House Lust: A Mid-Century Abode Nestled in a Nature Preserve

This home is the essence of the mid-century movement.

The untrained eye might find it odd, this modern white stucco structure nestled betwixt the trees of the John H. Chafee Nature Preserve. But it’s exactly what the pioneers of the mid-century modern movement would’ve wanted: lots of natural light, open floor plan, simple design elements. It lets the outside in and, wow, the outside can stay a while.

The single-family home in South Kingstown, which was built in the late ’70s, has acres of nature preserve to its left, a neighbor to the right (and more nature preserve to their right) and Pettaquamscutt Cove at its front. The view, thanks to strict preservation rules, will never change.

And if you, like me, are fatigued by all-white-everything interior design, fear not: The primary colors here, thanks to its massive windows, are blue and green.

Here’s your House Lust:

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