February 4, 2014 07:21PM
By Tony Nunes
Photos supplied by the Realtor
Since the late 1800’s, Weekapaug, an exclusive coastal community in Westerly has been the go to summer destination for those looking to enjoy the beach in privacy, comfort and style. Living in Weekapaug comes with exclusive access to two private oceanfront beaches, tennis courts, croquet, a private yacht club and more. Many people opt to live there year-round, and a home that offers the ability to do both, in comfort and elegance, sits at 12 Meadow Avenue.
Custom built in 1999; this stunning Colonial Vacation home sits on three-quarters of an acre and is expertly designed to work for both seasonal and year-round living. The layout of the home, with two separate staircases and virtually separate wings allows a rare versatility that can accommodate multi-generational families. Whether using the house as a summer getaway, living there throughout the year or sharing it with family in the warmer months, 12 Meadow Avenue is one of the finest homes in the cherished Weekapaug district.
A circular drive at the front of the home extends to an attached three-car garage. The property is beautifully landscaped throughout with trees and shrubbery lining it with natural privacy. Pristine holly bushes add an extra sense of cheer to the front yard.
Across the front of the home, a wide, covered porch welcomes visitors with rich mahogany decking. The extra wide, solid-wood front door of the home opens into the main foyer, where one of the homes two separate staircases leads up to the second floor bedrooms. One of the first things that immediately catches the eye upon entering is the thick, gorgeous Carlisle wide plank pine floors that flow throughout the entire house. The rich wood brings a sense of classic charm and cottage warmth to the home. Left of the foyer is the grand formal living room, an inviting space with a raised brick fireplace set under recessed lighting. There is a circular flow to the homes first floor, with a picture-window bump-out along the front of the living room that looks out towards the holly bushes in the front yard. At the rear of this impressive room, French doors lead out to a sizable back deck.
In the left wing of the house, just beside the living room sits the homes impressive first floor master suite. This private, quiet space sits under a cathedral ceiling with recessed lighting. Abundant natural light fills the room through picture windows looking out over the backyard. The spacious room enjoys two separate walk-in closets as well as a private master bath with a walk-in shower, his and her sinks and a large Jacuzzi tub.
Moving across the home, the circular flow of the living room connects down a hallway with a half-bath and separate wet bar into a formal dining room with wide picture windows. The dining room opens into the homes impressive kitchen and family room.
As with the rest of the home, the kitchen at 12 Meadow Avenue is custom built with top of the line materials and a blend of classic and modern styles. Custom wood cabinetry surrounds the room with space and efficiency. Abundant counter space as well as a wine rack and an extra-wide center island provide additional space. The dishwasher and double refrigerator in the room are customized to match the design of the room’s cabinetry. With a built-in wall microwave, chef quality gas stovetop and separate range, the kitchen is built for creating meals of any size to share with family and friends.
12 Meadow Avenue was built with the intention of being a home to share with others. A family room opens off of the kitchen, sharing the room’s tall cathedral ceiling. Like the formal living room at the front of the home, the family room also enjoys a wide brick fireplace and its own French door entrance out onto the spacious back deck.
Along the back of the home, an extra wide mahogany deck lifts over the gorgeously landscaped and private backyard. The size of the deck allows for seasonal outdoor entertaining for parties of any size or simply a place to enjoy a quiet afternoon to oneself. With its close proximity to the beach, the home also has a private outdoor shower to help ensure that the sand stays outside.
At the right side of the home sits an attached three car garage. The garage sits beside a spacious laundry room and an entrance into the homes massive, unfinished basement. At this end of the home also sits a second, back staircase leading up to the second floor.
Upstairs, the right wing of the home sits almost privately from the left. Two large bedrooms in this area each have two separate closets and recessed lighting and share a bathroom with a shower/tub combination and pedestal sink. On the right wing sits another full bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate toilet area. Between this bathroom and the second floor master is a wide walk-in cedar closet. The second floor master is quite large, with cathedral ceilings and unique architectural lines. The room has two separate closets as well as its own half-bathroom.
Being separated into virtually two wings, with both upstairs and downstairs master suites, 12 Meadow Avenue is the perfect home for sharing with family and friends. Whether using it as a vacation home for glorious seasons on the shore, or living there year-round, this is a home that must be seen. The current listing price for the home is $1,895,000. For more information on 12 Meadow Avenue contact Andy Schilke of The Schilke Team with Randall Realtors at 401-793-6399 or email him at Andy@SchilkeTeam.com.