If homes could talk, the colonial home at 289 Narrow Lane in Charlestown would probably have a lot to say.
Rumor has it that the original section of this house was built in 1780 out of remnants from a shipwreck – just 42 years after the town was incorporated by English settlers who purportedly named the town after King Charles II. In the early days it was also an inn.
Over the years, the 2-story home was expanded to its current 1,464 square feet of living space, and 3 other buildings were added to the property. One structure formerly utilized as a flower/antique shop could serve beautifully as an office or “man cave.” Next to it is another building with a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and walls clad with wainscoting and shiplap that could be transformed into a “she shed,” exercise room, or yoga studio. Then there is the 48-by-24-foot, post-and-beam replica garage and workshop with its own 200-amp electrical panel – every car lover’s dream. Plus, a huge loft on the garage’s second level could be used as a recreational area, art studio, or simply for storage.
Situated on over one-half-acre-of-land with raised beds and a vast amount of parking space, this delightful home is dressed with white cedar shingles and red-and-white trim. It features side and rear patios with blue-slate tile for entertaining. Several large rhododendron bushes, a majestic tree and a privacy fence define the expansive backyard, which offers a covered-pergola patio, fire pit and hot tub.
Enter the front door into an inviting living room where light streams in through multiple windows. And like many older homes, there are nooks and crannies everywhere – in hallways, under staircases, and within rooms. Twelve-inch-wide pine boards flowing throughout the main level add so much character to this house.
On the left, a good-sized bedroom with plenty of light brings in the morning rays while the master bedroom on the opposite side of a hallway welcomes the afternoon sun. “A French door from the master bedroom leads directly out to your private hot tub and patio for those romantic midnight retreats. Both bedrooms share a large walk-in closet,” said Realtor Kimber Pope-Kettlety of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes.
Another hallway leads to a full bath with a shower/tub. Further on, discover a lovely eat-in kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, wainscoted island, and pantry. Have fun cooking with 2 convection ovens and a 5-burner gas stove/oven.
Celebrate special occasions in the large, adjacent dining room, which features an elegant chair rail.
The second floor offers a sitting area and full bath with a skylight that serves two additional bedrooms, which feature dramatic vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.
There’s still so much more to see! Descend the stairs to the lower level for quiet time in the 200-square-foot rec room. The basement also contains a washer/dryer, an abundance of storage space, a linen closet, 2 clothes closets, and a full bath with double-utility sinks.
This insulated 4-bedroom, 3-full bath home features a central vacuum system, 200-amp electrical service, full-house Generac generator, well, new septic system, and is controlled with room-zoned electric heat. Also, new thermal-paned, vinyl windows and storm doors have been added. Not only are they energy efficient, they’re also so much easier to clean.
With 2 insulated and electrically-heated auxiliary buildings, you could create a quiet office and art/exercise studio, or operate a small business. Situated on over one-half acre of land, there is a good-sized backyard for entertaining and a vast amount of parking space, as well as a huge 2-car replica post-and-beam garage with a workshop and loft.
Enjoy the historic value of wide pine floorboards on the first floor, carpeting on the second level, and a convenient full bath on each level. And just imagine how organized you will be with tons of storage space in the garage and basement.
Four good-sized bedrooms is a special find in this beautiful, established neighborhood, especially since it is close to spectacular beaches, restaurants, and shopping venues. Utilize this home year-round or as a vacation getaway, and transform your life. Get fit walking and bicycling on breathtaking beaches and breathing in the salt air.
The listing price for this colonial home at 289 Narrow Lane in Charlestown is $445,000. For more information, contact Kimber Pope-Kettlety of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes by cell phone at 401-741-8722, or at the office at 401-596-6333, ext. 103. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. An Open House will be held Saturday, April 20th from Noon to 2 p.m.