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Governors Island NH Real Estate

Why is Governors Island THE best real estate on Lake Winnipesaukee?
First here is a Brief history of Governor’s Island.

No one really knows why the island was named Governor’s Island. But is was owned by Governor Wentworth by a land grant in 1772.
Eventually the Island passed through many hands until it was bought by Nathaniel Davis. Davis constructed the first Bridge to the Island, and he established a successful farming co-operative. Little remains of this settlement but it is why the Island was called Davis Island by some in the area. The Island remained in the Davis family from 1799 until 1857 where is passed through many hands until 1880 when the Island was bought by Stilson Hutchins (founder of the Washington Post). Hutchins built a Granite mansion on summit of the Island that would have had impressive views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountain ranges. The legacy of Hutchins ownership is the development of the shoreline and summit roads the remain to this day. In 1928 Governor’s Island was purchased by Clifford hayes who attempted to create a resort area similar to Bald Peak Colony Club.The mansion burned in 1934 and the venture failed in in 1935 when estate fell into foreclosure, But the stone barn was purchased from the bank by an association of the Islanders who restored it and turned it into a recreational center. Since 1960's Governor’s Island has grew steadily to over 156 homes in 1990's.
Property values have increased by over 400% over the past 50 years.
Real Estate is still a great investment on Governor’s Island as property values are still increasing, and the recent housing crisis has not effected this market. The island still is host to the Governor’s Island Club and the association is thriving.

To learn more about the Gilford NH area see the Thompson-Ames Historical Society.

 

Governors Island Current Real Estate Listings

$9,500,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Monday April 25th 2016.
This Governors Island property is a 5 Bedroom with 10 Bath/s home for sale with 360 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home for sale
A REMARKABLE HOME ON A SENSATIONAL LOT WITH SANDY BEACH AND AN ENORMOUS, COVERED DOCK FOR THREE BOATS. ENJOY PICTURESQUE SUNSETS AND ADDED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE FROM THE SWEEPING, ENCLOSED, STONE PATIO WITH FIREPLACE. THIS HOME WAS ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED AND CUSTOM BUILT WITH UNMATCHED DETAIL AND QUALITY. SOPHISTICATED, STATE OF THE ART SYSTEMS ARE EASILY MONITORED AND CONTROLLED BY YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER. THE THEATER HAS CUSTOM SEATING AND SOUND. THE BILLIARDS ROOM WITH CURVED WALLS AND FIREPLACE AREA IS A GENTLEMAN'S DREAM. THE PRIVATE GYM RIVALS THE FINEST HEALTH CLUB. THE MASTER SUITE IS LUXURIOUS AND SPACIOUS, AND THE GREAT ROOM OVERLOOKS THE MANICURED LAWN AND GARDENS TOWARD PICTURESQUE LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS. THE WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES A SUMMER KITCHEN, FAMILY ROOM, GAME ROOM AND SPA. WITH A CARRIAGE HOME AND NINE GARAGES, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE LAKE HOME!
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$4,995,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Friday March 2nd 2018.
This Governors Island property is a 5 Bedroom with 6 Bath/s home for sale with 300 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake WINNIPESAUKEE waterfront home for sale
SOPHISTICATED DESIGN, INCOMPARABLE QUALITY AND FUNCTIONALITY EMBRACED BY TIMELESS ARCHITECTURE THIS EXTRAORDINARY HOME WAS DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED WITH PERFECTION. SITED ON A SWEEPING 300FT WATERFRONT LOT WITH EVER CHANGING SUNSETS, THE HOME TAKES ADVANTAGE OF PICTURESQUE LAKE VIEWS. IT HAS SOARING CEILINGS, WALLS OF GLASS, GLEAMING HARDWOOD AND SPRAWLING DECKS WITH OUTDOOR SEATING AND DINING AREAS. LUSH LANDSCAPING WAS DESIGNED WITH MEANDERING WALKWAYS TO THE PRIVATE, COVERED DOCK, PATIOS AND BEACH. THE MAIN LEVEL INCLUDES A SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE, GREAT ROOM, DESIGNER'S KITCHEN, TASTEFUL FAMILY ROOM AND A WONDERFUL FOUR SEASON PORCH. UPPER LEVEL INCLUDES TWO EN-SUITE BEDROOMS AND AN OFFICE OR BUNK ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH. WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL BEDROOM, OFFICE, SUMMER KITCHEN AND RECREATION ROOM. THE SEVEN GARAGES PROVIDE SPACE FOR CARS, BOATS AND TOYS. THIS HOME OFFERS THE BEST IN BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIVING!
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$4,495,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Monday September 18th 2017.
This Governors Island property is a 4 Bedroom with 6 Bath/s home for sale with 215 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake WINNIPESAUKEE waterfront home for sale
THIS FABULOUS HOME IS ON A RARE, LEVEL LOT WITH AN AMAZING BEACH AND FABULOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS. BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH SWEEPING PATIOS AND LUSH LAWNS THIS 1.2 ACRE LOT HAS OVER 210 FEET OF PRIME WINNIPESAUKEE WATERFRONT. STEP INTO THIS GRACIOUS, BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED CUSTOM HOME YOU WILL SEE QUALITY DETAIL RARELY FOUND. THE OPEN CONCEPT FLOOR PLAN WITH SOARING CEILINGS AND A BEAUTIFUL FIELDSTONE FIREPLACE IS SPACIOUS AND IMPRESSIVE. GLEAMING WOOD FLOORS, WALLS OF GLASS AND CUSTOM WOODWORK WILL APPEAL TO THE DISCERNING BUYER. THE MAIN LEVEL MASTER SUITE INCLUDES A PRIVATE SITTING ROOM AND SPA-LIKE BATH. THE PRIVATE OFFICE IS LINED WITH BEAUTIFUL BUILT-INS. THE SECOND LEVEL INCLUDES EN-SUITE BEDROOMS AND A LARGE GAME ROOM. THERE'S ALSO A LARGE UNFINISHED STORAGE AREA THAT COULD EASILY BE FINISHED FOR ADDITIONAL LIVING SPACE. THIS IS A SPECIAL ONE-OF-A KIND GOVERNOR'S ISLAND HOME.
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$3,895,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Monday March 19th 2018.
This Governors Island property is a 4 Bedroom with 6 Bath/s home for sale with 150 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home for sale
THIS LANDMARK HOME ON GOVERNORS ISLAND IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND. BUILT WITH CARE AND PRECISION, THIS QUEEN ANN VICTORIAN STYLE HOME WILL IMPRESS THE MOST DISCERNING BUYER. THE DESIGN, THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE CARE WITH WHICH IT HAS BEEN MAINTAINEDCOFFERED CEILINGS, WALLS OF CHERRY, RAISED PANELS, HARDWOOD FLOORINGALL ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! THE FLOOR PLAN WAS DESIGNED FOR EASY LIVING. A SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE, OVERSIZED GREAT ROOM, PRIVATE DEN, BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST ROOM PLUS DINING AREA ARE ALL ON THE MAIN LEVEL. PATIO DOORS OPEN TO SWEEPING DECKS AND VERANDAS FOR ENJOYING VIEWS AND THE TASTEFUL PERENNIAL GARDENS AND MANICURED LAWN. SECOND LEVEL HAS EN-SUITE BEDROOMS. LOWER LEVEL HAS A DANCE ROOM, BILLIARDS ROOM, OFFICE, AN IMPRESSIVE WINE ROOM FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR AND A FABULOUS FAMILY ROOM WITH WET BAR. THERES GARAGE SPACE FOR FOUR VEHICLES. STEP OUTSIDE AND BE IMPRESSED WITH THE STONE PATIOS, SANDY BEACH AND OVERSIZED, CANOPIED DOCKING. ITS SIMPLY AMAZING!
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$2,799,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Thursday October 11th 2018.
This Governors Island property is a 4 Bedroom with 8 Bath/s home for sale with 150 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home for sale
W/BEAUTIFUL & ALWAYS CHANGING SUNSETS THIS EXTRAORDINARY HOME IS LOCATED ON PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNOR’S ISLAND. THE DESIRABLE SW EXPOSURE ALLOWS FOR FULL DAY SUN ON A NATURAL SANDY BEACH & LARGE EXPANSE OF LAWN. A COMFORTABLE ARCHITECTURALLY CONCEIVED FLOOR PLAN IS CREATED FOR EASY LIVING & TAKES ADVANTAGE OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS. A FOLDING WALL OPENS TO A SPACIOUS SCREENED PORCH & LARGE DECK, PERFECT FOR OVERLOOKING A LARGE DOUBLE DOCK & PRIVATE WATERFRONT. THE BEAUTIFULLY EQUIPPED GOURMET KITCHEN HAS AMPLE STORAGE & SUNNY WORKING AREAS. GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORING, OVERSIZED TRIPLE GLAZED WINDOWS & FIELDSTONE GAS FIREPLACE ENHANCE THE HOME. A COMFORTABLE SUN ROOM IS PERFECT FOR RELAXING. AN ELEVATOR ACCESSES ALL 3 LEVELS. THE 2ND LEVEL MASTER SUITE IS GENEROUSLY SIZED & HAS SPA-LIKE BATH. THERE ARE 2 ADDITIONAL EN-SUITE BEDROOMS ON THE 2ND LEVEL. THE LOWER LEVEL HAS 2 EN-SUITE BEDROOMS & LARGE FAMILY ROOM W/FIREPLACE & WET BAR. THERE IS ALSO A HALF BATH & SECOND LAUNDRY ROOM ON THE WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL. OVER A 3 BAY GARAGE THERE IS A BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED BONUS ROOM W/FULL BATH & PRIVATE ENTRANCE. THIS SPECIAL HOME HAS BEEN TASTEFULLY & BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED & CONSTRUCTED. ENJOY ASSOCIATION AMENITIES WHICH INCLUDE A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED CLUBHOUSE W/KITCHEN, LIBRARY & LARGE GATHERING ROOM, TENNIS, PICKLE BALL, BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL COURTS, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, PICNIC AREAS & 900 FOOT SANDY BEACH & 160 ACRES OF COMMON WOODLANDS FOR ENJOYING HIKING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING OR SNOWSHOEING.
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$1,095,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Saturday October 27th 2018.
This Governors Island property is a 5 Bedroom with 3 Bath/s home for sale with 150 feet of Owned private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home for sale
WHAT ARE ALL THINGS A DREAM PARCEL SHOULD HAVE? SOUTHWEST EXPOSURE FOR ALL DAY SUN AND SUNSETS. SWEEPING LAWNS BOTH LAKESIDE AND ROADSIDE. EXQUISITE HARDSCAPE, LARGE STONE PATIOS, AND A BREAKWATER. A NATURAL LANDSCAPE THAT PROTECTS LAKESIDE PRIVACY. FOR CLASSIC CHARM, THIS LAKEFRONT PROPERTY HAS A STONE WALKWAY FROM THE PAVED ROAD WINDING DOWN TO YOUR ROADSIDE HOME ENTRANCE. GRACED WITH MANY TALL PINES AND 150+/- FEET OF PRIME WATERFRONT, THIS PARCEL IS LOCATED IN ONE OF WINNIPESAUKEE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOODS. THE 1963, 5 BEDROOM, CAPE STYLE WATERFRONT HOME HAS BEAMED CEILINGS, QUEEN ANNE PINE WAINSCOTING, 2 FIREPLACES, AND HARDWOOD FLOORS. LOOKING TO BUILD A NEW CONSTRUCTION LUXURY HOME ONE DAY? BRING YOUR BUILDER TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL. GOVERNORS ISLAND CLUB AMENITIES INCLUDE WALKING PATHS, OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS, PLAYGROUND, AND A LAKEFRONT PICNIC AREA. THE MAGNIFICENT NEW CLUBHOUSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. PICKLE BALL AND VOLLEY BALL WILL BE AVAILABLE NEAR THE GOVERNORS ISLAND CLUB BEACHES FOR NEXT SUMMER. FOR NEARBY AMENITIES, INDOOR & OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS AND A GYM AT GILFORD HILLS ARE WITHIN 4 MILES. FOR CONVENIENT TRAVEL, THE GILFORD AIRPORT IS ALSO WITHIN 4 MILES. GOLF AND SKIING? GUNSTOCK SKI RESORT AND THE LACONIA COUNTRY CLUB ARE BOTH JUST 14 MINUTES AWAY BY CAR.
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$689,000
Gilford NH  Lakehouse For Sale This Listing was entered in the MLS on Friday December 1st 2017.
This Governors Island property is a 3 Bedroom with 4 Bath/s home for sale with 900 feet of SHDPRI private shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Gilford NH Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront home for sale
WELCOME TO YOUR HOME ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND. MOVE IN AND ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL 1970 WELL-BUILT AND PRESERVED GAMBREL-STYLE HOME ON A PEACEFUL, WOODED, LANDSCAPED LEVEL LOT ON THE TOP OF THE ISLAND. ENJOY AND RELAX IN AN OVERSIZED SCREENED-IN PORCH ALONG WITH 3 EXTERIOR OPEN DECKS, LARGE YARD AND PURE PRIVACY. THIS 2 STORY HOME WITH 2 BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS, LARGE OPEN LOFT, ALSO OFFERS ONE-FLOOR LIVING, WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE, AND AN ADDITIONAL GREAT ROOM WITH 2ND KITCHEN, 2 DRIVEWAYS AND A HUGE 2 STORY GARAGE FOR ALL YOUR TOYS! GOVERNOR’S ISLAND WAS A LAND GRANT IN 1727 FROM KING GEORGE II TO GOVERNOR BENNING WENTWORTH FOR SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE COLONY. ACCESSED BY A BRIDGE, THIS ISLAND IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE AND THE LAKES REGION. YOUR OWNERSHIP INCLUDES PRIVATE USE FOR RESIDENTS ONLY OF THE 4 FANTASTIC SANDY BEACHES, CLUB HOUSE, PLAYGROUND, TENNIS, PICNIC, BOAT-LAUNCH, KAYAK/CANOE SEASONAL STORAGE…CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND HIKING TRAILS. MINUTES TO ALL THE AREA’S AMENITIES TO ENJOY SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, SKIING, GOLF…..DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER COME AND SEE THE BEAUTY OF THIS ISLAND!
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