Water views and charm abound at 40 Town Dock Road in Charlestown, Rhode Island’s Cross Mills’ Village.

Situated on a lush one-half acre of land with a front stone wall and trellis, the expansive backyard brings you to Yawgunsk Brook, which connects to Ninigret Pond. It’s the perfect retreat for avid birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Expect regular visits from ducks, blue herons and turkeys, as well as the occasional deer and fox. You’re also steps away from the town kayak/canoe launching area and the Ocean House Marina where you can rent a dock slip.

Perfectly appointed with gray shingles, hunter-green shutters and plum-colored doors, this New England styled tri-level house with an oversized, one-car garage boasts matching gable pitches, beautiful landscaping, a stone pathway, and paved driveway.

Once inside, discover fine details and expert workmanship everywhere. Crown molding, wainscoting, hardwood flooring and an abundance of storage space make this custom-built home feel extra special. To maximize the water views, there is an inverted layout.

Enter into a tiled foyer on the sun-filled main level. A lovely half-bath on the left features floral wallpaper, a pedestal sink, and tile flooring. Two carpeted bedrooms on this floor offer sliding glass doors that open to a wraparound deck for some private time. The master bedroom provides 2 closets and space for a king-sized bed. The other slightly smaller bedroom has room for a double bed.

Also, two large, luxurious full baths serve this level. One features a Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, mirrored linen closet, and a private exit to the yard. The other offers a claw-foot, deep-soaking tub with a high back.

Ascend several stairs to the second level‘s open floor plan where an abundance of windows brings in the natural light and picturesque views of Ninigret Pond wherever you are.

The living area features a gas fireplace, stereo closet and space for 2 couches and extra seating. Just imagine cozying up here with a good book!

Enjoy wonderful meals and entertaining up to 12 people in the dining area, which features a cathedral ceiling, skylights, and windows on three sides. A door leads to a wraparound deck.

And in the center of it all is the chef’s eat-in kitchen, which offers recessed lighting, lots of granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and Cherrywood cabinets with soft-close drawers. Prepare food in 2 wall convection/traditional ovens and on the square island’s flat-top stove.

This second level also features a lovely bedroom with a closet that would also make an ideal office or art studio.

Ascend a few more stairs and you’re in a large, inviting family room with a 3-inch planked cathedral ceiling for even more spectacular views of the pond. Imagine unwinding in this tranquil setting with a glass of wine or cup of tea at the end of the day, or watching television, playing games, and socializing with family and friends.

Just wait until you see the finished basement mudroom, which features a washer, dryer and wood-burning stove that can heat almost the whole house. A door leads to the oversized garage with a utility sink, space for a refrigerator, access to the wood stove, and an interior storage area for one cord of wood.

Built in 1979 and meticulously maintained, this 2,200 square-foot retreat is the ideal summer or year-round home. Its open floor plan with amazing views of Ninigret Pond and 2 wraparound decks are perfect for entertaining and enjoying your family.

It offers gleaming hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings in the dining area and family room, luxurious tiled bathrooms, a well, septic and a hook-up for a generator, as well as 3 sources of heat: electric, gas and wood.

“This is the first time the house has been on the market. It’s the builder’s own home,” Realtor Patrice Fenton of Randall, Realtors said. “Erick is an excellent custom builder, so the finishing touches you see are well done, high quality. You’ve got the wainscoting, the crown molding. There’s a lot of detail here that you wouldn’t get in a lot of houses.”

This New England shingle-styled tri-level home at 40 Town Dock Road in the Cross Mills’ section of Charlestown, Rhode Island is one in a million. Enjoy the visiting birds and wildlife that stop by the backyard, catching trout in the brook, and launching your kayak or canoe on a whim. Located close to Route 1, you’re also near ocean beaches, wildlife preserves, Interstate-95, restaurants, stores, entertainment venues, the railroad station, and hospitals.

The listing price for this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with spectacular views of Ninigret Pond is $699,900. For more information, contact Realtor Patrice Fenton by cell phone at 401-212-6166, or by email at Patrice@randallrealtors.com.

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