House Lust: An Eco Oasis in Saunderstown is on the Market

On this woodsy property, the choice is yours: a sun-dappled dip in the heated oversized pool, or the ten-person hot tub?

As a realtor, Ann McCrory sees a lot of cookie-cutter properties.

“This not one of them,” says McCrory, of Randall Realtors Compass. “It’s such a cool house.”

Her listing, in the woods of Saunderstown, was strategically designed for efficiency. Deciduous trees keep the house and outdoor seating area cool in the summer. When branches go bare in fall, the sun warms the living spaces via walls of windows and skylights. The 1978 home, which operates on electric heat, also has a wood stove and fireplace.

“They were way ahead of their time. The contemporary feel is different, and people are going back to that,” says McCrory of the design, with wood, slate and brick elements.

The house, accessible via a mile-long shared private road, sits on four acres surrounded by fifty-four more acres of common land. Outbuildings include a two-car garage with an in-law loft, which serves as the current homeowner’s office, and a two-stall horse barn. A heated oversized pool, with an inset ten-person hot tub, is nestled into a nook beneath the trees.

“It really is for the person who is looking to be private, where you come home and all you see is woods and land around you,” she says. “It’s just very beautiful.”

Here’s your House Lust:

For more information on 1151 Vineyard Road in Saunderstown, contact Randall Realtors Compass’s Ann McCrory at 401-413-6075 or visit



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