House Lust: The Most Expensive Properties in Blackstone Valley

From an historic family compound to an eighty-five-acre equine paradise, we've compiled the poshest real estate in northern Rhode Island.

Our January cover story is “East Bay vs. West Bay” and, while a thoroughly entertaining read with micro competitions and essays by prominent writers with strong opinions — pick up your copy on newsstands now — I couldn’t help but think: poor old Blackstone Valley.

I grew up in the BV and, while I’ve since settled in Providence, northern Rhode Island has some sort of magnetic pull on me. And now, through House Lust, I often lurk through real estate in my hometown of Lincoln, secretly wishing a magnificent old house — something dressed in stone or clapboard, original moldings, pine floors, a bit of land — would come on the market. (Don’t tell my husband.)

In the January cover story, I was tasked with determining which side of the bay has posher real estate. And I got to thinking: Which town in Blackstone Valley gets that claim to fame? Lincoln and Scituate are the toniest, sure. But wouldn’t you know: Chepachet and Smithfield also boast multimillion-dollar homes.

Luxury is alive and well in northern Rhode Island. Here’s your House Lust:


26 Hi View Dr., Hope

The Details: This four-bed, five-bath, 4,687 square-foot mansion is on the market for $895,000. The property overlooks the Scituate Reservoir and was custom-built in 1974 to resemble a home on Lake Como in Italy. For more information, contact the Platinum Group at 401-354-1866.

700 Great Rd., Lincoln

The Details: The historic Butterfly House (read the full story here) has five bedrooms and five baths over 5,730 square feet. It’s on the market for $1,195,900 and features a main house with two au pair suites, a heated barn and a freshwater river. For more information, contact Lila Delman Real Estate’s Jacob Rochefort at 401-688-3000.


61 Reservoir Rd., Lincoln

The Details: On the market for $2,090,000, this eighty-five-acre property includes a four-bed, seven-bath, 7,912 square-foot main house, an in-ground pool with cabana and a twenty-four-stall horse barn that’s leased to the Prospect Hill Riding Academy. For more information, contact Residential Properties’ Denise D’Amico at 401-497-9413.


459 Log Rd., Smithfield

The Details: On the market for $1,170,000, Sweetland Farm boasts twenty (some sub-dividable) acres, plus a four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath, 3,776 square-foot farmhouse. The custom-built barn also has four stalls and can be expanded. For more information, contact Mott and Chace Sotheby’s Stephen Antoni at 401-741-9777.

6 Mckenzie Dr., Chepachet

The Details: This six-bed, eight bath, 9,108-square-foot mansion sits on six gated acres and is on the market for $1,560,000. Wine and car aficionados will appreciate the wine cellar and seven-vehicle garage with two lifts. For more information, contact Mott and Chace Sotheby’s Mattie Haas at 401-524-0678.