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19th Century Farmhouse

19th Century Farmhouse

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By Maureen Drummey
posted: 08/19/2002

Built in 1877, this Waterville Valley landmark has averaged a new owner only every three decades. The current owner completely restored the home. Unlike most Victorians, its nine rooms (including four bedrooms and two bathrooms) are surprisingly large. The master bedroom offers excellent views of Waterville Valley ski area, just two miles away. The surrounding White Mountain National Forest is visible from the sunroom, the adjacent deck and the wraparound farmer's porch. There is a formal dining room and a spacious country kitchen that adjoins to the family room with a fireplace.

Located on a winding country road, the home sits on half an acre just steps from the Mad River. Across the street is Waterville Valley's Tennis Center, voted one of the Top 50 tennis resorts in the U.S. by Tennis magazine. And just a three-minute walk away is the nine-hole Waterville Valley Golf Club, which also offers access to 110 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails. Complimentary shuttle bus service to the ski area is right out the door.

The original owner was either smart or lucky when he bought the lot more than a century ago. Today, the home enjoys an ideal location in terms of both convenience and solitude.

PROS
Real estate opportunities are limited in Waterville Valley and less than 100 acres remain to be developed. Historic gems are in high demand.

CONS
Its close proximity to the busy Waterville Valley Tennis Center presents a modest level of activity in an otherwise tranquil neighborhood.

DETAILS
Location two miles from Waterville Valley ski area on Valley Road.
Price $645,000
Total Square Feet 4,000
Time on Market 8 months
Listing Broker Jane Schaughnessy, Waterville Valley Realty; 888-987-8333; www.wvnh.com.

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