Historic Tiverton cottage maintains charm after modern updates

The week's featured home has 4 beds, 3 baths and more than 2,500 square feet


New to the market is a charming, historic cottage located in the heart of Tiverton's Stone Bridge/Fort Barton area. The house has been recognized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission and is located in the Stone Bridge Historic District. It is known as the Captain Seabury House.

An authentic farmhouse, the structure is a "complex cottage" with several roof pitches and angles, adding to the architectural interest of the home. There is a one-bedroom guest house on the preoperty, as well.

The house, built in 1977, was renovated within the last two years. Upgrades include new rugs, refinished pine floors, replastered ceilings and walls, new wallpaper, and new paint on walls, trim and cabinets. The renovation was completed with quality craftsmanship while maintaining the authentic period charm.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers a formal dining room, butler's pantry, four-season sun room and wide plank pine floors throughout. There are two fireplaces in the main house, one converted to gas.

The bright kitchen was updated with Carrara marble countertops, professional appliances, new hardware, doorknobs and lighting.

The 1.5-acre property at 78 Lawton Ave. in Tiverton includes a one-bedroom guest cottage that has also been completely renovated in 2016, including Martha Stewart cabinets, wide plank floors, a one-piece shower, new toilet, vanity, doors and paint. The cottage also has a working fireplace. The property also includes a large barn with a loft and two-car garage.

The 63,000 square-foot lot has mature landscaping, a flagstone patio and a tennis court. It is surrounded by original stone walls, adding to the charm. There are westerly water views of the Sakonnet River passage and Tiverton basin.

The home is available for the asking price of $649,000. For more information, contact Joanna Krystman, with Century 21 Topsail Realty, at 401-263-6550.


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