A townhouse in the heart of the New Hampshire ski area
Kelly Garrity – Boston.com correspondent
January 4, 2022 9:12 a.m.
In this rustic townhouse in 38 Path of the great pines In Conway, NH, the most avid skier can make sure every day is full of fresh powder.
The four bedroom, three bathroom property is “exactly what you think of when you think of ‘ski house’,” the listing agent said Linda pinkham, from Pinkham Real Estate. There are five ski mountains near the Conway House – Mount Cranmore, Attitash, Wild cat, Black Mountain, and Royal pine – and more within a 30-minute drive, Pinkham said.
The 2,298-square-foot home went on the market on Dec. 28 for $ 459,000, a rare find at a time when ski country houses fly off the market at an unprecedented rate.
The house opens onto a small foyer, with a cloakroom to the right and a full bathroom with a standalone shower a little further down the hall. Beyond the entrance, the living room gives the first floor the rustic feel of a ski house with a paneled wall, wood floors and a fieldstone fireplace with a pellet stove. Sliding glass doors open onto a private terrace and natural light enters the room from a skylight built into the cathedral ceiling.
The kitchen, which shares an open floor plan with the living room, adds a contemporary touch to the home’s woody style, with new laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The peninsula and the dining area offer plenty of space to sit down for a hot meal after a long day on the slopes. More sliding glass doors in this room lead out onto a smaller terrace.
Upstairs, a spacious landing serves as the living room, where yet another set of sliding glass doors open onto an upper deck. Two bedrooms are located at the rear of this level, each with carpeted floors, a closet and a large window that overlooks the heavily wooded courtyard. There is also another full bathroom on this floor.
A spiral staircase leads to a spacious third bedroom, which has a built-in desk along a wall, carpeted floors and a skylight.
The finished, walk-out basement houses the family room, which opens to another room that the vendors used as a fourth bedroom. The rooms were previously separated by a wall, Pinkham said, before the previous owners decided to demolish it and create a more open space. Sliding glass doors at the back of this room open onto the courtyard.
The basement also houses a full bathroom with a shower / tub combination, a washer and a dryer, as well as a utility room with a workbench where residents can tinker with their skis. There is also a one car garage and a paved driveway.
While the community and home seem ready to go for the avid skier, there is still plenty to do in the warmer months.
“We’re actually busier with vacationers in the spring, summer and fall than in the winter because people also come here to hike, fish, enjoy the rivers and swim,” Pinkham said.
In winter, on the other hand? “This is the center of skiing,” said Pinkham.
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