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Home of the Week

September 8, 2013

Sophisticated living in historic Portsmouth

Open House today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located in Portsmouth’s idyllic South End, this stunning four-bedroom antique home offers the very best of sophisticated living in the cultured Strawberry Banke neighborhood. Walk to Prescott Park, downtown shopping, to the theater, to the art galleries or to one of the numerous fine dinning experiences that make Portsmouth such an urbane treat. The immaculate home with a large lot, off-street parking and an exquisite Asian inspired garden that has been featured on the City’s garden tours, is in move-in ready condition ready to welcome new owners.

The charming home offers all the comforts and convenience of a modern lifestyle balanced beautifully with an authentic antique ambiance that cannot be reproduced. The house is filled with delicate architectural details that come together to create a stunning home -- proud of its heritage and ready for the 21st century.

A rare find, this historic home is filled with natural light from an abundance of remarkable divided light windows. The 9-foot-plus ceilings add to the openness and the multiple doorways and use of French glass doors make for a flawless floor plan, that works well for everyday living or easy entertaining.

Entering the front door a visitor is greeted by a graceful curved staircase and a soaring two-story foyer. The staircase features a handsome carved newel post and a delicate sweeping fluid flow of balusters that lead the eye upward. Immediately, a visitor is aware that this is a special home filled with elegant details and fine craftsmanship.

On the right is a lovely dining room. Three large windows bathe the room in natural light while the rich patina of the antique wood floors add a touch of warmth. The dinning room is open to the kitchen for ease of entertaining.

The eat-in kitchen is the perfect marriage of antique charm and contemporary conveniences. The cherry cabinetry, granite counters, exposed brick and a window seat combine for a relaxed feel that is respectful of the home’s heritage. The workspace is well planned and there is excellent storage including a large pantry. Two windows over the sink look out on the private patio and lush garden.

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