53 Austin St, Portsmouth, 03801

Residential - Residential For Sale

$2,970,000

6Beds
6Baths
7,823Sqft
.4Acres
1801Built
32DOM
MLS® #: 4727019
Active, 32 Days on Market

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.

Tony Jalbert, Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty.

Essential Information

MLS® #: 4727019
Price: $2,970,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6.00
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
Square Footage: 7,823
Acres: 0.40
Year Built: 1801
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Residential
Style: Federal
Status: Active

Community Information

Address: 53 Austin St
Area: Portsmouth
City: Portsmouth
County: Rockingham
State: New Hampshire
Zip Code: 03801

Amenities

Utilities: Cable, Internet - Cable, Multi Phone Lines
Garages: Auto Open, Barn

Interior

Interior: Hardwood
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
Appliances: Cooktop - Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating: Baseboard, Hot Water
Cooling: None
Fireplace: Yes
Fireplaces: Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+
# of Stories: 3

Exterior

Exterior: Clapboard, Wood, Wood Siding
Exterior Features: Building, Fence - Partial, Storage
Lot Description: City Lot, Landscaped, Level
Roof: Shingle - Asphalt
Construction: Wood Frame
Foundation: Fieldstone

School Information

District: Portsmouth School District
Elementary: Little Harbor School
Middle: Portsmouth Middle School
High: Portsmouth High School

Additional Information

Date Listed: November 8th, 2018
Days on Market: 32
Zoning: GRC

Financials

$/SqFt: $380

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Listing information last updated on December 11th, 2018 at 3:22pm EST.