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November 24, 2012

Open House at Lee, N.H., home is Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 3 p.m.

The magnificent 37-acre equestrian property with an eight-stall barn, riding ring, heated tack room and professional garage/workshop is amazing on its own, but when you add in the fabulous custom built four-bedroom home with a sparkling saltwater pool, pool house and 1,000 feet of frontage on the Lamprey River, you get a one-of-a-kind sanctuary that offers a luxurious lifestyle in a serene setting.

Located at 45 Belle Lane in a quiet rural neighborhood in income-tax-free Lee, N.H., the beautiful private estate is an oasis of tranquility that is surprisingly practical. The rolling meadows and tall trees are stunning, while the fenced paddocks and barn make it a dream property for horse owners, especially those that currently board. The eight-stall barn, complete with office space and bath, could easily become an income-producing barn.

On its own, the home is impressive, with finely crafted details, an open concept and spectacular verdant views. Sitting peacefully among the tall trees, the home is welcoming, with colorful professional landscaping and handsome custom-crafted oak front door with sidelight, an elliptical transom and dentil molding that set the tone for many high-end custom details inside, which includes wood trim and doors that were carved from wood harvested on the property.

The two-story front foyer is extraordinary, with wainscoting, stunning oak staircase and second-floor gallery. To the right is a lovely formal dining room with hardwood floors, beautiful bay window and double oak doors that open to the kitchen. The gorgeous dining room would be an equally terrific place to host large holiday gatherings or intimate candlelight dinners.

To the left is a formal living room with a matching bay window, hardwood floors, built-in bookcase and wide opening to an incredible great room. Both the living room and dining room have pocket doors so they may be closed off from the front foyer.

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