You know that you’ll know when you find the right house. You’ll feel at home. You’ll love the waterfront view, the layout, one-level living, and most of all, its uniqueness. This is that house.

Situated on just over 1.5 acres of land at 18 Margin Street in Westerly, Rhode Island overlooking a wildflower meadow with 153 feet of waterfront property on the tree-lined Pawcatuck River, this enchanting white ranch home is located adjacent to the Perry Homestead National Historic District and close to the noteworthy Margin Street Inn.

You’re also just 200 feet from Viking Marina where you can launch your boat and float down to Little Narragansett Bay and the beaches of the open ocean. You also have the option of applying for your own private dock.

A quick car ride will bring you to Westerly’s breathtaking beaches, Watch Hill and Napatree Point conservation area, while a three-quarter-mile walk, bike ride or drive will transport you to the charming downtown area, where everything is at your fingertips. Visit the library and stroll through the 18-acre Victorian park. Discover restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, and grand buildings that contain the post office and town hall. There’s also a grocery market, pharmacy, bank, YMCA and Amtrak Train Station, as well as an abundance of nighttime entertainment at the Granite Theatre, pubs, Knickerbocker Café, and the historic United Theatre under reconstruction.

Surrounded by trees for privacy and Old New England stone walls, a long driveway brings you to a parking area for at least 6 cars and an oversized, 2-bay garage with electricity and space for for a workshop, kayaks, and lawn equipment.

A stone walkway leads to the back door. Off to the side, is a patio with a fireplace to enjoy the outdoors and entertain family and friends.

Around front, stone steps bring you to the covered porch for sipping coffee and enjoying the water view and periodic boats gliding by.

Hang up your coat in the front foyer. To the right, is a stunning living room with recessed lighting, a wood-burning fireplace, card-game area, and fabulous views of the river through large windows. A wall of built-in cabinets and bookshelves also add to the character of this room – a feature that continues throughout this home!

A double doorway opens to a delightful dining room with an overhanging light and a bay window to enjoy the backyard view. Built-in cabinets with pull-out drawers and cutting boards make entertaining a cinch.

You’ll love preparing meals in the adjacent kitchen with 2 walls of cabinets and countertops, a pantry closet, brand new stainless-steel appliances, large double sinks, and a view of the backyard.

A front hallway leads to a separate side of the house with a linen closet and inviting full bath with white tiled walls, shower/tub, and new sink vanity and medicine cabinet/mirror. It even has a built-in make-up area with tons of small drawers.

All 3 bedrooms on this side of the house feature hardwood floors, double closets and large windows to enjoy great outdoor views. Both the master bedroom and a slightly smaller room offer space for a king-sized bed. Another bedroom with built-ins and an inspiring water view would make an ideal office, library, or art space.

Built in 1960, this sun-filled, 1,444-square-foot retreat has new flooring in the living room, dining room, hall, and kitchen. Additionally, its interior and exterior have been freshly painted. There is also new wiring; a bulkhead was recently installed and the chimney has been rebuilt from the roofline up. Featuring oil-fueled, hot water heat, this house offers a newer furnace and Roth double-wall oil storage tank. Additionally, this house is connected to city water and sewer.

Need more living space? Finish off the walk-out basement (which also contains a washer and dryer). Or, just use this vast area for storage.

Don’t let this one get away. Great waterfront views, spacious rooms, built-ins and quality workmanship make this home a very special find.

Revel in your riverfront property and living close to the beaches, Interstate-95, the hospital, shopping venues on Route 1, and being three-quarters of a mile from downtown.

The listing price for this immaculate, 3-bedroom ranch home with one full-bath and an oversized 2-bay garage is $534,000.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to tour the home, contact Realtor Chris Randall of Randall, Realtors on his cell phone at 857-540-1594, or email him at chris@randallrealtors.com.

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