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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/5/2017


19 Colby Road, Kingston, NH 03848

Single-Family

$390,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This Log Home is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood, set back from the road so that you can enjoy your private 3.1 acres. Currently this home is enjoyed as a weekend getaway but it could be your forever home! As you enter the home, you may not realize this is a log home, but upon closer inspection, you will appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of this home. From the finials on the staircase, to the beautiful wood stove in the living room, to the Purlin roof & luxurious carpet in the bedrooms, this house has so many subtle touches that make it special. The Kitchen/dining room are open concept and are extended with french doors to a lovely sun room. The front to back living room is large yet cozy. Pass through the french doors of the living room to the back deck overlooking your backyard and stone patio surrounded by perennials. When you travel upstairs to the second floor you appreciate the look and feel of massive wood beams and gorgeous ceilings in each of the three bedrooms. The second floor also has an office/study space. After spending the day by the above ground pool or in the yard, walk through the mudroom to kick your shoes off and store your garden tools. The two car garage has a heated loft that serves as a billiard and play room. The home comes with a diesel generator housed in a shed & equipped with its own tank. Two sheds serve as storage for pool and lawn equipment. Room to entertain friends & family. 15 miles to the Atlantic Ocean & a mile to Route 125
Open House
Sunday
July 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 19 Colby Road, Kingston, NH 03848    Get Directions






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 7/5/2017


3 Main Street, Sandown, NH 03873

Single-Family

$375,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
3
Baths
Built in 2011, with energy efficiency in mind, this open concept home has three bedrooms in the main home and a one bedroom accessory apartment on the ground floor. The main house has 5" rift &quartered white oak flooring in the living room/kitchen/dining area and two of the bedrooms. The kitchen comes fully appliance with a stunning granite counter. Sliders from the kitchen take you to the screened porch and then out to the back deck constructed with composite materials and overlooking the backyard. The rest of the first floor is rounded out by a bedroom and full bath with laundry. The second floor master bedroom has wide pine flooring and a set of windows that overlook the back yard. The master bath boasts a fully tiled walk-in shower & the master closet is spacious. The third bedroom is currently used as an office and has no closet currently. The house is cooled in the summer with a heat pump. The one bedroom apartment has a open concept kitchen/living area and has its own ground level entrance. The detached garage has a high bay vehicle area with workshop on the first level, storage on the closed mezzanine level, more storage on the third level, framed for a small office and an attic access with pull-down door access. There is a mudroom on the ground level to hang all your work clothes and coats with space for boots & shoes. The well pump and over-sized septic are new. Conveniently located on approximately 2 acres just over the Hampstead town line.
Open House
Sunday
July 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 3 Main Street, Sandown, NH 03873    Get Directions






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/30/2017

The average person doesn’t need to know much about the different architectural styles to determine whether or not they like a home. We’ve all heard likely heard of ranch and colonial style homes, and could probably identify them without much help.

However, America is filled with homes that are inspired by numerous cultures, their styles spanning centuries of innovation. America is a melting pot and its houses are no exception. As a result, many homes are a blend of styles.

The McMansion

Some style blends are more successful than others. The term “McMansion” has been used to describe a type of large house that is being developed across the country. These houses typically are an assortment of features that can’t really be called a cohesive style. Another way to think of a McMansion is like choosing items off of a dollar menu--they might not fit together in a particularly tasteful way, but they’re all things you crave.

That being said, there are many styles that share similarities with McMansions that architects consider to be postmodern or “New American.” These homes are often a combination of Traditional style homes and other styles such as Greek Revival and cottage style.

Style isn’t just for looks

The style of early American architecture was heavily inspired by factors like climate and available resources. New England colonial houses were and still are built with steep roofs to shed the heavy load of snow in the winter time.

In the southwest, homes were built with adobe, or sun-dried bricks, due to the lack of other building materials. But also, adobe stays cool even on the scorching summer days faced by the southwest region of the country.

In architecture, as in all sciences, form follows function. So, it’s a good idea to keep these factors in mind when you’re shopping for your next home.

The most common styles

We’ve only just scratched the surface of the hundreds of home styles that are to be found across the country. Building such a list would require a full-length book. So here, we’re just going to mention some of the most common house architectural styles throughout the United States.

  • Cape Cod. This early colonial home style has changed a bit over the years, becoming bigger and incorporating additions and garages. However, one aspect that most Cape Cod houses have in common is the symmetry between the doors and windows. Cape style houses have two windows on the left, a front door in the center, and two windows on the right. The siding was traditionally made from wooden shingles, but in modern day they can be made from a number of materials, including stone, brick, and vinyl.

  • Revival. Revival houses attempt to bring back certain characteristics of historical buildings. Greek revival is common in affluent suburbs of the United States. They are typically painted white, include large white columns at the entry way, and are at least two floors. Gothic Revival omits the columns and adds ornate trim along its steep roof edges. They are typically made from brick, especially dark red in color.

  • Dutch Colonial. The most obvious indicator that you might be looking at a Dutch style house is the roof which usually has two different pitch angles and flared eaves. These homes originated in New York and New Jersey but have since spread across the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the United States.

  • Craftsman. Originating in Southern California, the craftsman style home is a bit trickier to identify than more traditional styles. However, they’re making a big comeback due to their notable interior designs. This includes exposed roof rafters, detailed interior woodwork, and large, single-paned windows that let in lots of natural light.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/23/2017

This Single-Family in Conway, NH recently sold for $169,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Stacey West (NH/MA) - Coco, Early & Associates ~ Bridge Division.


141 Valley View, Conway, NH 03860

Single-Family

$169,900
Price
$169,900
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1
Baths
This private ranch-home has been completely updated and tastefully styled. It is in perfect move-in condition. The new upgrades include an entirely new kitchen including cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. It features all new flooring throughout including porcelain tile in the fully remodeled bathroom. All of the interior doors have been replaced, and the home is freshly painted throughout. System upgrades include a high efficiency York propane hot air furnace, a new electrical panel, light fixtures, receptacles and switches, and also many plumbing upgrades. It's well insulated and includes all modern vinyl windows, vinyl siding and a metal roof, and the full basement offers expansion opportunities. Home ownership has never been simpler with town sewer and town water. Come enjoy mountain views, privacy and high efficiency living in walking distance to downtown North Conway!






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/23/2017


19 Colby Road, Kingston, NH 03848

Single-Family

$390,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This Log Home is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood, set back from the road so that you can enjoy your private 3.1 acres. Currently this home is enjoyed as a weekend getaway but it could be your forever home! As you enter the home, you may not realize this is a log home, but upon closer inspection, you will appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of this home. From the finials on the staircase, to the beautiful wood stove in the living room, to the Purlin roof & luxurious carpet in the bedrooms, this house has so many subtle touches that make it special. The Kitchen/dining room are open concept and are extended with french doors to a lovely sun room. The front to back living room is large yet cozy. Pass through the french doors of the living room to the back deck overlooking your backyard and stone patio surrounded by perennials. When you travel upstairs to the second floor you appreciate the look and feel of massive wood beams and gorgeous ceilings in each of the three bedrooms. The second floor also has an office/study space. After spending the day by the above ground pool or in the yard, walk through the mudroom to kick your shoes off and store your garden tools. The two car garage has a heated loft that serves as a billiard and play room. The home comes with a diesel generator housed in a shed & equipped with its own tank. Two sheds serve as storage for pool and lawn equipment. Room to entertain friends & family. 15 miles to the Atlantic Ocean & a mile to Route 125
Open House
Sunday
June 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Colby Road, Kingston, NH 03848    Get Directions






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