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Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces the Third Highest Sale of 2023 in Little Compton, RI

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of 92 Burchard Avenue in Little Compton, RI for $1,840,000. The sellers were represented by Cherry Arnold, and the buyers were represented by Phyllis Ibbotson, both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

This unique property features a 4.8 acre farm, with a 7-stall horse barn converted to a single family home with sleek modern finishes.

According to data from the Multiple Listing Service, this is the third highest sale in Little Compton this year. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented all six clients in the top three Little Compton sales of 2023, and the firm holds the #1 position in market share in town.

“This one of Little Compton’s coolest properties,” says Cherry Arnold, “The converted horse barn seamlessly blends modern design and finishes to create a truly stunning home, set on a beautiful farm with views of the Watson Reservoir.”

“My clients were very happy to secure this one-of-a-kind property,” says Phyllis Ibbotson.

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

Featured October 31, 2022

What You Can Buy in Rhode Island for $1 Million

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Saturday, October 29, 2022 | GoLocalProv and Mott & Chace Content Partnership |

Looking for a special house — the folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International have three homes located across the state. All of the properties are priced at about $1 million and each is remarkably unique.

If you need to get an up-to-date estimate on the price of your home – CLICK HERE.


144 East Beach Road | Charlestown | $1,195,000
Listed by Raymond Mott & Susan Mitchell

Authentic summer cottage with saltwater views on an acre of land. The rustic charm of this 4-bedroom, one full bath and two half bath home could be torn from the pages of a magazine. With corridor views through the trees on the property, the potential to open up the view a bit more is apparent. The exposed framing lends a warmth and not-so-subtle character throughout. Beautiful oak floors, exposed beams and framing, large windows, and doors aplenty to access the outdoors. The centerpiece is a large beach stone fireplace in the living room. This home has been under the loving care of a single-family since its’ construction in 1965. Part of QEBA providing parking at beautiful East Beach for members. Already a proven earner as a summer rental, this is an opportunity for investment, or winterizing to use year-round.

125 Seacrest Lane | Warwick | $1,375,000
Listed by Amy I. Doorley-Lucas

Waterfront Coastal Contemporary on Narragansett Bay. Elevated at the end of a cul de sac in Lighthouse Estates, where there is no shortage of sunrises! Meticulously modernized home exudes curb appeal that carries through the interior. Vaulted ceilings, tremendous natural light, open living spaces, hardwood flooring, a gas fireplace and a neutral color palette invite you upon entrance. The recently renovated kitchen is a showroom for streamlined style and function with a center island that multi-tasks for work/entertaining, as well as high-end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the back side of three walls create an extended sunroom, an ideal breakfast nook/seating or a sanctuary for those with a green thumb. A home office with double glass doors and deck access with yet … more water views, easily doubles as bedroom. Each level houses a bedroom and full bath with water views and/or direct access to the outdoors. The top level encompasses a stunning primary suite, outfitted with a sleek spa-style bath and private balcony. Custom wrap around decking with separate tiers and tempered glass offer unobstructed vistas to the waterfront. Swim, fish, boat, collect seashells at your shoreline and later enjoy cocktails in the gazebo. Oversized three car garage, with option as a third for a home workshop. Minutes from Rocky Point State Park, Golf, Marinas, Shopping, TF Green, Commuter Train and Rte. 95.


594 East Road | Tiverton | $1,672,000
Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

Horse farm – two homes, barns, and stables. Roseland Acres is a premier equestrian facility located in picturesque Tiverton. It is a well-established equestrian center located near Tiverton 4 Corners with 3 barns, 40 horse stalls, huge indoor arena, outside arena, and paddocks on over 8 acres. Two riding rings: an outdoor ring and an indoor ring for year-round riding. The farm is located on two separate properties and is being sold together. 580 East Rd and 594 East Road. 594 East with two car garage and 580 East is a Quonset Hut. Excellent opportunity. Horse farm, VRBO, year-round rentals, there is so much potential for this unique property. There is an additional abutting 11.7 acres available for purchase by same owner.

Featured October 12, 2022

What You Can Buy in Rhode Island for About $800,000

What You Can Buy in Rhode Island for About $800,000

Saturday, October 08, 2022 | GoLocalProv and Mott & Chace Content Partnership |

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International have a great collection of homes — Newport’s Point Section, Tiverton, and over the line in Taunton.

All of the properties are in the $800,000 range.

And, with a dramatically changing market — check your home’s value HERE.



1148 Main Road | Tiverton | $875,000
Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

This exquisite Historic Victorian with old-world beauty and charm has all the modern amenities. The home has been upgraded from the studs inward i.e., electrical, plumbing, and insulation, have all been brought up to current day standards. A wraparound porch with a hanging swing, a side porch for dining alfresco, and a garden area complete with a fire pit and koi pond. The expansive front lawn offers privacy from the road. This home has antique heart pine flooring throughout, three fireplaces, a beautiful winding staircase, built-ins, and custom moldings. With 6 bedrooms, split between 2 floors, and a second kitchen and living room, this home makes for a perfect extended family living. Located in the Historic District of Tiverton, close to water and with great short-term rental history. The location is perfect for the commuter with easy access to the highway and close to shopping, restaurants, and services.


160 Highland Street | Taunton MA | $873,000
Listed by Stephen Antoni

Meticulously crafted and maintained, this gem from the mid-1930s-1940s reminds us what “quality-built” means. This stately residence sits back from the road with a beautiful brick approach. The winding driveway conceals the park-like grounds that await your visitors on this manicured 1-acre oasis. Relax by the 20′ x 40′ inground saltwater pool and swim away the day’s issues. This yard is a great place for friends and family to gather and the landscaping is exquisite and tranquil. Enter the home from the rear yard and you are greeted by a vaulted sunroom and French doors leading to an oversized living room with a marble gas fireplace and built-in bar. The kitchen is a chef’s treat with a dual fuel oven, sub-zero fridge, granite counters, custom built-ins and more. The front vestibule and foyer lead to the formal dining room and family room. Upstairs has three bedrooms, including the Primary bedroom/bath. The third floor features a bonus room/office.


2 Sunshine Court | Newport | $830,000
Listed by The Blackstone Team

Welcome to The Point, Newport’s historic neighborhood in close proximity to the harbor and shops and restaurants. Built-in 1880 and well-maintained and updated since, Two Sunshine Court offers the best of both privacy and convenience. Tucked away on a dead-end street, this classic New England shingle-style home has two parking spaces and an inviting, secluded outdoor garden and sitting area. The garden shed, currently used as a personal bar and lounge space, has been approved for water and sewer connections, offering the possibility of conversion into a guest cottage. The home itself features three large bedrooms and two bathrooms, period woodwork, and a double-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed from either the kitchen or the living room. The basement includes space perfect for a wine cellar. Whether you are seeking a seasonal or year-round home, this is your opportunity to experience the best of Rhode Island’s storied city by the sea.

Featured March 23, 2022

What You Can Buy in RI for $500,000 – Three New Listings

What You Can Buy in RI for $500,000 – Three New Listings

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International have three new spring listings at about $500,000. Each of the properties is in an outstanding community.

To know what your home is worth, try Mott & Chace’s tool that offers three different price estimators.


63 Hope Hill Terrace | Cranston | $499,000
Listed by The Blackstone Team

Welcome to 63 Hope Hill Terrace located in the desirable Hillside Farms. This 3/4-bedroom, 2 bath home features an open concept kitchen, formal dining room, oversized sitting area with an abundance of natural light, primary bedroom with en-suite bath, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. The lower level gives you another large sitting area and ample storage.

Step onto the back deck which leads to a private backyard with a fire pit featuring lush landscaping. Close proximity to highways, schools & dining.


64 Coomer Avenue | Warren | $499,000
Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

A diamond in the rough. This home has so much potential! Located on a double-sized corner lot with large yard ready for pool, gardens, or leave just as is, for a peaceful park-like setting. Beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout the home, arched doorways, and a vintage Frigidaire Flair range as seen in the 1960’s television show Bewitched.

Covered patio in the backyard and sunny front porch to enjoy your morning beverage. The lower level has additional finished square footage along with an additional kitchen, full bath, and laundry room.


1825 Wampanoag Trail | Barrington | $495,000
Listed by Allison Dessel

Built in 1782, the Peleg Heath House is a jewel of Barrington history. Heath was the son of the town’s minister, and he was a Major in the Revolutionary War. Sited on 1.26 acres, this 3 bedroom property has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the last 60 years. It is rich with character and unique features, including fireplaced bedrooms, exposed beams in the dining and living rooms, and beautiful stone walls at the perimeter. The property also boasts more modern improvements/conveniences too, including a spacious 2 car garage, as well as an addition that doubled the size of the living room and added another bedroom and half bath upstairs. This is a rare opportunity for any buyer who appreciates craftsmanship and history but also loves updating and enhancing properties and making it their own.

The property is walking/biking distance to Primrose Hill Elementary School, as well as Barrington’s award-winning Middle and High Schools. Easy commute to Providence, bypassing town traffic. Boston is a mere hour by train.

This unique property is being sold “as is”.

Blog February 23, 2022

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Featured November 22, 2021

What You Can Get for $600,000 – Three New Listings

What You Can Get for $600,000 – Three New Listings

Saturday, November 20, 2021 | GoLocalProv and Mott & Chace Content Partnership |

Take a look at some of the new properties now on the market for under $600,000.

The folks at Mott & Chace Sothebys International have three properties from across the state.

And, if you want to know what your home is worth take a look HERE.



133 Broad Rock Road | South Kingstown | $589,000
Listed by Julie Quigley-Smith

Wakefield in-town location! Totally renovated c1880 Colonial with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and a detached two-car garage. Charming period details offer a connection to its Victorian past. The house is nicely set back from the road on a beautiful half acre, full of specimen plantings and room for a garden. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, recreation, and just steps to the YMCA and Broad Rock Middle School.



54 Birchwood Drive | Narragansett | $595,000

Listed by Kathy Kourakis

This warm and comfortable cape in the desirable and established neighborhood of Edgewater is in immaculate condition and well maintained with hardwood floors throughout, 2 tiled baths, 1st-floor primary bedroom, 2 oversized 2nd-floor bedrooms, a comfy family room with gas fireplace, and the “crowning glory” 240 square foot 3 season room with cathedral ceilings and walls of windows! You will also enjoy central air, updated kitchen, newer windows, town water and sewer, natural gas for heat, cooking and generator. The oversized private lot showcases gorgeous hydrangeas and plantings and offers plenty of space for outdoor activities; it is 2 blocks to the Narrow River and beach where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, and just a short drive to the famous Narragansett Town Beach.


29 Quaker Avenue | Tiverton | $699,000

Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

A unique opportunity to own a two-family in the Stone Bridge neighborhood of Tiverton. This newly renovated two family with wrap around porch and deck is located on a large landscaped lot overlooking the Sakonnet River. It is a short walk down to the water and the East Bay Bike path. Walk to Tiverton Yacht Club, the town boat ramp, and Grinnell’s Beach. Highland Woods and Fort Barton woods are nearby for hiking. This two-family home is within walking distance to several restaurants and two coffee shops. The first-floor unit has a wood-burning fireplace, otherwise, the two units are almost identical. Generate rental income on the two units, live in one and rent the other, or use both units for extended family living. A great location with minimal traffic.

BlogGeneralSotheby's International Realty October 18, 2021

Congratulations, Ninjas!

Last week, several Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents attended the Ninja Selling training installation on Cape Cod. Please join us in congratulating all of our Ninjas!

Featured October 13, 2021

Coastal Farm Life in RI and MA – What You Can Get for $1M to $3M

Coastal Farm Life in RI and MA – What You Can Get for $1M to $3M

The folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International have selected three amazing properties in Rhode Island and Massachusetts along the farm coast. Take a tour of the properties.

The farm coast is comprised of Little Compton, Tiverton, Westport, and South Dartmouth and is a stunningly beautiful area of New England.


135 Driftwood Drive | Tiverton | $2,950,000
Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

Waterfront! This inviting home on the Sakonnet River is on a double lot and is located between Seapowet and Fogland Beaches and near the Seapowet Marsh. The water views are exquisite with extraordinary sunrises and the sunsets are majestic. Boaters, kayakers, windsurfers, and nature lovers, take notice of this unique location – a bird watcher’s paradise, a fisherman’s dream, a biking enthusiasts’ heaven. Built-in 2000 by the present owner, this home has been lovingly cared for and is turnkey. A large stone fireplace sets the stage for this exceptionally well-built custom home. The deck off of the main living area is perfect for outside dining with stairs to the yard below. The primary bedroom has a Juliet balcony, masonry fireplace, and dressing room. The ensuite bath with double sinks, a large soaking tub, marble shower with a steam shower creating a private oasis for you to enjoy. Viking and Subzero appliances, and wine fridge, and Viking outside grill. Entertain on the fourth-floor terrace with 360-degree views. There are two attached deep car garages; one with a workshop and the other with a storage area. Each garage is wired for EV chargers. There is a mooring with direct water access and the potential for a second mooring.

17 Westport Harbor Road | Little Compton | $915,000

Listed by Ellie Wickes

Charming turn of the century cottage nestled in the village of Adamsville. Lovingly restored and modernized by the owner to be light-filled, tastefully appointed, and welcoming. Beautiful gardens surround the house and accentuate the property. The patio is a terrific place to have breakfast or to entertain friends and family any time of day. The backyard stretches out to an open field with apple trees and is surrounded by stone walls and split rail fences. The kitchen has a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and an original wood-fired cookstove. Fireplaces grace most rooms and all are wood except for the den which is gas-fired. A small screened porch off the living room is perfect for reading or intimate conversations. Upstairs is a master bedroom with its own half bath and a large closet room. There is a guest room and full bath with a steam shower and large tub. This is a great house for year-round or getting away to the country. It is within the boundaries for the Acoaxet Club and Elephant Rock Beach Club. There is the Adamsville Landing nearby.


26 Mountain Laurel Lane | Tiverton | $1,200,000

Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

This Elegant Custom Shingle Style Traditional Home is situated on a 1.7 acre professionally landscaped and wooded lot in the highly desirable Beech Tree Hill neighborhood. The impressive open floor plan takes center stage on the main level with 9’ ceilings, crown moldings, and Bose home theater system. High-end well-appointed Chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, and spectacular great room with 60,000 BTU Mendota gas fireplace. The first-floor rooms include an office with hardwood floors, sunroom with southern exposure, breakfast nook with custom built-in hutch, laundry room, and a half bath. Hardwoods throughout on the second floor where you’ll find the primary bedroom with coffered ceiling, fireplace, rooftop deck, walk-in closet and elegant double sink bathroom with separate water closet, 3 additional bedrooms, a second full bath and sitting area complete this level. The same attention to detail prevails outdoors, the walk-out lower-level leads to in-ground self-cleaning heated Gunite pool with an attached hot tub. Professionally landscaped grounds with sprinkler system, private stone-walled patio, automatic outdoor landscape lighting, and outdoor sound system. Oversized two-car garage. This gorgeous property is located on a cul-de-sac and is nestled among other fine homes. Close to highway access, commuting to Providence or Newport is less than ½ an hour away, Boston is only an hour’s drive. The home includes a whole house generator.

Blog September 29, 2021

Life on the Rhode Island Farmcoast


135 Driftwood Dr Tiverton, RI 02878

The Farmcoast is a picturesque coastal community nestled along the border of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Four towns comprise the Farmcoast area – Tiverton, Westport, Little Compton and South Dartmouth.  A hidden gem still unbeknownst to many, the Farmcoast offers quaint coastal living that is away from it all but close enough to commute. Get familiar with the Farmcoast; Rhode Island based interior designer Ally Maloney of Maloney Interiors recently chatted with two Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents who specialize in the area.


  • The Farmcoast name originated from a group of small local businesses who wanted to unite residents and visitors alike in sharing a love for local offerings from food, farms, art and more.
  • Located within an hour radius of Boston, Newport and Providence.
  • Made up of four municipalities – two Rhode Island towns and two Massachusetts towns.


The coastal location of the Farmcoast provides a scenic background four seasons a year with a plethora of options for recreation, dining and more. For Cherry Arnold, a Farmcoast resident and Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agent specializing in the area, the choices are endless- from bike riding along waterfront trails to surfing and sailing.

No matter what time of year, Phyllis Ibbotson – another Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agent located on the Farmcoast – enjoys exploring the area. “My favorite things to do change with the seasons. As an avid lover of the outdoors, I enjoy exploring the Farmcoast while sailing, kayaking and hiking. In the not so warm months, cross country skiing in the woods and ice skating on local ponds are great ways to take in the picturesque views that are in abundance in the Farmcoast.” After a long day of outside activities, enjoy farm to table dining- another local staple.


  • Horseneck Beach
  • Westport Town Beach
  • Grinnell’s Beach


Compared to other towns along the Rhode Island coast, Tiverton, Westport, Little Compton and South Dartmouth stand out- “with a much slower pace, less traffic and rolling farmlands” says Ibbotson. You can find natural beauty around each corner, as well as an abundance of culture. “The Farmcoast is home to a large artist community and many hidden spots known only to locals. Each town has its own Conservation Commission or land trusts, helping to maintain the natural beauty and protect local wildlife, undeveloped land and watershed areas.”

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The Farmcoast offers a unique opportunity for year round and seasonal residents alike. “No matter the season, it is a beautiful area surrounded by the ocean, rivers, woods, farmlands, stone walls and 18th century cottages” Ibbotson notes. “Summer of course is the most active, with an abundance of offerings all in a peaceful setting- beaches, boating, outdoor activities and great restaurants abound.”

With the median home price currently at $537,150, the Farmcoast is an attainable and convenient area no matter your resident status. In fact, Ibbotson has seen a significant increase in second home purchases across all price ranges. “It used to be that  second homes were exclusively waterfront or large farm properties, but since the onset of the pandemic we have seen an increase in second home purchases in the lower price range as people want a second home in close proximity to all the area has to offer but can’t necessary afford a million-dollar home.”

Of course, the luxury real estate market in the Farmcoast is strong as well, with “high end buyers looking for either waterfront properties with water access as well as a dock or mooring, or a property with significant acreage offering privacy” says Ibbotson.

For year round residents, the unique blend of farmland and beautiful coastline entices families looking for the idyllic rural lifestyle. While the Farmcoast is a quick drive away from Providence and Boston, life is slower paced and serene. “There is never a lack of things to do or events to attend for adults and children alike” according to Ibbotson. “There are youth sailing programs in the summer at the local yacht clubs, as well as a variety of camps to keep kids engaged. In the fall, families enjoy apple picking and smores by the campfire in the woods or on the beach, all in a bucolic setting – and don’t forget sledding in the winter.”


Featured May 3, 2021

Want to Build a Dream House in RI? – Take a Look at Vacant Land Offerings

Want to Build a Dream House in RI – Take a Look at Vacant Land Offerings

Take a tour of a selection of some amazing parcels of land — perfect for building your dream house. These properties range from the most premier location in Barrington to pond front in Tiverton.

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


0 Bulgarmarsh Road | Tiverton | $349,000

Listed by Phyllis Ibbotson

A wooded 15-acre waterfront lot located on Sawdy Pond in Tiverton. This 15-acre parcel is zoned R80 residential and is located on the RI/MA state line. Ten of the acres are located in Tiverton, RI, and the other five acres are located in Fall River, MA. The lot contains a variety of trees and shrubs, with varied topography. This property would make a lovely single-family estate or may be subdivided. Water views and privacy with water access on Sawdy Pond makes this a unique property for a year-round or a summer home.


0 Tuckertown | South Kingstown | $595,000

Listed by Claudia Philbrick

Rare two-acre waterfront lot on a pristine white pond in Matunuck Hills. Serene private setting abutting conservancy land with high elevation and easterly water views. Secluded yet close to all area amenities.


0 Nayatt Road | Barrington | $1,200,000

Listed by Midge Berkery

Build a dream home on this incredible 3.7-acre lot with over 200 feet of prime sandy beach in exclusive Nayatt Point. This spectacular parcel, adjacent to the Rhode Island Country Club golf course, features breathtaking panoramic views including three illuminated bridges in the nighttime sky. The downtown, packed with quaint shops and restaurants, is just over a mile in distance. The location offers breathtaking panoramic southern views of Narragansett Bay. Barrington offers an easy commute to Boston or New York, and Providence is only 12 miles away!