Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Properties | House for Sale
Turned out that the Tuftonboro property is a nine-room condominium with three bedrooms, two fireplaces, a detached garage, two deeded dock slips, a sandy beach, and even shared tennis courts. Really close to the water, too. We loved it.We were back in Wolfeboro for our fifth property, a privately owned five-room cottage on a shared beach and dock area, all part of a resort called Piping Rock. The only conceivable drawback to this one is that you have to park your car at the top of a fairly long wooden walkway leading down to the cottage and the lake. Considering the $314,900 price, however, that wouldn’t bother us.
Our final property was on Dame Road in Tuftonboro, a fully renovated 1790 farmhouse with seven fireplaces, six bathrooms, and no less than 78 acres of beautiful, mostly open land with wonderful views. No, it’s not on the water, but Winnipesaukee is nearby, and the swimming pool is magnificent. Owners Steve and Nancy Menefee showed us around, carrying two cute little dogs they’d just acquired. (They plan to move to Tennessee to be near children—thus the availability of this place.) Six outbuildings include two barns, a two-story game-room house, and an adorable children’s playhouse. Price: $1,585,500.
On our way back to Wolfeboro, we urged Mike to continue telling us about some of his most interesting ancestors. Well, he said, he had a great-great-uncle, William DeLarry Trimble Travis, whose paintings of Civil War battle scenes are on display in the Smithsonian. Wow.
Later that evening we wondered what Mike’s ancestors had to do with the six properties we’d visited that day. Our conclusion: nothing. On the other hand, for us it all added up to a particularly fun day of moseying around the first summer resort in America. Thanks, Mike.
For details, contact Michael Travis, Prudential Spencer–Hughes Real Estate, P.O. Box 510, 22 South Main St., Wolfeboro NH 03894. 603-569-6060 (office), 603-303-2599 (cell); spencerhughes.com