you need?
The 5th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
49 McLeod Road, Alton
The first property in Alton to make the list, we have a gorgeous 23 acre family compound with 650 feet of frontage, 3 lots of record, your own private pond and brook, covered boat slip, and incredible long views with protection from the prevailing winds. This unique property sold in December after being on the market for 471 days for $3,500,000. which was 11% less than the asking price of $3,950,000.
The 4th Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
140 Alpine Park Road, Moultonborough
Wow, what an unbelievable spot! 2.8 Acres in Moultonborough with 288 feet of white, sandy beach with a separate docking area with spectacular sunsets and views designed by Scott C. Fuller Development. This gorgeous 8000 sq ft custom built Adirondack home sold in April for $3,800,000 after being on the market for 414 days. It sold for 12% less than the asking price of $4,295,000.
OK, On to the Top 3! These homes are just breathtaking examples of what the Lake Winnipesaukee lifestyle is all about. 2010 was a challenging year in the real estate market, but as you can see, there was good activity in the higher end market. Many people were able to get great deals on great homes. Of course, this is the upper end of what is available on Lake Winnipesaukee. You can get into a home on the lake for much less and be able to enjoy this waterfront lifestyle that some people only dream about....OK, back to the list!
The 3rd Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
46 Rocky Winds Drive, Moultonborough
Unforgettable...is one of the words you would use to describe this custom built Adirondack home built by Skiffington Homes. This unique home sold in May for $3,900,000.. This was 9% less than the asking price of $4,295,000. It has westerly exposure and a sandy beach with 200 feet of frontage, 8000 sq ft of finished space and absolutely nothing left out for your enjoyment. Located in the "Kona Mansion" area of the lake, this home has it all.
The 2nd Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee
68 Sewall Road, Wolfeboro
The picture honestly, doesn't do this one justice. It is absolutely exquisite. Located in the highly desirable Sewall Road area of Wolfeboro, the oldest resort town in the US, this home sold in March for $4,250,000, 13% less than the asking price of $4,900,000. after being on the market for 283 days. With 247 ft of frontage offering long views of the lake, 1.1 acre of land and 6,630 finished sq ft, this home definitely has it all.
AND HERE IT IS.....
The 1st Most Expensive Home Sold on Winnipesaukee in 2010
59 Little Road, Meredith
This beautiful property closed in October for $6,839,000, which was only 2% less than the asking price of $6,999,000. after being on the market for 419 days. This recreation turn of the century handcrafted lake home offers luxury and views from every room in the house. With a birds eye view from the roof deck, incredible kitchens, soaring stone fireplaces in law appt., outdoor kitchen, wine cellar, sauna and the list goes on and on, you have it all. It had a double boathouse foundation installed and a permit in place for a large, W-shaped dock. This was a new home that was being built and offered by the builder but marketed through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Center Harbor. It has 4.31 Acres of privacy, 830 ft of water frontage looking out towards Pine Island, and 12,933 feet of finished space to call home.
Congratulations to all of the new home owners of these exquisite properties!
Well, there you have it, the Top 10 Priciest Homes Sold on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2010, what a collection. Of course, as I mentioned you can get onto the lake with even a condo and dock space for under $200,000.00. There are lots of opportunities to take advantage of in todays market.
If I can be of any assistance in helping you find a place on Lake Winnipesaukee or anywhere in the Lakes Region, please check out my website at www.LakesRegionNHHomes.com or give me a call at 603-707-9194 and let me know what you are looking for from a condo on the lake to a beautiful custom built Adirondack, I can help you find it and make your Lake Winnipesaukee dreams become a reality....
Cheers! I've got to go back to work!