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Listing 8 out of 128
$2,970,000 For Sale

53 Austin Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

6 beds, 2 full, 4 partial baths | Single Family Home
7,823 sq ft; lot: 17424 sq ft - MLS# 4727019 Courtesy of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty, Tony Jalbert
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Description

Live where history happened and the rich and famous once walked. Take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to own the Pickering-Heffenger House c. 1804. Read about it in the pages of Richard Candee's Building Portsmouth as well as John Mead Howells' classic Architectural History of the Piscataqua. In short, Dr. Arthur Heffenger acquired the house a few years after the civil war. A retired US Navy doctor, he was active at the new “Cottage Hospital.” That building still stands across from City Hall. The good doctor, along with his wife Fannie and six children, hosted a magnificent ball here for the Russian delegation while the Portsmouth Peace Treaty was being negotiated in 1905. The grandeur of that era still shines in the detailed finish work of the mansion's impressive front rooms. Count Witte himself most certainly would've admired the quadruple crown moldings, marble fireplace mantels and opulent stair rails. Today, the house represents a new modern opulence with its huge, well-appointed, granite-countered kitchen, wide-board cherry floors, six bedrooms and four bathrooms, all recently renovated to highest standards. Further, Dr. Heffenger's stable has been converted into two, one-bedroom apartments and one, two-bedroom unit. Again, each uncompromisingly refreshed. There is ample parking for all. The uniquely spectacular property graces quiet, tree-lined Austin Street and is just steps away from downtown and all that is Portsmouth. Make your own history here.

Features

  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Rockingham County
  • Zip Code: 03801
  • Year Built: 1801
  • School District: Portsmouth School District
  • Elementary School: Little Harbor School
  • Middle School: Portsmouth Middle School
  • High School: Portsmouth High School
  • Sq.Ft.: 7,823 sq ft
  • Style: Federal
  • Stories: 3
  • Total Rooms: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Full Baths: 2
  • 3/4 Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Bulkhead, Concrete, Partial, Stairs - Interior, Sump Pump, Interior, Yes
  • Garage: 3-Car
  • Lot Size: 17424 sq ft
  • Baths: 6
  • Zoning: GRC
  • Appliances: Cooktop - Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Area Description: In Town, Near Shopping, Neighborhood
  • Assessment Year: 2018
  • Cable Company: Comcast
  • Color: White
  • Construction: Wood Frame
  • Construction Status: Existing
  • Delayed Showing: No
  • Driveway: Paved
  • Electric: 200 Amp, Circuit Breaker(S)
  • Electric Company: Eversource
  • Equipment: Smoke Detectr-Hrdwrdw/Bat
  • Exterior: Clapboard, Wood, Wood Siding
  • Features - Exterior: Building, Fence - Partial, Storage
  • Features - Interior: Attic, Blinds, Dining Area, Draperies, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Kitchen Island, Kitchen/Dining, Kitchen/Family, Kitchen/Living, Living/Dining, Master Br W/Ba, Natural Light, Natural Woodwork, Skylight, Window Treatment, Laundry - 1st Floor
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Foundation: Fieldstone
  • Fuel Company: Unitil
  • Garage Description: Auto Open, Barn
  • Garage Type: Attached
  • Heat Fuel: Gas - Natural
  • Heating: Baseboard, Hot Water
  • Lot - Sqft: 17424
  • Lot Description: City Lot, Landscaped, Level
  • Phone Company: Comcast
  • Road Frontage: Tbd
  • Roads: Public
  • Roof: Shingle - Asphalt
  • Room 1 Type: Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Room 10 Type: Bath - Full
  • Room 11 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 12 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 13 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 14 Type: Bath - 3/4
  • Room 15 Type: Bath - 3/4
  • Room 2 Type: Dining Room
  • Room 3 Type: Bath - 1/2
  • Room 4 Type: Living Room
  • Room 5 Type: Great Room
  • Room 6 Type: Master Bedroom
  • Room 7 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 8 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 9 Type: Bath - 3/4
  • Rooms: Level 1: Level 1: Bath - 1/2, Level 1: Dining Room, Level 1: Great Room, Level 1: Kitchen - Eat-In, Level 1: Living Room
  • Rooms: Level 2: Level 2: Bedroom, Level 2: Bath - Full, Level 2: Bath - 3/4, Level 2: Master Bedroom
  • Rooms: Level 3: Level 3: Bedroom, Level 3: Bath - 3/4
  • Sewer: Public
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Above Grade: 7823
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Ag Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Bg Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Total: 7823
  • Sqft-Apx Unfn Ag Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Unfn Bg Source: Municipal
  • Tax - Gross Amount: 21520
  • Tax Rate: 15.38
  • Tax Year: 2017
  • Taxes Tbd: Yes
  • Unbranded Tour URL 1: https://www.tourfactory.com/idxr2094942
  • Utilities: Cable, Internet - Cable, Multi Phone Lines
  • Water: Public
  • Water Heater: Off Boiler
Courtesy of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty, Tony Jalbert

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