October 18, 2013 01:55PM
By Tony Nunes
Photos provided by the Realtors
A lot of homes across Southern Rhode Island tout details like a “beachy feel” in décor or “close” proximity to the coast as key selling points. Obviously these are nice features to consider but why settle for merely the idea of the beach when you can have the real thing? The stunning three-bedroom home at 661 Charlestown Beach Road offers the beach along with a character and elegance all its own.
Set at the end of Charlestown Beach Road, facing the Atlantic Ocean to its front and the strikingly serene Ninigret Pond to its rear, the home is surrounded with perfection. The Charlestown Beach area is regarded as a true beach community, non-commercialized and naturally preserved.
661 Charlestown Beach Road is a contemporary cottage rising high above the ground over stilted flood protection. The lot extends all the way back to Ninigret pond and offers deeded access to Charlestown Beach. The nature of the area is abundant, with seagulls heard calling to the morning, driftwood collecting at the shore, sunrises over the ocean and sunsets across the pond. Lush red and green Rosa rugosa surround the home, thriving on the rich coastal land.
An outdoor shower below the house provides a private place to rinse off after days spent at the beach. Up the sturdy, solid decking that leads to the main floor of the home, you come to a wide deck stretching along the front and side and looking out to the seemingly endless ocean beyond. Two sets of sliding glass doors lead inside to the spacious open living room. The impressively tall ceilings in the room make this cottage feel more like a colonial home. Rich hardwoods flow throughout the room and into the rest of the house. The view from nearly every vantage point looks out to the water. Light blues, warm tones and lots of natural light fills the room, adding to the true beachy feel of the home.
An eat-in kitchen looks out over the pond and provides a roomy space to share meals and enjoy company. Top of the line appliances and fixtures are accented by elegant cabinetry that lines the room with modern convenience.
A first floor bedroom set along the rear of the home looks over Ninigret Pond. Double closets add space to the room which sits quietly tucked into in alcove off of the living room. The comfortable room is set alongside a nicely sized first-floor half bathroom.
Upstairs, the home opens up to a long landing with skylights along its sloped roof that look out over wide-open views of the ocean. A sitting area off of the landing is the ideal space to place a comfy loveseat or home-office nook. A full bathroom on the second floor has a tub/shower combination complete with a pond view. Two sizable bedrooms on the second floor each have abundant closet space and undeniable coziness.
The original owners have lived at 661 Charlestown Beach Road since it was built, living year-round in a beach home that they’ve adapted to do so. Electric heating warms the home in the cooler months while its solid structure and high placement have protected it from even the worst of storms. A fresh water cistern built onto the property keeps the water clean and protected all year-round. What’s even better are the low taxes Charlestown enjoys in contrast to other beachfront communities.
Don’t settle for the beach feel when you can have the beach. For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact realtor Jim Abbott with Randall Realtors at 401.322.0492 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. This property is listed for $849,000.