New Hampshire ‘Birdhouse’ hits the market for $2.2 million

An incredible lakefront home in New Durham, NH offers a unique view from inside an enchanting interior “Birdhouse”.

Custom-built in 2005, the spacious four-bedroom home features a treehouse-style structure that appears to grow from the living room floor.

The Granite State property caught the web’s attention this week, racking up thousands of clicks and making it onto®’s Hottest Homes list.

So how did the aviary-themed gem come to life?
“The Birdhouse – now called The Library – overlooks the Great Hall and has an outdoor balcony that overlooks the lake,” says the listing agent. Joy Pheeney Messineoof Maxfield Real Estate.
“It was the owner’s dream house, and it’s just amazing inside,” she says. “The masonry is simply phenomenal.”
For starters, in the Great Hall, there is a three-story fireplace created by a master stonemason. The striking space is surrounded by 20-foot tall windows that flood the room with natural light.

Large room with fireplace

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‘Hidden Gem’

“You have to see the house to fully appreciate the artistry of its design,” says Messineo. “It’s so different.”
The 4,415 square foot home sits on nearly an acre of land with 100 feet of lake frontage – crystal clear spring-fed waters, controlled by a dam. The region is a playground for boaters, water skiers and fishing enthusiasts.

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“If that house was on Lake Winnipesaukee, it would cost over $6 million,” she says. “This place is a real hidden gem.”

Interior of the birdhouse

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The stone and wood style of the multi-level residence was designed to bring the outdoors inside. The gorgeous look flows seamlessly throughout the home.
For example, a chef’s kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, exposed beams, a large island, cathedral ceiling, and comfortable window seat. It is a perfect place for entertainment.

“Everything about this house is very high-end,” Messineo says. “The floors, stairs and railings are amazing. It’s just a magical place.”
Upstairs, a master suite features a cozy fireplace, sitting area, and patio doors that open to a private balcony.

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lower level

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On the lower level is an additional living space, with a second stone fireplace and two bedrooms with bunk beds, each with its own bathroom.
And located on a logging road, there’s a master suite with a kitchenette, private entrance, and balcony to take in the serene view.
In addition, the private land adjoins 86 acres of conservation land.
“Nothing compares to this house,” Messineo said. “The pictures really don’t do it justice because you miss all the ambiance of the house. Everyone who has seen the house considers it a second home and really appreciates it for the unique property that it is.”
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