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c. 1796 Colonial Farmhouse
Rock Ridge Farm
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Historic Rock Ridge Farm in Lakes Region, NH
New Hampshire's "Lakes Region" is the real-estate "hot zone" of the state this spring. This gorgeous historic property is right at the center of the Lakes Region. Established peaceful tranquility, yet close to the civilized world, this lovingly updated historic "Center Chimney Colonial Farmhouse" is 2 hours north of Boston. Nestled on 7 private acres, no neighbors are visible, yet a mere 6 minute drive takes you to Meredith Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee, the 3rd largest inland lake in New England. Meredith Village has quaint and necessary amenities: post office, groceries, library, shopping, charming inns and upscale hotels, boating docks, parks, waterfall, multiple fresh food farm stands, terrific restaurants, both high end sophisticated eateries, as well as inexpensive comfort-food diners. The new Winnipesaukee Theater campus is being created around the corner, predicted to become the largest summer theater compound in New England. Many art galleries are located nearby, including the famous Old Print Barn Gallery, a neighbor. The new Arts Collaborative workshops & showrooms, along with partner Winnipesaukee Forge, also neighbors, were just featured on the TV show New Hampshire Chronicle. Musical venues include Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, as well as Meadowbrook Pavilion & the renovated historic Flying Monkey Theater. Rock Ridge Farm is "sandwiched" between Lake Waukewan, The Snake River, Winona Lake, Squam Lake & the majestic Lake Winnipesaukee. A very short walk takes you to Lake Waukewan, The Snake River & Lake Winona for: boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. There are breathtaking views from every window of this home, east to mountains and sunrise, west to forest & sunsets, north to meadow & stream, and south to gorgeous pastures along the "ridge." Lots of wildlife still live here in the "Live Free or Die" state, and with no personal income taxes or sales tax, can you blame them? Formerly this was an apple & dairy farm through the Civil War & WWI years, then a Lake Winnipesaukee summer dance camp, then a horse farm. Original cow bells still hang on original exposed hand-hewn oak beams in the living room. The attic retains the old "bushel notches" from the 1800's apple harvests on those original roof beams. Additional adjoining acreage purchased separately, is available. About $100,000 of renovations have been added to the home in the last 5 years. The entire farmhouse & the separate entrance/garage in-law apartment are surrounded by fragrant ancient lilac bushes. The yard is artistically landscaped with many perennial gardens, as well as raspberry & grape vines, along with 2 remaining apple trees. A pair of ancient twin oak trees offer their majestic shade to the back of the home, as well as welcoming visitors to the back porch entrance. The price of this home has been reduced nearly $200,000 because we are retiring "empty nesters," that are spending half the year elsewhere.
Archived in July, 2015
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