c. 1770 – Amherst, NH

Added to OHD on 7/30/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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23 Old Manchester Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

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  • $449,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4958 Sq Ft
  • 7.34 Ac.
The Jacob Hildreth House; This 1770 Historic home, sited on 7.34 acres in an established Amherst neighborhood is waiting for the right owner to invest some sweat equity to bring it back to it's original grandeur. So many wonderful features, however, the home is in need of work. The seller added an addition onto the home 5-6 yrs ago that includes a British style pub, kitchen, theater room, sauna, and hot tub gazebo room, as well as 2 bedrooms on the second level. The main, original part of the home has 5 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, kitchen and baths re-done over the past 15-20 yrs, the structure has been reinforced 10 yrs ago with new beams and floor joists. There is a great barn on the property that had horses in the past, multiple stalls, a grooming area, and tack room as well as a second level loft area for storage, this is a well built structure and can have many uses. The main home has a septic and leach field, and the pub side has a dry well system. The home is being sold as is, and the pricing reflects this and the work that needs to be done.
Contact Information
Siobhan Dalton, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(603) 673-4000
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14 Comments on c. 1770 – Amherst, NH

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3479 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    What a glorious property! Oh it sets the imagination firing. And what a setting for a novel of some kind too . . .

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1061 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      WOW !
      The entrance doors. The floors. The murals. The fireplaces. The kitchen. And I think this was once an Arabian horse farm, all the better! WOW.

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  2. MichaelMichael says: 2392 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    What a beautiful house! It’s amazing the wainscot is made up of only two boards high! (back in the day when timber could be found this large) The floors are amazing as well. To top it all off is this beautiful setting. Who wouldn’t want to own this property!

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  3. SueSue says: 548 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Don’t you want to know what “as is” means? It looks like someone was living there so how bad could “as is” be? I love the adorable murals in the house (the cat in the tree made me smile) and what fun to bring horses back,the property cleaned up and gardens brought back to life. Lovely.

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  4. roxxxroxxx says: 495 comments
    OHD Supporter

    In a heartbeat.
    How absolutely wonderful.

    3
  5. Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    WOW…..what a adventure if only I were a few decades younger ..! This is my preferred style period to say the least. Those wide floor boards, that fantastic barn, the property…….Wonderful!!

    4
  6. Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Well, just looked at the taxes…..that cuts me out……over $15,000 for 2018. I’m strongly considering a move from here as my property taxes seem to be rising by almost $1,000 a year. It’s a shame, as it no doubt influences some who would otherwise be willing to invest their time and effort in this great property.

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    • GregGreg says: 8 comments
      MA

      Yeah, I thought so too. Taxes always increase, unfortunately, and we get less and less for our money. I’d like to think that states will control spending but that’s about as likely as…OK, not going to happen. It’s a beautiful home though, such character, and the property is awesome!!!

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    • JosephJoseph says: 366 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      When you don’t have a state income tax or sales taxes the money has to come from somewhere.

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Maybe…..but Washington State has one of the highest sales and gas taxes in the Country……among many others. I’m all for paying my fair share, but expect it used responsibly.

        • CarebearCarebear says: 954 comments
          OHD Supporter

          yes, here in NY state, we certainly pay our fair share of high taxes! And, yes, we do have better services than in other states I’ve lived in. But it seems that when its time to dole out grants and low interest loans that are derived from our taxes, or when it comes down to allocating funds to different departments, it seems there is no rhyme or reason to how this is done. It seems wealthy communities get huge grants for projects they could fund through donations from their rich folks, while poorer communities keep going begging for crumbs to fix their sewer systems, etc. My city, Lockport, just got a huge grant…for beautification. We don’t need more roses downtown, we need jobs here! Good full time, full year jobs, with living wages, benefits, and pensions. Not part time, minimum wage, no benefit jobs at yet another Dollar Store. The state and city seem to think if we make downtown pretty, tourists will come from Niagara Falls, which is only 20 minutes away. And that will mean part time, seasonal jobs here. NOT what we need. AND, we need grants, to fix up the wonderful old homes in Lockport and Niagara County! MAny old homes here in Lockport were made of stone dug up when they blasted through the Niagara Escarpment, to put the Erie Canal through, in the 1820’s. Those grants could help property owners fix up these houses, could give tradespeople jobs in everything from carpentry to roofing, and also, create even more jobs by starting apprenticeship programs, the pros teaching apprentices, as they fix up the houses. Ok, rant over.

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  7. GregGreg says: 8 comments
    MA

    Gasp! A British Flag?? Aren’t we still fighting the Revolutionary War with them? Just kidding! What potential!!!

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  8. JonJon says: 94 comments
    TN

    I wonder what Jacob Hildreth would say of the decadence of that hot tub…

    (Then again, he’d probably be too focused on a light switch.)

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  9. kimmerskimmers says: 67 comments
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    1922 Dutch Colonial
    Fort Worth, TX

    I want the barn! The house is a bonus!

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