The right home is important of course, but having a spring-fed, freshwater pond on almost an acre of land renders the home at 209 East Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island a marvelous find! Follow the long path to your private pond and go fishing, boating and swimming in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Or just enjoy being with nature and visiting wildlife.

This same path will bring you all the way to Watch Hill Road and the Westerly Yacht Club – just 1,000 feet away.

Situated off Sosoa Lane beyond the lush, gentle slope in a landscaped clearing surrounded by woodlands, is a spacious Queen Anne-Cape-styled home with an oversized 2-car garage. Clad with white vinyl siding, dormers and shutters, the front exterior is accented with sea-green-colored cedar-wood siding.

As you step inside the main front entrance, you will quickly realize this spacious, meticulously-maintained home is in move-in ready condition. Beautiful wood flooring is featured in the main living areas and 4 bedrooms, while lovely ceramic tile lines the kitchen and 2.5 baths. Large insulated, tilt-in windows everywhere create a light-and-airy atmosphere.

To the right of a beautiful oak staircase, is an open layout featuring a large dining area for family gatherings and a sizeable kitchen with a window that overlooks the backyard. It provides white-washed oak cabinets, a pantry, and built-in computer desk. Additionally, the kitchen’s updated white appliances include a gas stove.

A doorway and several descending steps lead to a sunny utility room with a front door, seating space, and a washer/dryer tucked behind doors. Natural lighting from double rear windows and sliding glass doors that open to a deck create the perfect setting for an art studio. Another door leading to the attached 2-car garage greatly helps when carrying in groceries. Entering through the tiled utility room definitely makes more sense, since you can take your shoes and boots off here and keep your home much cleaner.

On the opposite front side of this home is an inviting living room with multiple large windows. A connecting hallway leads to a large room with a lighted double closet, which could be utilized as a first-floor bedroom or office, or a combination of the two. Or, transform it into a family room.

This floor plan is ideal for someone whose achy knees would rather not climb stairs. In such a scenario, the half-bath on this level could easily be transformed into a full bath.

Upstairs, an expansive master-bedroom suite with a cathedral ceiling features 2 large rooms with a double closet and another deep storage area. Broker Associate Don Geehan of Randall, Realtors said, “The Master Bedroom is perfectly suitable for a quiet sitting or dressing area or even a baby nursery, while not disturbing anyone else.”

This suite also features a private full bath with a vaulted ceiling, huge mirror, and linen closet.

Another full-bath with a double-sink vanity serves 2 other large sunny bedrooms with double lighted closets.

Want to expand your living space further? The high-ceilinged, walk-out basement with windows offers numerous possibilities. Currently, it features built-in shelving for storage and 2 large areas. Simply finish both off and use one section as a multi-media room or office and the other space for playing billiards or ping pong.

Built in 1996, this 2,200-square-foot home provides new central air-conditioning/gas-fired heating systems and a new hot water tank, as well as a central vacuum system and 200-amp electrical service. It also offers an abundance of lighted closets and storage space, and is connected to city water, sewer, and gas. Plus, the roof is only 2 years old and no flood insurance is required.

Truly the dream of many boaters and beach lovers - enjoy living 5 minutes from Watch Hill’s coastal resort area and other breathtaking beaches in Westerly. You’re about the same distance from the hospital, nearby stores, and charming Downtown Westerly’s train station, shops, cafes, Wilcox Park, library, YMCA, and art galleries.

You’ll love living in a coastal town and avoiding traffic headaches. Use this secluded home year round or as a vacation getaway and investment property. Imagine not even leaving your property and being able to go ice skating in the winter and fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming in the summer! Simply store your boat and kayaks in the oversized 2-car garage.

The listing price for this spacious, 9-room home at 209 East Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island has just been reduced to $444,000. For more information, contact Realtor Don Geehan at 401-952-0105, or by email at dgeehan@randallrealtors.com.

An Open House will be held on Sunday, October 20th from Noon and 2 p.m.

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