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Bentley By The Sea

86 Lafayette Rd
Route 1
North Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 964-7277
53 Austin
Portsmouth, NH
MLS Number: 4727019
Price: $2,970,000.00
6
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7823
Sq Feet
0.40
Acres (approx)
Listed By Tony Jalbert, Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty 
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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Basic Information
City/Town
Portsmouth
County
NH-Rockingham
Taxes/Year
$21,520.00 / 2017
Year Built
1801
House Color
White
Garage
3 cars
Sq. Footage
7823 SF
School District
Portsmouth School District
Elem School
Little Harbor School
Middle School
Portsmouth Middle School
High School
Portsmouth High School
Zoning
GRC
Lot Size
0.40 Acres (approx)
Room Details
Rooms
12
Bedrooms
6
Full Bath
2
3/4 Baths
3
1/2 Baths
1
Property Features
Basement
Y
Basement
Bulkhead, Concrete, Partial, Stairs - Interior, Sump Pump
Docs Available
Deed
Construction
Wood Frame
Driveway
Paved
Electric
200 Amp, Circuit Breaker(s)
Exterior
Clapboard, Wood, Wood Siding
Equipment
Smoke Detectr-HrdWrdw/Bat
Appliances
Cooktop - Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer
Foundation
Fieldstone
Flooring
Hardwood
Heating/ Cooling
Baseboard, Hot Water None
Heat Fuel
Gas - Natural
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
Exterior Features
Building, Fence - Partial, Storage
Lot Description
City Lot, Landscaped, Level
Stories
3
Roof
Shingle - Asphalt
Roads
Public
Sewer
Public
Style
Federal
Water
Public
Water Heater
Off Boiler

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