House of the Week: Historic home awaits TLC

160 Lawrence

4Here’s your chance to own a piece of New England history.

The historic Lawrence Farm Manor House and Barn at 160 Lawrence Drive in Portsmouth is a prime example of solid craftsmanship from the era that stands up to the test of time.

The Colonial-style manor house built around 1780 features European facades and a slate roof. Five bedrooms, two full and two half-baths, and a large kitchen with a brick fireplace make the home large enough for a growing family.

Although the interior is in need of updating, the rooms are large and the original features of the home are on display, including wide-plank wood floors and custom woodwork throughout the 3,696-square-foot home. A full walk-up attic would add more living space as an in-law apartment, guest suite, office or rec. room.

The house sits on 1.6 acres with a magnificent weeping Beech tree, a stone barn and detached garage. The current owners have lot plans for potential subdivision opportunities.

The home is available for the asking price of $540,000. For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Holly McLear at Hogan Associates, 401-855-0485

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