House Lust: 6 Stunning Condos on the Market in RI

From stand-alone carriage houses to chic city lofts, these condominiums are great for the laid-back buyer.

It’s on my mind, so it has to be on yours: Snow. And the removal of it. So much shoveling. The anticipation is getting to me.

Condominium owners, who pay into a homeowner’s association to handle the most demoralizing of chores, rarely have to worry about snow removal. Exterior maintenance, as a whole, is often covered. No mowing, no weed-whacking. No painting. No worrying about a roof that might cave at any second. You maintain your warm and cozy sanctuary inside; the HOA takes care of the outside.

Close neighbors are the only real downside to investing in a condominium but, these days, it’s not difficult to find a free-standing or spacious place to hang your hat. Another bonus: Condos rarely require the upkeep — or move-in elbow grease — of single-family properties in desirable neighborhoods. You can turn the key and call it home.

Here are 6 great condos on the market today:

10 Exchange Ct. Apt. 406, Pawtucket

Asking price: $239,5000
HOA fee: $297 per month
The condo: One bed, one bath over 1,115 square feet; lots of exposed brick and reclaimed wood flooring.
The location: The renovated Riverfront Lofts in Pawtucket is home to live/work artists. This condo in particular overlooks the river.
 More information: Visit newenglandhousefinder.com.

 

77 Ivy St. #ST 4, Providence

Asking price: $299,000
HOA fee: $215 per month
The condo: Two beds, two baths over 1,280 square feet; a stand-alone cottage that’s bright and fully modernized.
The location: It’s tucked on a dead end street on the East Side of Providence, not far from Hope Street shops and restaurants.
 More information: Visit pvdhomes.com.

 

50 Old Beach Rd. Apt. 6, Newport

Asking price: $312,000
HOA fee: $509 per month
The condo: One bed, two baths over 836 square feet; the condo encompasses the penthouse unit in the tower of the historic Belair mansion. The mansion was built for the Norman family, who donated the land to create the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown.
The location: The centrally located condo is within walking distance of most major Newport attractions, from shopping on Thames Street to Cliff Walk.
 More information: Visit gustavewhite.com.

 

186 University Ave., Providence

Asking price: $599,000
HOA fee: NA
The condo: Four beds, three baths over 2,557 square feet; the three-level townhouse, with stucco exterior, has many updates throughout.
The location: The condo is sited in Wayland Square, a neighborhood in Providence with shops, restaurants and other attractions.
 More information: Visit residentialproperties.com.

 

34 Catherine St. #Cottage, Newport

Asking price: $699,000
HOA fee: $459 per month
The condo: Two beds, two baths over 1,404 square feet; the self-contained unit was rebuilt in 2002. If needed, a large dry storage area is available in the main condo building across the lot.
The location: Similarly centrally located as Belair, the Catherine Street cottage is a short walk from many downtown Newport attractions.
 More information: Visit liladelman.com.

 

78 Coggeshall Ave. #2, Newport

Asking price: 2,500,000
HOA fee: $867 per month
The condo: Five beds, four baths over 3,521 square feet; the crown jewel of condominiums, the John Jacob Astor carriage house offers private entrances and a private English garden out back. The perks are endless here — as they should be for a multi-million dollar condo: radiant floors, a paneled elevator, and a massive vaulted library are just a few notable highlights.
The location: The condo sits at the corner of tony Ruggles and Coggeshall avenues amidst some of the prettiest mansions in Newport.
 More information: Visit gustavewhite.com.

 

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