Choosing a new home is an important life decision. We search endlessly to find the whole package with the perfect location, house, and lot size. For some buyers, this means an elegant, spacious home in a quiet, rural setting within minutes of the ocean and amenities.

Such a sun-filled sanctuary exists near the Westerly, Rhode Island border at 22 Parkwood Drive in the Pawcatuck Village of Stonington, Connecticut. Situated within the Blueberry Pond neighborhood and set back from the road on .39 acres of landscaped property with a paved driveway, this 3,125-square-foot contemporary home with angled roof lines and a 2-car garage is clad in gray vinyl siding with white trim.  Privacy is afforded by preservation land and a pond on the opposite side of the street and additional preservation land behind the property.

An inviting front porch leads to a 2-story foyer and view of a beautiful wooden staircase that ascends to the second floor. An expansive open area on the left features a living area with a wood fireplace encased in a tile/wood façade and 3 large windows that overlook the front yard.

Interact with those in the adjacent dining room, which features a unique Edison chandelier and view of the backyard. Gleaming hardwood flooring flows throughout much of this home, while 8-foot ceilings add a sense of airiness to it.

The adjacent eat-in kitchen is simply divine, as it provides space for a table, as well as an island with a bar for quick meals. High-end touches include granite counters, a metal backsplash, pendant lighting, and a black stainless-steel gas stove/oven and refrigerator that are fingerprint resistant. Rustic maple-glazed Schrock cabinets with a coffee finish provide plenty of storage space. Truly a chef’s dream, the Samsung propane gas range’s features include touchscreen controls, center griddle, wok attachment, and warming drawer. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen open to a deck and tranquil backyard. Awindow overthe sink also offers a delightful view.

Tiled flooring in the kitchen continues down a hallway to a convenient half-bath and a separate laundry room with shelving, table for folding clothes, and a door that leads to the garage.

On the right side of the home, is a 17-by-19-foot family room with a vaulted ceiling, sliding glass doors that open to the backyard, and another wood fireplace. Utilize this grand room as additional entertaining space or transform it in the future into a first-floor master bedroom suite. Connect to existing plumbing in the half-bath, or create a separate full bath.

Or, sleep well on the second floor in the 14-by-18-foot master bedroom with beautiful wood flooring and a ceiling light/fan. Its luxurious private bath features a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, double sinks, and walk-in closet.

Two other good-sized bedrooms on this level offer wall-to-wall carpeting with double closets. One features a serene view of the backyard and an overhead light/fan. The other offers a dramatic cathedral ceiling with a palladian window.

Also, a guest bath on the second floor offers a unique setup with a sink and a door that opens to a shower and a commode. This allows one to use the sink to shave or apply makeup, while another utilizes the other space. 

Enjoy additional living space on the lower level with a door that leads to the backyard bulkhead. Utilize its approximately 700 square feet of finished space as an office, multi-media space, or game room.

The other portion of the basement contains the mechanicals, which includes a high-end Buderus boiler, 70-gallon water tank, and 275-gallon oil tank. This house provides underground utilities, 200-amp electrical service, central 2-zoned hydro-heating and air-conditioning systems, and is connected to town water and sewer.

Built in 2006 with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this beautifully updated home features long Anderson windows, gleaming wood flooring, tiled kitchen/baths, Edison lighting, ceiling light fans to circulate ocean breezes, and white and light seafoam-green-colored walls. Enjoy entertaining in this spacious home with a rear deck and flat yard. Imagine playing games, watching a movie, or just enjoying each other’s company in front of one of two wood fireplaces during chilly weather.

Enjoy living in the quiet Blueberry Pond neighborhood with no through streets and being surrounded by nature. Go kayaking during the warmer months and ice skating in the winter at the pond across the street. A trail down the street also leads to the high school. You’re also just 15 minutes from shopping venues, restaurants and entertainment, as well as Stonington Point, duBois Beach, and premier beaches in Westerly.

The listing price is $455,000. For more information contact Realtor Mark Wright of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes by cell phone at 401-787-5203, or by email at Or, contact Realtor Jessica Gardner by cell phone at 401-932-4326, or by email at Their office number is 401-596-6333. An Open House will be held on Saturday, July 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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