In the late 1880's Gustavus Maynadier, while canoeing on Lake Chocorua, spied a beautiful spot of open field on a hill overlooking the Lake.
He immediately envisioned a perfect site for a house - one which would enhance its surroundings and provide a beautiful view of the south side of Mt. Chocorua and the Lake. After purchasing the land, he used his experience building railroad bridges in Peru, to design a home in which most of the windows face out to Mt. Chocorua and the Sandwich Mountain Range.
More than 100 years of forest growth have hidden the view of Chocorua Lake, but the loons are still audible from the front porch on warm summer nights.
Sadly, the original home was lost to a fire in 2002. The front porch, barn and back shed are all that remain of the original buildings.
The family made the decision to rebuild their beloved home in the original style, with a couple "modern" improvements added - heat for the winter, and a shower!
Together with the Tamworth community, the new Chocorua House was finished in 2005. Our deepest thanks to them, along with our long-time tenants and friends, for helping with and supporting the rebuild, and loving our family home as much as we do.
Among the DVD's at the house, there is a short history in pictures [DVD] of the old house through the fire and final reconstruction.