The home at 31 Montauk Avenue is a most unique piece of real estate because it is more than just a house and the land on which it was built...it is really all about choices.
Conveniently located “just 634 steps from the ocean,” according to the present owner, this Cape at 31 Montauk Avenue in the Misquamicut Fire District section of Westerly, affords the fortunate buyer a myriad of choices that run the gamut from year ‘round home, to a second summer or vacation place, to a rental property that will yield a sizable extra income should you wish to make this your choice. And that’s just the beginning of your options as this home offers choices of how to use a room, whether to keep the existing furnishings, or how soon you’ll be inviting friends and family over!
To begin. Unlike many properties in a beach community that tend to have small rooms in a confined space, 31 Montauk Avenue is over 2500 square feet of elegant, casual living highlighted by what can only be described as “giant” bedrooms. The home sits on a double lot just under 10,000 square feet and boasts a perfectly manicured lawn that was still verdant in color well into late fall. This shows it’s been well cared for, as has every other aspect of the home, both inside and out.
The moment you enter you will notice three things: the rooms are bathed in light, the downstairs has magnificent ceramic tile floors, and then there’s that fireplace! Propane fired and ready to take the chill out of the air while adding warmth and ambiance whether it’s a cool summer evening or the dead of winter. Yes, this is a year ‘round property and ready for the family who appreciates all it has to offer to move in the day of the closing.
There is a wonderful flow throughout both floors. On the first floor the newly renovated and upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stylish cabinetry is the perfect place to stay in touch with the conversation as there is an open concept to the living room where guests will gather by that fireplace. Because the present owners have chosen to have their master bedroom downstairs, there is a large central bath complete with a laundry unit and even an extra refrigerator, so you won’t have to go far to get those extra dishes or a beverage when entertaining...and you’ll be doing quite a lot of it in this home!
Perhaps the centerpiece in the equation that is 31 Montauk Avenue is the Great Pine Room which features large windows facing north to keep harsh summer sun out, accented by vertical blinds selected and hung with great taste. The cathedral ceiling extends skyward past a true balcony if you should wish to emote, sing an aria, or merely look out. The walls of the Great Pine Room are ship lapped knotty pine giving the home an air of nostalgia, yet there is absolutely nothing old fashioned about this well cared for property originally built in 1954 but lovingly remodeled and renovated throughout the years. The Great Pine Room provides yet another opportunity for choice as it may be used as a larger living room or a sunny place to dine.
Adjacent, there is yet another room which you may choose to make into another smaller living space, media room, entertainment area, or even a guest area.
Climb the stairs to the second floor to view two spacious bedrooms! If you don’t wish to use the downstairs master, you have a great choice on the second floor as there is a spacious bedroom on either end with plenty of closet and storage space. Between these rooms is a shared full bath with all modern amenities and fixtures.
Throughout the home there are subtle, artistic touches like oval windows, skylights, and furniture that maintains the theme of the ocean and the beach. An interesting point here is that all furnishing will stay if the new buyer desires, so when we say it’s ready to move in, it’s ready to move in!
There is a large bluestone patio in the back carefully edged with granite cobblestones to give your outdoor entertaining a distinctive touch. No need to worry about tracking in sand from the beach as the present owner has wisely installed an exterior shower for your convenience. The property also features a full alarm system, is heated by forced hot air, and as a bonus has central air conditioning, a bonus not often found in homes near the beach. You won’t have to worry about buying or moving your appliances as this property comes with ceiling fan, dishwasher, dryer, oven/range, refrigerator, washing machine, and even furniture!
Choosing the right home is always based on several factors for most buyers; some practical, others purely emotional. This oversized Cape satisfies both of those. It is extremely clean, well maintained, and beautifully designed and decorated. It has every benefit of its ocean community from Misquamicut Fire District beach rights to peek-a-boo ocean views, fresh air, and plenty of light. And then, of course, there are all those choices left to your personal taste and whim so you can put your own stamp on this wonderful home. Then throw wide the doors to friends and family...and welcome home!
Make an appointment to see for yourself all the choices you have by contacting one of the area’s experienced real estate professionals, Rick Wucik at (401) 741-0784 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Offered at just $699,000.