Ranch home offers pond view, retreat setting

Ranch home offers pond view, retreat setting



We all have fantasies about what our dream house looks like and where it will be located. If you’re visualizing a home that is not too big and not too small, and it most definitely needs to be near the water and have a view of it, then such a house just materialized.

Situated at 195 Cedar Road within an established Charlestown neighborhood with a view of Green Hill Pond, is a charming ranch house with a chimney erected on its right side and a detached 2-car garage on the left. Paved driveways on opposite ends of the property offer ample off-street parking.

Set on over one-half acre of land and clad with white cedar shingles and blue trim, trees and shrubbery offer privacy on all 3 sides. Play outdoor sports in the flat backyard, or walk/bike over to Green Hill Pond just minutes away where you can kayak, launch your boat, or just relax on the private, sandy beach. A large pavilion offers a place to have lunch or just take cover from the sun. If only the ocean will do, then drive to Charlestown Beach, which is only 5 minutes away by car.

Beautiful pinewood walls in the open 16-by-9-foot living area and a portion of the adjacent kitchen provide a cozy atmosphere with a side door that leads outside. Plenty of countertop space and solid wood cabinetry make food preparation easy.

Set on a brick platform with the same element behind it, a black wood-burning fireplace adds to the kitchen’s magical atmosphere.

Beyond the kitchen is a large master bedroom en suite with light gray paneling and a lovely half-bath with white walls and a vanity, as well as a sizeable linen closet. Another large bedroom also features gray wooden wall coverings, while the third one is lined with brown paneling. All 3 large bedrooms offer double closets.

This lovely 1,293-square-foot ranch house feels more spacious than its measurement suggests.

During the summer, have fun being in the center of it all. Enjoy entertaining in this home’s open area and in the large backyard. No need to travel to a resort area. You’re already here – with the ocean and a saltwater pond close by!

A convenient full bath with a modern, walk-in shower is located near the kitchen. Just outside the door, there is a substantial linen closet.

On the other side of the living area is the 17-by-9-foot den with a door that leads to outside.

Depending on the size of your family and how much entertaining you do, you could transform the large living area into a formal dining space and utilize the den as the living room.

Add your special touches and enjoy the large rooms and natural light that flows in through multiple windows in every room of this home.

Access the basement through the backyard bulkhead and discover two good-sized rooms and plenty of space for a workbench and storage.

Built in 1955, this wonderful 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath ranch house features a septic, well, and electric-baseboard heat. Also, you can keep your vehicles looking like new in the 2-car garage. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that if you ever lose power, you can always heat your home with the wood-burning fireplace.

Just imagine being able to see Green Hill Pond from your home and walking to it in minutes. Have lunch at the pavilion. Store your kayak here and take it out on a whim. Launch your boat onto this glorious stretch of saltwater, or just enjoy the view from the sandy beach. Plus, Rhode Island’s breathtaking Charlestown Beach is only 5 minutes away by car. Trade in your gym card for bike rides, long walks/jogs on the beach, and breathing in the exhilarating salt air.

Enjoy living near shops and marinas and still being close to Route 1 and Interstate-95. Literally just 2 minutes away, you can enjoy great food and music at The Breachway Grill and The Cove Restaurant, as well as delicious meals at The Corner Deli and fresh bread at The Bakery. Within 5 minutes, you can be at The Charlestown Rathskeller for lunch or dinner, listening to live music, and playing bocce ball and horseshoes.

Nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers are going to love 2 nearby sanctuaries: Ninigret Pond in Charlestown; and Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown with its many walking trails and diverse habitats.

Best of all, as part of the Ocean Ridge Association, you have access to a private sandy beach with amenities for a nominal fee. Rejuvenate at this home by the sea year-round or seasonally.

The listing price for this 1,293-square-foot ranch home at 195 Cedar Road in Charlestown is $385,000. For more information, contact Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes at 401-782-6444.Or call Realtor Chad Dupuis at 401-261-2218; his email address is chad@coldwellbanker.com.


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