Carter Bascom ¦ Four Seasons Sotheby’s Int’l Realty ¦ 603-526-4050
About This 1898 Victorian In Newport New Hampshire
One of Newport’s grand old Victorian homes. Originally built by the Emerson Family in 1898 as “The Gables,” on September 1, 1899, the then Argus-Spectator local newspaper reported “a rare model of elegance and beauty…”. The Gables has three floors, a full basement, and a small attic. There are 22 rooms. It has nine bedrooms, three covered piazzas, an elaborate staircase with a stained-glass window, frescoed walls and ceilings, a dumbwaiter, and speaking tubes.
A large addition of a two-story hall with a bar, kitchen space, and stage was built and was home to the Moose Lodge of Newport from 1944 – 1991. Located less than 7 miles from the Lake Sunapee Region and the Mount Sunapee Ski Resort and Adventure Center; 20 miles from Mt. Ascutney, the Connecticut River and I91 in VT; and just over 30 miles Dartmouth College, this unique Sunapee Region property needs someone to restore it to its historical grandeur.
Located in a commercial district, this property could be utilized as office space or converted into a single-family home. There may be some tax benefits to residing the property with grant funding. Many opportunities and potential exist in this special place. This property will require a cash buyer, or rehab loan. Property will not go conventional.
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