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Amazing Historic Properties for Sale in RI from $1M to $7M

Amazing Historic Properties for Sale in RI from $1M to $7M

Saturday, March 27, 2021 | GoLocal Prov and Mott & Chace Content Partnership | GoLocalProv.com

History and luxury — take a look at a collection of superior historic homes for sale across Rhode Island. The collection starts at just over $1 million and runs up to about $7 million.

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have put together some great suggestions for you.


215 Watch Hill Road | Westerly


Listed by Amy Friend

This one-of-a-kind home is less than a mile from Atlantic Ocean beaches, Watch Hill’s quaint seaside village, and the distinguished Ocean House. Own a part of history on the corner of Watch Hill Road and Foster Cove Road with year-round water views. The Powers family saved this structure from being demolished and had it moved from Massachusetts to Watch Hill in 1915, where it was reconstructed into the “Windover” mansion. Later known as the “Lion Gate Inn,” this property has 19th Century character with modern appeal. The owner’s living quarters offers privacy that captures the essence of graceful simplicity that stands the test of time. Absorb enchanting sunsets from a screened-in porch, one of the two decks, or throughout the kitchen and living areas. The luxurious master suite and an on-suite bedroom also have custom built-in closets. There is potential for separate guest quarters, returning the property back to its original grandeur, or to use for rental income. These much sought-after apartments are tucked into and around the perimeter of the building and offer four 1-bedroom, 1-bath studios that come with a strong rental history. Plenty of spaces in this home to relax, work, and live! Come and be captivated by this turn-key opportunity, summer or year-round, located just minutes from downtown Westerly.


256 East Shore Road| Jamestown


Listed by Nicole Carstensen

Enjoy your summer in this exquisite waterfront estate facing historic Gould Island and Newport. Greet your guest by boat on your private deep water dock or watch the sunrise and sailboats go by during summer regattas. Spend time relaxing in your heated saltwater pool. Built in 1875 and remodeled in 2008 the main farmhouse blends European charm of villa style living with modern-day comfort. From the moment you open the french doors into the breezeway you will find a harmonious blend of old-world materials imported from Europe connecting the main farmhouse to the three-car fieldstone garage and carriage house built in 2008. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the home open to water views. Entertain in your vintage wine cellar to create a tasting experience. Your guests can retire to the carriage house connected by the breezeway with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and living space to relax and cook if they choose. Across the stone driveway is the original slate roof barn used as a caretaker’s cottage which gives you one bedroom and one bathroom with laundry for additional private quarters. With over 5.5 acres of land and more than 8,000 square feet of living including seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this estate will captivate you with every unique design detail. Visit Newport in 15 minutes. With trains nearby, you can easily access Boston and New York while maintaining the exclusivity of island living. Once you arrive you will not want to leave your exquisite waterfront home.


70 Peirce Road | East Greenwich


Listed by Liz Andrews

Built in 1896, this stunning home was originally designed and built as the St. Luke’s Parish house. Thoughtfully restored you will find a masterpiece of architectural detail and elegance blended with the charm of the past and today’s modern amenities. Welcoming foyer, substantial sun-filled rooms, generous Pella windows, 10 feet high ceilings, high-end craftsmanship combined with an ultra-luxury kitchen with additional prep kitchen, large fireplaced family room that opens to a roomy rooftop deck with water views of Greenwich Bay. Formal dining and living rooms connecting through large vintage pocket doors, a small sitting area, two half baths and laundry complete the first floor. A stately staircase leads to the large second floor “great hall” and stage. Spectacular 23 feet cathedral ceilings, lunette windows, and reclaimed materials make this desirable additional living space for entertaining or quiet relaxation. The master bedroom with a custom-built walk-in closet leads to a luxurious bath with a soaking tub. Three more bedrooms provide ample space for family or guests, or office space for working from home. A third level offers the original choir loft and can be used for guest overflow or another office. A new roof with architectural shingles, gutters and downspouts, and updated mechanicals include three-zone HVAC systems and 400 amp electrical service. This 4,700 sq ft home on the Hill Harbor neighborhood allows walking to restaurants, shops, and entertainment on Main Street steps away!