Blog :: 2016

329 Bush Row Road - Denmark, Maine

This remarkable home which lays in the land of Open Fields, Stone Walls, Orchards, Mountain Views, Groomed Forested Pathways along with 700' of Waterfront on Granger Pond, provides a rare find in todays market. This 1800's home has been remodeled w/ well thought out design and craftsmanship. Center chimney gives you an open fireplace in one room, pellet stove in dining and a woodstove in living room. Apple, Pear, Cherry trees, Strawberries, Grapes and Perennial gardens. Sled, Swim, Skate! 

To learn more about this listing, or to schedule a private viewing, click here.

"Wentworth Castle" For Sale in Beautiful Jackson, New Hampshire

What if you could spend all of your vacations living a true life fantasy? Once you walk into this home, you’ll instantly fall in love. Go back to a time in our Victorian past, when people actually did indulge in their fantasies. Live like royalty in this magnificently appointed home, modeled after the Queen Anne style manors of Old England. There’s a beautiful, scenic golf course, practically next door. Jackson is one of the prettiest New England villages you’ll ever find! And, it’s in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just minutes from Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast.

Known as “The Castle”, this pristine, architectural showpiece was built on a unique, rocky overlook, directly across from the scenic Jackson Falls on the Wildcat River. Originally built by General Marshall C. Wentworth and his wife, Georgia T., groundbreaking took place in June of 1891, and the home was completed by 1893. 

The Wentworths built this elegant home while developing Wentworth Hall and Cottages, a grand resort hotel, which is still very popular today with its 18-hole golf course for summer enjoyment, and cross-country ski trails during the winter months. 

Constructed with natural stone from the Ellis and Wildcat River valleys, the foundation is said to be 7 feet thick. Two towers with conical, slate covered roofs are prominent at the front of the home, attached to a central hipped roof dormer. This is one of the original White Mountain Cottages, which were built as “Summer Homes” for the rich and famous of the Victorian era. 

The home has countless unique and whimsical features, and is in remarkably pristine condition. Incredible workmanship went into the oak and birch woodwork and built-ins including hutches, wainscoting, railings, casings, moldings, fireplaces, arched doorways, bookcases and more. Numerous antique chandeliers can be found throughout the home.

The domes of each tower each have their own mystical settings. In one, a hand-painted tent ceiling is wonderfully preserved in the octagonal tower bedroom. The other tower bedroom was known as the “Mystic Chamber”. This bedroom has an alluring blue ceiling, and an acoustical phenomenon, extremely noticeable when speaking from the center of the room. 

New systems and updates are in place, seamlessly preserving the original splendor of this magical home. The chimneys have been repointed, the entire foundation is pointed and sealed in the lower level. 

The home features 13 rooms, each with its own ambiance and elegance. There are 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. There are 8 fireplaces of elaborate and intricate detail, designed specifically for each room.

The grounds include gardens, walkways, and overlooks. There’s also a caretaker’s cottage and a heated garage.

Everything about this home is original, unique and inspiring. Like many of the “White Mountain Summer Cottages” these homes were built upon imagination and fantasy with sound architecture. They were meant to reflect their surroundings. Each side of these houses were unique to present their own effect in relation to the background. Originally known as “The Towers”, this home’s local name evolved into “The Castle”. It certainly has the look and feel of a castle, and holds a special place among the fabulous homes of the White Mountains. 

The Wentworth Castle isn’t just a fantasy home. It’s in a fantasy location! Surrounded by scenic mountain views, sparkling rivers, waterfalls and inspiring trails, the Mount Washington Valley is 4-season destination with some of the most brilliant fall foliage in the country, world class skiing in the winter, and tax free, discount outlet shopping on a grand scale. It has been the choice location for countless weddings and upscale events. It would make a perfect venue for corporate retreats. But family and friends are most important. The Wentworth Castle is on the market at an incredible value, and could be the best family heirloom of all.

 

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Join Lorraine Seibel for an Open House in Jackson, New Hampshire

Saturday, September 17th 

11am - 3pm

48 Switchback Way | Jackson, New Hampshire

Beautifully updated Jackson Village home featuring an inviting 832 sq.ft apartment with gentle mountain views, a private entrance and a large deck. This charming home is spacious and comfortable including 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, attached 2 car garage, heated workshop, den with 18 inch pine floors, kitchen with butcher block counters, and oversized apron farmhouse sink. The top of the line Harman Pellet Stove will keep you toasty warm all winter and the historic barn beams add so much character to this special home. Think of the possibilities of renting the apartment weekly, seasonally or long term or using the space for an in-home business or extended family. The desirable location of this property is within walking distance to the Jackson Grammar School (an award winning school of excellence) The Wildcat River, Skiing Trails, Restaurants, Post Office, Bakery, Golf, Art Galleries and all that the Village of Jackson affords. Come take a look at this amazing home! Offered at $369,900 by Lorraine Seibel. 

 

Click Here to Learn More about 48 Switchback Way in Jackson, New Hampshire

Virtual Open House Tours!

Welcome to our Virtual Open House Weekend! 

Below are video tours of our wonderful listings in both Maine & New Hampshire. If you would like to learn more about a property, or schedule a personal viewing, click the link below each video. 

As a thank you for joining us for our first ever Virtual Open House Weekend,

we are giving away a $25 gift card to Frontside Coffee Roasters (Enter at Bottom)

in North Conway, New Hampshire! Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page and you will be entered to win! Want to win additional entries? You will get one additional entry for the following activities:

Entries accepted through 11:59pm on September 5th. 

Click Here Learn More About 530 Menotomy Road in Fryeburg, Maine

 

Click Here to Learn More About 176 Evergreen Drive, Unit 39 in North Conway, New Hampshire

 

Click Here to Learn More About 86D Adams Circle in Conway, New Hampshire

 

Click Here to Learn More About 96 Province Brook Estates Road in Chatham, New Hampshire

Click Here to Learn More about 4 Beechwoods at Intervale in Bartlett, New Hampshire

Click Here to Learn More About 451 Main Street in Fryeburg, Maine

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open Houses! To Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card to Frontside Coffee Roasters, Click Here! This will open a new window.

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Join Coldwell Banker Wright Realty for Virtual Open Houses This Weekend!

Join Coldwell Banker Wright Realty Friday, September 2nd thru Monday, September 5th for Virtual Open Houses! Take a video tour of some of our wonderful properties from the comfort of your home, and then enter to win a $25 gift card to Frontside Coffee Roasters in North Conway Village! It all goes live on our NEW website this weekend! Stay tuned to our Facebook & YouTube pages for more information!

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    July 2016 Real Estate Market Update

    July Real Estate Market Update

    As students prepare to go back to school, the housing market remains steady. Despite a slight decrease in sold properties in July of 2016, the number of pending properties has increased. Here are some highlights for the housing market for July 2016.

    • 421 Residential properties sold between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and increase of 5% (21 units) over the same time period in 2015.
    • There is a total of 158 residential properties under agreement, an increase of 11% over the previous month (as of August 10, 2016).
    • There is a total of 22 land listings under agreement, an increase of 10% over the previous month (as of August 10, 2016)

    As summer winds down, we expect that the number of sold properties in the Mount Washington Valley will increase for the month of August as families prepare to head back to school. If you have been thinking of selling and would like a free market analysis, click here!

     

    *Data compiled from NNEREN Multiple Listing Service and MREIS Multiple Listing Service as of August 8, 2016. Subject to errors and omissions. Towns include: Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Freedom, Hales Location, Jackson, Madison, Ossipee & Tamworth (New Hampshire), and Fryeburg (Maine). 

     

     

    Local Events for the August 5th Weekend

    Local Events for August 5th – 7th

    Friday August 5th - Jericho ATV Festival – Join thousands of fellow ATV enthusiasts at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, New Hampshire for mud & grunge races, ATV obstacle course, poker run, food & music, and much more! Learn more at www.jerichoatvfestival.com

    Saturday, August 6th - Art in the Park – Join the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association for the annual Art in the Park Festival from 10am – 4pm at Schouler Park in North Conway Village! Live Music, Food, Awards, Family Activities, and of course Juried Art and Fine Crafts! Learn more at www.facebook.com/MWVArts

    Saturday, August 6thNorth Conway Farmers Market – Find locally produced treats and homemade goods at the North Conway Community Center from 9am – 12pm.

    Saturday, August 6th Blueberry Fest at Attitash – Join Attitash Mountain for their 5th Annual Blueberry Fest. Events include Craft Fair, Cornhole Tournament, Pie Baking Contest, and more! From 10am – 6pm. Learn more at http://www.attitash.com/event/new-event-127/

    Saturday, August 6thCovered Bridge Dance in Jackson. Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys will be live for Jackson Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dance at the Covered Bridge. The fun begins at 6pm! Learn more at www.jacksonnh.com       

    OPEN HOUSES

    Saturday, August 6th

    11am – 2pm: 49 Ingerson Road in Jefferson. Panoramic Mountain Views from this incredible contemporary set on 38 acres with 1.5 miles of wood trails abutting the National Forest. Smart home with solar, generator, security & AC. MLS# 4476786. Offered at $484,000. Click here for more information!

    Check out our Open House while you’re here for the Jericho ATV Festival! Jericho trails can lead you to 49 Ingerson Road. Call REALTOR® Terri Bukartek at 603-452-8342 for detailed directions! Raffle to be drawn for a $25 Gas Card! Sponsored by Kathy Finnegan of Bank of NH.

    2pm – 4pm: 27 Oakwood Drive in Ossipee. 3 bedroom Colonial Saltbox at The Bluffs. Wood trim, lots of built-ins, plaster walls. Nicely landscaped, attached garage. Abuts the golf course. Rights to a beautiful beach on Ossipee Lake. MLS# 4504393. Offered at $259,900. Click here for more information!

     

     

    June 2016 Real Estate Market Update

    With July 4th come and gone, we are finally in the heart of summer here in the Mount Washington Valley! As the weather improves, so does the real estate market. Here are some highlights.

    • 389 residential units sold between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016. This is an increase of 11.78% over the same time period in 2015.
    • Month over month, closed residential properties for the month of June 2016 increased by 29.8% (17 units) over May. June sales account for 19% of overall sales in the first half of the year.   
    • As of July 8th, there are 142 residential properties under agreement, and 20 land properties under agreement.

    As summer continues, we expect that the number of sold properties in the Mount Washington Valley will continue to increase. If you have been thinking of selling and would like a free market analysis, click here!

     

    *Data compiled from NNEREN Multiple Listing Service and MREIS Multiple Listing Service as of July 8, 2016. Subject to errors and omissions. Towns include: Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Freedom, Hales Location, Jackson, Madison, Ossipee & Tamworth (New Hampshire), and Fryeburg (Maine).