House Lust: Showdown
Homes in Providence and Exeter present comfortable living options in very different settings.
Whether you’re city dwellers looking for a remarkable home in the heart of one of the finest neighborhoods in Providence, or country folk searching for lots of land, room for livestock, a spacious outdoor pool and plenty of space for the whole family, Rhode Island’s got you covered with a home that will check off the boxes on any wish list.
House 1 House 2
6,935 square feet……….Size………2,520 square feet
4, 2 (half)……Bathrooms……….….2.5
This 1894 brick Victorian estate home is nestled in the highly-coveted Blackstone neighborhood of Providence. Park in the circular driveway and step into deluxe wood paneled living and dining rooms with an airy entry leading to an impressive staircase. An expansive kitchen, office, full wet bar and enclosed porch round out the first floor of the home. Once upstairs, you’ll find five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, shower, soaking tub and heated floors. With arched and stained-glass windows on the interior and an exterior boasting three attractive brick chimneys and a gabled roof, this home brings lavish living to the capital city. 219 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, sothebysrealty.com.
Head south to view a country home in Exeter set on expansive lawns with quite a bit more acreage than its Providence counterpart. The distinctive house features a large stone fireplace, front porch, back deck and three car garage. Solar panels grace the rooftops. In addition to the home itself, the land includes a built-in pool and several out buildings including a pool house, gazebo and room for horses. The property is bordered on three sides by hundreds of acres of state-owned land, lending to privacy and the potential for outdoor adventure. This home is the perfect country abode for those looking to embrace the rural that Rhody has to offer. 224 Kenney Hill Rd., Exeter, kw.com.