Waterfront compound offers year-round sanctuary

Waterfront compound offers year-round sanctuary

Imagine a magical place in Charlestown where children have fun chasing frogs in vernal ponds, jumping off the dock into Pasquiset Pond, and playing all kinds of outdoor games. Your family and friends enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. It’s a paradise for dogs too, as they can run far and wide about your land.

A quick jaunt off Route 1 onto South County Trail brings you to Pasquiset Trail toward Pietila Road. It’s like entering another dimension as you traverse this long road with woodlands on both sides. At the very end is your sanctuary with a circular driveway at 34 Pietila Road in Charlestown.

Situated next to the pond on 6.9 acres of land is a modified ranch house with lots of custom touches that create a most inviting atmosphere. Clad in gray cedar shingles with white trim, it features a large front porch with a pine ceiling and recessed lighting, as well as stone walls near the entry way, and a wide, double-deep, 2-car garage underneath, which actually has room for 4 vehicles and a workshop.

Built in 1960, this 2,211-square-foot home with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms offers a whole-house ceiling fan, central vacuum system, 150-amp electrical service, 4 septic systems, and oil heat. This property also includes a separate sauna house with a bathroom, shower and living area, as well as one year-round, propane-gas-heated cottage, one summer cottage, and a potting shed.

Enter the main home’s foyer and an open area. Straight ahead is a beautifully-appointed Living area with a cathedral ceiling that features a wood-burning fireplace with a 2-story, white plastered façade, mantelpiece, and slate hearth. Three large windows offer a view of nature. To the left, is a dining area with a large bay window, as well as a triangular window high above, which allows you to see the moon at night. A wrought-iron chandelier hangs from its neo-Gothic ceiling. There is so much to love about the adjacent Kitchen – from its stainless-steel appliances, built-in refrigerator, traditional/convection double ovens and stove-top gas range to its tiled backsplash, abundance of countertop space, wood-block island, built-in shelving for cookbooks, and off-white modern cabinetry (including 2 glass doors). More countertop space on the left side of the kitchen offers an extra food preparation area. It would also be the ideal spot to install a washer and dryer. A door here leads to the finished lower level with a sauna, bathroom, shower, and double closets. And yes, the washer, dryer, and utility sink are also on this level. A large open area could be utilized as a great entertainment area or workout center.

For special events and holiday gatherings, the 15-by-23-foot pine Great Room with a 15-foot ceiling off the kitchen is perfect. Two sets of 3 large windows keep this room light and airy. A doorway leads to an enclosed porch with screened windows on all 3 sides. Besides the pickled-pine flooring in the great room, which looks almost white, gleaming oak-wood flooring flows throughout this home.

On the opposite side of the house is a large Master Bedroom that receives the morning sun. Two double closets with built-in shelving offer plenty of space for all your clothes. A second Bedroom features one double closet. A hallway leads to 2 full baths with tile flooring – one with double sinks, and another room that could be utilized as an office or guest bedroom. Nearby, is the Library, which features built-in bookcases and French doors for privacy. A beautifully-stained wooden stairway in the Library leads to a 15-by-20-foot bonus room with natural light and a picturesque landscape view – perfect for an art studio or private space. Add heat and the room is complete.

Fill your days amidst nature making wonderful memories with friends and family. Grow a huge garden with vegetables and watch the perennial flowers appear. Capture a glimpse of the rare dragonfly species that is found on this Lake. After a swim, warm up in the Lakeside Sauna building - complete with a shower and bathroom. There is also a Living area in this structure with a Fireplace and built-in pine seating with storage space. Enjoy the Lake view on the wraparound deck.

The listing price is $1,150,000, which includes an adjacent 15 acres of woodlands with 2 buildable lots. If you don’t need the additional land, the price would be reduced. For more information about the property at 34 Pietila Road in Charlestown, contact Realtor Lisa Szaro of Randall Realtors by telephone at 401-559-6157, or by email at lisa@randallrealtors.com.

An open house will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 2 to 4 p.m.


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