53 Austin Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

$2,970,000
6
BD
5
BA
7,823
SqFt

Listing courtesy of Tony Jalbert from Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty

List Price
$2,970,000
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
4727019
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Living Area
7,823
Lot Size
17,424
Acres
0.4
Year Built
1801

Property 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.

Additional Information

Tax Amount
$21,520
Listing Agent
Tony Jalbert
Listing Office
Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty
Style
Federal
School District
Portsmouth School District
Elementary School
Little Harbor School
Middle School
Portsmouth Middle School
High School
Portsmouth High School
Number Stories
3
Garage Capacity
3
Exterior Features
Building, Fence - Partial, Storage
Interior Features
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
Equipment And Appliances
Smoke Detectr-HrdWrdw/Bat, Cooktop - Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer
Electric
200 Amp, Circuit Breaker(s)
Exterior
Clapboard, Wood, Wood Siding
Construction
Wood Frame
Basement
Bulkhead, Concrete, Partial, Stairs - Interior, Sump Pump
Flood Zone
No
Easements
No
Garage And Parking
Attached, Auto Open, Barn
Garage Type
Attached
Foundation
Fieldstone
Roads
Public
Driveway
Paved
Sewer
Public
Rooms
12
Roof
Shingle - Asphalt
Zoning
GRC
Heat Fuel
Gas - Natural
Water Heater
Off Boiler
Heating And Cooling
Baseboard, Hot Water
Seasonal
No
Water
Public

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