By Harvey M Blanchette
Photos provided by the Realtor
Run, don’t walk. There is a home in Ashaway, Rhode Island is that kind of real estate opportunity that demands haste in action! Location. Looks. Space. This house has it all, and for a price that can’t be beat. Make sure you act quickly and see for yourself the fantastic home that awaits you at 9 Palmer Street.
Let’s discuss the location. This property weighs in at over and acre and a half, and is only five minutes from Interstate 95 and 15 minutes from the beach. Ashaway is a wonderful town. With its exemplary schools, appreciation for natural beauty and less dense population than its neighbors, Ashaway is the perfect locale for quiet and privacy while still being conveniently close to all the amenities of a busier city and the fun enjoyment of a coastal town.
The property itself is lovely and has lots of room to stretch out and play. Well-established plantings decorate but do not dominate the grounds. There is room enough for a game of wiffleball or flag football and still plenty of garden space and landscaping prospects. Set back from the road, this home features flowering shrubs, trees and handsome evergreens ornamenting the front yard without feeling crowded or overdone. Behind the house are the garage, the fenced privacy yard and the main yard. The privacy yard is perfect for quiet evenings and small gatherings, as well as being a great place to put you faithful pet for some outside time without having to trouble with a lead. The main yard is home to several grand and stately trees, most likely planted when the property was first established back in the 1830’s. Even with all the money in the world, you can’t buy a hundred years of gorgeous tree growth and the beauty or the shade and enjoyment it provides. There is a well-windowed garden house set far back from the main house, perfect for a private and peaceful place to relax in the beauty of your surroundings.
The house itself is also a rare find. A gorgeous Greek Revival, this structure has been lovingly maintained and thoroughly modernized without betraying its existing qualities. Often houses of this vintage come with a host of assumed necessary upgrades, but not with 9 Palmer Street. You are ready to move in as soon as you want.
Once you have passed through the updated exterior of this home you will find a living space that is incongruous with its history. Houses of this time period were known for small, dark rooms. After all, windows let out heat and small rooms are easier to keep warm. Luckily, this house has fully embraced modern sensibilities of architecture and interior design. Ample light and comfortable spacious flow are the watchwords of this house.
A gorgeous brick-floored sunroom has been added onto the back of the kitchen creating a warm, bright and inviting space. This expands on the already abundant and well-ordered cooking space and improves the social aspect of your breakfasts and smaller dining meals.
A large dining and living room area, the first floor master suite, a bedroom, and a full bath occupy the rest of the first floor. The living room area is open and welcoming, features tons of space, gorgeous design and an inviting fireplace. The master suite creatively uses the available area to provide three closets, one with a built-in dresser, and an attached full bath. The other bedroom is equally spacious and has its own cozy, romantic fireplace and has easy access to the remaining full bath.
Moving further into the house you will go upstairs into a segregated area that is easily usable as an in-law apartment, guest suite, independent bedroom or a potential rental apartment. Consideration has been made to create real and secure privacy between these spaces, while still retaining the potential of the entire home existing as one living space.
This suite has its own kitchen, full bath, two bedrooms, a living room and access to a second floor landing and exit. Versatile and comfortable this unexpected addition to this home brings unlimited potential for its next homeowner. Be it extra space, non-traditional living situation or extra income, this property can efficiently meet your every need.
9 Palmer Street is a wonderful home, on a wonderful property, in a wonderful place, for a wonderful price of $334,900. It is an opportunity that can’t be missed. So make sure you don’t miss it by contacting Marlene Robinson at 401-952-4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your chance to see what may end up being your future home! Open House is scheduled for Sunday, May 9th 12 – 2pm.