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White Mountain Agility Center
431 Chase Rd, Sandwich
White Mountain Agility Center - a gorgeous property where dreams come true! 86.2 acres of hardwood and softwood forest, fields of grass and miles of riding or dog walking trails. A fieldhouse and level, grass practice area beside a 1 ¼ acre pond. Bring your rowboat! Perfect for animals, camping, or sports. It is in the quaint town of Sandwich, which is on the shores of Squam Lake and nestled between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. The home is an hour-and-half drive to Portland International Airport and just about the same to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Sandwich has lots of offer for everyone and is known for its artists & community, outdoor activities, and, of course, its annual Columbus Day country agricultural fair, The Sandwich Fair.
The 1992 cape/farmhouse is designed to look like it was sited there a hundred years ago, but it is a stylish, architecturally smart and energy-efficient, solar-oriented home. The interior spaces are bright and open, with the ease-of-care and comfort of modern times. The kitchen was remodeled in 2009, with a great layout and lots of storage. The cherry cabinets go right to the ceiling. The solid-stone quartz countertops are anti-microbial and do not need sealing. Recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, gas range with built-in griddle, convection oven with warming drawer, and a raised butcher block eat-in counter complete this space.
The large mudroom areas with over-sized closet and storage space, tile floors, and a ¾ bath take all the clutter and rough treatment from the side and garage entrances. The front entrance leads into a clean, wide hallway and shiny, pine stairwell. The pine-floored living room has a door to the hallway and double-divided French doors to the kitchen/dining area, which also has a huge picture window view. Off the dining area is the three-season porch with a cathedral ceiling and a deck over the expansive back yard and pond.
Upstairs is a large master bedroom suite, with 8’x10’ office/yoga room/nursery with pull-down stairs to the attic. There are two closets, and a dressing room with built-in shelves and double vanity. The bathroom has a 4' steam shower and large jet tub. There is a beautiful view of Mount Black Snout and the private back yard.
Two more spacious bedrooms and another full bath with double vanity are upstairs, along with a 20' x 24' bonus room.
The walkout basement has a large laundry room, and a wood stove area, along with two large picture windows and plenty of finished space including an office and a game room/exercise room/den, etc. There is also a small mudroom or indoor wood storage room at the covered walkout. The fenced dog yard is off this room, along with access to considerable storage space under the deck and porch.
An oversized single-car garage with 12' automatic door is attached to the house. It has a storage area on one side and workbench at the back. Off the garage is the beautiful post and beam pavilion which connects to the 24' x 40' carriage house, with a double-car open bay and 16' door at the front. There is open space for a third car at the back, as well as a workshop area and a small wood stove. On the second floor of the carriage house is a finished classroom and an office/apartment with ¾ bath.
For the horse, dog, car or boat lover there is a 9,200 sq. ft Lester indoor riding arena with full frost wall. This includes a 72' x 112' riding area with 14' rafter height, and a 70' x 16' insulated and climate-controlled space for classrooms or easy conversion for horses, dogs, or any livestock. There is convenient parking for 12 or more cars adjacent to the arena. Access to the 16' door at the back of the arena is convenient via an additional gravel driveway and parking area to the rear.
This beautiful property has so much to offer everyone. From its inviting, fabulous trail system, to the serene pond, and the quaint town, you'll never want to leave.