So we went driving around today – it’s always fun to dream… and this is my *absolute favorite* part of house hunting. I love imagining the path our lives will take depending on the type of house we get — will we live in an old house we’ll need to renovate, make our own? Will we find something newer that needs some cosmetic improvements, but might be on a great piece of land? Will we find something completely new — move in ready– that needs some charm?

Who knows? Today we explored the towns just around us  …

A few places we scouted …

Here’s a lovely place in Kingston NH. Sigh… looked like it had already been sold. 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3700+ SF on 6 acres. 1870 Colonial with wide pines throughout the home. Spacious 3rd floor is finished and heated with great storage space.  Home also offers 3 out buildings. Newer barn with animal stalls, heated workshop and cathedral studio/office lends to many options. Nicely landscaped with large beds of strawberries. Land has electric fence for animals and fenced in sideyard…

Sigh. Not meant to be, I guess… (tear)

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“Town” house in Fremont – 2.25 acres and in our Pricerange. But right on the road, no room for any possibility of animals, and no ‘country’ feel like we’d hoped. Pretty big at 4 beds, 2 baths and 2900+ SQ.  But overall … eh. Keep looking….

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Quite a nice looking New Construction. 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3200+ SF on 2.5 acres. Too bad all the acres take place when you’re driving up to the house…  not in the back. No room for any sort of romantic farm possibilities on this one… though I’m sure it’d make a nice home for move-in-ready types… And on the high $$ side for us.

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A deceptive ranch from the front, this home boasts 13 acres and 2900+ SF–  this house did surprise, though we spent a solid 4-5 acres driving up the driveway (lost acreage, in my opinion), but apparently it has several hundred feet of river frontage (we didn’t get out to spy)… and the interior pics are gorgeous.

Price = High Side.

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3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2600 SF, 3.41 acres…. Looks like completely new construction, but on a totally odd angle. The gorgeous Farmer’s porch overlooks the neighbors, and yeah… Things just didn’t click here, although I’d like to airlift the house and put it on my own rolling 20+ acres somewhere else.

Price = Steepish for the acreage.

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New construction on 6 acres in Epping. Essentially a big box, in my opinion and in desperate need of landscaping.

2200 SF, 4 Beds 2 Baths. Across the street from this gorgeous rolling meadow.

Again, too bad the acres are in front of the house, but perhaps would look nice with a horse or two.

Price: High End.

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5 acres on the Lamprey River in Lee, NH. 3 Beds, 2 Baths – 1800 SF  House and 500 feet Riverfront access…- I think this is being used as an antique shop. There is a house (red), outbuilding ( A shop, white – which would be turned into a studio/barn) and another barn on the property- which is a corner lot of two somewhat busy roads. Interesting because this is somewhat in our price range, and does offer some interesting options, with some work.

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So there’s today’s adventure. Again – we have eyes bigger than our wallets, and I get sad everytime I see something I’m excited about listed as Contingent, but I’m keeping my head up.

It’ll be meant to be … ( I hope.)

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