For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Lakeside Home in New Hampshire with a Vintage Boathouse

High ceilings and glass walls offer stunning lake views in this spacious waterfront home.


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230 Lake Shore Drive, Franklin, NH
Price: $1,600,000
Size: 7,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 4 full, 4 half

Woods, water, and sand—what more could anyone ask for from their vacation home? This lake house in New Hampshire offers all that, plus the space to bring along the entire family for a summer on the water. With eight bedrooms, including three main suites and two sleeping lofts, this 7,200-square-foot, Adirondack-style house can comfortably sleep up to 18 guests, making it the perfect spot for any summertime reunion.

This Franklin, NH house is right on the shores of Webster Lake, which is known as a hot spot for fishing enthusiasts. Use the vintage boathouse that comes with the property to launch your fishing boat for a day on the water or enjoy the natural sandy beach on the property. The grounds are surrounded by woods, which offer many shady spots for lounging or a picnic.

If you want to enjoy the lakeside experience from indoors, head to the screened-in gazebo. You can take in water views from inside the home, thanks in part to the glass walls inside the high-ceilinged great room and family room. An open concept floor plan connects the great room to the kitchen, making it a perfect gathering place for a family brunch on a lazy Sunday morning. The state-of-the-art kitchen boasts granite counters and a breakfast bar that provides room for everyone to gather. The amenities don’t end there: a walk-in pantry, central air conditioning, two wet bars, plentiful closet space, and a detached four-plus car garage elevates the experience here to one of luxury.

While rain may be the enemy of a good vacation, this home also comes equipped with a home theater, leaving you with the option of a movie day if the weather prevents you from getting outside. If you want to spend a day out on the town, you’re close to the shopping, restaurants, and other attractions of Merrimack County. And with a spot in New Hampshire’s Lakes Regions, you’re close to other natural attractions, whether it’s kayaking on one of the nearby rivers or skiing in the winter.

For more information. contact Ellen Mulligan, Coldwell Banker Realty Center Harbor NH, coldwellbanker.com.

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