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A view for year-round appreciation

FEATURED HOME: Rindge home overlooking Lake Contoocook has view of Mount Monadnock

  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lakefront house in Rindge on Contoocook Lake on the market for $1.1 million.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)

Living on the point of a quiet lake may be the perfect description of serenity.

Boats glide by on Contoocook Lake and a sweeping view of Mount Monadnock fills the landscape. For those craving more movement, the property includes wild blueberries ripe for the picking and a dock that makes a short canoe trip to a small island a tantalizing reality.

Owners Bruce and June Edwards, originally of Colebrook, bought the land for “Edward’s Point” on Contoocook Lake in the early 1980s, and construction began in October of 1985. The house was built by their son, Bob Buck, and his company, R.M. Buck Builders, Inc. The house was designed by architect Don Watson, who worked for Monahon Architects out of Peterborough. During the year it took to build the house, June Edwards said her husband and her daughter, Jess (15 at the time), stayed in a carriage house on the property that they refurbished into its current guest house, complete with two bedrooms, one bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. June Edwards said they had the guest house refurbished at least three times over the years and she said it has all new windows and its own garden shed in the basement space.

Because the main house is on a point on Contoocook Lake, she said, “you can’t see anything or anybody. Come fall no one’s around.”

The house itself is 2,619 square feet square feet with the majority of its windows looking out onto the lake. The covered breezeway opens up to a large outdoor patio area facing a path to the most outer point on the property. Bruce Edwards said this outdoor spot is his favorite. He said he enjoys sitting out on the patio, watching over the lake with a glass of wine and watching the boats go by. His wife said that she loves her soaking air tub with a lake view upstairs but she also loves the home’s high ceilings and strong archway designs .

The Edwardses said the house was a great place to have family gather at any time during the year. The family commonly had lobster cookouts, days on their mini private beach area from which to send boats from their own dock, a Rotary Gavel night, Christmas parties with friends, or just nights roasting s’mores with their grandchildren.

“Having dinner on the porch outside together is nice with a full sunset,” June Edwards added.

But summer isn’t the only beautiful time of year the Edwardses appreciate the view from their windows. “Winter is lovely here,” she said. “It’s white everywhere on the lake, and we get to watch the snowmobilers go by. They don’t bother us.” Even watching lightning over the lake is exciting to watch, she said.

“We’ve absolutely loved living here, but it’s time for a new adventure,” June Edwards said. The Edwards home is selling for $1.1 million, which is a result of a recent price cut down from $1.25 million.

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