See, smell and hear the ocean from SEA TOR at 21 Knowles Avenue in Weekapaug, Rhode Island.

Elevated high above sea level with the angled front portion of this 2-story contemporary home facing the ocean, it looks very much like the hull of a ship – even more so from its upper deck. Situated on .35 acres of land, its uniquely-designed front hedges also amplify this nautical look.

Clad with vertical gray wood siding and white trim, its driveway is flanked with layered stones. There is also additional parking on a gravel section behind the house. Stone steps here lead to a Zen meditation rock garden with perennials and a thousand daffodils and colorful tulips in the spring.

After a day at the beach, outdoor amenities eliminate tracking sand through the home. Bathe in the enclosed outdoor shower and dress in one of two changing rooms. Then simply hang your wet towels and bathing suits to dry on the clothesline, surrounded by a privacy fence.

An exterior staircase leads to the upper level entrance and fabulous ocean views from its expansive wraparound deck with built-in seating, an area for sunning, and a portion screened in for shade and outdoor dining.

Step into a large open area with a redwood-beamed cathedral ceiling and more amazing views of the sea through huge glass encasements, oversized transom windows, and doubly-insulated, sliding glass doors.

Four-inch California pinewood flooring throughout adds to this home’s elegance.

Imagine sharing stories and playing games with family and friends at the dining table or in the spacious living area with a wood-burning fireplace, while others relax and chat on your sprawling deck. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

The nearby kitchen with a refrigerator, flat-top stove, microwave and dishwasher makes it easy to replenish food and beverages.

This level also contains one full bath, a linen closet and a large bedroom with vaulted ceilings, double closets, and high storage areas.

Interior stairs with a StairGlide lift (which can be removed by the owner if not needed) lead to the potential in-law apartment on the first floor. Discover more beautiful views of the ocean through expansive windows and huge sliding glass doors that open onto a 300-square-foot deck.

This floor features 9-foot beamed ceilings and an airy, open area. A large brick façade highlights the second fireplace and serves as the focal point for the living room. The adjacent dining area features a lower wall of suspended white cabinetry and convenient countertop space.

Completely self-sufficient, this level also features a kitchen area with appliances and cabinetry.

The main floor also includes a bedroom with double closets, as well as a second bedroom, also with double closets, in addition to a built-in bureau and display case on each side.

A good-sized full bath provides a shower/tub, sink vanity, double linen closet, and laundry area.

Some homebuyers will love this home’s stained paneled walls and “cabin feel,” while others will opt to whitewash it, thereby enhancing its dramatic redwood-beamed ceilings and 4-inch California pinewood flooring.

Either way, you will probably fall in love with this meticulously-maintained home, the grounds, and its spectacular ocean views.

Utilize this 1,814-square-foot home year-round or as a summer vacation retreat. Let this be the place where you, your family and friends create precious memories.

Still think you might need more room in the future? With a bulkhead already in place, there is an easy solution: Simply finish off the 9-foot ceilinged basement.

Built in 1969, this 2-story contemporary home is connected to town water and features new decking, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, 200-amp electrical service, 240-amp baseboard heat, a central vacuum system, an automatic basement space heater, a septic system, and it is well insulated. Also, a 30-year architecturally-shingled roof was constructed 4.5 years ago with an upgraded ice-and-water protective membrane that can sustain winds of over 110 miles per hour. Plus, you’re not in a flood zone, so flood insurance is not required.

Envision living so close to the ocean, you could walk, drive or bike to it in minutes. Yet, you’re still close to restaurants, entertainment/shopping venues, and the hospital.

Living in the Weekapaug Fire District also gives you access to two private beaches. There’s Inn Beach and Fenway Beach, known by many locals as “Kiddie Beach” for its gradual drop into deeper water with rock formations that create tidal pools - where children have fun searching for crabs, snails and barnacles left behind by receding water.

Get some exercise and make new friends by joining the Weekapaug Yacht Club and/or Tennis Club.

Let your senses go wild as you get back in touch with nature and a slower pace of life. Make SEA TOR your new family retreat and the vast ocean your way of becoming one with nature.

The listing price is $2,588,000. For more information about this 1,814-square-foot contemporary home at 21 Knowles Avenue in Weekapaug, Rhode Island, call or text Realtor Lorraine Randall of Randall, Realtors on her cell phone at 401-741-5978, or email her at lorraine@randallrealtors.com.

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