Elegant home near the ocean provides perfect retreat

Elegant home near the ocean provides perfect retreat



Oh, the seaside! If living close to it is your idea of heaven, then you must see the Contemporary Cape at 3 Seacrest Drive in Westerly.

View the ocean in the distance and feel the sea breeze as you drive down Winnapaug Road and turn onto Seacrest Drive. There, set back from the road on a hill and situated on over one-half acre in a quiet neighborhood, is a gray, vinyl-sided home with black shutters and white trim. Surrounded by red maple, dogwood, oak and pear trees, it is beautifully landscaped with tiered gardens. Roses, tulips, hosta, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons burst with color during the warmer months.

Drive into the stone-lined driveway and park in front of the two-car garage. Through a brick walkway and sheltered front door, you enter a tiled foyer with an adjacent coat closet and a huge carpeted living room with a cathedral ceiling. At the opposite side of the room, a wood-burning fireplace with a tiled façade and hearth serves as a beautiful focal point, while its blower keeps the room warm and toasty during the winter. Ingeniously, the wood for this fireplace is loaded from the garage into a storage bin. When a log is needed, just open a small door to the right of the fireplace. It is no longer necessary to tote logs into the house! Also, three large windows with an overhead half-moon design create a light and airy space.

An adjacent dining area leads into an eat-in kitchen with beige tile flooring, a center island, and an abundance of white cabinetry. White appliances include a new five-burner gas stove and overhead microwave oven. Enjoy preparing meals in this large kitchen with oversized double sinks, the center island, and countertops with Italianate-tiled backsplash.

A laundry room off the dining area and leading to the garage offers lots of shelving, as well as a washer, dryer, and utility sink. When not in use, you can simply shut the door.

Conveniently located from the kitchen/dining area are sliding-glass doors that lead to a 12-by-20-foot, three-season room with cedar walls and ceiling. This fully screened oasis overlooks a private backyard and benefits from a wonderful ocean breeze. It’s the perfect spot for entertaining during the warmer months!

The first floor also features an office with a supply closet, built-in shelving, and ample room for two desks. Down a short hall, there is a large bedroom with a double closet and plenty of space for a king-sized bed. In between is a lovely full bathroom with a two-seated shower/tub and adjacent linen closet. With everything you need on one floor, this meticulously-maintained home offers an appealing option of one-level living for those who don’t want to climb stairs.

An open staircase leading to the second floor loft offers a great view of the first floor’s living room and outside front gardens. Use the loft as an office, study, or entertainment area.

At one end of the second-level loft is a huge master bedroom ensuite, which includes a walk-in closet, a linen closet, and a spacious Italianate-tiled master bathroom. Really pamper yourself in this private bath’s Jacuzzi. It even has a charming vanity to apply makeup.

At the other end of the second level is a very large third bedroom with double closets and eave storage. Adjacent is another linen closet and a full bath with gorgeous blue-tiled flooring and shower walls.

This 2,498-foot-home features 3 large bedrooms, 3 full baths with tile flooring, and 3 linen closets. It also offers 200-amp electrical service and provides an oil-fired furnace with a five-zone forced hot water baseboard heating system. Save money and turn off heat in rooms you are not using with two thermostats on the first floor and two more on the second level. The other heating zone heats the hot water tank “on demand at the boiler and stores it in a tank so you won’t run out of hot water” even if people are taking multiple showers at the same time,” said Realtor Kimber Pope-Kettlety of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes. “It’s more efficient.”

A huge basement contains the oil tank, massive storage space, and access to the backyard through the bulkhead. Additionally, the attached two-car garage offers plenty of extra room for workbenches, tools, and an extra refrigerator.

Custom built in 2000, this exquisite home has tons of closet space and storage, top-of-the-line ceiling fans throughout, and plush beige carpeting and tile flooring And the location is superb!

Start the New Year with a new home near the ocean, less than a mile from Misquamicut Beach and within five minutes from the villages of Watch Hill, Weekapaug, and Westerly. Rejuvenate with short walks and bike rides to the beach. Stroll along the sandy beach and watch your stress disappear as every day feels like a vacation day. Imagine living in this dream getaway and still being close to Interstate-95, the train station, shopping venues, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and recreational facilities.

The listing price is $469,900. For more information, contact Kimber Pope-Kettlety of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes at 401-596-6333, or by email at kimberk@coldwellbanker.com.


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