Located in the desirable East Side neighborhood of Blackstone Boulevard, this stunning mid-century executive ranch was thoughtfully designed in 1952 by Samuel Lerner, famed professor of engineering at Brown University, and is ideally set on a magnificent half acre corner lot with private park-like grounds.
The home was completely renovated both inside and out by the current owner in 1996 -1997 with an incredible attention to quality custom details and a level of finish that is seldom found. Enjoy sophisticated elegant living on one expansive level that includes a heated 2-car garage.
Following the bluestone walk up to the main entrance, the gorgeous mahogany double doors welcome you into the impressive foyer accented with thick crown molding and Peruvian walnut-inlaid quarter sawn oak flooring that can also be found throughout the main living spaces.
To the left of the entrance foyer is a quiet mahogany-paneled study with a pressed tin ceiling, where you can sit and relax by the beautiful stone fireplace while enjoying a drink from the custom built-in entertainment center with full wet bar.
To the right, the foyer steps down into an inviting living room featuring a coffered ceiling and a handsome gas fireplace with a custom mahogany mantel. The connected formal dining room offers the perfect space for dinner events, complete with a tray ceiling and plaster medallion, elegant Austrian crystal chandelier and matching wall sconces, custom detailed wainscoting, and a large bow window.
Designed with granite countertops and a tumbled marble backsplash, the large eat-in chef’s kitchen includes solid maple cabinetry, high-end appliances, and a center island with bar seating, as well as a lovely breakfast area which is flooded with natural light for most of the day.
Entertainers will love hosting company in the bright sunroom, where you can invite guests out to the splendid bluestone terrace with a natural gas firepit overlooking the award-winning landscaped grounds. Enjoy the tucked away brick patio next to the delightful koi pond with the peaceful sounds of a waterfall.
Back inside, a private hall off the entry foyer leads to a spacious master suite offering a private sitting area with a gas fireplace, as well as its own entrance to the sunroom. The separate dressing room leads to a spacious marble tiled luxury bathroom showcasing a Bain ultra-tub and a large stall shower with 6 body sprays and an overhead rain shower.
Further down the hall are two additional bedrooms, another full bath, and a laundry area, while the opposite wing of the home provides a guest suite with its own full bath. A large powder room and a separate coat room complete the 1st floor. Downstairs, the finished lower level provides an ideal recreation room and lounge, equipped with surround sound and another gas fireplace.
This very special property is just a short walk from the farmers market and playground at Lippitt Memorial Park. Enjoy the eclectic shops and restaurants of nearby Hope Village. Plus the business and entertainment opportunities of Downtown Providence are just three miles away, while convenient access to the interstate and train station allows for easy travel throughout Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.