Uncategorized July 8, 2024

What Historic Homes You Can Buy in Rhode Island

Saturday, July 06, 2024

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International are offering three historic homes from across Rhode Island. One of these homes is believed to date back to before America’s Independence.

Take a tour across the state and history.

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82 Thames Street | Bristol | $849,000

Listed by Sarah Huard

Welcome to a stunning, reinvented Colonial in Downtown Bristol! A recent deep dive into the Bristol historical archives revealed that this house, thought to have been built in 1770, was built in 1695, making it the second-oldest home in Bristol and one of the oldest in the state. Lovingly and meticulously reimagined, this home features updated finishes and amenities sought by today’s buyers while retaining the character, millwork, and architectural elements inherent in a 17th-century build. Enter to find gorgeous wide-plank hardwoods, a cathedral ceiling accented by a custom cupola, an open-concept design fitted with Thermador appliances, white quartz countertops, a shiplap ceiling, crystal doorknobs, and stylish gold hardware. Benefit from a designated mudroom/laundry room, full bath, and two first-floor bedrooms on the main level. Upstairs, find a primary oasis with valued flex space for a home office, striking original beams and flooring, a large full bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub, custom tiled shower, radiant heat flooring, and a front-facing primary with western exposure. Outside, a uniquely oversized, private backyard awaits with manicured gardens and a spacious patio, perfect for entertaining. Nestled in the heart of downtown Bristol and steps from the water, this historic treasure blends style, character, and coastal charm along with the esteemed features of today’s modern builds! Ample on-street residential parking is available.


20 Lighthouse Lane | Warwick | $740,000

Listed by Amy I. Doorley-Lucas

Step back in time with this exquisite property in Lighthouse Estates on Warwick Neck, originally built in 1845. What started out as loved antique home has evolved into a well-built, customized colonial that blends historical character with modern comforts.

This unique home features wide plank, pine flooring and two staircases between the main level and the second floor. The heart of the home is well laid out kitchen with a true, double farmhouse sink and cherry wood cabinetry. Large rooms on the first floor create a gracious flow for entertaining, while also providing separate retreat or home office spaces. Upstairs, the home boasts three very large bedrooms, including an owner’s suite that spans front to back, complete with a sitting area and generous closet space. The water views only improve on the top floor, which has been converted into an ideal guest retreat/studio. The back of the home features a large deck overlooking a sweeping lawn and sunrise and moonrise views beyond over Narragansett Bay. Established landscaping with inviting stone walls add to the curb appeal. Nearby, you’ll find private and public golf courses, marinas, a neighborhood blueberry farm, walking trails and beach access at Rocky Point State Park. Harvey windows. City sewer connection is available. Minutes to TF Green International Airport, commuter rail, and interstate highways, this location combines the tranquility of coastal living with convenient access to major urban centers.


259 Green Hill Beach Road | South Kingstown | $1,390,000

Listed by Kathy Kourakis

If you have ever dreamed of owning your own piece of history, then this circa 1680 – early 1700s home will make your dreams come true! You will be charmed by beautiful wood floors throughout, including wide plank old pine, original crafted millwork, four fireplaces, and a myriad of rooms that offer versatility. The natural light that floods in from the south-facing windows seems to sparkle, bringing warmth and peacefulness to this special home. The best part is that major renovations have been made while keeping the home’s genuine character including new heating and cooling systems, connection to town water (the well is still in place for lawn and garden use), a new six-bedroom septic, a 50-year architectural roof, kitchen, windows, inside and outside paint, and landscaping. There’s more…a 1785-square-foot accessory building that could be your garage, studio, or barn…just use your imagination. This historical treasure in desirable Green Hill is waiting for its new owner to call it home!

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