You don’t have to be in the Witness Protection Program nor subscribe to Marlene Dietrich’s mantra of “I vant to be alone,” to enjoy your own brand of personal privacy at home. If being deliciously secluded in a magnificent pastoral setting, yet near everything from highways to shopping to restaurants all within walking distance appeals, then you must see 11 Thompson Trail in Wyoming.

This home, which sits on more than four acres of carefully landscaped acreage, may be the most unique property you’ll see in the area. Just off Rt. 3 at the border of Richmond and Hopkinton you drive down a short dirt road and climb a driveway to “heaven.” The first thing you’ll notice is the tennis court, than the basketball hoop, the tree house, swing set, and that gorgeous red maple, gateway to the spectacular Japanese garden the present owners have carefully planted. Additionally, there is 165 feet of waterfront access right on the Wood River with great canoeing, just follow the path through the garden.

There is not one element of acreage nor the home itself that has not been well thought out and purposefully constructed. To begin, the entire home is handicap accessible, but done in such a way that it is not glaring. The ramp from the overly generous two-car garage does not “look like a ramp,” but merely a grade extending to the door. Inside the home doorways are over-sized, but not obvious, and the bathrooms are fully equipped with grab bars, yet are exquisitely appointed.

The present owner calls this “contemporary rustic,” we just call it “beautiful!”

Your first impression, and the one that stays with you throughout as you tour this property, is how light and airy every room is. This is no accident as the home was designed for sun all day long, 12 months a year, and there is not a room that isn’t bathed in its beauty, giving such a positive vibe to living here.

The kitchen is modern with stainless steel appliances, a center island, a built-in pantry that seems to go on forever (as do all all the walk-in closets and storage space throughout the home), and plenty of room for whatever you’re storing.

Just off the kitchen is yet another bonus. Open the glass door and you’re in the pool room. Yes, there’s a lap pool right here, so you have no excuse not to be in shape! The pool is framed with magnificent artwork hand done by the present owner; best of all one wall is all glass with a view of the outdoors, so you can watch wildlife pass by, salute the sun, and appreciate nature 12 months a year while you’re enjoying your daily laps.

Once back inside, take a look at the floors throughout, constructed of beautiful inlaid pine with wood trim milled from the very trees that surround the property. The living room features a Jotul wood stove, with rustic brick framing it. Although there is extra space upstairs and down, this is essentially single level living with three bedrooms on the main level, an Imelda Marcos-sized closet in the master, a bath with glass blocked shower, and another full bath in he halfway boasting luxurious heat lamps installed in the ceiling to warm you when you come out of the shower.

Enjoy casual entertaining or just family dinner in your charming dining room which fronts the Japanese garden and is finished with a sliding wood door for “private dining,” just another unique touch in this most unique of homes.

On the other side of the first level is a half bath, laundry room, and yet another, smaller bedroom for guests, or you might wish to convert it into an office or playroom.

There is a lower level, but don’t you dare call it a basement! This fully finished space features yet another wood stove, and plenty of room for a playroom, media room, den, or another complete living area, since there is an additional bedroom and bath on this level.

There’s a center hall stairway up to the second level, which has an open balcony overlooking the downstairs living area and is a perfect space for additional entertaining, quiet TV and movie watching, or even a private office that once again overlooks the glorious outdoors.

This 2712 square feet of living space with seven zones of hot water heat, has been so carefully planned out and designed for really living and enjoying life, surrounded by nature, in total solitude, just steps away from easy accessibility to the conveniences of  “the outside world.”

We could write all day about the special place that is 11 Thompson Trail, but to fully do it justice and to fully do yourself justice in your quest for the place that best fits your needs and wants, hopes and dreams, contact the real estate agent, Heather Morrone, one of the best informed and most successful in Washington County.

Go on now, make that call!

 Heather Morrone, (401) 578-2358 or email her at:

The home is listed at $499,900 with taxes of $10,261.

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