Fixer-Upper Friday: The Waterfront Colonial from 1954
Location: 20 Stone Tower Lane, Barrington, Rhode Island—a waterfront property on Rumstick Point, with access to the Warren River and Narragansett Bay.
Stats: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,260 square feet on 2.4 acres
Listing Price: $1,500,000
Listing Agent: Robin Knisley, Mott & Chase Sotheby’s International Realty, mottandchace.com.
On Barrington, Rhode Island’s Rumstick Point, where waterfront properties of this size regularly sell for upwards of $2.5 million dollars (the home down the street, for example, is listed for just under $3 million), a fixer-upper is a sound investment. Here, agents report a solid build from 1954 that needs updating. The kitchen may have carpet, but we’re loving the timeless layout, slate-floored sunroom, and fireplaces—there are three, including one in the master bedroom. In addition, the property has a partial basement, two-car garage, and access to the water.