On the Market: A Stunning New Hampshire Lake House in the Middle of the Woods
Built on six acres of land and armed with its own boathouse, this modern beauty isn't your parents' Winnipesaukee getaway.
20 Wyman Drive, Wolfeboro, NH
Size: 14,458 square feet
Remember vacations when your family rented a lake house? Chances are it was a mildewy cabin with the most notable amenity being a closet full of outdated board games with missing pieces. Well, this house on Lake Winnipesaukee is far, far from that. From the outside alone, the home is striking: Its dramatic, swooping roofline was designed to bring to mind a ship’s sails, while the rest of the wood exterior—as well as the landscaping with native plants—blends into the six acres of surrounding forest.
Just as the home was designed to merge with the natural world, it was also built to allow seamless indoor-outdoor living. You’ll not only find unfettered lakefront access here, but multiple decks made with wood imported from Brazil just feet from the shoreline, one of which has a hot tub. A two-slip boathouse and a dock lend themselves to endless hours of enjoyment on the water while a heated garden area provides a peaceful spot for reflection among the plants.
Even when inside, you’ll still feel surrounded by nature. The pièce de resistance in this house is the great room which is enclosed on one side by a 30-foot-tall wall of windows rising up above the lake, so you’ll never be far from waterfront views. While it’s easy to imagine spending summers here, you could also enjoy a cozy winter night snuggled up by the granite fireplace watching the snow fall on the frozen lake. And don’t forget the kitchen—with maple woodwork, a granite island, and a wine refrigerator—where you can whip up a mug of cocoa using its professional grade appliances.
And that’s not where the grandeur ends. Throughout the 14,000 square foot house, you’ll also find seven bedrooms including a main suite with a Japanese bathtub, heated towel racks, and a vanity with wall-to-wall mirrors. There’s also a spa and sauna, fully-equipped gym, and soundproof media room with a Bang and Olufsen sound system. With all that, you might never want to actually go out on the lake, opting instead to take advantage of all these luxe features.
For more information, contact Adam Dow, Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty, adamdow.com.
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