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$3,890,000
60 Days Online

53 Austin Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
6
Beds
2
Full Baths
4
Partial Baths
7,648
SqFt
$509
/SqFt
1801
Built
County:
Rockingham
Listing courtesy of Tony Jalbert of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty: 603-964-8028

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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.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$3,890,000
Days Online 
60 Days
Bedrooms 
6
Inside Area (SqFt) 
7,648 sqft
Total Baths 
6
Full Baths 
2
Partial Baths 
4
Lot Size 
0.4 Acres
Year Built 
1801
MLS Number 
4931837
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$37,354
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Measured
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
23 hours agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
2 months agoStatus changed to Active
2 months agoPrice changed to $3,890,000
2 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
Federal
Construction 
Wood Frame
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Public
Foundation 
Fieldstone
Parking 
DrivewayGarageOn-SitePaved
Garage 
Auto OpenBarn
Interior Features
Water Heater 
Off Boiler
Heating 
BaseboardHot Water
Heat Fuel 
Gas - Natural
Flooring 
Hardwood
More Interior Features 
AtticBlindsDining AreaDraperiesFireplace - WoodFireplaces - 3+Kitchen IslandKitchen/DiningKitchen/FamilyKitchen/LivingLiving/DiningPrimary BR w/ BANatural LightNatural WoodworkSkylightWindow TreatmentLaundry - 1st Floor
Equipment 
Smoke Detectr-HrdWrdw/Bat
Electric 
200 AmpCircuit Breaker(s)
Cooling 
None
Appliances 
Cooktop - GasDishwasherDisposalDryerMicrowaveOven - DoubleRefrigeratorWasher
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Exterior Features
Lot Features 
City LotLandscapedLevel
Roof 
Shingle - Asphalt
More Exterior Features 
BuildingFence - PartialStorage
Exterior 
ClapboardWoodWood Siding
Driveway 
Paved
Community Features
Roads 
Public
Schools
School District
Portsmouth School District
Elementary School
Little Harbor School
Middle School
Portsmouth Middle School
High School
Portsmouth High School
Listing courtesy of Tony Jalbert of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty: 603-964-8028



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