WOLFEBORO — A waterfront home on Springfield Point has sold for $8.75 million, making it the fourth-highest residential sale ever recorded in the state, as reported by the New England Real Estate Network Multiple Listing Service.
The same property also holds the top spot — when it sold furnished in April 2014 for $8,975,000.
Named StoneRich by its prior owner, John Thomas Rich Sr., on behalf of Lakeside Trust, the 7.1-acre property has 600 feet of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee overlooking Harmony Island. The seven-bedroom, 10.5-bath home has 18,594 square feet of living space.
Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in York and Ogunguit, Maine, made the sale that was recorded on Jan. 4. The property was listed for sale in May for $10.8 million.
“We were completely blessed to be able to accommodate a sale for this seller in less than a year. It has been under contract for five months but they didn’t want to close until after the first of the year,” said Linda Briggs, who brokered the sale with co-listing agent Rick Cosseboom.
The property was sold turnkey and included everything from linens and dishes to vehicles and equipment to maintain the grounds. One million of the sales price is attributed to furniture, fixtures and equipment.
“We specialize in the marketing and sale of fine property, connecting buyers and sellers in our local markets as well as across the country and around the world,” said Briggs, who purchased the realty company in 2010.
According to records at the Carroll County Registry of Deeds, the buyers in three one-third shares are AWM Trust, ARM 3 Trust and DM Trust, Allen Robert McGuire Jr., trustee, of Dover.
In 2018, the property taxes were $138,179 based on an assessed valuation of $8,745,500.
The property features a three-bay mahogany boathouse with boat lifts, a 6-by-80-foot four-slip boat dock, and a 36-by-50-foot, two-story drive-through barn.
Built in 2005, the house has redwood shake siding, turrets and fieldstone detailing. The notes on the assessing card list the quality of construction as “AA Luxurious Plus.”
Other features include two passenger elevators, one with four stops, the second with two, and a freight elevator used as a lift for firewood. A custom 30-foot stone fireplace in the living room is assessed at $65,000. Other features include a wine cellar, a 15-seat movie theater and six-car attached garage with a lift.
The house has three furnaces to provide forced hot-air heat controlled in 18 zones, with central air conditioning and a fire sprinkler system. The property is also equipped with a private FAA-approved helipad.
According to the broker, the boathouse originally cost $2.5 million to build.
“It’s like something right out of a James Bond movie. At the push of a button all three doors go up at the exact same time with underwater lighting,” she said. A four-story circular staircase made of mahogany and cherry is a focal point of the house, as is the custom millwork found throughout, according to Briggs.
“Sometimes in real estate deals we get to enjoy working with clients. He was just the nicest seller you would ever want to meet,” Briggs said.
Located off Route 28, Springfield Point is connected by a small bridge to Worcester Island.
Correction: The StoneRich sale is the fourth-highest residential sale ever recorded in New Hampshire. A previous version of this story had an incorrect rank.