53 Austin St

Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • $2,970,000

    Price
  • 6

    Bed
  • 3.75

    Bath
  • 7,823

    SqFt

About the Listing 2311 - 15586

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.

Listing Highlights for 53 Austin St

Status Active
Days on Site 4
Property Type Residential
MLS ® 4727019
Year Built 1801
Total Square Footage 7,823
Lot/Acreage 0.4
County Rockingham
School District Portsmouth School District
Elementary School Little Harbor School
Middle School Portsmouth Middle School

Interior Details

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full / 3 Three-Quarter / 1 Half
  • Appliances: Cooktop - Gas,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Microwave,Oven - Double,Refrigerator,Washer
  • Air Cond:
  • Heating: Baseboard,Hot Water,Gas - Natural
  • Fireplaces:
  • Floor: Hardwood
  • Basement: Yes,Bulkhead,Concrete,Partial,Stairs - Interior,Sump Pump
  • Other: 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
  • Water: Public

Exterior Details

  • Lot Description: City Lot,Landscaped,Level
  • Garage Capacity: 3 car
  • Zoning: GRC
  • Roof: Shingle - Asphalt
  • Others: Clapboard,Wood,Wood Siding,Building,Fence - Partial,Storage,Wood Frame
  • Sewer: Public
  • Above Ground Sq Ft: 7823
  • Below Ground Sq Ft:
  • Parking Features: Attached,Auto Open,Barn

Financial Details

  • Tax Amount: $21,520
  • Taxes w/Assessments: $1,452,500
  • Tax/Property ID: N/A
  • Tax Year: 2018

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Listing Courtesy of Tony Jalbert, Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty

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