If I were looking for a home in the New Hampshire real estate market I would definitely take a look at this property that is modern, spacious, and features its own indoor waterfall. Of course, with its $4.95 million dollar price tag it is about $4.8 million over my budget. But, perhaps this could be your dream home.
The New Hampshire residence has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 3 fireplaces, all within a whopping 6,833 square feet of living space. The 4-car garage is heated and could double as a home in its own right. And don’t get me started on the guesthouse! The main home is furnished with every luxury you would expect from a home with this kind of price tag. Not only is the kitchen a thing of beauty, but the laundry room also doubles as a catering kitchen. The laundry room includes a commercial grade, restaurant style refrigerator and sink. The walls are ornate with beautiful stonework and there is tile flooring throughout. The home has wheel chair accessibility, a solarium, and its own generator in case of power outages. This home has everything.
With several luxurious homes to his credit, Jeremiah Eck designed this home to accentuate his love of the outdoors. As well as being a senior partner of Eck MacNeely Architects Inc. a former Harvard Graduate School of Design lecturer, and the author of several home design books, Mr. Eck is also a landscape painter. We see his love of nature throughout the home’s design. Floor to ceiling windows saturate the living space with great natural light. The amount of woodwork screams both luxury and ordinary at the same time. You know that you are looking at a multi-million dollar home when you see the craftsmanship of the wooden beams and trim work, but there is something very common and cozy about it at the same time. And don’t forget about the indoor waterfall! The waterfall is 2 stories high and the soothing sound of water cascading down the copper ladder trellis is enough to lull you to sleep! The home has a rooftop deck to take in the cool summer evenings and enjoy the world from your very own perch. The landscape around the house accentuates the home beautifully with ponds containing yet more waterfalls enclose surrounded by lush vegetation and shrubbery.
If the home isn’t enough for you, the serene setting the house resides on will certainly sweeten the deal. This unique home sits on a 2.7-acre property in the western half of the state and has access to Lake Sunapee. The lake covers 6.5 square miles, has eleven islands, seven sandy white beach areas, and a host of water activities including its own Yacht Club. Mount Sunapee State Park adjoins the southern half of the lake and offers year round activities. Perhaps most popular for its winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding, the park also offers camping and great hiking trails.
The house itself is fitness oriented making it a perfect compliment to its outdoor environment. If the weather is not fitting or you just don’t want to leave your house take a dip in the 50-foot indoor swimming pool that also comes equipped with a retractable roof and heated floors. And since it has its own pool you can bet that it has its own fitness room outfitted with a sauna and soaking tub. Having people over and need a place for them all to change? No problem. The pool has its own changing room that matches that of any high-end private club or gym. Oh, and outside enjoy the heated paddle tennis court. Even the tennis court has its own outbuilding for breaks and cool refreshments.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford it this property is prime luxury real estate. But be warned: if this home and the appeal of its indoor waterfall entices you, be sure that the owners will take no less than the $4.95 million that they are asking! The home has been listed a few times in previous years, and always for the same price.