A contemporary home with old world touches – including a Captain’s Walk - has quite a story to tell. Legend has it that after the 1954 hurricane, a small house situated in the Misquamicut Beach area was moved to the three-quarter-acre lot at 9 East Woody Hill Road in Westerly.
It now sits on a hill on a dead-end street with a handful of houses – with views of Quonochontaug Pond, the ocean and Block Island.
Eleven years ago it was expanded from a small cottage to its current custom-designed, 2,296 square feet of living space with all new wiring, plumbing, heating, and roofing materials. Its exterior is clad with yellow cement board and white trim on the upper floors and red brick on the main level.
Boulders border the property on the right and part of the left before the boundary line juts straight back into a group of trees. Beyond a huge parking area is a 14-by-24-foot fenced-in garden area, a long rock garden, and flat side and back yards for throwing the ball with pets and children. Space under the enclosed front deck is the ideal spot to store outdoor furniture and lawn equipment.
Step inside and feel transported back in time to an open, farm-styled kitchen with a stone-faced pellet stove and skim-coated plaster walls throughout the home. Large Italian tiles stretch from a rear entry door to sliders that lead to a front deck - with plenty of space within the kitchen for side tables, couches, and other seating to take off boots. Modern touches such as skylights and upscale lighting bring you back to reality.
Featuring a double oven with a flat-top stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher, this kitchen will delight any chef! It also offers lots of light wood cabinets and and an abundance of Cambria countertop space, as well as a peninsula with a snack bar and overhead pendant lighting. Opposite the kitchen is a charming dining area with an elegant chandelier.
Large windows in this spacious kitchen and throughout the home bring in lots of natural light, while ceiling fans circulate the sea breezes.
A double doorway leads to a good-sized living room with gorgeous oak flooring and sliding-glass doors that lead to a wraparound deck! Also, a convenient half-bath with a laundry area is located off the living room.
Head to the light-and-airy second floor for some alone time. Take in wonderful views of the pond and ocean in the family area. At the opposite end of this level, a partially closed off area is the ideal spot for an office. Or, with just a little work, it could be transformed into another bedroom. Also, a bedroom ensuite features a double-closet and a good-sized full bath.
The third floor offers an open area and a deck with even more mesmerizing water vistas of the saltwater pond, ocean and Block Island. Imagine sipping your morning coffee and waking up to this view! The expansive master bedroom ensuite contains a sitting area and double closet. Also, its roomy full bath with tile flooring features a storage closet and extra space for a bureau.
Pull-down stairs in the master bedroom suite lead to the Captain’s Walk, which feels like the wheelhouse of a boat. Experience extraordinary views of the ever-changing weather, water, and boats passing by. Bring a telescope for some stargazing. A back portion of this fourth level offers a large amount of storage space.
Remodeled from a small cottage 11 years ago to a 4-story home with a Captain’s Walk, this spacious 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath home features gleaming hardwood flooring, Italian tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, 3 levels of decks (800 square feet), 200-amp electrical service, a central vacuum system, new well, 3-bedroom septic, and is wired for a portable generator. It also provides an oil-fired Williamson furnace with a 3-zoned, forced hot-water, baseboard-heating system, which isn’t used that much because the pellet stove in the kitchen works so well!
Additionally, the walk-out basement has so much potential. Featuring many windows and over 800 square feet of space, it could be utilized as a workshop and storage area. Or, finish it off and create another bedroom or game room.
Situated on a dead-end street off Route 1 near Shelter Harbor Golf Course, this secluded home is 2 minutes from nearby amenities and hiking, camping, boating, and fresh-water fishing at Burlingame State Park and 5 minutes from breathtaking beaches in Westerly and Charlestown.
Utilize this home year-round or as a seasonal getaway. Or, purchase it as a prime investment property – like your neighbors do.
Make this 2,296-square-foot house at at 9 East Woody Hill Road in Westerly your next home and enjoy touches of old-world charm in this custom-designed, contemporary home with all the updates.
The listing price is $445,000. For more information, contact Realtor Nadine DiPaola of Randall, Realtors at 401-481-1644, or email her at Nadine@randallrealtors.com.
An Open House will be held on Sunday, January 27th from Noon to 2 p.m.