Pristine colonial offers country setting close to beaches

Pristine colonial offers country setting close to beaches

Enjoy the best of both worlds in Richmond’s historic village of Carolina at 84 Dover Lane. Live in a quiet rural setting within the highly desirable Castle Ridge neighborhood and still be close to Interstate-95, Rhode Island beaches, the University of Rhode Island (URI), and shopping/restaurant venues.

Located off Route 112, pillars signal your entrance into this exclusive community with no through-traffic. There set back from the road on almost one acre of land, is a stately white colonial home with black shutters and an attached 2-car garage.

Its huge, flat lawn is perfect for kicking a ball around, playing Frisbee with dogs, or unwinding with nature while listening to the crickets. Beautifully bejeweled with trees and perennial gardens, the manicured landscaping is fed by a full irrigation system. Exquisite plants include roses, rhododendrons, day lilies, and hydrangea bushes. Beyond the fire pit and dense woodlands behind the home is a buffer space that will never be developed, which guarantees you privacy. Woodlands on both sides also add to the retreat environment.

Store your lawn tools in a charming shed that matches the house and bring large items like kayaks into the basement through the rear bulkhead.

Follow the stamped concrete walkway (which resembles cobblestones) to the front door. Straight ahead are wooden stairs that lead to the second floor’s 3 bedrooms. On the right, is a large dining room for formal dinners. Go left and enter into an open floor plan, which is perfect for entertaining. Relax in the living area by the wood-burning fireplace. Its white façade with black tiles serves as a lovely focal point.

Gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout the main level, while dimmable, recessed lighting adds to the atmosphere.

The adjacent casual dining area overlooks the backyard. Its sliding glass doors with custom shades lead to a sleek, oversized tongue-and-groove composite deck with a hot tub and stairs that lead to the vast backyard.

The stunning eat-in kitchen features granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and tile flooring. Its custom-designed maple cabinetry includes multiple glass doors, a pantry area, and countertop compartment for concealing small appliances. How nice to be able to declutter your food prep space.

Just imagine the fabulous parties and family get-togethers you could have here with this home’s open floor plan, large dining room, oversized deck, and huge yard!

Continue down a hallway that includes a coat closet and convenient half-bath with a washer and dryer tucked behind double doors. A door at the far end leads to the garage. Another door brings you to the basement with plenty of storage space and a high ceiling. Finish it off in the future for more living space.

Enjoy privacy with 3 carpeted bedrooms on the second floor. The large master bedroom en suite provides a walk-in closet and large private bath with a gray countertop and white vanity.

The other 2 bedrooms are also a good size. One features a walk-in closet with a window. The other offers a double closet. Another full bath on this level serves these bedrooms.

From its muted wall colors and thermal-paned windows throughout, to its gleaming hardwood floors and beautifully-tiled floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, this home is move-in ready.

“This house is truly in immaculate condition. You can definitely see the pride of ownership here,” said Realtor Travis Justice of Randall, Realtors. “It has been lovingly maintained over the years. Turn the key and you could make this house your home.”

Built in 2003, this 1,632-square-foot home offers 200-amp electrical service, central air-conditioning, an oil-fired hydro-heating system, almost-new hot water heater, water-filtration system, and a full-house alarm system. Additionally, this home’s utilities are underground, which makes it less likely that you’ll lose power.

Many high-end features make this spacious 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial house easy to maintain. It is vinyl sided, has gutter guards and composite decking. You’ll also save money with this home’s super-saver, hot-water system.

Then there is the oversized, heated 2-car garage, which is a mechanic’s dream. It features a lowered ceiling, built-in cabinetry, space for a workshop, and insulated exit doors to the front and back of the property. Additionally, the garage is equipped with hookups for air-compressor tools and 50-amp electrical service.

Revitalize within this spacious retreat environment at 84 Dover Lane in Richmond’s historic village of Carolina and still be only 10 minutes from Interstate-95 and Rhode Island beaches, 20 minutes from URI, and 5 minutes from shopping/restaurant venues.

“You do have that rural, country lifestyle, but you’re not that far off the beaten trail. Five or ten minutes and you can get yourself back into the mix,” Justice said.

The listing price is $399,500. For more information, contact Travis Justice of Randall, Realtors at 401-369-0458, or by email at


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