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House for Sale: Bethlehem, NH

House for Sale: Bethlehem, NH
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Before buying, they looked at no fewer than 30 properties in the Littleton, Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, and Sugar Hill areas. What convinced them to decide on this particular place? “The crystal doorknobs did it for me,” Len laughed, and Joan agreed. But now, with their children and nine grandchildren living elsewhere, a house with four corner bedrooms (including a master bedroom with fireplace and sleeping porch), three bathrooms, a separate guest suite with bedroom and bathroom, a pantry, a full attic and cellar, a sitting room, and a study, besides the living room, dining room, and kitchen — 3,700 square feet in all — is more house than they need.

“After all these years here, won’t it be sad to leave Bethlehem?” we asked as we worked our way into a second scone.

“It’ll be sad to give up this beautiful home of ours,” Len, now retired, replied, “but we have no intention of leaving. We have our eye on a condominium just down the street.” Guess that alone says quite a lot about New Hampshire’s little town of Bethlehem. Happy holidays, everyone.

For more information, contact Len Reed: 1884 Main St., Bethlehem, NH 03574-0609; lenreed1@verizon.net

Lots of fun holiday events going on in Bethlehem over the next two months, particularly on Nov. 22, when The Rocks Estate opens its Christmas tree farm for the season, and on the weekends of Dec. 6-7 and 13-14, with festivities scheduled all across town. For details and information on places to stay, call 888-845-1957 or 603-869-3409, or visit: bethlehemwhitemtns.com

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5 Responses to House for Sale: Bethlehem, NH

  1. Thomas Evans December 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm #

    NICE FAMILY HOME FROM ALL APPEARANCES…HOWEVER,PRICE IS MUCH TOO HIGH……TAE

  2. ROBERT WHITE December 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    Is the heat electric or gas and how much are the monthly heating bills?

    How much are the real estate taxes?

    Robert White (Bwbirdman54@aol.com)

  3. ROBERT WHITE December 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    The price is not high based on the square footage and the number of bedrooms, guest bedroom, size of the veranda,etc.!

    Houses in our are are much more expensive and not as much square footage!

    Bob White

  4. SARAH Zappala December 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    What a lovely home in an equally lovely area! I wish we were ready to move to NH….I only hope we can find such a beautiful home when we do! Best of Luck to you!

  5. Jenifer Lewis January 2, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    It’s not the asking price — it’s the property taxes. They are ridiculously high in NH and Bethlehem is way up there.

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