Although most real estate writers use “manse” as a cutesy short form of “mansion,” we never do, because we know the real meaning: a clergyman’s house, usually Presbyterian. And this lovely old Greek Revival, built in 1830, formerly served as the home of the pastors of the First Presbyterian Church, also known as the Old Whalers’ Church.
Many of the original details remain, such as the flooring, fireplaces, back staircase, and woodwork, while kitchens and bathrooms are in up to date modern taste.
The house has been beautifully decorated by the current owners, who obviously love art and antiques. It’s quite spacious for this type of house at 3700 square feet, with four bedrooms (including a generous master) and three baths.
The plot size is also fairly good at 0.22 of an acre, which also includes a grandfathered barn, and there is plenty of outdoor decking. We don’t think there’s room for a pool, though.
Asking price of $3.795M seems about right. What do you think?
- The 1830 House [Saunders]