It’s an old real estate saying….”There are three things that matter in property: Location, location, location.”
Well, it may be an old saying, but it keeps getting said over and over again for a good reason...it’s true. And never more so than in the case of the property at 140 King Tom Drive, kissing the shores of Charlestown.
If you’re thinking you never heard of King Tom Drive, you’re probably like most folks. It’s secluded, upscale, deliciously private, has waterfront access, and then there are those views!
The property at 140 King Tom is situated at the very end of this very private road, set between King Tom Pond and Ninigret Pond. The property is well built, easily lending itself to individual tastes, so with a bit of imagination and your own sense of decorating, you can make this very livable home into a showplace by putting your personal stamp on it.
It’s part of the Fort Neck Association and is just steps away from the dock where you can store your kayak or find a slip for your boat. Association fees differ and boat slips are first come, first serve, so you’ll want to check it out.
The home is more than 2000 square feet in size, but appears much larger because of its architecture and design of each room. Always, everywhere, there is light coming in which adds to the inherent charm of the property. A colonial with two car attached garage, you enter the main open living area which leads to a very spacious all-white kitchen, featuring Corian counter tops, gleaming white appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. There’s a dishwasher, microwave, oven/range, and refrigerator just ready for your use, making this kitchen an ideal setup for year ‘round entertaining so that the host never misses a word of conversation from guests in the living room. To add to the charm of this area is a wood burning stone fireplace and three sliders that open out to a large deck for summertime fun. There’s also a fully screened-in patio, so summer entertaining is a breeze.
For those who prefer single level living, the master is on the first floor with beautiful vistas, ample closet space, and a Jack and Jill adjoining bathroom featuring a soaking tub overlooking King Tom Pond. The washer and dryer are also conveniently located on the first floor, which gives an added advantage to your giving a serious look at this property. It is a thoroughly livable home and can be made ever more so with your own personal touches.
The second floor offers a sitting area or loft with open concept balcony overlooking the first floor, a cathedral window that affords a light and airy appearance, and two more bedrooms, or perhaps you’ll elect to use one for a den, media room, or office. And of course, there’s another bath upstairs.
Great care was taken to make this home comfortable year ‘round, so it comes equipped with central air, central, vac, and a whole house generator, so when the winds blow hard and there’s a heavy rain or snowstorm, you’ll be cozy and warm in your home, looking out on the wooded areas and the ponds. There is also an opportunity to clear away some of the wooded area in order to provide an even better view of Ninigret Pond, but the broker suggests you would have to clear this first with the Coastal Resources Management Council, a regulatory agency whose primary responsibility it is for the preservation, protection, development, and restoration of the state’s coastal areas.
This wonderful property of possibilities additionally has oil heat and a forced air heating system. A well furnishes the water supply and there is a fully operational septic system. Floors are hardwood with some wall to wall carpeting, which you may elect to keep, replace, or remove for refinishing. Although it is at present unfinished, there is a large, full basement in this home, so once again the lucky buyer can exercise their own talents and ingenuity and perhaps create a family room, playroom, extra bedroom, or even a man cave!
Imagine, living between two ponds, surrounded by trees. A quiet, private lifestyle with a myriad of opportunities to put your own stamp on this property. It’s worth a look. Perhaps even a second look. Just imagine what life could be like at 140 King Tom Drive in Charlestown..South County living has just gone up a notch!
List Price: $675,000, but Broker Associate, Annie Fox from Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes wants you to make an offer. Call or text her at (401)741-3963 to set up your own personal appointment to experience 140 King. Tom Drive for yourself. www.southcountyrihomes.com