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House for Sale: Harrisville, NH

House for Sale: Harrisville, NH
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Well, today the home is a veritable show house. Besides the 18×28-foot great room, there’s a living room with wide-pine-board floors, a dining room (with original built-in cupboards) off the modern kitchen, and a corner master bedroom on the second floor, as well as three other bedrooms, a sewing room, two and a half bathrooms, five chimney holes for stoves, a magnificent fieldstone cellar, and even a studio/apartment/office suite with kitchen, bath, and separate entrance. On the practical side, there’s an oil-fired three-zone furnace, a well-maintained septic system, excellent water from a drilled well, all new wiring throughout, and a barn built in 1980 with enough space for four cars, a workshop, and extensive storage. We particularly loved the curved wall in the entryway. Why curved? Well, back in the old days, a curved wall made it easier to carry out a casket.

“I’ve always felt like a caretaker here rather than an owner,” said Lida at one point in our conversation. “Still, I’ve raised my children here…” She paused and looked out toward the mountain. “I really don’t know how I’m going to feel without it.”

Now that her two children are adults and out on their own, though, it’s more house than she needs. With laptop in tow, Lida would like to travel while still maintaining her job with, a Web site for writers and publishers. And she plans to spend summers at that family cottage on nearby Harrisville Pond. “I’ll never leave Harrisville,” she smiled. We’re sure that whoever becomes the next “caretaker” of the Lovell Harris House will soon feel the very same way.


For details, contact Lida Stinchfield at 603-827-3004 or 603-398-5365, or by e-mail at:


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One Response to House for Sale: Harrisville, NH

  1. Chris Wentworth March 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    Makes me wish I’d won Powerball and could have a home in NH again. I’d still spend winters here in Tennessee.

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