If you love a quiet, country setting, but also want to live near the ocean, come see the colonial on a cul-de-sac at 39 Howard Drive in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  

Clad in gray vinyl with a blue door, this home is surrounded by a large clearing on almost one acre of woodlands with a stone wall bordering the circular driveway. From here, you can walk, bike, or drive to Charlestown Beach, which is less than two miles away. After a day at the ocean, rinse all the sand off in the enclosed outdoor shower with an attached changing area, thereby keeping your home’s interior much cleaner.

Once inside, you’ll love the brightness and flow of this colonial. From the front foyer, you could go straight down the hallway, hang up your coat in a double closet, and continue on to the kitchen. Or turn right into a good-sized room that would make an ideal office, den, or first-floor bedroom – especially since a door on the other side of this room is next to a full bathroom. On the left side of the foyer, a large living room features two floor-to-ceiling brick walls and a hearth to set up your wood-burning stove.

A double doorway leads to a separate dining room with sliding-glass doors that open to a huge deck. It’s the perfect layout for entertaining or simply enjoying your private sanctuary and the wildlife that comes to visit.   

The adjacent eat-in kitchen features black appliances, a large island with seating, and room for a breakfast table. Additionally, the mahogany-stained wood cabinets include a pull-out pantry. Another set of sliding-glass doors in the kitchen lead to the deck. Nearby, is a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Dark-stained wooden stairs lead to the upper level hallway, which features a laundry shoot and a whole-house fan, which keeps this entire home cool even on very hot days. The master bedroom suite is enormous. Enjoy two double closets and a lovely private full bath. Another full bath serves the other two good-sized bedrooms.

It’s impressive that all three bathrooms have pleasing window views of the surrounding woodlands and have been beautifully updated with gray walls, white trim, gorgeous ceramic tile, and granite-topped vanities.

“It’s unusual to find a home in this area with three full baths,” Realtor Christine Holden of Randall, Realtors said.

For additional living space, finish off the huge, 8-foot-ceilinged basement. Or, simply use this dry space for storage. A door leads to a side bulkhead.

Built in 1987, this 2,240-square-foot home at 39 Howard Drive in Charlestown, Rhode Island offers an expansive back deck, 200-amp electrical service, a large hot-water tank, septic system, well, and reserve tank. It also provides electric baseboard heat and a connection for a wood-burning stove. Light hardwood flooring flows throughout the entire second floor and first-floor living and dining rooms, while laminate flooring lines the rest of the main level. No flood insurance is required. Plus, with a potential first-floor bedroom and nearby full bath, this sun-filled home offers one-level living for those who wish to avoid stairs.

“This home’s privacy and close proximity to the beach, as well as the size of the home and lot, make this the perfect year-round home or vacation/investment property,” Holden said.

You’re also close to shopping venues/restaurants and will have quick access to Route 1 and Interstate-95.  Go hiking, birdwatching, boating, fishing and swimming at nearby nature preserves, including Burlingame State Park and Campground and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. And of course, you’ll love swimming and strolling Charlestown Beach with its breathtaking views, which is less than two miles away from this spacious colonial.

You’ll also enjoy quality time with family and friends, as well as space for solitude in this expansive home with a large deck on almost one acre of land. The listing price is $465,000. For more information about this three-bedroom, three full-bath colonial, contact Realtor Christine Holden by cell phone at 401-743-2858, or by email at cejholden@yahoo.com.  An Open House will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 1 to 3 p.m.

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