Built in 1840, the home at 31 Hampton Street once belonged to Captain Daniel Smith. It’s been available to rent over the last few years, but this is the first time since 2007 that it’s been on the sales market.
Because there’s such a limited amount of space inside, the cottage only has two bedrooms and two bathrooms—but the second-floor lofted area is currently being staged as a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
During the prohibition era of the 1920s, this house is rumored to have served as a place where the owner was "rum-running" out of a 3-bay garage on the property that he specifically built for his bootlegging.
Spanning a decent 6,700 square feet in size, there are four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. According to the listing, the house has been "re-envisioned and added onto" more than once, but was totally refurbished in 2012.
Off the first-floor junior master suite is not just an outdoor shower, but an outdoor bathtub as well. We love how the suite leads out to the gardens and outdoor bathing space through French doors off the bathroom.
The kitchen is sizable, but there isn’t a whole lot of countertop space. We’re thinking the new owner will want to keep the kitchen’s square footage but change the layout to maximize the room and make it more functional.
It’s recently undergone a total renovation and has interior features like a two-story great room, a chef’s kitchen, a wood-paneled library with a fireplace, and an entry foyer. A finished lower level hosts a guest room and spa-like bathroom.
Some of the original details have been maintained (though restored), such as the millwork and hand-pegged wood beams, but 21st century amenities like smart home technology and new materials had been added to modernize the home.
We love that period details that the home has maintained—but the interiors still need some updating. In particular, we’re thinking that the kitchen cabinets will be replaced and the original hardwood floors will be restored.