We are coming right up to the Laconia Motorcycle Week. This is the 92nd running of the event and it kind of marks the start of summer for many bikers. I always think this is a good time to talk about garages. You know, big ones. Garages that will hold a whole bunch of Harleys. The Garage Mahal. It's a guy thing. After all, the lady of the house will decide what goes on inside the residence and the King of the Road is relegated to the basement and garage, right? So that's where we focus our attention. Here are a few with four or more stalls that are worthy of the coveted Hog Pen status.
First up, how about a super sized 26' x 30' garage with high ceilings that will hold all your toys including a boat ? And, you can put that boat on the deeded dock that comes with the property. Sound good? Then check out 2 Spring Street in Sanbornton. There's even a 14' x 30' shed for overflow if you have extra stuff. And, if that isn't enough, there's a house, too! This cozy 1,069 square foot, two bedroom, one bath home has been nicely updated with new flooring, windows with custom blinds, new plumbing and electric, plus it has new exterior paint job. Even the driveway has new blacktop. Sit on the enclosed porch or by the back patio and enjoy the fire pit. The association beach and dock is just down the street so you can take a dip after a long bike ride. This home is offered at $279,900. This is man heaven.
Over at 133 Mile Hill Road in Belmont you'll find another oversize, heated four car garage with storage above plus a 5 stall horse barn for other kinds of horses that burn hay and not gasoline. There's even an automobile lift available if you want to negotiate for it... and you do want it, don't you? This garage and barn sits on 17.5 acres of fields and woods and comes with a great 2,100 square foot ranch house as an added bonus. The custom built house was constructed in 2005 and has three bedrooms, two baths, oak flooring, a hickory kitchen with a Viking gas stove, a great open floor plan, a beautiful stone fireplace in the 19' x 22' living room, and wraparound porch. You can heat with oil or wood pellets to save more money for accessories for your bike. This great property is offered at $399,000. I guarantee your horses, iron or otherwise, will be happy here.
This next house is a true man town property. If you need lots of man space, the property at 41 Christy Lane in Belmont checks all the boxes. This 3,000 square foot log cabin was built in 2004 and has a two car garage under, a detached three bay garage with potential in-law quarters above, and another large heated barn/garage for additional storage or work space. There's even a man cave in the basement! Want to hear about the house or are you sold yet? Well, it has three bedrooms on the main level including the master suite, three baths, a spacious kitchen, a see through gas fireplace separating the sitting and living room, a loft, farmers porch, in-floor heat provided by an outdoor wood furnace or the (indoor) oil furnace. This house sits on 7.33 acres of wonderful privacy. This great log home is offered at $419,000.
My last pick for Garage Mahal garage space is at 3 Beattie Road in Meredith which is across the road from Moulton Farms on a nice five acre lot. You'll never run out of fresh vegetables here, but I digress from the five heated bays located under the main living quarters. What a perfect spot for your bikes, cars, or boats. And the living space above is pretty perfect, too! It has 1,704 square feet of stunning living space with four bedrooms, three full baths, cherry kitchen with granite counter tops and high end appliances, huge 32' x 20' master suite, whole house generator, cedar shingle exterior and two huge decks with mountain views. This property is being offered at $449,900 or just about $89,900 per bay. Seems like a deal to me.
As of June 1, 2015 there were 1,158 homes on the market in the twelve Lakes Region communities covered by this report. The average asking price of homes in the area was $590,590 and the median price point came in at $274,940. That means half of the homes listed for sale were under that $274,950 price point. The current inventory level represents about a 14 month supply of homes on the market. We need a few bikers to come with some extra cash this year to whittle down the inventory...
Pease feel free to visitwww.lakesregionhome.comto learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data compiled using the NNEREN MLS system as of 6/1/15. Roy Sanborn is a sales associate at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at 603-677-7012.
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