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A unique, secluded hillside property with dramatic views and a private beach on Squam Lake.
The house, built by noted Boston architect Charles R. Myer and Partners, is a modern version of a classic Squam Lake house. A row of windows allows for a striking view across Squam Lake from both living room and dining room. The airy, quite expansive screen porch with the same amazing view is large enough for enjoying meals. An adjacent deck leads via stairs, down to a second carport.
The house is situated in open woods, about 1,000 feet up a private drive that twists and turns its way up Red Hill. Outside are two grassy areas with furniture and a propane-fueled BBQ. A private trail, about 100 yards long, connects the house with the Squam Lakes Association’s Red Hill trail system, up to the fire tower on the summit of Red Hill (right), or Eagle Cliff (left). These two day-hikes are among the most dramatic in the region, with expansive views of the Lakes Region and the Southern White Mountains.
Inside, the kitchen space opens onto the dining room and a large, open-concept great room with two-story open ceiling. There are three sofas and plenty of comfortable chairs. The great room fireplace has a chimney that runs two stories through the center of the house.
The first-floor, private master bedroom downstairs has a full, separate bathroom, washer and dryer area, and a TV room with a convertible sofa and air conditioner. Upstairs includes a small desk nook, a bedroom with two twin beds, a bedroom with a full-sized bed, a full bathroom, and a cozy home office space with two camp-sized (twin) beds. Higher still, accessible by a unique ladder system, is a loft space with four twin-sized beds suitable for children. The basement area includes a half-bathroom and an additional sleeping space.
The private sandy beach is one of a very few on Squam Lake. It’s perfect for all generations—even the youngest of kids. The beach is located across the road from the driveway. A tall wooden fence provides privacy for beach users. Off-road parking is available for three vehicles, with additional parking along the private driveway. The sandy beach includes a dock, several kayaks with paddles and personal flotation devices, and a storage shed with a variety of masks, snorkels, and flippers. About 75 feet out from the beach is a private raft, a great spot from which to take in the views from the lake. Squam Lake is known for its fantastic bass, trout, and landlocked salmon fishing.
This is a rare Squam Lake property that would make for a memorable holiday for a multi-generational family or several couples. (The first floor is designed to be accessible for someone using a walker.) The property, home, and beach are one of a kind, and ideal for a family seeking a special, secluded get-away with all the modern amenities.
Rentals are for Saturday to Saturday, with a one-week minimum during July and August.
The property manager lives a few miles away and usually coordinates with the guest to greet them upon arrival and orient them to their new surroundings. A pdf file will be sent once the rental process is complete. It will provide the guest with a complete orientation for the property, the surrounding area, and community. A printed version will be available once you arrive.