House Lust: Showdown
Beachfront deals: Two homes square off on Block Island.
Trade in your car for a bicycle and splurge on some beachy home decor. We’re doing this one island style. Summer’s here which means it is time to bask in the sun and the salty ocean air. Where better to spend summer days like these than on Block Island, Rhode Island’s resident beach paradise? This week, we compare two similar summer cottages that are perfect for island living.
House 1 House 2
952 square feet……….Size……….572 square feet
This private gray-shingled cottage, built in 1940, is located down a long driveway and has water views. The first floor features a quaint, combined living room and kitchen space with the one bathroom just off the main area. The lofted second floor has a small master and second bedroom just across the hall. Wash off from a day at the beach day in the outdoor shower. Then spend your evening relaxing in the yard’s picnic area or on the small back deck. The gorgeous exposed wood ceilings and grey-painted floors on the ground level create a farmhouse-style which adds to the beachy charm and vibe at this mellow abode. 708 Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, homes.sullivanbi.com.
Further south on the island, you’ll find another similarly charming weathered-shingled cottage, also perfect for beach lovers and island dwelling. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is conveniently located between Old and New Harbors and features finishes like hardwood and ceramic floors, an exposed wooden beam ceiling, an outdoor shower and a washer and dryer. The small yard is low maintenance, leaving plenty of time for enjoying the beach, boating, shopping and everything else the island has to offer. 549 Center Rd., Block Island, homes.sullivanbi.com.