MANCHESTER, NH – If you’re looking for a home of distinction with a pedigree and opulent attention to details, look no further than the grand two-story 1867 Hubbard-Varney Mansion on Myrtle Street.
This iconic example of Victorian Italianate architecture is nestled in the heart of the Queen City’s museum district and has been proudly maintained for more than 150 years by only four previous residents, from politicians and musicians, to botanists and athletes. It was listed in 1988 on the National Register of Historic Places.
At just under 5,000 square feet of living space, this property oozes with charm and endless period details. Four of the five bedrooms are served by private baths, including the romantic master ensuite with gas fireplace, sitting room, private bath, and balcony. A second-floor laundry room and third-floor exposed-beam recreation room provide additional functionality to the home.
The expansive fifth bedroom features a walk-in closet on the third floor with access to updated full bath, and private access to the cupola.
Built in 1867 by Thomas Russell Hubbard, this villa was once home to former Manchester mayor David Varney, and then to music teachers George and Sophie Gerassi, during the 1900s. Lovingly restored to its original splendor by the current owner, every detail exudes magnificence – from 10-foot ceilings, stately crown molding, grand windows, arched doorways, portico entryway and three detailed fireplaces, to the towering cupola, which provides unparalleled vistas of the cityscape.
From the spacious library and den, to the east and west parlors, there is room to breathe. A chef’s kitchen with quartz counters, butler pantry, center island and natural light leads to the formal octagonal dining room – unlimited opportunities for entertaining in style abound.
Outdoor entertaining possibilities extend to both north- and south-projecting porches, or choose the private eastern patio constructed with another unique feature – “Boston’s Big Dig” bricks. Mature landscaping with irrigation features 200-year-old Miss Kim lilacs, red beech, Indian River, and antique flowering crabapple trees. And just outside your door is “Pretty Park,” a timeless and an enchanting botanical treasure, which is painstakingly maintained by neighbors who are part of the Friends of Wagner Park, aptly nicknamed Pretty Park, for its beauty.
Location is everything, and this home is ideally located in all directions – 45 minutes from Boston, New Hampshire’s beaches, lakes and mountains.
And the neighborhood, known as Manchester’s North End, is laden with local restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and farmers markets. Just minutes from the downtown, you have immediate access to all the city’s hot spots.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact Nicole Garrity, Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan, (603) 232-8282.