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So You Want a Lakes Region Antique Home!

One of the Oldest Houses in Wolfeboro 1790'sAs one who has owned two antique homes, one a 1899 Victorian on the Island of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and a 1837 cape and barn in North Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, I can say with authority there is nothing as exciting nor as demanding in home ownership than to restore an old home.

Clinton Street Jamestown RI 1899 My First Old House

The first things you will notice when entering an antique home that's in close to original condition are the wide floor boards, overhead beams, corner posts, horsehair plaster walls, unique wallpaper, glass windows that bend light in strange ways, beautiful hearths, stone foundations, and where almost nothing tends to be level or square. Once you get past the awe that these antique features bestow upon you, you start to imagine yourself living there and just possibly continuing the stewardship of caring for this special property or working to bring back the antique charm to what someone over 100 years ago called home. Late 1800's in Wolfeboro & Rust Pond Here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, antique homes with charm, beauty, and stories to tell await those who value history as well as making some of their own history. When you purchase an antique home you become part of the story. Essentially you become the caretaker of a very important piece of United States history not to mention preserving local history. The story of your life in that house continues the tradition of owners and will be left for the next owner to create their own story and value what you found so precious living there. This can't be said about many of the homes built in the early 1950's and later, which were thrown up as fast as they could be after World War II and the Baby Boom Generation was born. Antique homes in Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, Moultonboro, Sandwich, Brookfield, and Alton New Hampshire are available now, to be lived in and enjoyed by people who value history, preservation, and that special feeling of owning something timeless.

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