Sometimes, there is absolutely no sound — except the wind rustling through tall pine trees. Wild turkeys roam and deer, birds and other wildlife periodically make an appearance in the new Botka Woods Drive neighborhood in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Occasionally, equestrians even ride their horses down this paved road from the 1,100-acre Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve that borders this subdivision.

Situated within a 100-acre community pine forest that will remain open space, this is indeed a very special neighborhood. And the houses are selling quickly.

You may feel like you’re in the pristine woodlands of Maine, but you’re actually situated on the north side of Route 1 in Charlestown - just 10 minutes from spectacular beaches, amenities, and Interstate-95.

“You’re close enough, yet far enough away for your privacy. In the summer, you don’t have all that busyness of the beach traffic on the south side of Route 1,” said Sheila Botka, co-owner of C. Botka Construction, Inc.

“You’re also situated at the end of a state road on a town road with a cul-de-sac. So, the roads are always plowed in the winter,” she added.

The best part of this new neighborhood is that you have options. You can select a ranch home with a 2-car garage that is already built with a paved driveway, and either a walkout basement or a courtyard. All of them are situated on about 1.2 acres of land and feature an open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling, kitchen appliance packages, a large island, recessed lighting, energy-efficient windows, central cooling/gas heating, and are plumbed for a gas fireplace and washer/dryer. Sliding glass doors lead to an expansive deck. Each house also provides a master suite, 2 guest bedrooms and 2 full baths – one with a shower/tub and the other with a fiberglass shower unit with dual seating. High-end finishes include plastered walls, hardwood flooring, and granite countertops in the kitchen and baths.

You could also choose to start from scratch and bring your personal plans and all the ideas you’ve gleaned from HGTV shows and magazines to Builder Charles Botka, and he will create the home of your dreams. You decide every material utilized on the interior and exterior of your home and its layout. Choose between stone, wood siding or a high-end, no maintenance vinyl siding and trim on the exterior, and pick out all your lighting/plumbing fixtures. Do you want ceiling fans, tile showers, a bill-paying area, separate laundry space, built-in nooks-and-crannies, and scratchproof, waterproof-wood flooring? How about an outdoor shower, so that when you come back from the beach, you don’t track sand inside your new home?

Starting at 1,600 square feet, with a larger footprint if desired, add plenty of additional living space by finishing off a portion of the basement or the entire lower level. Prices for these new homes start in the $400,000’s. Presently, 3 lots have been cleared and are ready for construction with your plans or C. Botka Development, Inc.’s.  You can also tour 2 newly-built homes.

Botka Woods Drive Resident Geoffrey Weiss said he enjoys the neighborhood. “It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. We occasionally get glimpses of wildlife. That’s a lot of fun. And the neighbors are very nice too.”

Perfect for families and empty nesters, these beautifully-designed ranch homes offer that “wow” factor with all those extra touches of a modern, open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling, granite countertops, a large kitchen island, and wood flooring. Enjoy one-level living with no stairs to climb. Plus, this home’s open layout and deck is perfect for entertaining.

“It’s like living up in Maine in the woods. Yet, you’re here in Charlestown with low taxes, beaches, good schools, and you’re just close to everything…It’s safe,” Shiela Botka said.

Additionally, since the street ends with a cul-de-sac, there is very little traffic. This is truly a unique environment with so much to do right outside your front door. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and fishing on the Pawcatuck River just minutes away. Stroll amidst the 100-acre community pine forest or hike, bike, and walk with your dogs on the many trails within the 1,100-acre nature preserve at the end of the road.

For more information about newly-built homes and constructing a custom-designed home on Botka Woods Drive in Charlestown, Rhode Island, contact Charles and Sheila Botka of C. Botka Construction, Inc. at 401-741-0621, or email them at C. Botka Construction is also available to build one of these beautiful ranches for you on your property. Just give them a call. An Open House will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 98 Botka Woods Drive in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Since the address has not yet been added to GPS, follow these directions: Enter 25 Narragansett Trail in Charlestown, Rhode Island into your GPS. Then follow the road to the end. Take a right onto Botka Woods Drive. Go to the end and around the cul-de-sac. No. 98 is on the right.

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