It is arguably one of the most sought after addresses in southeastern New England: Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut. It conjures up the grandeur of another age while still keeping step with the present day.

There is a graciousness to the homes that line both sides of the street, sweeping views of the ocean on one side, expansive vistas of the pond on the other. The people who first built these homes built them with a sense of pride and supreme accomplishment, as though they might live there forever. Yes, these are the homes that many only wish they could buy, but few properties ever become available, so when one does, they generally go fast.

If you love the history of this area, if you are drawn by the spell of the water, if you appreciate a home that’s so well built no storm nor hurricane has ever been able to touch it, then you owe it to yourself and your heirs to take a look, a good look at 470 Atlantic Avenue, for you are looking at one of the area’s finest with a history all its own.

Situated on the pond side of Atlantic Avenue, the ocean is just 200 feet away. In an unusual twist, it is the son of the previous owners who describes it best. “My parents moved from Wisconsin to Providence in 1988 when my Dad took a job at Brown University as a Professor of History with a specialty in Brazilian studies. My Mom first bought the property at 471 Atlantic across the street in the ‘90s as a weekend place, and they lived there for several years after retirement. It was not handicap- friendly, so in 2008 they built 470 Atlantic the way they wanted it with an extra wide staircase to accommodate a stair chair.” There is also a handicapped accessible bath on the main level.

The son who wrote this note is most proud of the massive deck that was angled to conform with wetland regulations at the time, but it ended up being one of the most dramatic features of the property since it is constructed in the shape of a ship’s bow and absolutely one of the home’s most compelling attributes.

There are so many unique and outstanding features that are an integral part of this home such as the well-equipped galley kitchen with counter tops all solidly fashioned of concrete and views of the pond from every room with the added bonus of watching graceful egrets skimming the water, eyeing the sunset.  

The home is built on concrete piers to which the concrete pillars are attached, an approach to robust hurricane design with room to park both under the house and in either of the two driveways. The living space begins on the second level with an open dining/living room facing those glorious sunsets, a half bath, and a master bedroom with bath. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a laundry room, and of course that magnificent view of the pond from every room in the house.

Perhaps most important to the informed buyer are the casement windows which are hurricane resistant to 120mph winds. The former owners wisely built the home so utilities are not on the ground level, and the compressors for the central air conditioning are on the roof. This attention to detail in place, no storm ever touched 470 Atlantic Avenue !

The expansive deck may be accessed from exterior stairs, the living room, and from the main floor bedroom and is the perfect place to gaze at the pond, take in the sunsets, and just unwind with a book, a beverage...or both!.

This is the perfect home for a summer place, a rental property, or for year round living as it is equipped with propane gas forced air and a free-standing fireplace.

If the former owner of the property could say one thing to potential buyers about this home he and his wife lovingly built at 470 Atlantic Avenue, it would be in the words of the language he embraced teaching Brazilian studies: “Voce vai adorar essa casa!” (translation: You will love this house!)

List price: $929,000  Taxes: $8219 (in 2019) For a personal tour and a peek at the egrets on the pond, call Agent: Denise Fusaro, RANDALL REALTORS (401) 265-9148 denise@randallrealtors.com

470 Atlantic Ave.

PLACES: 10/16/20

 

 

The Perfect House the EnviableAddress

by RONA MANN

 

 

It is arguably one of the most sought after addresses in southeastern New England: Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut. It conjures up the grandeur of another age while still keeping step with the present day.

 

There is a graciousness to the homes that line both sides of the street, sweeping views of the ocean on one side, expansive vistas of the pond on the other. The people who first built these homes built them with a sense of pride and supreme accomplishment, as though they might live there forever. Yes, these are the homes that many only wish they could buy, but few properties ever become available, so when one does, they generally go fast.

 

If you love the history of this area, if you are drawn by the spell of the water, if you appreciate a home that’s so well built no storm nor hurricane has ever been able to touch it, then you owe it to yourself and your heirs to take a look, a good look at 470 Atlantic Avenue, for you are looking at one of the area’s finest with a history all its own.

 

Situated on the pond side of Atlantic Avenue, the ocean is just 200 feet away. In an unusual twist, it is the son of the previous owners who describes it best. “My parents moved from Wisconsin to Providence in 1988 when my Dad took a job at Brown University as a Professor of History with a specialty in Brazilian studies. My Mom first bought the property at 471 Atlantic across the street in the ‘90s as a weekend place, and they lived there for several years after retirement. It was not handicap- friendly, so in 2008 they built 470 Atlantic the way they wanted it with an extra wide staircase to accommodate a stair chair.” There is also a handicapped accessible bath on the main level.

 

The son who wrote this note is most proud of the massive deck that was angled to conform with wetland regulations at the time, but it ended up being one of the most dramatic features of the property since it is constructed in the shape of a ship’s bow and absolutely one of the home’s most compelling attributes.

 

There are so many unique and outstanding features that are an integral part of this home such as the well-equipped galley kitchen with counter tops all solidly fashioned of concrete and views of the pond from every room with the added bonus of watching graceful egrets skimming the water, eyeing the sunset. 

 

The home is built on concrete piers to which the concrete pillars are attached, an approach to robust hurricane design with room to park both under the house and in either of the two driveways. The living space begins on the second level with an open dining/living room facing those glorious sunsets, a half bath, and a master bedroom with bath. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a laundry room, and of course that magnificent view of the pond from every room in the house.

 

Perhaps most important to the informed buyer are the casement windows which are hurricane resistant to 120mph winds. The former owners wisely built the home so utilities are not on the ground level, and the compressors for the central air conditioning are on the roof. This attention to detail in place, no storm ever touched 470 Atlantic Avenue !

 

The expansive deck may be accessed from exterior stairs, the living room, and from the main floor bedroom and is the perfect place to gaze at the pond, take in the sunsets, and just unwind with a book, a beverage...or both!.

 

This is the perfect home for a summer place, a rental property, or for year round living as it is equipped with propane gas forced air and a free-standing fireplace.

 

If the former owner of the property could say one thing to potential buyers about this home he and his wife lovingly built at 470 Atlantic Avenue, it would be in the words of the language he embraced teaching Brazilian studies: “Voce vai adorar essa casa!” (translation: You will love this house!)

 

 

List price: $929,000  Taxes: $8219 (in 2019) For a personal tour and a peek at the egrets on the pond, call Agent: Denise Fusaro, RANDALL REALTORS (401) 265-9148 denise@randallrealtors.com

 

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