Amazing New Hampshire Home Tour

A few weeks ago me and my family were able to take a couple weeks off from our daily routine and enjoy a much needed vacation.  Our first trip was to New York city, were we met my sister and her family and we all went sightseeing and enjoying the city. We had a great time there, but after all the hustle and bustle of the big city we headed up north to New Hampshire to visit my sister-in-law's family.

It was the perfect place to relax and unwind.  Her gorgeous vacation home, designed by architect Charles H. Pawley, sits on 140 acres of peaceful delight.

Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by conservation lands, it was the perfect setting for us to go hiking on the many trails the property has, swimming in the private lake frontage, boating, kayaking, and having a good time just being there!

But oh well, I want to give you a tour of this New London, NH "Colorado inspired" home, that my SIL Pat has meticulously designed to meet her family's lifestyle. It's a long tour that I divided in three posts, the main home, the guest house and the outdoor areas.  So, get yourself comfortable, grab a cup of coffee and be the guest.

Upon entering the house, the foyer is the welcoming point, a very warm and inviting round space.

The floor with imprinted multicolored leaves is hard to ignore. You'll be tempted, like I did the first time I stepped on it, to take your shoes off and feel its texture.

Art pieces are well displayed throughout the house.

Wood and stone tied up the whole property.  This corridor takes you to the heart of the house, the kitchen.

A kitchen any chef would love.

From the kitchen as from nearly every room in the house, you have a panoramic view of Pleasant Lake, Mt. Kearsarge, Mt. Sunapee, and the Mink Hills beyond.

The dining room, a good place to entertain and have a good dinner.

However, alfresco lunches and dinners were the ones I cherished the most.

Back in the dining room, a pair of tailored pleated benches can be pulled to the table when more guests arrive.

From here you can have a peak at the majestic stone fireplace in the living room.

This is one of my favorite rooms.  I don't know if it's the high ceilings, the fireplace...

The lighting, the baby grand piano,

The gigantic picture framed windows, or perhaps all of them, that make this room so sumptuous but at the same time so cozy. It was the perfect spot for my son to relax.

The art above the fireplace brought me back to my origins, my family... South America.

Colombian artist Pedro Ruiz's paint of a Kayapo boy, based on a picture taken by Jean Pierre-Dutilleoux during one of his visits to the Amazon, is simply stunning.

Green built-ins set the office apart from the rest of the house.

No detail is overlooked.

More corridors take you to other places in the house.

The laundry room.

Up the steps and always going through picturesque views,

The master bedroom takes center stage.

The master bedroom and the sitting room have their own fireplaces.

The use of wood and stone materials continues into the master bathroom.

Once again, the view is unparalleled.

The theater is the main focal area in the basement.

Luxurious details like the fringed ottoman or the cheetah print carpet sets the tone here for entertainment.

It is here where the the owners put a whimsical twist to the decor.

There are six bedrooms, five full baths, five fireplaces and 2 half baths in the house.  I couldn't snoop in all of them.  I hope you have enjoyed the tour.

click HERE for the Guest House tour, the place where we stayed.

By the way, you can be the proud owner of this house, it's up for sale ;)


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  1. And that's a vacation house LMHO ????
    Can you imagine their regular house!
    Absolutely gorgeous !!!
    Have a great wknd

  2. Wow, Cristina, what a wonderful vacation home. It is large, but cozy. The views are glorious. I would want to eat outside all the time, too.

  3. The house is absolutely beautiful and I love the unique furniture, but the views are just amazing! I can't wait to see more of the outdoor space.

  4. Oh my goodness! Those views and the cheetah print carpet. Love it!

  5. Wonderful! This home is truly a dream! The best part of it is, you and your family got to enjoy it and not just see it!!!!! fantastic, love the haning industrial and wood shelves in the kitchen and also that awesome rock fireplace!!!!! Thanks Cristina, can't wait to see more!

  6. WOW...what an amazing home. I can see why you had such a great vacation. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures.

  7. That is a beautiful house! The views make me miss the mountains, so peaceful. I can see all the attention that was paid to every detail, perfection. Someone is going to get a beautiful home when the buy this. Out of everything on blogs I enjoy house tours the most. If you have a moment - I have a home tour on my blog - would love for you to stop by.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  8. Now this is a true estate! I think you could also call it a mansion! What a lovely home. My favorite thing is that gorgeous stone fireplace with the painting above. I just love it! Can't wait to see more :)

  9. Cristina- What a fun tour and a house FULL of ideas. Love it all. I like the green in the home office and the use of wood and stone throughout.
    I have a friend that has leopard carpeting in her dark, cozy sitting room and it is amazing looking and fun- xoDiana

  10. You had me hooked at the front entrance. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home. Looking forward to the next tour!!

  11. Una casa soñada, me encantó! :) :)
    En cada ambiente, disfrutar del paisaje, con esos ventanales magníficos... me quedé fascinada con el piso, con motivo de hojas. Muy buen post, todas las imágenes despiertan ideas! Victoria

  12. Cristina realmente una casa soñada, toda esa madera y su inmejorables vistas,, amiga de que lugar de América del Sur es tu familia???

  13. gorgeous house! amazing views and even if it's really big the main areas feel very cozy! :-) so happy you shared it with us (I love home tours) & can't wait to see pictures of the guest house as well! :-)
    hope you are having a beautiful weekend Cristina!

  14. Simply beautiful! I love all the thought and detail in it all, for such a big space it does feel cozy.

  15. Wow!!! Looks like something out of architectural digest!


  16. Cristina, what an amazing home tour! I would love if you share it at the party. Is live now.

  17. What a fabulous place, love that view. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. Breathtaking. It's almost hard to believe these homes exist! What a wonderful tour, I'm sure you enjoyed your stay. :)
    - Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

  19. I love it ALL!! What a house! The views are spectacular and I would want to eat every meal outside! Thanks for the tour!


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