Imagine waking up to a waterfront view of the Pawcatuck River and regular sightings of egrets, blue herons, owls, and playful otters. Now add a dock for fishing, swimming and boating, as well as 18 acres of rolling woodlands, and you have a secluded retreat for periodic getaways or year-round living.
You can make your dream a reality, because such a place really exists! Located just 3 miles from Misquamicut beaches and Interstate-95, is a beautiful ranch house at 129 Potter Hill Road. Drive down the long, gravel driveway with a circular area and parking for 20 cars near the home.
Clad with vertical wood siding painted beige with white trim, this home was custom built by Henry Morris in 1971. Enter into the kitchen with an open floor plan and ceramic tile throughout. Light pine walls and kitchen cabinetry contrast nicely against the dark-stained wood ceiling and white countertops, flattop stove, oven, and dishwasher. A copper exhaust fan adds a unique touch. An angled island features a grill and more storage space underneath. Overhead, recessed lighting makes prepping and cooking an easy feat.
The open layout offers space for a breakfast nook and dining, living, and sitting areas. It also makes it easier to stay connected with family. Prepare dinner, help your child with homework and keep an eye on little ones - all at the same time. Additionally, this floor plan is great for entertaining, as you can see and talk with everyone. Plus, the ambience is greatly enhanced by a 3-sided wood stove with a brick façade and views of the waterfront and woodlands through huge, modern windows. Two glass doors off the dining area exit onto a 2-tiered deck for mealtimes on warmer days and cookouts or a glass of wine on balmy evenings.
Two louver doors on this side of the open floor plan lead to a lovely master bedroom suite with double and single closets. A wall of glass overlooking a breathtaking view of the Pawcatuck River and grounds includes sliding glass doors that lead to the deck. The adjoining full bath with its pocket door and black-and-white tile flooring is enchanting with its chandelier, beautifully-enclosed rounded shower and double-sink vanity with louver cabinetry. It even has a separate make-up vanity on the opposite side with a large mirror.
A nearby sunny bedroom with a picture window and closet offers room for a king-sized bed or two twins. Both bedrooms feature gorgeous wood flooring. Another charming full bath with a pocket door and linen closet is available for guests. It provides a tub-shower, small copper sink with a high faucet, built-in shelving, and the same classic black-and-white tile flooring as the other bath.
Just off the kitchen is the laundry room with a washer, dryer and built-in desk.
In addition to plenty of closet space throughout the first floor, there is a vast amount of storage available in the basement. This renovated 1,972-square foot ranch house with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths features a new roof, storm gutters, and electrical updates with 200-amp service. There is also an outdoor shed to shelter the lawn and snow equipment. Heating units and thermostats have also been replaced with more efficient ones. Currently, this ranch house is heated with the wood fireplace and electric heat. However, it would be very easy to install a tank and furnace if you prefer oil heat.
Chandeliers, louver doors and built-in shelving sprinkled throughout this gorgeous home add to its enchanting atmosphere.
Near this one-level home is a red, vinyl-sided loft guest house which contains a kitchen, full bath, sitting area, and bedroom. Utilize this space as an office, art studio, or quilting area, and concentrate without the distractions of dirty dishes, laundry, and family members’ music and conversations.
Create lasting memories at this fantastic waterfront retreat. Fish off your private dock or take a boat out onto the Pawcatuck River. Go swimming, skiing, or kayaking; camp out in tents. This divine location is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and family get-togethers. Enjoy one-level living and having a separate guest house for visitors.
The listing price for both houses on 18 acres of waterfront property with woodlands is $649,000. Create an even larger compound: purchase the adjacent lot with 6 acres and a permit for horses at 127A Potter Hill Road for $179,900.
For more information, contact Kimber Pope Kettlety at 401-741-8722, or email Kimber at firstname.lastname@example.org.