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September 8, 2013

Sophisticated living in historic Portsmouth

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


By itself the nearly 2,300 square-foot home is appealing, but the spectacular garden sets it apart. By city standards this a huge space fenced in for privacy. The Asian-inspired style combines gorgeous plantings, grassy lawn, borders of stones and natural materials with two patio areas to create a peaceful outdoor living space where it would be a pleasure to entertain, dine, relax or even practice Yoga. A water element and professionally designed ambiance lighting make this an extraordinary and calm oasis in the city.

The amenities include public water, sewer and natural gas for heating and cooking. Off-street parking for two cars is a great convenience and there is a large garden shed. The present owners have maximized the home’s storage and it would be hard to find comparable storage in even the most modern condominium.

Marketed by Lisa Parsons of Carey & Giampa Realtors at $797,500 this enchanting home sits in the most desirable neighborhood in historic Portsmouth. A city of 21,000 people, Portsmouth has been recognized by Forbes Travelers as one of America’s Prettiest Towns and by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country.” Located an hour north of Boston, an hour east of Manchester, NH, and an hour south of Portland, ME, it offers easy access to major commuter routes.

It is impossible to appreciate this home’s complete charm and amenities by driving by. Parsons will host an open house today, Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 215 Washington St., Portsmouth. It will be a fine opportunity to see the home and what makes living in downtown Portsmouth so special. Those that cannot attend the open house or prefer a private tour may contact Parson directly at 603-770-7724, at the Carey & Giampa Office 603-964-7000-124 or at wwwcareyandgiampa.com.

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