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  • $3,890,000List Price
  • 6Bedrooms
  • 6Bathrooms
  • 7,648Square Feet
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 large, well-appointed, granite-countered kitchen, wide-board cherry floors, six bedrooms and six 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. There is ample parking for all. The uniquely spectacular property graces quiet, tree-lined Austin Street and is just steps away from downtown Portsmouth. License in place for inn conversion. Make your own history here.
Listed by Tony Jalbert of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty

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Parking

  • Parking Spaces3
  • GarageAuto Open, Barn
  • Parking DescriptionDriveway, Garage, On-Site, Paved

Building

  • Year Built1801
  • Building ConstructionWood Frame
  • ConstructionExisting
  • Property StyleFederal
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathroom6
  • Total Baths6
  • Full Baths2
  • 3/4 Baths3
  • Half Bath1
  • Total Rooms12
  • Square Feet7,648
  • AG Sqft1704
  • APX Unfin Below Grade1406
  • BasementBulkhead, Concrete, Partial, Stairs - Interior, Sump Pump
  • FoundationFieldstone

Utilities

  • Heat FuelGas - Natural
  • Heat SystemBaseboard, Hot Water
  • WaterPublic
  • Water HeaterOff Boiler
  • SewerPublic
  • Electric200 Amp, Circuit Breaker(s)
  • UtilitiesCable, Internet - Cable, Multi Phone Lines

Other

  • Delayed ShowingsYes
  • Date Showings Begin2022-10-03
  • SeasonalNo
  • Page598
  • View Count5

Basic Information

  • MLS Number4931837
  • MLS StatusActive
  • StatusACT
  • Property TypeSingle Family
  • List Price$3,890,000
  • Listing Agent NameTony Jalbert
  • Broker NameTate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty
  • LM MST WGARAttached

Property

  • Acreage0.4
  • Lot DescriptionCity Lot, Landscaped, Level
  • AreaIn Town, Near Shopping, Neighborhood
  • Lot26
  • DrivewayPaved
  • RoadsPublic
  • Road Frontage151
  • Suitable Use Land Type FarmsBed and Breakfast, Residential

Exterior

  • Exterior FeaturesBuilding, Fence - Partial, Storage
  • Exterior ColorWhite
  • ExteriorClapboard, Wood, Wood Siding
  • RoofShingle - Asphalt

Water Body

  • Water AccessNo
  • Water ViewNo

Location

  • Building Number53
  • StreetAustin Street
  • TownPortsmouth
  • StateNH
  • Zip03801
  • CountyRockingham
  • DistrictPortsmouth School District
  • Elementary SchoolLittle Harbor School
  • Junior HighPortsmouth Middle School
  • High SchoolPortsmouth High School
  • Map127
  • Flood Zone Y/NNo

Interior

  • Interior FeaturesAttic, Blinds, Dining Area, Draperies, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Kitchen Island, Kitchen/Dining, Kitchen/Family, Kitchen/Living, Living/Dining, Primary BR w/ BA, Natural Light, Natural Woodwork, Skylight, Window Treatment, Laundry - 1st Floor
  • Room 1 TypeKitchen - Eat-in
  • Room 1 Level1
  • FloorsHardwood
  • Room 2 TypeDining Room
  • Room 2 Level1
  • Room 3 TypeBath - 1/2
  • Room 3 Level1
  • Room 4 TypeLiving Room
  • Room 4 Level1
  • Room 5 TypeGreat Room
  • Room 5 Level1
  • Stories3
  • Room 6 TypePrimary Bedroom
  • Room 6 Level2
  • Room 7 TypeBedroom
  • Room 7 Level2
  • Room 8 TypeBedroom
  • Room 8 Level2
  • Room 9 TypeBath - 3/4
  • Room 9 Level2
  • Room 10 TypeBath - Full
  • Room 10 Level2
  • Room 11 TypeBedroom
  • Room 11 Level3
  • Room 12 TypeBedroom
  • Room 12 Level3
  • Room 13 TypeBedroom
  • Room 13 Level3
  • Room 14 TypeBath - 3/4
  • Room 14 Level3
  • Room 15 TypeBath - 3/4
  • Room 15 Level3
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