Discover an urban oasis in the heart of Portsmouth's vibrance. A surprisingly spacious antique colonial home one block from the river and a short walk to all the city has to offer. Plus, coveted side street access to 3-4-car parking. A welcoming, three-bedroom residence, where the current owners have enjoyed a joyful life and entertained abundantly while connected to history. The structure is probably two buildings put together back in the day with portions dating to 1740. Absolutely A-1 location in the Little Harbor School district. Just a short walk to Strawberry Banke, Prescott Park, the library and downtown. There are six fireplaces (two working), high-posting, wide-pine floors and other period features all blending with sky-lighted cathedral ceilings and more. A unique residence with quirky features like a roundabout second floor, archway, triple window, and plaster molding--all contributing to the home's charm and personality. The residence has a sky-lighted first-floor primary with bath and second floor office where peek-a-boo water glimpses can be had. Here is a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and access to a walk-up attic. Outside Japanese maple trees grace the serene surrounding pocket gardens and fenced yard, a beautiful and private place with a lovely patio to contemplate life as it should be. Store your tools in a classic antique garden shed straight out of a Wyeth painting. Live in the heart of it all.