Location: Newbury, N.H.
Price: $4.95 million
Dean LeBaron, co-founder of Batterymarch Financial, spent 35 years building and improving his dream home: a three-story house with 200 feet of water frontage on New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee that he calls Waypointe. Designed by Boston architect Jeremiah Eck, the home has four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and a number of unusual architectural features.
In the entryway, guests are greeted by a waterfall that flows down a copper chute from the second level. A glass ceiling allows natural light to pour into the living room, which includes a library brimming with books.
The kitchen leads to a solarium with a retractable sunroof and 50-foot indoor swimming pool. Embedded in the limestone floors are 150-million-year-old plant and vertebrate fossils. There’s also a bar and a glass elevator to the second floor master bedroom, “to facilitate early morning swims,” LeBaron explained.
A theater is located on the home’s lower level, while a separate guesthouse features a “tree house”-style cantilevered bedroom.
Although the home was finished many years ago, LeBaron admits that to him, it’s a work in progress. “The best idea I have is always the next one,” he said, referring to his penchant for adding unusual design elements.
LeBaron is selling the estate to move to Casey Key, an 8-mile-long barrier island off Florida’s west coast, where he owns one house and is building another. “It’s an addiction,” he said with a laugh.
Agent: Pamela Perkins, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
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