A scenic stretch of Washington Street in Hannover provides the perfect setting for this sprawling condominium in a sunny antique home rich in historical significance. Meticulously renovated and restored to its original elegance, the circa 1810 Captain Albert Smith House was the home of the Pembroke-born sea captain and his family, an ardently patriotic family that figured prominently on the local political scene . Notably, the Hanover Historical Society is in possession of a sea chest which was acquired by Smith in 1786 when he was 23 and the new nation was finding its place in the wake of the Revolution. The chest has a colorfully painted lid depicting a scene which some historians view as a celebration of victory over the British while others see the illustration as a reflection of the country’s prevailing mood in a coming year. proved crucial in the creation of American identity. Either way, the Sea Chest offers a window into a young sailor’s outlook in the pivotal year of 1786.
The renovation, which included restoring a wealth of notable period details, updating the kitchen and four bathrooms, installing new windows and painting throughout, resulted in the division of the structure in two condominium units connected by a central wing designed so that the two houses share a single common wall and maintain a distinct sense of single-family living. The first set includes the rear wing of the structure, the other, the front wing. The front wing, Unit F, enjoys a location directly on Washington Street overlooking the peaceful expanse of protected land ideal for strolling and enjoying nature.
128 Washington Street, Unit F, Hanover
Company: William Raveis Real Estate
Listing agent: Allison Gotsch
Style: Condominium, antiquity
Bathrooms : Three full, one half
Living space: 5,520 square feet
Lot size: 1 acre
Garage: A car, attached; four off-street parking spaces
Strong points: Renovated and restored to its original elegance, this beautiful, sunny antique home now houses two condominium units that maintain a distinct sense of single-family living. The careful and thoughtful renovation retained much of the home’s original charm, including wide plank and polished oak hardwood floors, detailed moldings and trim, and several distinctive fireplaces. The house benefits from an expansive layout with airy rooms adorned with high ceilings washed in a neutral color palette of pale gray and white which promotes a feeling of light and airiness. A full kitchen makeover resulted in a sparkling kitchen with a six-burner Viking gas range, large granite island and stainless steel appliances. Four beautifully remodeled bathrooms, a new nine-zone Bosch gas boiler, updates to the plumbing and electrical systems, and new windows and paint have created a home that is both modern and timeless. Ideally located along one of Hannover’s most scenic roads and close to routes 3, 53 and 139, this house is a must see to appreciate its many charms.
Taxes: N / A
HOA fees: $225/month
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