MLS® ID: 4727019

53 Austin

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801

$2,970,000 Active
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 7823 SQFT
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.
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Listing courtesy of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty, Tony Jalbert

Amenities

  • Full baths
    2
  • Half baths
    1
  • Full Baths Range
    2 Baths
  • Zip
    03801
  • Office name
    Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty
  • SQFT
    7823
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Property type
    Single Family
  • Zoning type
    GRC
  • School district
    Portsmouth School District
  • Elementary school
    Little Harbor School
  • Junior high
    Portsmouth Middle School
  • High school
    Portsmouth High School
  • Year built
    1801
  • Lot size
    0.4
  • Sewer
    Public
  • Heating
    Baseboard,Hot Water
  • Tax year
    2017
  • Agent name
    Tony Jalbert
  • Tax amount
    $ 0.0
  • Purchase Type
    Active
  • Price Range
    $2m+
  • Square Feet Range
    7000+ sq ft.
  • Bedrooms Range
    4+ Beds
  • Year Built Range
    1989 (and earlier)
  • Office ID
    3085-0
  • Agent ID
    392611

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