Island Escape

Governor’s Island is a private, island community featuring some of the most spectacular homes in the Lakes Region. This property evolved through a renovation effort alongside Lighthouse Contracting Group of Gilford as they reinvented the home. The results have produced a jewel that has received several awards and the adoration of the homeowners.

Landscape design and care are paramount to a beautiful and functional outdoor space. During the renovation, existing features were leveraged to complement new installations. Mature trees were protected from construction damage while also receiving structural pruning to assure viability. Existing masonry walls were preserved and mimicked when new dry stack walls were introduced, tying the old in with the new.

Exceptional curb appeal is accomplished through the meticulous care provided our turf and gardening teams. Our lawn and plant health teams maintain what the homeowner calls “the best lawn on the island.” This meticulous care, coupled with ornamental plants and specimen trees, allows the home’s contemporary, geometric-patterned entryway to be a stunning focal point.

The property’s newly constructed carriage house benefits from a geometric paver apron which mirrors the entryway, while a riverstone drip edge adds texture to the surroundings. A small patio along the rear of the carriage house is home offers seating and entertaining spaces for seasonal enjoyment.

Compact, ornamental shoreline plantings border the Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront to absorb and decrease erosion, while framing the views of the famous Governor’s Island Bridge. Access to the docks is gained via a short, elegant granite stairway.

Adjacent to the docks is a natural stone patio with custom masonry fireplace. This lakeside oasis is where the homeowners, family, and friends gather to make everlasting, evening memories. Nearby, a solid metal statue of an eagle is proudly displayed atop weathered, boulders.

Along the shoreline, a perched beach provides swimming access and a place to sunbathe on warm, summer days. This property allows the homeowners the enjoy all that waterfront living offers.

Property Highlights

  • Stone patios
  • Granite steps
  • Perched Beach
  • Contemporary Entryway
  • Paver Garage apron
  • Fire Pit
  • Turf grasses/Lawn
  • Ornamental gardens, including annuals and perennials
  • Custom built dry-stack stone walls
  • Lakefront Vegatative Barrier
  • Tree care
  • Plant Health care
  • Multiple sitting/entertaining areas