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The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has 3,137 square feet of living space in addition to the attached 1,622-square-foot firehouse-style garage. .

Sound the alarm! This reproduction firehouse at 176 Amory Leland Road in Thornton, N.H, hit the market for $625,000 on Monday. 

John Cullen, a firefighter enthusiast and former Boston Globe writer who died in 2018, built the homage to Boston’s Engine 21 firehouse in 2004. Susan Hammond of Hammond Wheeler Realty in Campton, N.H., has the listing.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers 3,137 square feet of living space in addition to the attached 1,622-square-foot firehouse-style garage. The front door of the home opens into a mudroom with wood walls, tile floors, and benches running along two sides. Step into a foyer with wood floors and wainscoting. To the left, there is an office that features a wall of custom-built wood cabinets and shelves opposite a large bay window. 

Down the hallway, French doors open into the living room, dining area, and kitchen, which share an open floor plan. The space comes with wood floors, red walls with wood beadboard wainscoting, and a set of sliders to the back patio. 

Unlike your average firehouse, this one has a gas fireplace in the living room. A chandelier above the dining table and a pendant light over the kitchen peninsula are augmented by recessed lighting. The kitchen countertops are granite and the dishwasher, oven, microwave, and refrigerator are all stainless steel. 

The full bathroom, located down the hall, offers tile floors and a wood vanity with a stainless steel sink and countertop. 

The two bedrooms are on the second floor. The stairs end in the first: a firehouse-style bunk room with chests at the end of some of the beds. The carpeted room has waist-high wood wainscoting.

The carpeted owner bedroom offers a walk-in closet and abundant space, with enough room for a sitting area with a full couch. Natural light pours in through the windows and the cupola, and two ceiling fan lights keep the room bright at night. 

The home’s second bathroom is also on this floor. It has tile floors, beadboard wainscoting, a pedestal sink, and a standalone shower. 

The stairs may be the only way up to the second floor, but they aren’t the only way down. A fire pole in the sitting room outside the lofted owner bedroom can shoot you down to the ground floor in seconds.

There’s another small office space in the garage, decked out with Boston Fire Department paraphernalia. The furniture and decorations are being sold separately from the home, Hammond said, but they may be available for purchase for buyers looking to maintain the firehouse feel. The unfinished basement and a shed in the backyard offering extra storage. 

The heated garage can fit up to eight cars, according to the listing, and “would be perfect for someone looking for clean, indoor storage for their RV, car collection, boats, snowmobiles, or just a home for your many toys.” Vehicles can enter through one of two firehouse doors, where neighbors said Cullen used to stash restored firetrucks and equipment, Hammond said.

“What impresses me is just the quality of the construction,” Hammond said. “It’s really well built, and it’s a beautiful little location.” Thornton is north of Plymouth near Waterville Valley in the White Mountains.

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