Watch the sun set over the water from this Barrington home

This week's Featured Home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and spectacular historic details


Enjoy spectacular westerly water views of the Providence River from the historic Henry Metcalf house, built circa 1875. Located in the much-desired Alfred Drown neighborhood, this completely updated home is tucked away and private, but mere minutes from Providence.

The 3,889 square-foot home is bright and full of natural light. There are five fireplaces, adding to the charm of n older home but coupled with all the conveniences of modern living.

The bright eat-in kitchen opens to a comfortable family room that has a fireplace and beautiful French doors leading to a lovely patio. The elegant living room with fireplace is perfect for year-round enjoyment and opens to a sun-filled porch.

The Victorian style home includes a greenhouse opff a beautiful library with vaulted ceilings and custom book shelves that stretch from floor to ceiling. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the home add warmth and elegance.

A secret staircase to the second floor is an added feature from the historic nature of the home.

The house has five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. The master bedroom sutie includes two fireplaces, a dressing room and new master bath. Sliding glass doors open to a private veranda perfect for reading or watching the sun set.

Included in a recent renovation project include newer mechanicals, including a gas heating system installed in 2016. The house has had a RISE Engineering audit and insurance is just $400 a year.

There is a two-car garage and the lot is a generous 28,117 square feet.

The covered patio offers unobstructed water views and a great place to start the morning over breakfast or coffee, and end the day watching breathtaking sunsets.

The home is available for the asking price of $1,449,000. For more information, contact Carolyn Coleman, with Mott & Chace Sotheby's International, at 410-529-3763.


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