Whimsical retreat is close to URI, beaches, and amenities

Whimsical retreat is close to URI, beaches, and amenities

Picture a private, fairytale setting and joyfully embracing your family’s youthful exuberance and creativity at 89 Biscuit City Road in Charlestown.

Situated on almost 3 acres of land close to the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Amtrak Railroad Station in Kingston, as well as Wakefield, Narragansett and Westerly, you can quickly gain access to Interstate-95 and Routes 1, 2 and 4.

Secluded from the road by a long gravel driveway and surrounded by a rare stately stand of American Beech trees, is an expansive Cape Cod retreat with a detached 2-car garage and circular turnaround. A tall tulip tree adds to the fanciful nature of the surroundings.

On the right, a separate whimsical studio with a slightly off-kilter roof beckons. Made from hand-hewn local wood, it is equipped with electricity and a wood stove, and provides built-in wood shelving and a desk area. It is the perfect spot for a writer, artist, or woodworker. Two other nearby wooden structures could be used in so many different ways. One could be utilized as a chicken coop, while the other 2-room building would make a wonderful playhouse or potting shed.

Enter the front door of this brown-shingled Cape Cod home into a tiled mud room with hand-carved, mahogany closet doors from India.

Special touches abound in this light-filled, 2,136-square-foot house with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and gorgeous pine floorboards. Most noticeable is its open floor plan with aesthetically-pleasing, post-and-beam accents.

A large stone wall with a wood-burning stove serves as the focal point for the living area. Imagine relaxing with a glass of wine and entertaining friends while viewing nature through multiple windows.

Feel like taking a dip? Exit through glass doors in the living area onto a large deck. Opt for a swim in the inviting above-ground pool, or relax your muscles in the round hot tub.

An adjacent dining area could easily seat 10 people. Enjoy interacting with others while preparing meals in the eat-in kitchen with an island and commercial-grade, stainless-steel gas stove/oven and refrigerator that blends in with beautiful wooden cabinets. A large bay window over the sink is the perfect spot to enjoy plants as they soak up the sun, while a large pantry offers open shelving, cabinetry, and space for a washer and dryer. Glass doors in the kitchen and dining areas lead to another deck with a gas grill for alfresco dining and star gazing.

Nearby, is a convenient full bath, which comes in especially handy when you have guests.

You must see the second floor which features wide floorboards, space for seating, a linen closet, full bath with tiled flooring, and several ceiling fans. The large master bedroom ensuite features 2 deep double closets and space for a desk and side chairs. Two other beautiful bedrooms also provide double closets, while a fourth bedroom with gorgeous pine-wood walls features a single closet. Don’t need 4 bedrooms? Turn the pine room into an office or exercise room.

A bonus room on the third floor has just been finished. It offers a lovely space for a couch and television. Then, enter into a room with 2 paneled walls and deep eave storage - ideal for an art studio, study, or playroom. This space is ideal for a teenager, returning adult child, or anyone who just needs some alone time. Heating must be added to utilize this space year-round.

Built in 1980 with love and quality workmanship, this 2,136-square-foot Cape Cod house with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths provides 200-amp electrical service and 3-zoned oil heating, as well as a whole-house fan and a Generac generator. You’ll love living in a home with an abundance of windows that fill this home with light all day long. Also, the garage, studio and other two outbuildings all have the added distinction of being built with hand-hewn local wood.

The basement, which contains the oil tank and hot water heater, provides additional storage space for off-season items and tools, as well as a door that leads to the bulkhead and backyard.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Like the fairytale character, Peter Pan, children and those young at heart can let their imaginations run wild as they traverse 2.89 acres of land. Escape from the trappings of this world and get back to nature at this delightful retreat. Run around; play games and swing from trees on your own private estate and still be close to all the amenities, including stores, restaurants, entertainment, URI, and the train station. You’re also close to Routes 1, 2 and 4, Interstate-95, and only 10 minutes from Rhode Island’s beautiful beaches.

The listing price is $499,000. For more information, contact Realtor Patricia Stamps of Randall, Realtors at
401-932-0678, or by email at


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