Escape to the White Mountains

Text by Maria LaPiana

Like the snow? The charm of a rustic chalet with tons of space, soaring ceilings, killer views, plus every family-friendly modern amenity? This lovely home in the White Mountains is all that and more, and you can even test-drive it first (more on that later).

The 6,000-square-foot post-and-beam beauty built in 2005 is in a pretty nice spot, too; it’s equidistant to a picturesque New Hampshire village and the slopes (visit waterville.com for a look at what the nearby Waterville Valley Resort has to offer). This is a mountain house meant to last (it’s built on a foundation reinforced by 7 tons of rebar). The open floor plan features 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, reclaimed wide pine flooring, exposed Douglas fir beams, a spruce ceiling, and an adobe brick wall with fireplace.

 

There are spacious communal areas and privacy, too: six bedrooms (five on a walk-out level in the main house, with French doors that open to mountain views, and one more over the garage) and four baths. There’s a grand kitchen of course—U-shaped, at center stage and clad in antique barn wood—with chef-worthy appliances that include an in-counter steamer, an indoor gas grill, steam convection oven, and a separate rotisserie and steam oven.

There’s a roomy loft space, with play area and laundry room.

Like the idea of that test-drive? The homeowners are giving prospective buyers a chance to check out the house—it’s listed on VRBO for two nights at $1,200 per night—and if you decide to buy, they’ll put the rental fee toward your closing costs.

The property is listed for $2,100,000 with Lisa Berry of Lisa Berry Properties in Tyingsboro, Massachusetts. The MLS # is 4670818. For more information, call 978-315-0300, ext. 800, or visit the property website.

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