Endless views in quaint Eaton

EATON — Is there a more quaint and pretty New England town than Eaton? With its general store and the lake side Little White Church, you can feel at home while enjoying the colorful mountain scenery. When you arrive at this custom-designed contemporary mountain home, located at 435 Stewart Road in Eaton, the first thing you will notice is its floor-to-ceiling windows focused on a panorama of Mount Washington and the entire Presidential Range. The foreground of landscaped grounds, rolling, meadows and wildlife pond make a picture frame of every window. Mother Nature will create a new painting each day for you, capped by breathtaking sunsets.

Designed by one of the valley's most renowned builders, the highest quality materials combine with intricate details and workmanship to maximize the function of every room. The spacious gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry cabinets, and plenty of built-in storage, will make entertaining fun!

Adjoining the kitchen is an expansive great room with cathedral ceiling and two stories of large windows overlooking some of the most stunning scenery in New England. The dining room rounds out the open floor plan allowing you to always enjoy the panoramic view.

The four-season porch is a sterling example of contemporary mountain design, with windows all around, cathedral ceilings and skylights all of which invite the surroundings into your living space.

This home has four bedrooms, all of which have fabulous mountain views, spacious sitting areas and full private baths. Your family and guests will always feel completely at home.

Set back from the road on a 5.5-acre parcel, the yard is beautifully landscaped in an alluring pastoral setting. A paved driveway leads to a three-car attached garage with plenty of room for cars and toys with storage above and a workshop.

This home offers extra living space with a very large family room on the lower level and a lofted space overlooking the great room which could be used as an office with a view. Conveniently most of the furnishings will be included in the sale.

Skip Smith and Spring McKenney of Coldwell Banker Wright Realty in Conway are the listing agents for this exquisite home, which is priced at $950,000. They can be reached at (603) 986-9090 for Skip and (603) 986-9091 for Spring or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Jason Robie: Superstar selling secrets

By Jason Robie

It was a Friday night and I was fishing from the side of Echo Lake at the base of Cannon Mountain in Franconia. I hooked what was (for me) a huge rainbow trout and was giddy just to get it to shore. As I turned around, facing away from the lake, and was about to remove the hook and release her, the line snapped and my prize fishy, complete with my swimming, sinking lure, wriggled between my feet and plopped safely back in the lake. As my fellow fishermen know, if there's no picture it didn't happen.

Jason Robie: Heeding historical hindsight

By Jason Robie

So maybe I wasn't the smartest kid on the block, but I've survived this long. My dad had a "green-handled" knife that we used to play with when he wasn't home. It wasn't anything special and, thankfully (purposefully?), wasn't all that sharp. While trying to cut a piece of rope one day, the knife finally made its way through and continued on towards my face. Yes, I was cutting the rope toward my face and the knife made a small incision a few millimeters to the left of my eyeball as I whacked myself in the face. Needless to say, mom was not all that impressed. Looking back on that incident today (and many times before today) I am incredibly thankful that it was not much worse.

Jim Lyons named Realtor of the Year

CONWAY — Jim Lyons of Select Real Estate has been selected as the Realtor of the Year by the White Mountain Board of Realtors, according to Charlie Erff, president of the White Mountain Board of Realtors, who announced the selection at the board's June meeting.

"I have served with Jim on the WMBR board of directors for several years now," said Erff. "I have watched him consistently raise the bar for us as we formulate policy for our local Realtor community. He truly leads by example, and I am proud to call him my friend."

Lyons received the award because not only is he successful in the business but because he helps the community. Several reasons for his selection were his contribution to the betterment of community and his conduct of business reflecting the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors.

A Realtor since 1982, Lyons opened Select Real Estate in Conway in 1985 and has served the local White Mountain Board of Realtors in many committee and leadership roles. He was honored as the White Mountain Board's Realtor of the Year four times previously. He currently serves on the board of directors for the White Mountain Board of Realtors; is a member of the Realtor Honor Society; and has been recognized as the highest point recipient for the local board since 2004. With this year's award, he becomes a lifetime honor society member.

At the New Hampshire Association of Realtors in Concord, Lyons serves on the Communications Committee, Public Policy Committee and the Legal Committee, chairing the Risk Management subcommittee. He has been trained as a mediator, providing dispute resolution services to Realtors throughout the state. He served as president of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors in 2008. In 2011, he was a recipient of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors' distinguished service award, and in 2012 he was recognized as the New Hampshire State Realtor of the year.

At the National Association of Realtors, Lyons has served on the Communications Committee. He attends the National Realtor Convention each fall to represent the state of New Hampshire.

The White Mountain Board of Realtors plans to submit Jim Lyons in the New Hampshire Association of Realtors statewide competition for the state Realtor Of The Year.

Property of the Week: Meticulously kept colonial in Madison

Set on 1.63 acres at 97 White Tail Lane in Madison, this meticulously kept colonial, built in 1989, offers privacy, but the awards of a quiet neighborhood.

The newly remodeled kitchen is a gourmet's delight with granite counter tops, indirect lighting and eating area. There is also a formal dining room for those special occasions and family and living room to entertain.

There are three bedrooms and two baths upstairs along with a walk-in closet in the master. There is an oversized two car garage with great storage area above.

In the basement you will find a work-out room or man cave. A three season porch leads out to the deck over looking the pool.

Play in your in-ground pool in the morning, take your boat out onto Silver Lake in the afternoon, and sit around your fire-pit roasting marshmallows in the evening.

Don't miss out on this one.

The msl number is 4481739 The listing agent is Linda Walker of Badger Realty. She can be contacted at  (603) 356-5757 Ext: 319 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..