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The Most Idyllic Autumn Escape Is for Sale on a New Hampshire Lake

published Oct 29, 2020
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Credit: Courtesy of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty

The details

  • Address: 55 Laurel Island Ln., Holderness, N.H.
  • Price: $1,850,000
  • Size: 1,618 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
Credit: Courtesy of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty

Why we have a crush on this property

I think it’s extremely cool that every year around this time, people really lose their minds when they see trees. Towering oaks and maples, which don’t get a second glance during other seasons, are openly gawked at in autumn. Fall foliage is a beautiful thing, and so are houses surrounded by the stuff.

This lake house for sale in the wilds of New Hampshire is a picture-perfect example of an Autumn House, or a summer house that takes on a special kind of beauty in the fall. Built on the shores of ever-popular Squam Lake in the 1920s, the waterfront bungalow lets sunlight in from all angles. And as if the lake itself wasn’t enough of an incredibly beautiful panorama to wake up to, the home offers views of more leafy goodness: nearby Rattlesnake Mountain.

Credit: Courtesy of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty

The three-bedroom home offers plenty of space to spread out, while a detached guest house offers an additional bedroom, a loft, and a wood stove. There’s also a two-car garage, a good-sized shed, a private dock, and detached boat house for storing kayaks, canoes, and more.

Credit: Courtesy of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty

A wall of windows along the screened-in porch takes center stage in the main home. Inside, a stone fireplace anchors the living room, while exposed beams and vaulted ceilings overhead make the place feel spacious and bright. The kitchen offers a polished wood island, as well as a farmhouse sink and recessed lighting. The other cozy, wood-paneled living spaces and bedrooms put the finishing touches on the home’s cozy cabin vibes.

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This idyllic property is listed for $1,850,000 by Kayli Currier and Rachel Xavier with KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith.

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