Read several real estate ads, and you’ll no doubt see many of the same terms. “Charming. “Conveniently located.” “A lot for the money.”
And while there’s nothing wrong with these words sometimes it seems like there’s nothing new out there, nothing special on the market. Well, if you know Westerly, especially the “old Westerly,” you’ll know that the Haversham neighborhood is looked upon with high regard because it represents some of the best built homes in town. The Haversham area was always a real “neighborhood” where the homes weren’t built on top of each other; and yet people knew one another, respected each other’s privacy, and still enjoyed living in a friendly, quiet area.
It is not often that a home in this neighborhood comes on the market, but now one has: a summer cottage at 32 Haversham Road, just off the beaten path affording that privacy and quiet living, but within just a couple of miles of everything: schools, churches, shopping, golf, the highway, and the beaches.
Here is a true “original.” Built in 1925 during a time when affluent people enjoyed having their summer getaway cottages near the beach, you’ll find that little has changed in 93 years! This house is so well built, complemented by renovations the seller has made throughout the years.
There is so much here to attract buyers who appreciate architecture that lasts accentuated by added contemporary touches. To begin, this home is being sold fully furnished and is pristine, in move-in condition. There’s even a brand new washer/dryer combo off the kitchen that has never been used. The kitchen is truly the heart of this home, light and airy with recessed lighting and an intimate dining area.
There is Pergo flooring that has been installed without glue or nails and is easy to maintain and keep clean. The master bedroom even boasts a full master bath with all new, modern plumbing. Right off the master is a slider that leads to a small porch facing east, just perfect for watching the sun rise while enjoying your morning coffee, or perhaps your own private spot for reading a book or enjoying a late night glass of wine while you stare at the stars.
This porch, along with a deck off the kitchen, overlooks nearly two acres of nicely landscaped land. This wooded lot is just a perfect place to put in gardens, a pool, or just appreciate it for its natural beauty.
There is a smaller bedroom inside and another full bath right across the hall that conveniently services the main living area. There is some carpeting here in addition to some hardwood flooring.
Perhaps the piece de resistance that comes with this wonderful summer getaway bungalow is the bunk room. Completely remade from what had been the garage, this is a separate outbuilding, yet adjacent to the deck of the cottage, in which there are built in bunk beds, sleeping four. There’s a small living area and a private half bath within, so it makes unique separate housing for guests, especially for children. How they will delight in feeling all grown up in their own little “house” with the fun of bunk beds and the feeling that they’re completely on their own.
The cottage has five total rooms, three bedrooms, and two and a half baths in a generous living area just under 1500 square feet. There’s also an outside shower to keep the sand from the beach or nearby Quonnie Pond from entering the cottage when you do. In addition to all the furniture, the cottage comes with refrigerator, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and oven/range, so not only can you move right in, but you can start entertaining almost immediately!
There is access to Quonnie Pond, perhaps Rhode Island’s best salt pond, so grab your kayak, bring some friends, and get ready to enjoy summer.
When you put all the pieces together, “Bittersweet” is indeed a rare find in today’s South County real estate market: whistle clean, ready to move into, fully furnished, a deck, a master bedroom porch, outside shower, all appliances, that wonderful little bunkhouse, access to Quonnie Pond, peace, quiet, and yet you’re on top of everything the area offers.
But don’t just take our word for it. Give Lorraine Randall a call and see 32 Haversham for yourself...it’s a step back in time, yet still contemporary and livable today.
32 Haversham Road is presently listed at $595,000 by Randall Real Estate’s Charlestown office Contact Lorraine Randall, REALTOR directly at: (401) 741-5978 Taxes are $6204.