Roger & Carla Williams present

The Roger Williams Estate


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  • 84 Canaan Back Rd
  • Barrington, NH 03825

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Roger and Carla Williams are offering their estate for sale which includes the exquisite 14,918 square foot home (18,214 sq. ft. total space), 600+/- acres of land, a 3-bedroom care taker home, a 2-bedroom rental home, a business office, former dairy barn and a 40’x50′ barn with workshops. The land is comprised of pastures, four ponds, Nippo Mountain, and a bog teaming with native wildlife of New England, including bear, white tail deer, coyote, beaver, muskrat, eagles and other native and migratory birds. The Williams’ have cut 12 miles of trails throughout the entire property for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The estate achieves anonymity and privacy, yet enjoys close proximity to city life from Portland, Maine down to Boston, Ma.

great location



The Roger Williams Estate

84 Canaanback Rd

Barrington, NH 03825

The Williams Estate is located in Barrington, NH.

26 miles from the New Hampshire seacoast –  Portsmouth, Rye and Hampton beaches. The culinary and arts communities of these quintessential seacoast towns brings the charm of New England right to your doorstep. The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom hosts top national entertainers all year long.

59 miles from Boston –  the cultural, culinary and yachting center of Northern New England. Logan International Airport is only an hour away, south on Interstate 95, and 30 minutes to your door by helicopter. Yes, Coot Farm can accommodate a helipad.

50 miles from Portland, Maine –  up I-95, a center for seacoast activity and a vacation destination to visitors traveling by sea to New England. Portland is often referred to as the “San Francisco of the east” for its many and unique restaurants.

45 minutes from the New Hampshire Lakes Region – featuring one of the largest fresh water lakes in New England, Lake Winnipesaukee.

Within an hour from the White Mountains – for skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking and biking during the warmer months.

Breathtaking Tile

Hand-selected tile throughout the entire home.

Distinctive Ceilings

No two ceilings in the house are the same.


The home’s open layout concept flows effortlessly from room to room.


Unique architectural statements make a lasting impression.

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History of the Williams Family


Roger Williams is a descendant of the Rhode Island Williams family. He is a decorated professional hunter with many accomplishments to his credit, and the home is dotted with trophies of his big game experiences and life’s journey.

Roger was an early founding member of the Blue Mountain Forest Association located in New Hampshire, one of the most prestigious hunting clubs in the Country, and the National Beagle Club in Aldie, VA .

Carla is a Doctor of the Arts and has taught as a full professor at the University of Toronto. Carla’s sophisticated yet warm and inviting commitment to living on the farm blends peacefully with the natural beauty of the Estate. Carla will tell you that this home is a very special place that captures the rhythm of nature in New England quietly, without the noise of the world around us.

The Man of Coot Farm


Roger Dwight Williams

Roger Dwight Williams


Born November 4, 1924, Roger is the son of Howard Dwight Williams and Alice Ellisworth (Blenis) Williams. He is a descendant of the Roger Williams of Rhode Island who founded both the Baptist Religion in this Country and the State of Rhode Island.

Roger grew up during the depression. Drafted out of Brown during WWII, he served in the Navy aboard a sub chaser as a lieutenant. With two engineering degrees from Brown, Roger went to Proctor and Gamble and then to Carling Brewing where he built the brewery in Natick, MA. He stayed as the head of operations for 10 years, after which, he moved to Rheingold to run their brewery in Brooklyn, NY.

As Roger always says, “I couldn’t hold a job!”

He then struck out on his own and spearheaded the acquisition of SS Pierce. Roger was President/CEO and Chairman of the Board, and grew the company from $32million to $74million in two years. After leaving SS Pierce, Roger then became SVP of operations and strategic initiatives for Coca Cola New York. After New York, Roger acquired Laconia and Lowell Coke bottling operations, and, over a few years and many more acquisitions, went on to become the 9th largest bottler in the country.

Roger also served as Chairman of the Fish & Game Board Commonwealth of MA and Chairman of the School Board in Natick, MA.


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