If you are charmed by Late Victorian-era architecture, this 1890 gem will bring a wide smile. The well-tended exterior features offset wooden shakes with scalloped trim above clapboard and three half-round sunbursts at the roof peaks. Inside, what should be preserved has been—the floors, moldings, paneled doors, ball and claw tub. What should be upgraded has been—heating including Crown boiler a double-hulled oil tank, electrical, plumbing and floor plan. The house maintains the formality of its time with an entrance way and foyer, then jumps a century ahead to an open flow living area offering the possibility of a double living room, living room and parlor, living and dining rooms, or …. The color of the refinished floor and the detail of the moldings are enhanced by the abundant natural light that flows through the large windows. The second-floor master bedroom has a generous sitting area where binge watching Downton Abbey would be appropriate.
This home is in a quiet neighborhood of beautifully kept Victorian-era houses. The quarter-acre lot is divided between open lawn with southern exposure, just perfect for additional landscaping, and a private haven encircled by evergreens. Spend some time in that little Eden and you just might forget that restaurants, an ice cream emporium, boutique clothing and jewelry stores, and a miles’ long bike path are a five-minute walk away.
Listing Courtesy of RHODE ISLAND / South Kingstown Real Estate Office / C.N. Hetzner