355 Bridge Street
- 3 bed, 1.5 bath condex
- 1,512 square feet
- .22-acre common lot
- Full walk-out basement
- No condo fee, pet friendly
With its combination of historic beauty and excellent location, this condex in the Hanover Hill area of Manchester is a rare find. Step out the front door and walk a block to Jerome's Deli for a cup of java or an easy lunch, then walk it off around the open expanse of Derryfield Park, which features baseball fields, a playground, a bandstand, exercise stations, and--in winter--a few great sledding hills. Just around the corner you'll find the country club and public golf course, which also offers cross-country skiing.
You're also within easy walking distance of McDonough Elementary School, Hillside Middle School, Central High School, and Trinity High School; a short couple of blocks from access to I-93 north or south and Rt. 101 east or west; and it's a straight shot down Bridge Street to enjoy all the music, arts, restaurants and bars, and shops the city has to offer.
You don't need to walk a whole block to Derryfield if you want to romp outside--the expansive back yard at this property is an unusual feature that one doesn't normally find with condos or condexes.
If you're the type who likes to slow down and watch the world go by as you sip your gin and tonic, the 6-foot deep front porch will be your haven--even in a rainstorm.
Once you step inside the front door, though, you'll see what makes this home special. In 1918 the builders used natural materials that you simply could not duplicate today: beautiful birch hardwood flooring; warm mahogany woodwork and trim; and lovely maple stair treads.
The entry leads straight into the kitchen through an arch, but your eye--and your heart--will be drawn into the spacious living room, with its columned entry, fireplace, and built-in bookcases.
The new gas fireplace is just one heat source. You also have steam heat via oil, as well as a mini-split system to provide supplemental heat.
The living room opens through another elegant archway into the dining room, which features a chair rail, a lovely built-in cabinet, a butler's door to the kitchen, and plenty of natural light flooding in from the south side of the building.
The kitchen features new upper cabinets and counters, as well as new appliances.
There is also a mudroom at the rear entry--essential in New England!
There's an updated half bath off the kitchen...
...and a roomy pantry just around the corner from the coffee counter.
As you head upstairs you discover an open landing on the second floor, large enough for a bookcase or shelving, as well as the linen closet.
The master bedroom (currently used as an office) is graced with a walk-in closet with daylight window.
The current owners installed a Miele ventless washer and dryer in the master closet for convenience. These will convey with the property.
The full bath upstairs was recently completely renovated, with all new plumbing, fixtures, and finishes.
The second and third bedrooms both face south, so they also get a lot of natural light.
Bedroom three (currently the baseball lounge!)
The basement is neat and dry, with walk-out access to the patio and back yard, so storage shouldn't be a problem for you. There are also laundry hook-ups down here, as well.
One space in the basement can be closed off from the rest by a door, so it would be the perfect place for a workshop, to keep projects segregated from the main basement. It also has the walk-out access, so materials or projects can come in and out very easily.
Between its beautiful woodwork, its period details and features, the comfortable space and storage, its open yard and proximity to parks and other outdoor amenities, and the numerous updates it has seen, there is so much to love about this property. Come take a look for yourself and make it your home!