Introducing Beacon Rock on Wild Rose Lane, A New Castle NH Icon
Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty is proud to present Beacon Rock on Wild Rose Lane, one of the most stunningly beautiful properties on the northern New England Seacoast.
Beacon Rock on Wild Rose Lane is a summer cottage in the grand style of Watch Hill RI, the MA North Shore, or Northeast Harbor ME. It stands on four acres of prime estate-like lawns along fabled Wild Rose Lane, so named for the flowers that still grow here. The property claims a remarkable 500 feet of pristine coastline. Views are unsurpassed in three directions. To the southeast are the Isles of Shoals. Directly in front are Gerrish Island ME, Whaleback Lighthouse, and White Island with its World War II era rescue station. To the north is the ancient Fort Constitution, the New Castle lighthouse, and the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Virtually all marine traffic glides majestically by this property, whether a parade of Tall Ships, a submarine or sailboats racing in their summer series. Here are spectacular sunrises, fog-obscured lighthouses showing only the tops and winter sea smoke, all for your private enjoyment.
Beacon Rock on Wild Rose Lane is a thoroughly unique compound-like setting originally designed by famed Boston architect Edmund M. Wheelwright in 1883 for writer Edmund C. Stedman. The original four-bedroom stone residence, known as 'Kelp Rock' was redesigned by Exeter NH Architect William White in 1931 to create the structure that exists today. Well-appointed formal rooms with grand fireplaces, high-ceilings, and handcrafted woodwork permitted glittering formal parties. Local professionals, captains of industry, even presidential hopefuls treasured an invitation. A full-length piazza was the envy of every visitor.
Previous owners adored the game of tennis and there is a lighted court surfaced identically to those found at the US Open. Caretaker quarters above a 3-car garage also allow for a low key escape. The grounds are further graced by a lovely, lighted Gazebo surrounded by sea roses. This is a place that encourages contemplative after-dinner walks. And, while remote and secluded, Beacon Rock is less than a mile from the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, Marina and Country Club, 2o minutes from private jet access, and one hour from Boston.
We've had many partiesgrand and intimate. Lobster bakesthe band would set up and wed have a huge buffet table in the dining room. Wed fill the place up! In the summer, we had ping pong tables in the lower living room. Wonderful memories.
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