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BlogGeneralNewsPressSotheby's International Realty November 19, 2021

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Top Ocean House Condominium Sale by Donna Simmons

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the sale of 2 Bluff Avenue #3-2 for $4,570,000. Donna Simmons, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the seller and facilitated the sale on behalf of the buyer.

A consistent top producer in the Watch Hill marketplace, Donna Simmons has represented numerous clients at the Ocean House. This sale represents the highest recorded condominium sale statewide year to date, according to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service. This is also the most expensive sale ever recorded at the Ocean House.

The Carousel Suite, with contemporary-casual style and whimsical accents, features both extraordinary views and chic relaxing spaces. An open living area, with large windows and direct water views, features spacious seating, a slate fireplace, and a separate dining area. The expansive, private deck, with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Watch Hill Village, includes an additional room on the exterior terrace.

“The Ocean House offers its residents the charmed lifestyle of Watch Hill,” says Donna Simmons. “The Carousel Suite is a special place to enjoy both stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and picturesque sunsets over Little Narragansett Bay.”

Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty take a sophisticated and artful approach to marketing to unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. Backed by the power of an exclusive luxury brand, the firm continues to raise the bar.

 

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service through 11/19/2021.

BlogSotheby's International Realty June 24, 2021

The 2021 Real Trends 500 List Ranks Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty announces the 2021 Real Trends 500 List has ranked the firm #498 of the 500 Largest Brokerages in the U.S. (ranked by closed transaction sides) with a 32.8% increase in sales volume when compared to the previous year!


The 2021 Real Trends 500 List has also ranked the firm #29 on the Top Affiliate List for Sotheby’s International Realty®, representing 1,017 sides of real estate transactions in 2020. Last year, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty ranked #28, and the year prior ranked #33. The independently compiled list has been a go-to source of information for residential brokerage rankings since 1987.


America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country! Over 18,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best. Those ranked are among the top 1.5% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States.

Real Trends has recognized five of our real estate specialists as Top Rhode Island Individual Agents by Sales Volume!

3. Donna Simmons, 7. Judy Chace, 14. Erin Marsh, 15. Cherry Arnold, and 28. Geb Masterson


Additionally, Real Trends has recognized The Blackstone Team as a Rhode Island Top 2021 Medium Size Team by Transaction Sides and by Volume.

Transaction Sides  (#8)

Volume (#9).


With a combined history of success and a reputation for representing southern New England’s finest properties, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty was founded by Judy Chace and Ray Mott in 2013. The firm has an established record of providing exceptional customer service to a national and international clientele with seven offices in Barrington, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Providence, Watch Hill, and Westport, MA. Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty combines local expertise with a world-renowned brand. Sotheby’s International Realty network includes over 24,000 affiliated independent sales associates in approximately 1,000 offices in 75 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

To download the full report from Real Trends, click here.

Featured June 8, 2021

Three High-End Luxury Properties Around Rhode Island

Three High-End Luxury Properties Around Rhode Island

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Take a tour of some of the properties for sale in Rhode Island that express sophistication and luxury.

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International have selected across the state that range from $3.6 million to $7.5 million.

527 Ministerial Road | South Kingstown | $7,495,000
Listed by Erin Marsh and Judy Chace

“Long Pond Farm” Unparalleled country lake-front family compound located in the highly coveted Matunuck Hills. This once-in-a-lifetime offering is pure magic. Architecturally beautiful c.1929 stone-end colonial, 6,400 square feet, 8 bedroom Manor Home designed for entertaining. Lovingly renovated and meticulously restored to absolute perfection, offering casually elegant living with period details. Two primary bedroom suites, including one with a dreamy sleeping porch overlooking the lake, and 5 fireplaces are sure to delight. There is an enclosed screen porch, outdoor stone terrace and lawn sweeping down to the private dock. Long Pond is a freshwater lake teeming with large-mouth bass and perch for excellent fishing, ideal for kayaking, paddle-boarding and swimming. The private 6 bedroom, c.1900 Adirondack-style guest house sits on a hill overlooking the lake and has 3 fireplaces. An additional charming one-bedroom, one fireplace cabin is found on the lake shore. Original 6 stall horse barn, generous fenced paddock, a network of riding/walking trails, chicken coops, aviary, vegetable garden, a private Sporting Clays area, miles of stone walls and open fields all surrounded by your own private acreage. Endless vistas of natural beauty guaranteed to delight the soul and provide the most amazing waterfront family retreat/compound that may never be replicated. “Long Pond Farm” is 2 miles from the ocean and AMTRAK is a 10-minute drive. Two hours from Boston and 3.5 hours from New York.

 

2 Bluff Avenue Unit #3-2 | Watch Hill | $4,995,000

Listed by Donna Simmons

Sunrise-Sunset! The Carousel Suite, with contemporary-casual style and whimsical accents, features both views and is a chic yet relaxing space for 6-8! The open living area, with large windows and direct water views, features spacious seating and a seasonal, slate fireplace, as well as a separate dining area. An expansive, private deck, with views of the Atlantic and Watch Hill Village, includes an additional room with vertical grain fir vaulted ceilings on the exterior terrace, furnished with a large couch, game table and television, making it ideal for lounging and entertaining. Guests will enjoy both stunning sunrises over the Atlantic and picturesque sunsets over Little Narragansett Bay. This additional room also serves as an additional luxurious sleeping accommodation. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed and a beach stone floor bathroom with a standing shower and deep-soaking tub. The guest room includes two twin-size beds (which can be converted into a king) and bathroom with a standing shower. A cozy children’s playroom/bunkroom completes the suite!

 

91 Nayatt Road | Barrington | $3,650,000

Listed by Allison Dessel

The idea that home is an oasis has never been truer than at 91 Nayatt Road. Situated on 2.3 private acres with extraordinary frontage and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay, this timeless, elegant, shingle-style 5 BR home is replete with custom finishes, impeccable attention to detail, and superior craftsmanship throughout. Some of these outstanding features include a newly renovated, gourmet eat-in chef’s kitchen with stainless appliances, mahogany doors, windows and built-ins, beautiful walnut floors, slate roof, a climate controlled, all-season sunroom that opens to an expansive bluestone patio overlooking the water; meticulous, mature landscaping and gardens, state of art systems, and whole house generator. Launch your paddleboards and kayaks from your own beach, swim in the bay, and take in the glorious sunsets with friends and family. Rhode Island Country Club is steps away, with its Donald Ross course and newly renovated clubhouse, and boaters can drive just 5 minutes to the Barrington Yacht Club for all sorts of nautical and social activities. Barrington is a quintessential New England water town with award-winning public schools and a great community spirit. Providence is just 12 miles away with world-class hospitals, universities, arts and culinary scenes. Boston is under an hour by train.

Featured April 19, 2021

RI Properties for Sale Around $600,000 From Watch Hill to East Greenwich

RI Properties for Sale Around $600,000 From Watch Hill to East Greenwich

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Take a tour of a selection of listings in the $600,000 range. From Watch Hill to East Greenwich — the properties include condos and a single-family home.

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

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1 Bay Street #F | Westerly | $675,000
Listed by Donna Simmons

Newly restored one bedroom, one bath plus den condominium in the heart of Watch Hill!  Part of the restoration of the historic Lanphear Livery, this home retains beautiful original floors and updated finishes for today’s living! The perfect weekend and summer pied a terre, the Bay Street condominium is in walk to dining, shops, the historic Merry-go-round. Stroll along the harbor and watch the Wednesday night Watch Hill 15 sailboat races or sip wine outside the Olympia Tea Room and watch the stunning sunsets. This property offers a quick walking distance to the beach and comes with two prime Watch Hill parking spaces!

20 Cypress Court | East Greenwich | $675,000

Listed by Donna Conway

Warm and inviting colonial in pristine condition located on a quiet, private cul de sac in a much-desired area. Thoughtfully and meticulously maintained, this property offers pride of ownership throughout. The main level is complete with a welcoming foyer, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and a family room with a fireplace and custom walnut paneling. Prominent features of the home include hardwoods throughout, french doors, and exquisite moldings enhance the living space. The walk-out basement with daylight windows offers bright space that could be finished and utilized as a home gym, playroom or den. Attached two-car garage & a shed in the backyard for the lawnmower and garden tools. House is situated on a three-quarter acre parklike lot with an abundance of perennials and mature plantings. Two spacious patios and beautiful stonework for your outside enjoyment. Sprinkler system for easy maintenance of the yard and generator for peace of mind. Walking distance to elementary and high school and minutes away from historic downtown East Greenwich shopping, restaurants, and highways. Quality and charm await!

206 Hampton Way, #206 | South Kingstown | $679,000

Listed by Jack Teeden

Stunning entranceway with staircase overlooking kitchen, dining, and fireplaced living room. Soaring ceilings add to the spacious comfortable living. The first floor features a primary suite, a second bedroom, a full bathroom, and a laundry room. The second floor offers a great room with office space, a wet bar, and a full bathroom. Expansive lower level for entertaining. With multiple closets and storage on all three floors, this condominium is detailed with amenities. Beautifully landscaped gated community, 55 and over. Take a quick walk to Wakefield for shopping and dining or a quick drive to Narragansett Beach.

Featured March 1, 2021

What Luxury Condos You Can Buy in Rhode Island – See Three Amazing Properties

What Luxury Condos You Can Buy in Rhode Island – See Three Amazing Properties

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Take a look at what luxury condos you can buy around Rhode Island ranging from $1.6 million to $4.3 million.

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have some suggestions if you are looking for that special condo in this price range.

From Downtown Providence to Bristol and South County — take a tour of these three condos.

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341 Thames Street, #303S, Bristol

$4,300,000

Listed by Judy Chace and Morgan Hollenbeck

Welcome to this gorgeous and one-of-a-kind waterfront condo offering 180-degree sunset views at desirable Stone Harbour in the heart of historic and scenic Bristol.

Completely and meticulously designed and renovated in 2010 by architect Walter Weissenborn and builder David Butera, this spacious 5,370 sf penthouse (formerly units 303 and 304) features luxurious appointments and the highest quality finishes. Water views are a focal point in the open concept light-filled living/dining room with a beautiful fireplace and custom carved mantle, period-inspired shell china cabinets, and custom hand-made light fixtures. A gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, and waterfront breakfast dining area capitalize on south and west-facing views.

The master suite with private waterside deck, Calacatta Gold marble bath, heated floor, soaking tub, and oversized shower, is simply stunning. A sunny sitting room with custom built-ins, his/her office with antique leaded glass front cabinets, and state-of-the-art acoustically engineered Crestron home theater w/Dolby surround sound, are just a sampling of this home’s unique features. Two additional ensuite bedrooms with marble baths, one with a private deck, complete the floor plan. Additional amenities include 4 garage parking spaces, 2 storage rooms, a gym, a large dock slip at the private marina, and a waterfront infinity pool.

This beautiful home offers coastal town living at its finest with wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants only steps away.

 

87 Kingstown Road, Richmond

$2,999,000

Listed by Donna Simmons

If you are ready to spend your leisure time enjoying the sporting life and not doing home maintenance, this co-op (form of ownership) is for you.

With 2343 square ft, this one-level condominium has gracious and ample interior spaces and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a beautiful stone fireplace, and a kitchen with state-of-the-art Thermidor appliances that make cooking a dream.

Be a part of this exclusive sporting community–by joining as a Club member to The Preserve, you will enjoy amenities you won’t find anywhere else! Want to board your horse, there is (being built) an equestrian facility for that! Do you enjoy playing golf or tennis in your free time? It’s all right out your door! Do you enjoy shooting clays? or European tower shooting? This is the place for you. After a round of clay shooting, tennis, golf, or a refreshing swim, enjoy an après sport drink in the member’s lounge.

And when you want to treat yourself to a massage, there is an on-site spa.
With a dining room serving delicious food, your every wish is catered to.
This co-op could be your key to a new, exciting chapter in your life.

 

1 West Exchange Street, #1807, Providence

$1,650,000

Listed by Benjamin Scungio

Nestled in the south-facing corner on the 18th floor of The Residences Providence, Unit 1807 is truly unique. This rare combined home offers over 2300 square feet of living space, three en suite bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, four walk-in closets, and two laundry areas. As you enter the home, the custom foyer draws you into the living space and offers access to the master bedroom, as well as the additional two bedrooms.

The master bedroom (which was a unit itself originally; now a 25×17 bedroom) offers floor-to-ceiling glass sliders with impressive views of the Downtown Providence skyline and of Narragansett Bay. The large 9×8 master closet has been outfitted with custom built-ins to maximize the space. The large 20×4 master bedroom balcony is perfect for morning coffee while watching spectacular sunrises. Large glass sliders have been customized with automated black-out shades for the evening. The main living space is comprised of the living room, dining room, and kitchen, all as one large open floor plan and with hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has been customized with a subzero refrigerator with a separate wine cooler, Wolfe oven and cooktop, Thermador microwave, and Asko dishwasher.

The Juliet balcony off the dining room gives you dramatic views of the Downtown Skyline and College Hill. Finally, Unit 1807 has three parking spaces and two storage units located in the secure garage.

 

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BlogFeaturedGeneralNewsPressSotheby's International Realty December 30, 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Sells Second Bluff Avenue Home in 13 Months

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the sale of 12 Bluff Avenue for $11,800,000. Perched on the oceanfront edge of Watch Hill overlooking the great Atlantic Ocean is this multigenerational dwelling. Donna Simmons, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller and facilitated the transaction on behalf of the buyer.

The home sold within just 30 days on the market. According to data available from Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 12 Bluff Avenue is the highest Westerly sale and the third highest statewide sale this year. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have represented clients in twelve single family sales over $2M in the municipality in 2020.

The home, located between The Ocean House and the property owned by Taylor Swift, is a gracious cottage style residence with large porches positioned to take advantage of the views. The lawn gently slopes toward the ocean and leads to the white sands of East Beach for which Watch Hill is known. Featuring nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a large in-law suite, this home was built with entertaining and large gatherings in mind.

Donna Simmons, a luxury real estate specialist in the Rhode Island and Connecticut markets since 2006, represented the buyers of the home next door at 10 Bluff Avenue last November. The sale of 10 Bluff Avenue continues to hold the record as the highest recorded single-family property sale ever in Watch Hill and statewide, according to data available from the Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service.

“This beautiful house was a pleasure to show with its ocean views for miles,” says Donna Simmons. “I am so happy for the new family who can love the house the way it has been loved by the sellers for decades!”

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 01/01/2008 through 12/29/2020.
BlogFeaturedNewsPressSotheby's International Realty November 30, 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Another Watch Hill Home on Bluff Avenue

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is honored to bring 12 Bluff Avenue to market. Perched on the oceanfront edge of Watch Hill overlooking the great Atlantic Ocean is this multigenerational dwelling.  The property is listed at $11,950,000 and presented by Donna Simmons, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

The home, located between The Ocean House and the property owned by Taylor Swift, is a gracious cottage style residence with large porches positioned to take advantage of the views. The lawn gently slopes toward the ocean and leads to the white sands of East Beach for which Watch Hill is known. Featuring nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a large in-law suite, this home was built with entertaining and large gatherings in mind.

Donna Simmons, a luxury real estate specialist in the Rhode Island and Connecticut markets since 2006, represented the buyers of the home next door at 10 Bluff Avenue last fall. The sale of 10 Bluff Avenue is the highest recorded single-family property sale ever in Watch Hill and statewide, according to data available from the Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service. In 2013, Taylor Swift privately purchased the home at 16 Bluff Avenue for $17,750,000 according to Business Insider. 10 Bluff Avenue is the highest known sale in Watch Hill since then.

“This is the quintessential Rhode Island “summer cottage” within walking distance to all that Watch Hill has to offer from beaches to dining to strolling to shopping,” Donna Simmons says about the home. Watch Hill is conveniently located between Boston and New York and is known for its charming lifestyle, natural beauty, and picturesque beaches.

 

BlogFeaturedSotheby's International Realty October 2, 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty | Significant Sales October 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the following significant sales for October 2020.

October 1, 2020 | Barrington 

46 Clarke Road in Barrington has sold for $1,356,000. The buyer was represented by Morgan Hollenbeck, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The seller was represented by Eddie Rayden of Residential Properties, Ltd.

The renovated farm house is steps from the beach and features seasonal Narragansett Bay views.  Originally built in 1860, the home has five bedrooms, three and one half bathroom and nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. 

October 5, 2020 | Watch Hill 

1 Nipmuc Trail has sold for $902,500. The buyer was represented by Robin Knisley, Broker Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The seller was represented by Lori Joyal of Lila Delman Real Estate.

This one acre vacant lot is located in the village of Watch Hill.

October 7, 2020 | East Side of Providence

133 Power Street on the East Side of Providence has sold for $1,125,000. The buyer was represented by John McCann, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The seller was represented by Kevin Fox of Residential Properties, LTD.

The Greek Revival home c. 1848 features four bedrooms, four- and one-half bathroom, and over 3,600 square feet of living space in one of Providence’s most popular neighborhoods.

October 9, 2020 | South Kingstown

84 Land N Sea Drive has sold for $1,100,000. The seller was represented by John Blair, Sales Associate and Michael Himmel, Sales Associate: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyer was represented by Arthur Chapman of William Raveis Chapman Enstone.

The single owner custom-built home sits on over two acres of land that allows for horses. This home boasts four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a large comfortable family room with a woodstove.

October 13, 2020 | Westerly

32 Meadow Avenue in Westerly has sold for $2,125,000. The buyers were represented by Robin Knisley, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The sellers were represented by Lorraine Randall of Randall REALTORS.

The home features water views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Weekapaug Pond. Boasting five bedrooms and five bathrooms, this home is large enough for big gatherings and cozy enough for a seasonal retreat.

October 15, 2020 | Barrington

77 Rumstick Road has sold for $1,644,000. The sellers were represented by Carolyn Coleman, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyers were represented by Joyce Hughes of Residential Properties, LTD.

On nearly two acres of picturesque privacy, the home offers three levels of custom quality. Designed by David Andreozzi and built by Robert Andreozzi in 1994, this seven bedrooms and five and two half bathroom home is walk to harbor and town.

October 15, 2020 | Westerly 

214 Watch Hill Road has sold for $1,066,000. The sellers were represented by Donna Simmons, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. Donna Simmons also facilitated the sale on behalf of the buyers.

This vacant lot is nearly one and a half acre in the Watch Hill village of Westerly.

October 30, 2020 | Little Compton 

8 Sherer Cove has sold for $2,100,000. The sellers were represented by Cherry Arnold, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. Ned Murtha of Coastal Properties Group represented the buyer.

This stately home features sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage with over 5,000 feet of living space, five bedrooms and four full baths. Sited to take in beautiful western facing views, the home also features over 1,580 square feet of outdoor living space, including a covered porch with wainscot ceiling, an arbor covered deck, and a stonewall-lined raised patio.

 

 

BlogFeaturedPressSotheby's International Realty August 31, 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Significant Sale in Watch Hill by Donna Simmons

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of 11 Westerly Road for $3,250,000. The historic home, Inglecote, is the oldest house in the seaside village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Donna Simmons, Sales Associate with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller and facilitated the sale for the buyer.

Dating back to 1733, this historic, coastal chic farmhouse began life as the main farmhouse for a 133-acre farm.  Over the years, parcels of the land were sold off however, this house still retains the essence of the quintessential farmhouse with roughhewn beams inside, original wide plank floors and the original windowpanes which make this house a true one-of-a-kind property.

According to data from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service this is the third highest sale in Westerly so far in 2020. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have represented clients in all of the top twelve sales in the municipality this year. Donna Simmons has sold over $60,000,000 in real estate since the beginning of 2019 in the Watch Hill and Westerly marketplace.

“Named Inglecote, meaning a cozy, hearth-filled protective structure, certainly lives to its name with four wood burning fireplaces, one of which can be used for cooking and grilling in the kitchen!  This house combines the best of old and new with freshly done floors and walls all showcasing Inglecote’s rich history and a real plus is that the new owner has a deep and abiding love of antique homes”, says Donna Simmons.