This antique colonial combines the best of both worlds: old world craftsmanship and charm blended with a new addition featuring a 19' x 35' great room containing a seating area (with wet bar), dining area, and gorgeous gourmet kitchen with cherry floors, marble countertops, a center island, butler's pantry, Viking gas range and other top of the line appliances. Two walls of windows create beautiful light while affording wonderful views of the luxurious private yard bounded by beautiful rock walls. The original house, well maintained and tastefully decorated, features wide pine floors, three working fireplaces, and many other beautiful details. The area over the great room is already framed and stubbed in for plumbing and wiring to make simple the task of creating a dramatic master suite. Just 20 minutes to Manchester (35 minutes to the shore), this home affords a convenient commute coupled with the opportunity to return at day's end to appreciate the gardens and the night sky.