May 16, 2014 01:20PM
By Harvey M. Blanchette
Photos supplied by the Realtor
Located on nearly seven acres, and abutting 250 acres of nature preserve, is a absolutely stunning house just waiting to become your new home. This 3600 square foot colonial/contemporary house is less than ten years old, yet manages to have the sensibilities of a classically converted barn house. An open floor plan, huge windows and thoughtful consideration towards placement and orientation come together to create a marvelous living space that is in complete harmony with the existing natural beauty of its surroundings.
A pair of horses, one chestnut one grey, nods their heads amiably from a neighbor’s field as you approach the driveway entrance to 138 Woodville Road. The brief but winding drive culminates in a well-landscaped and picturesque roundabout. Flowering shrubs, evergreens and low plantings surround the perimeter of the house giving the area a spacious, lively, social feel, while still appreciating the pre-existing mature woods.
A pressed concrete walkway begins near the front door and guides you around back to a patio, which overlooks a stunning view down the gently declining yard all the way down to the enchanting riverbank. The view is spectacular, whether observing from a comfortable lounge chair; or, going down to sit and dip your feet in the river while enjoying some light boating from your shared dock.
The house itself is like a living thing with an appreciation for beauty and has turned its face to the river. A grand two-story window opens out onto the riverside of the building supplying a stunning panorama of your natural environment. The great window is found in the living room, a massive and gorgeous space. Exposed timbers, a beautiful fireplace and open landing to the second floor all work together to create a brightly lit, very social and energetic space that captures the beauty of its setting and the classic aesthetic of a colonial farm house.
The kitchen, dining room, breakfast nook and reading corner are all connected to the main living room. Separate, but not segregate the movement and natural flow of this home’s first floor is flawless. Every space is easy and comfortable with its neighbor giving the whole area effortless traffic routes for everyday living or busy well-attended parties.
If you enjoy cooking, then this kitchen is for you. Tons of storage, counter space and excellent lighting make working easy, while top of the line stainless steel appliances form a pleasant juxtaposition to the more old-fashioned visual design. Another bonus is that while in most converted older houses, power, water and design is often hampered by the vintage of the existing building, this kitchen only has the feel of an older home and you will find power outlets hidden everywhere. In the island, along the counters, in the wet bar and prep counter, you will never be far from what you need in this well designed cooking space.
Another bit of intelligent design is that the kitchen has an exit hallway, lined with pantry storage that lead to the roofed walkway to the two-car garage. Besides the value of having plenty of space to park your vehicles out of the elements and therefore protecting their value, it is fantastic to have a reliably dry route from your car to the house when you bring home groceries on rainy or cold days.
For the rest of the first floor there is a half-bath with laundry just off of the main area, leading towards the ground floor bedroom suite. This bedroom is comfortable, has a very spacious walk-in closet and its own private bath. The bath is wonderful, with lots of room and an enormous tiled corner shower, complete with a built in bench.
Downstairs, you will find a large finished portion of basement. Two living areas, one perfect for a den and the other with the potential to be a guest room, movie room or any number of other purposes, are found at the foot of the stairs. Both rooms have closets and access to the remainder of the extensive basement storage.
The second floor is home to the rest of the bedrooms as well as the unique and versatile space overlooking the living room. Of the bedrooms, one is a corner suite with, like the rest of the second floor, high cathedral ceilings, ample closet space and its own private full-bath. The other bedroom also has great closet space and has access to the gorgeous final full-bath of the house off the second floor hallway. What is really interesting about this second floor is as you head down the hallway toward the great window and the view of the river; the space opens up and creates two lovely areas. Limitlessly adaptable, these spaces could be used as a second living room, a pair of offices or studios, sitting space or a lounge. They are an unexpected treat and even further capitalize on the stunning view by giving you an even higher angle to gaze down towards the river.
This is a beautiful house with a great deal to offer. Creative space, gorgeous aesthetic and meticulously thought out design have come together to form a home that appreciates its setting, while improving it with its own beauty. That, paired with its efficiency, storage and ease of flow give you a house that is pleasant for the eyes and easy in which to live, which is good for the soul. 138 Woodville Road is a rare entity and without a doubt is a home owning opportunity that should not be missed. Come see for yourself at the open house, Sunday, May 18th from 12pm to 2pm or contact realtor Lorraine Randall at 401-741-5978 to set up a time to view what just might be your future home. This property is listed for $625,000.