April 25, 2014 02:47PM
By Harvey M Blanchette
Photos supplied by Realtor
In the heart of Robin Hills is a fun, fantastic, and spacious home, ready for you, your friends and family to start enjoying it right away.
Robin Hills is a collection of eight interlocking, meandering roads that form a charming and neighborly cul-de-sac of roughly 120 or so homes just off of the main drag of Route 1. Except for residents, there is no through traffic at all, so the whole area has that wonderful quiet and private feel of those old-fashioned towns you used to see before most neighborhoods got so built up and crowded. Well-groomed properties frame the attractive roads that are perfect for young children on their bikes and leisurely evening walks for the parents.
48 Robin Hollow Lane rests deep in the middle of Robin Hills and Dam Pond can be seen from its back deck. Snowy egrets, herons, and cranes and many other beautiful native water birds can be enjoyed as they visit the pond in search of a tasty meal.
The house itself is a beautifully maintained and oversized ranch. Built into the grade, the basement is completely finished and openly accessed from the back yard. It effectively becomes the ground floor since it does not feel like a basement at all with its many windows and glass doors.
When you enter the house from the front door you are immediately drawn to the great room just on your right, an incredibly impressive room possessing a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. The wood ceiling, beams and walls are bright, clean and white and the whole space feel like a beach-side cottage. Mission style fixtures play beautifully with the dominant angles of the massive front windows.
The layout is a really fun and unique use of this space. The kitchen is located within the great room, segregated by two partial walls. The walls house cabinets, provide a back-splash for the cooking area and contain open windows with counter space for bar height seating and small meals. It capitalizes on the kitchen being the heart of a home and the fact that at most parties everyone ends up in the kitchen anyway. Behind the kitchen is the dining area, which has room for a table seating six, and has a comfy wrap-around window bench.
This large social area opens right into the first sunroom. This heated, carpeted space is practically nothing but window. It has six doublewide sliding glass doors. One opens into the dining area, one into the great room, one into the master bedroom and the remaining three all open onto the outside deck. If you like a house that has great light, flow and room to hang out, then this is the house for you because it has it in spades.
The rest of the first floor it taken up by the master suite, the sitting room, a full bath and two more bedrooms. The master bedroom has great light since one wall opens right out onto the sunroom. His and hers closets are matched by the his and hers sinks in the full bath. Bathtub, shower, plenty of storage, great light and built-in privacy screens turn this master suite into the perfect relaxing escape for you at the end of a long day.
The other two bedrooms are comfortable, well-lit and have their own excellent closet storage. They share a full bath that also has a bathtub, shower and ample storage to serve all your cleanliness and beautification needs.
The sitting room is the final space on this floor. More cozy and contained than the other areas, this room still has plenty of room for several comfortable couches and armchairs. A brick fireplace centers the room and guarantees warm winter nights snuggling and relaxing with loved ones.
Downstairs this house really goes above and beyond. The first room you enter as you walk downstairs is an enormous open family room. Carpeted, heated and completely finished this space has access to the outside, sliding glass doors out to the second sunroom, access to the two-car garage, a expansive walk-in closet and still manages to have enough space for a game of pool on the regulation size table, which comes with the house!
The ground floor also has an office, an amazing laundry room and another full bath. The office is even big enough to fit a bed, so this ground floor area could be treated like a guest suite for friends and family visiting from out of town or a teenager or returning college student who is interested in a little more privacy in their living arraignment.
The ground floor sunroom is of a similar size and layout as the first floor. A multitude of windows and sliding glass doors make this heated room a beautiful and open space. A tiled floor suits this area better due to the large hot tub at the far end of the room. This spa-like treat also, like the pool table, conveys with the property.
Outside there is plenty of yard to play in and enjoy, along with lovely landscaped trees and shrubs framing the area. A shed sits at the end of the driveway, opposite the garage doors, ready to house all your outdoor equipment. There is even a crushed stone seating area below and beside the raised deck for even more social and entertaining versatility and space.
All in all, this is a fantastic house in a truly great neighborhood. Robin Hills is minutes east of the beaches and attractions of Weekapaug, Misquamicut and Watch Hill and minutes west of the scenic beauty of Charlestown, Shelter Harbor and Quonochontaug. It’s centrally located in some of the most gorgeous landscapes this region has to offer, but without getting caught up in the intensity of beach house prices or the chaotic feel of the tourist season. It has room for a big family to grow or just a family that loves lots of company. Whatever your needs, 48 Robin Hollow Lane is ready to welcome you home with open arms.
This property is listed for $329,000. For more information, please contact Jean Fournier at 401-486-9677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.