LandVest Lists Land Abutting New Hampshire’s Most Expensive Listing, Longview on Winnipesaukee

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Luxury property specialist LandVest Inc. recently lowered the price of Longview, a 16.56-acre lakefront compound on Lake Winnipesaukee, below its assessed value, and are now offering abutting land.

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Of the three homes above $10 million available for sale in New Hampshire, this property, priced below the town’s assessment and at about a third of what the owner invested, offers the greatest value.

LandVest Inc. listed New Hampshire’s most expensive estate, Longview on Lake Winnipesaukee, well below its assessed value, and the asking price has been reduced from $49 million to $19,800,000. Longview, which sits on 16.56 acres with 1,594 feet of lake frontage, consists of two estates: 142 and 144 Hopewell Road in Alton, NH. The additional land allows for a rare, large acreage, peninsula-wide lakefront ownership. Longview is also available in lower-priced configurations.

Built between 2004 and 2007 by the Bahre family, the founders of NH International Speedway, the property totals over 63,000 square feet of living space. It includes a 7,655-square-foot reproduction post and beam entertainment barn, a tea house, boat houses and a secret hidden room.

Longview gets its name from its setting at the southern end of the “Broads,” the famously wide open stretch of 28-mile-long Lake Winnipesaukee, where some of the boating scenes from the 1981 Academy Award-winning film On Golden Pond were shot. “Of the three homes above $10 million available for sale in New Hampshire, this property, priced below the town’s assessment and at about a third of what the owner invested, offers the greatest value,” said LandVest luxury broker Kristin Claire. “Its owners no longer reside in the area and their goal is to pass on this fabulous property for someone else to enjoy.”

The property was designed as a playground for entertaining family and speedway celebrities. Famous guests at the Bahre’s annual summer tent parties have included Diana Ross, John Fogerty and prominent New Hampshire and national public figures. Lucky visitors can check out the signatures on the walls in the guest bath of the entertainment barn.

Both homes on the property have a movie theater and gym. The 144 Hopewell house features an entertainment wing with a rich wood-paneled bar and billiard rooms, and a grand ballroom with French doors opening to the terrace overlooking the lake, with the convenience of a catering kitchen.

Longview also has an infinity-edge pool with a swim-under waterfall spilling over a grotto. “Inside the grotto there is a hot tub, creating the sense of soaking inside a secret cave behind the waterfall,” added Claire. ”This is but one of the many aspects of the property that exemplify the owners’ mantra of ‘The best things are really fun.’”

Many of the outdoor features of Longview are no longer allowed, but are grandfathered because they were in place from the previous owner, the Alton Boy’s Camp. Most notable, a granite amphitheater and stone pavilion built out onto the lake with a one-room cottage set out at the water’s edge, two magnificent oversized stone boathouses with two and three bays, stone breakwaters, a sand beach, tennis court and a grass helipad with lighting and tiedowns.

About LandVest Inc.
LandVest Inc. brokers serve the Greater New England luxury and high-quality market from the Connecticut coast to the Adirondacks to Mount Desert. LandVest is an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. For more information about New Hampshire real estate, please call Kristin Claire at (603) 227-2411, or visit

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