Lake Life

Susan Bradley, a longtime agent with Coldwell Banker Realty in Gilford, New Hampshire, has advice for homeowners who might be interested in selling their property soon. “If you’re thinking maybe I should, maybe I would…I would put the home on the market now.” Bradley says the market is thriving, and in the Lake Winnipesaukee territory she covers, it’s an ideal time to literally test the waters with a sale. “Get in on it now, and you can determine in negotiations when you want to close.” This means that prospective sellers can stay the summer in this lake haven if that’s their prerogative. Either way, demand is steady. “The market is strong; the buyer pool is strong. I wish there were more homes for sale.”

One property Bradley is currently representing is a colossal lakeside mansion spanning 20,000 square feet with five bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Located at 296 Edgewater Drive in Gilford on 1.79 acres on prestigious Governor’s Island, the single-family residence comes replete with waterside amenities like its own sandy beach, a dock for multiple boats, and an outdoor entertaining patio with a stone fireplace. “The home is the epitome of luxury living,” says Bradley. For sale at $10.95 million, the home was custom-built in 2003 and designed to draw in resplendent views of nature. It features cathedral ceilings and innumerable spaces for family living, including a great room, a cozy home theater, and a billiards room. A private gym and one-bedroom carriage house are additional draws for prospective buyers looking for an all-in-one property for celebrations and gatherings. Amidst lush lawns and landscaping, numerous sports courts await their next game. As Bradley says, it’s lake life at its finest.

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