Nestled in the heart of Lee Town Center, this lovely antique colonial was originally built as a tavern circa mid to late 1700’s. Located in the desirable Oyster River School District and UNH community, it is minutes away from major commuter routes to Durham, Dover, and Portsmouth. The home is situated on a 3.57 acre level lot with a field, surrounded by a variety of specimen trees and mature perennial plantings.
Built in a grand style for a country tavern and perfect for easy country living, many of the original features are well preserved including the center front classic Portsmouth style staircase at the main entrance which boasts a central formal hall. Wide pine plank wood floors, gunstock corners, decorative moulding and wainscoting throughout. There are 7 wood burning fireplaces including a working Beehive oven in the kitchen.
The first level offers a chef’s kitchen, dining room and living room, both with original built-ins, a half bath, and a den with a full bar. Master en suite on the second level with two more bedrooms and a “bonus” room that could be used as a bedroom, nursery or office space. The balloon frame barn, circa late 1800, has room for 2 vehicles, a stall for horses or livestock, and the second level provides storage or potential for office/studio space. If you are a lover of antiques please see what this beautiful home has to offer! New septic system installed Nov. 2020.