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Gilmanton, NH – Roy Sanborn

Built area: 5,500 sq. ft.  (509 m2)
Land area:     1 acre  (4,000 m2)
Year built: 1793
Price:     $550,000

Older than the oldest residential building in Australia, yet cheaper than the average Australian home!  Australians have the dubious record of the most expensive homes in the world. In comparison, U.S. homes are bargains and this home is a fine example that will make a few jaws drop!

The Temperance Tavern
Five bedrooms, five 1/2 bathrooms and 221 years of memories…

Located in the lakes district of New Hampshire, the home has been lovingly preserved and sympathetically refurbished over the generations.

“Built in 1793, this center chimney colonial is lovingly preserved & features original hand stencilled walls, wide pine floors, gunstock corners, beamed ceilings, woodwork, & hardware. There are five charming bedrooms, six fireplaces, two large keeping rooms, the “tap room” for large gatherings, formal dining room, front parlor, a studio/workshop, an amazing two story barn, and a thoroughly modern kitchen! A secluded brick patio provides a quiet respite overlooking the rear lawn and gardens. This home will be your private retreat as well as a public statement about your business.”

The Temperance TavernThe asking price for this home equates to $100 psf excluding out buildings and land! The most frugal Australian owner-builder would struggle to be able to build for less than $100 psf ($1,050 m2) without even considering the land cost.

The Temperance TavernClick on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 8-)  Note that there are two full pages of images.

We’ve added a link to an Australian ‘equivalent’ below the gallery.  Both the house and the land are a lot smaller but the trade off is the glorious climate!

Here’s an Australian equivalent – with a lot less history and a $3,500,000 price tag