Listed By: Sam Howard, LandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

53 Austin St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire


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About 53 Austin St

Located just steps away from vibrant downtown Portsmouth, this historic federal home built in 1804 features 5,100+/- sq ft, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Known as the Pickering-Heffenger house, these walls have a story to tell, host to a peace treaty ball between the Japanese and Russians during the Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905. The elegance of another era is evident throughout this three-story sun-filled home with exquisite crown moldings and trim, arched doorways, marble fireplace surrounds, and the lovely, curved staircase with its decorative spindles, a center focus of the entry hall. History meets today’s standards seamlessly with a large bright updated kitchen featuring stainless appliances, loads of cabinetry and a large center island. The kitchen opens to a dining area with access to the multi-level terraced garden, a quiet private oasis. The first floor comprises the kitchen/dining room, parlor, living room, and an even larger dining room all designed to entertain. Upstairs each bedroom is ensuite with bath and fireplace. The property also offers a large courtyard that can accommodate 8 cars, and a 3-car garage. A separate renovated carriage house features 3 well-appointed 2-story rental units netting north of 100K yearly rent and provides an additional 2762 sq ft of living space. Walking distance of Market Square, an opportunity to own a bit of history, on a quiet street, in the heart of Portsmouth. Change of use allows for commercial use & commercial construction.

Features of 53 Austin St

MLS® # 4962951
Price $3,600,000
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 7.00
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 7,823
Acres 0.42
Year Built 1804
Type Residential
Sub-Type Residential
Status Active

Community Information

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


Utilities Phone
Parking Spaces 6
Parking Auto Open, On-Site, Attached, Barn, Parking Spaces 6+, Paved
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Interior Hardwood
Interior Features Kitchen Island, Kitchen/Dining, Master BR w/ BA, Natural Light, Laundry - 1st Floor, Laundry - Basement, Attic – Walkup, Blinds, Dining Area, Fireplaces - 3+, Skylight
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Washer, Cooktop - Gas, Oven - Double, Water Heater - Off Boiler
Heating Baseboard, Hot Water
Cooling None
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Fireplaces - 3+
# of Stories 3


Exterior Features Porch - Covered, Fence - Partial, Natural Shade, Outbuilding, Storage
Roof Shingle - Asphalt
Foundation Fieldstone

School Information

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

Additional Information

Date Listed July 26th, 2023
Days on Market 352
Zoning General Residential C

Listing Details

AgentSam Howard
OfficeLandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

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