This gracious Victorian in Manchester is an actual show stopper. Despite its truly elegant façade, it is the unexpected interior that sets this special home apart from the rest. The perfect blend of early 19th century style and clean contemporary design offers the best of both worlds. On the market, priced at below assessed value, for $2,575,000, it is proudly presented for sale by Holly Fabyan of J Barrett & Company.

“You get a very different vibe when you view this property. It is a classic home that features modern day amenities, yet it has an easy versatility if the new owner wants to bring it back to its traditional splendor,” says the Realtor.

Fronted by a rolling lawn and stone patios, this grand house ushers you into a wide open space that effortlessly combines the living and dining areas. Originally four smaller rooms, the spacious state-of-the-art kitchen has been literally transformed to feature sleek gray and white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a back staircase, a breakfast bar, concrete/pebble flooring, and an adjoining family room with gas fireplace. Both the formal living and dining rooms are beautifully appointed with gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings, end-to-end wood burning fireplaces, and tall windows. Multiple sets of French doors open to a whimsical three-season room complete with a pellet stove, walls of “pop-up” windows, and an old-fashioned porch swing.

A spacious entryway which serves double duty as a cozy sitting area, leads the way to the second floor where you will find five bedrooms including the master suite. A sumptuous bath sure to rival the finest of spas features a stand-alone soaking tub and double sinks. Other renovated baths feature a mix of frameless glass shower stalls, built-in tubs, and marble sinks. Should you possibly need more space, the finished third level is comprised of three additional rooms as well as a bath with a claw foot tub and sauna.

For those who prefer to take their entertaining out of doors, this offering has you covered. Fully fenced with mature landscaping for privacy, the stunning grounds are enhanced by an in ground swimming pool with terraced sundecks. A detached two-car garage built to mirror the main house sports both a game and garden room for additional party space. While the property certainly feels rural with its rows of fruit trees, raised garden beds, and chicken coops, it is centrally located between coveted Singing Beach and downtown Manchester.

“Thanks to its placement atop a hill, you have this immense feeling of privacy,” says Fabyan. “I think of this as a ‘Gentleman’s Farm’ where you can utilize every inch of the property if you so choose. It is clearly a generous house but it lives only as large as you want it to. They just don’t make houses like this anymore.”

For more information, or to schedule a showing, call Holly Fabyan at 508-843-0678. Additional photos may be viewed at www.jbarrettrealty.com.

AT A GLANCE:

· 8 bedrooms

· 5 full and 2 half baths

· 6,560 square feet

· 1.31 acres

· $2,575,000 LISTED BY:

· Holly Fabyan

· J Barrett & Company

· 508-843-0678 · www.jbarrettrealty.com

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