An Extraordinary Waterfront Home on Prestigious Governor's Island
Priced at $10,000,000
Words like extraordinary are often used to overstate an item's worth, but in this case "extraordinary" may fall short of properly describing this home on Governor's Island in Gilford, N.H.
And, yes, make no mistake about it, Edgewater Drive on Governor's Island is one of Lake Winnipesaukee's most prestigious addresses.
But is this truly "Camelot?" Well as Arthurian scholar Norris J. Lacy commented "Camelot, located no where in particular, can be anywhere." Anyone who visits this magnificent home will find that it truly has all the romance a castle of this namesake would be expected to have...
While this home of 22,000 square feet may be as large as a Lord's castle, it is comprised of many smaller spaces perfect for gatherings and entertaining either intimately or on as grand a scale as desired.
The grand foyer welcomes your guests in to enjoy the comfort and outstanding views this home has to offer. The living spaces are all tastefully warm and designed to bring in the unrivaled views and sunsets that this prime location has to offer. Stone fireplaces compliment the formal and open areas.
At the center of the home is a custom kitchen with high end cabinetry, appliances, and granite countertops flanked by a breakfast area, formal dining room, butler's pantry, and opening out to views through one of two main living room areas that extend across the lakeside of the home.
A complete family entertainment area including billiard room, lounge, and 12 person home theater await you at East end of the home. It may be tough to concentrate on a game of pool given the views from there...
The West wing of the home houses a truly handsome office/library area which is warmed by the rich wood floors and custom built cabinetry. Across the hall the owner's children reside in their own suite decorated in an underwater motif that will make any child's imagination race.
The elegant master suite awaits at the end of the hall and there is nothing there that could possibly disappoint the most discerning buyer. This is your retreat at the end of the day from the real world. Sumptuous carpeting, vaulted ceilings soaring up to a tower, 180 degree views of the lake, automated draperies, his and hers (or her and her) walk in closets, a dazzling master bath with marble and tile floors, custom cabinetry, Jacuzzi tub, and shower.
The second level houses an equally elegant guest master suite with some of the best views in the home, two guest bedroom suites, and a large utility room with massive center island perfect for crafts, wrapping presents, or that vintage Lionel train set you have been storing since childhood.
The lower level features a fitness center equal to any upscale commercial facility, hot tub, sauna, massage, and steam room. A lower level entertainment area includes a summer kitchen, bar, and two seating areas to watch the flat screen TV's located above the double sided see through fireplace.
A oversize three car attached garage with heated tile floors provides the perfect place to park your most prized auto with additional parking in the three bay carriage house, and a two bay garage by the driveway entrance. Additional living quarters are found upstairs in the carriage house.
Outside, a spectacular landscaped waterfront world surrounds you. From the moment you arrive down the cobblestone drive and pass by the two Koi ponds that have waterfalls which automatically come on as you approach, you realize that this is a special place. Immaculately manicured and landscaped with walkways, mature plantings, and gardens you feel like you are at a resort.
On the lake side, a large deck wraps around the east end of the home extending across half the home. An outdoor fireplace provides the perfect spot for evening fireside chats or toasting marshmallows and making smores.
The real reason for being here, and the single most important contributor to that feeling of Camelot, is the 360 feet of sublime Winnipesaukee frontage. This property has some of the best views on Governor's Island. There is covered docking for three boats of most any size of your choosing and a fabulous beach for building sand castles. This is Camelot, after all...
This property is located just two hours from Boston and is only four miles to Laconia airport providing easy access for short stays or long.
Camelot was built in 2003 with construction overseen by its current owner who's vision of building one of the finest homes on the lake was clearly met. Every step and every facet of this home's construction was carefully planned and constructed using only the finest, high quality materials available. A complete set of construction plans and blueprints document every facet of this home including mechanical systems, lighting layouts, and landscaping is available.
Call today for a private viewing...
- Year Built: 2003
- Square feet: 22,000
- Total Rooms: 20
- Bedrooms: 5
- Full Baths: 4
- 3/4 Baths: 2
- Half Bath: 4
- Acreage: 1.83
- Waterfront: 360 feet
- Six Fireplaces
- Home Theater
- Billiards Room
- Fitness Center
- Sauna, Steam Room
- Sumptuous Master Suite
- Guest Master Suite
- Lower Level Family room/game area
- Formal and informal Dining Areas
- Home office/den
- Garage Space for 9 cars
- Carraige House with Living Quarters Above
- Multi Zone In-floor radiant heat through
- Cooling: Multi Zone Central Air
- Whole House Electric Generator
- 1000 Amp Service
- Heat Fuel: Gas-LP/Bottle ,Oil
- Redundant Systems
- Security and home monitoring systems