Colonial features old world charm and modern amenities

Colonial features old world charm and modern amenities

In the midst of a quintessential New England setting with a historical church across the street, is a charming colonial with a decorative front fence at 156 Main Street in the heart of Ashaway – a village in Hopkinton.

Clad with white vinyl siding and black shutters, this updated, 1,039-square-foot home offers a front porch for rocking and greeting your neighbors as they walk by. This 2-bedroom house is also the perfect size for a small family, or those looking to downsize.

Enjoy this bucolic setting and being just down the street from an elementary school and Crandall Field. You’re also close to Interstate-95, shopping venues, and only 20 minutes from Rhode Island’s breathtaking beaches.

Set way back from the road on .63 acres of land, it seems like much more than that. Drive down the long, paved driveway to the back of the house where there is plenty of room to play basketball, ride bicycles, and practice field hockey.

Shrubbery and fencing on all sides of the property provide privacy. Park your car in the cedar-shingled, one-car garage with a built-in work bench. Formerly a two-cow milking barn, the second level still features a hay door. Climb the stairs to the loft – the perfect spot for an art studio, “man cave” or “woman cave.”

Enter the front door into a foyer with beautiful wood flooring and a staircase on the left. Go straight down the hallway to the kitchen, which has been completely updated with light-wood cabinetry, beige tile flooring, and stainless-steel appliances – including a flat-top stove that is so easy to clean. Overhead track lighting and the sink’s high faucet with detachable spray make meal preparation and clean-up easy. A rear kitchen door brings you to a huge deck with stairs that lead to the yard. Imagine the barbecues and parties you could have. A kitchen doorway also leads to a spacious dining room with gorgeous wood flooring and a chandelier. A recessed wall with 3 windows allows light to stream in, while also providing space for a side table.

Period details such as grooved woodwork, wide baseboards and plaster walls really add to the character of this renovated and beautifully-maintained home built in 1880.

A double-pocket doorway in the dining room gives way to a living room with hardwood floors, 2 huge windows, and space for a sectional couch.

The first floor offers a wonderful layout for staying connected to family, keeping an eye on little ones, and entertaining friends.

Near the front door, a carpeted staircase with gorgeous white spindles and a stained railing, leads to the second floor hallway with a deep linen closet. Light flows in through a stained-glass window.

The master bedroom at the end of the hallway features a double closet, ceiling fan, and dramatic lime-colored walls with white trim. Next to it is another bedroom with carpeting and a ceiling fan. Azure-colored walls with a white tree design and floating leaves create a whimsical atmosphere. Another small room with a window and built-in cabinetry, which is currently being used as a nursery, would also make a cozy office.

A remodeled bathroom on the second floor features white cabinetry, a vanity and modern shower-tub, as well as a period-styled round window.

Discover additional living space with a closet on the lower level. This is another good spot for that “man-cave” or “woman-cave.” Or, utilize it as a toy room and maintain a decluttered environment throughout your home. The nearby utility room contains built-in storage space, a washer, dryer, oil tank, and furnace, which provides forced hot air. Stairs lead to the backyard bulkhead. Finish off the rest of the basement for additional living space.

This classic colonial with 2 bedrooms offers 1,039-square-feet of living space, a huge back deck, and a loft above the garage, which could be easily finished off to create an art studio, or whatever scenario you can dream up. While beautiful tile flooring is featured in the kitchen, lovely wood flooring flows throughout the rest of the first floor. This home also provides 200-amp electrical service, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and has a 4-bedroom septic design for possible future expansion.

Enjoy owning a piece of history and the old-world workmanship in this 1880-home with period details such as grooved woodwork, wide baseboards, plaster walls, and crown molding in the bedrooms. Relax in this delightful New England setting and get to know your neighbors. Take walks to the park and watch children having fun on the playscape and ballfield.

The listing price for this colonial home at 156 Main Street in the heart of Hopkinton’s Ashaway village on over one-half-acre-of-land, is $244,000. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, contact realtor Chad Dupuis of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes at 401-261-2218. Or email him at An open house will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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