Premier coastal home offers summer, or year-round, getaway

Premier coastal home offers summer, or year-round, getaway

If the sea has cast its spell on you and living near it is essential to your wellbeing, you must see the 2,700-square-foot coastal colonial home at the beginning of a cul-de-sac at 1 Shoreline Drive in Westerly.

Minutes from beaches and boating, and steps from tennis courts and a golfing club, it’s the perfect summer or year-round home. Just off Shore Road and situated on almost three-quarters-of-an-acre of private, landscaped property with large, flat front and back yards is a magical, cedar-shingled colonial with white trim. Drive up the paved driveway to an attached 2-car garage with automatic door openers. A slate pathway leads to the front door.

Through many large windows and a high palladium casement, warm, natural light floods the 2-story foyer and open staircase - as well as the entire front section of the home. A chandelier just adds to its dramatic effect. On the left is a huge 20-by-12.5-foot dining room with another elegant chandelier - the ideal setting for holiday get-togethers and other special occasions. On the right is a formal living room with French doors that lead to the side yard. Chair rails in both rooms add to their charm, as gorgeous wood flooring flows throughout the first floor.

A double doorway in the living room leads to an approximately 34-by-15-foot open family room and kitchen area that welcomes the morning sun. The wood-burning fireplace with a tiled façade and white, wooden mantelpiece is the focal point of the family area. Imagine romantic evenings, long talks, or curling up with a good book in this cozy room. From the beautiful family room, you and your guests can access a large deck that overlooks a private backyard with trees, shrubbery, and a quintessential stone wall that adds that delightful touch of New England charm.

Adjoining the family room is a stunning eat-in-kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, flat-top stove, white cabinets, and black granite countertops. An additional wall of white cabinets serves nicely as a pantry. On the far side, a delightful alcove with 3 windows offers seating for up to 8 people. Nearby is a lovely half bath with a scalloped, pedestal sink, as well as a huge laundry room with tile flooring. How nice to be able to multi-task: throw in a load of wash while preparing meals. Create instant ambience in the evening with recessed lighting in the kitchen and wall sconces in the dining room.

Retire to the second floor with 4 good-sized bedrooms and tons of closet space and recessed lighting in the hallway. The largest of the 3 ensuites is the 19-by-17.5-foot master bedroom, which offers a chaise lounge area, beautiful wood flooring, a huge walk-in closet, and linen closet. The attached spa-bathroom features tiled flooring, a shower, deep Jacuzzi tub, and double-vanity sink. One of the ensuite bedrooms features a bathroom with a second door that leads to the hallway, so it can be utilized by the guest in the fourth bedroom.

Don’t need 4 bedrooms? Transform one into an office or art room. If you crave a more private space to use as a multi-media room, man-cave, or woman-cave, finish off the large basement, which features a door that leads to the bulkhead. With built-in shelving already in place, the basement also serves as a great storage area.

Built in 2000, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial offers a quiet, peaceful setting, as well as 200-amp electrical service, underground utilities, city water, a septic system, and private rear deck. It provides central air-conditioning and forced hot-air, oil heat. Also, the attached 2-car garage offers deep bays with space for workshops. Looking like new, most of this meticulously-maintained home was recently painted and its stainless-steel appliances are only 3 years old!

Enjoy the spaciousness of this light-and-airy home with an open floor plan in the eat-in-kitchen and family areas that lead to the back deck – all perfect for entertaining. And you’ll love living minutes from the sea, taking long walks on local beaches, boating, bicycling, golfing, and playing tennis. Also, you’re about one mile from Weekapaug Beach and close to Seaside Beach Club, historic Watch Hill and Downtown Westerly’s YMCA and retail district. Plus, restaurants, entertainment, shopping areas and the hospital are all close by for your convenience.

Now is your opportunity to answer the call of the sea and live life to the fullest with fun activities everywhere. Enjoy a slower pace while connecting with nature in your own backyard, at area wildlife preserves, and of course, at Rhode Island’s spectacular beaches.

The listing price for this colonial at 1 Shoreline Drive in Westerly is $689,900. For more information about this home close to the ocean, contact Realtor Carol Viccione at Randall, Realtors at 401-487-9354, or by email at


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