May 2, 2014 03:35PM
By Harvey M. Blanchette
Photos provided by the Realtor
Meadow Avenue, in Weekapaug, Rhode Island, is the perfect home for your family. An idyllic summer retreat in one of the finest locations along Westerly’s gorgeous coastline, this classic coastal cottage is just waiting for you to make it yours.
Weekapaug lies on the eastern-most edge of Westerly’s beaches. More relaxed than Misquamicut and quieter than Watch Hill, Weekapaug remains the hidden gem of Rhode Island’s south coast.
Situated on just over three quarters of an acre, 7 Meadow Avenue is a leisurely 15-minute walk to the beach or breachway. Swimming, fishing, sailing, shopping and fine dining are all close at hand and easy accessed. Meadow Avenue itself is a side street off of Noyes Neck Road. The only traffic you’ll find on Meadow Avenue will be your immediate neighbors, assuring a quiet, safe and relaxing place to enjoy and call home.
As you arrive at 7 Meadow Avenue the first thing you will see is how the house and three-car garage form a sort of horseshoe shape, hunkered back at the edge of the curving driveway. A beautiful house, it still lets the outstanding beauty of its natural surroundings take center-stage. Well-established, mature and stunning gardens, flowering trees and shrubs surround the property. Flowering crabapple, burning bush, river birch, roses, hydrangea, rhododendron and many decorative evergreens create a gorgeous and artistically varied landscape.
The floor plan of the house is wide and rambling, focused on the needs of a social summerhouse. Two front entrances and several doors exiting to the back of the property make for easy traffic and flow for a busy family enjoying beach fun. The newly remodeled kitchen anchors the first floor with a large family den, half bath and laundry on one side and an incredibly bright and open dining room and living room on the other. The kitchen is roomy, well organized and completely updated, perfect for a lover of the culinary arts. A built-in diner style cushioned bench and table serve as a breakfast nook or comfy spot for informal small meals.
The family room is a very open space and has the super-fun feel of a beachside cabana. Fully carpeted, well-windowed with outside egress and directly connected to the half-bath and laundry, this is likely the place you’ll hang out, get cleaned up, and relax after getting home from the beach.
On the other side are the dining room and living room. The light in this house is great everywhere, but in these rooms it is amazing. Bright, warm and inviting, these are simply wonderful spaces in which to spend time. A fireplace is in the living room if the evenings get chilly and the back deck opens right out from the living room, connecting the two major social areas.
The last two areas are a first floor bedroom and full bath, set just off of the living room, and the indoor pool, set off of the dining room. The bedroom is perfect for guests or anyone who is interested in first floor living. The bath is a real treat, with a dramatic skylight, shower and six-jet whirlpool tub. The indoor pool, perhaps, is more of a pool house. Surrounded by a paver patio and stone garden this space is designed like an outdoor pool, but is encased by an attached greenhouse. The magnificent light, privacy and warmth of the glass structure mean you can enjoy your pool all year, even when it is far too cold to be outdoors.
The upstairs is composed entirely of three more bedrooms and two more full baths. While the large bedroom at the south end of the house is signified as the master bedroom, every room upstairs is spacious and lovely. The rambling floor plan translates to the second floor and creates a delightful winding path of rooms as they run the length of the house. Creative design grabs every inch possible and provides ample closets and storage nooks. Most of the bedrooms also have amazing chambered skylights, tunneling extra sunlight down into and providing a starry nighttime view for the already bright and comfortable rooms.
Beside the main house there is a separate three-bay garage with more than enough space for your cars, boats and seasonal gear. Attached to the main house itself is one more garage with room for a single car or workshop and inside access to the full basement.
Rarely does a property come along that has so much to offer. The location is perfect. It’s an easy, short walk to the shore yet still possesses peace, quiet and privacy. The grounds are gorgeous, with mature, time-seasoned plantings and landscaping that has taken decades to grow. Finally the house is full of charm, beauty and class while also having plenty of space for a large family and guests to stretch out and enjoy themselves. Do yourself a favor and see with your own eyes all 7 Meadow Avenue, in Weekapaug, Rhode Island has to offer.
This property is listed at $1,625,000. For more information about the property contact Sarah Field with Randall Realtors, Real Living at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-595-5997.