If you enjoy waking up to a view of the ocean/pond and love outdoor sports such as boating, kayaking, and ATV-riding, the secret sanctuary set way back from the road at 5517 Post Road in Charlestown is a dream come true. It also has all the makings of a mechanic’s fantasy, but more on that in a bit.
Set in the midst of almost 2 acres of landscaped property with a wooded area in front and back, as well as a fence on the right and a retaining wall on the left, is a delightful contemporary colonial dressed in gray clapboard with white trim. Pergolas held up by pillars add a dramatic effect to the front of the home. Plus, a fabulous wraparound deck with a huge seating area connects to an above-ground swimming pool, which is perfect for lounging and entertaining. Take in fantastic views of the ocean, Barrier Beach, Quonochontaug Beach, and even Block Island on a clear day. Also, a long side balcony that can be accessed from 2 second-level bedrooms, creates shade on half the deck below.
There are several flat, grassy areas for playing or creating gardens in the front, side and back of this 7-room house. Bring back your inner child on a tire swing in the flat front yard. Watch children interact in their imaginary world on a playscape.
Once you pull into the long, paved driveway, park in front of the home or continue on to a 42-by-30 foot, 3-bay garage with a 17-foot ceiling and high lighting that can hold 6 to 8 vehicles. Built in 2003, this garage can support car lifts and has its own oil-fired heating system.
The 2,696-square-foot house itself has many surprises. Built in 1986 with steel-beamed construction in the basement, tons of storage space and recessed lighting, its open-floor concept allows you to communicate no matter where you are on the main level, and tile flooring flows from the kitchen all the way into the dining area. Additionally, the half-bath contains a washer and dryer.
Speaking of the kitchen, it has been updated with granite countertops, an eat-in bar, and solid-wood cabinets with a cherry finish. Appliances include a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and trash compactor. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen and adjacent dining area lead to the deck. Continue on into the inviting living room with a wood stove and multiple large windows. The real show stopper, however, is the 28-by-13 foot Great Room with a high ceiling, huge double window and tile flooring, which was created 15 years ago. Imagine watching a game with the family and entertaining on the first floor and on the deck.
An open staircase with banisters near the dining area leads to the carpeted second floor bedrooms with radiant-heated ceilings and a hallway linen closet. The master bedroom suite is simply divine with a sitting area and a separate area for bureaus. The full bath provides a vanity with two table-top bowl sinks, and a seated shower.
Another full-bath on the second floor features a skylight and Jacuzzi tub surrounded by gorgeous tile with a glass mosaic design, as well as built-in shelving/cabinetry and a vanity with a table-top sink bowl.
The final finishing touch in both of these bathrooms is the floor tile, which has the authentic look of wood.
Of course, the view is even more fabulous from the second level’s master bedroom and the second bedroom. The second and third bedrooms are a good size and feature double closets.
Need more bedrooms? Follow stairs that lead to a huge third floor where a ductless heating-and-air-conditioning unit has already been installed. Just finish off the walls and you’re done!
There is one more living space with a wood stove to investigate and it takes up 300 square feet - half of the lower level. Use it as a media center, office, or exercise room.
This is your chance to own a sanctuary and still live near the ocean. Enjoy fantastic views of the ocean, Block Island, Barrier Beach, and Quonochontaug Beach. Plus, the heated, 3-bay garage enables you to work on vehicles any time of the year and store up to 8 cars, trucks and boats neatly away out of sight.
The 2,696-square-foot contemporary colonial at 5517 Post Road in Charlestown features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 200-amp electricity, a sewer system, well, and three types of heating: wood stove, ductless (air-conditioning too), and electric. Additionally, you have deeded access to Quonochontaug Pond at nearby Meadow Street.
Enjoy living minutes from magnificent beaches and Burlingame State Park, as well as marinas, golfing, recreational facilities, hiking trails, restaurants, and shopping venues in Charlestown. You’re also close to South Kingstown and Downtown Westerly’s railroad station, library, park, and shopping/restaurant district.
The listing price is $449,900. For more information about this property, contact Realtor Kimber Pope-Kettlety at Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also be reached by cell phone at 401-741-8722, or at the office at 401-596-6333.