Featured home: History mixed with modern family living

The Little Compton house near South Shore Beach is perfect for a year-round home or summer rental


Located on South of Commons Road and centrally located between Town Commons and South Shore Beach is a well-maintained home with a fenced, manicured yard that includes a pool.

The contemporary style home at 116 South of Commons Way, built in 1995, has three bedroms and three full bathrooms. The recently renovated and expanded master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet and a balcony overlooking the yard and pool. There are two additional bedrooms and two full baths.

The home, with 2,156 square feet of living space, has a gleaming white kitchen that opens to a large dining area.

There are plenty of character details throughout, with walls of shelves in the living room flanking a fireplace, hardwood floors, and a bonus room with lots of storage space that would make a perfect office.

A nice, three-season sunroom off the pool area is the perfect location for casual meals and extending the pool area for parties.

The lot, at 14,500 square feet, has an easy-to-maintain yard and a garden area. Enjoy a spacious patio off the sunroom overlooking the spacious backyard, lush with trees and shrubs. The front of the property has a traditional stone wall, paying homage to the rich history of the town.

The property could serve as a year-round home or summer rental. It is a quick trip to the beach and the town common, and has easy access to Route 24.

The home is available for the asking price of $519,000. For more information, contact Renee Welchman, with Welchman Real Estate Group, at 401-649-1915.


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