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”.

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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

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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.”

3 Hurricane Lane Westport, MA 02790

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!

BlogFeaturedPressSotheby's International Realty July 21, 2020

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Significant Sale in Tiverton by Lindsey Duckworth and Phyllis Ibbotson

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of 85 Nonquit Lane for $1,925,000. Lindsey Duckworth, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller. Phyllis Ibbotson, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 85 Nonquit Lane is the highest single-family sale in Tiverton since October 2018.

True to New England Farm Coast living, the shingle-style home and horse farm is situated on just under four acres of lush rolling farmland paired with unobstructed water views. With natural light and views of Seapowet salt marshes throughout the home, this four bedroom and four and one half bathroom dwelling boasts a spacious chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and a horse barn with six large storage stalls. Fine details include a stone and copper wet bar, pocket doors, and built ins. This home also features an In-Law or Au Pair Suite complete with private entrance.

“This beautifully appointed home is in a very special location,” says Phyllis Ibbotson. “Conveniently located in Tiverton, my clients found a true gem.”

“The Farm Coast is a perfect blend of country and coastline,” adds Lindsey Duckworth. “As experts in this community, we are so pleased to welcome the new owners to their piece of paradise.”

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 SFM listings for the period of 09/29/2018 through 07/21/2020.