Around the corner from Portsmouth's hip North End and an easy sidewalk stroll from downtown, this like-new (c.1845; completely renovated 2002-2017) Colonial blends seamlessly on one of the city's most historic streets. It's a neighborhood bustling with good energy, a popular route for walkers and runners! Deeded access to North Mill Pond means you can walk from your backyard to the shore, hop on a paddleboard at high tide and explore the eclectic urban waterfront. Evenings are best enjoyed on the bluestone patio, gathered around a firepit, marshmallow roasting and storytelling...or stargazing in the hot tub! Inside, you'll find warm, welcoming living space that is often filled with family and friends. The kitchen is BRAND NEW, from cabinets to countertops and appliances...a dream! The granite peninsula was designed for entertaining and there's room for everyone to enjoy holiday meals in an oversized dining room. The spacious living room has a custom entertainment center, gas fireplace and numerous windows that frame water views and capture natural light all day. Upstairs, a lovely master suite with matching built-in wardrobes offers the best sunrise views over the pond! Two add'l bedrooms and an office complete the 2nd level. With a newer foundation, you have a fabulous basement (storage space + a ~600 SF recreation room), a rare find here. Commuters will love this 'get up and go' location, with easy access to highways...and walking distance to New Franklin Elementary School.