Fixer-Upper Friday: A Castle-Like Construction in Providence
This sprawling six-bedroom will be fit for a king—eventually.
145 Lexington Avenue, Providence
Size: 2,837 square feet
For a fraction of the price of a condo in Boston, you could live in a castle in Providence. There’s just one catch—the place needs a heavy duty facelift.
Living like royalty comes at a discount in the Ocean State, where this house is listed for $225,000. Of course, the place isn’t actually a castle—it’s more of a Colonial-inspired home with a protruding stone turret. Still, the building dates back to 1909, and comes with an impressive collection of period details that are worth preserving.
To appreciate said period details, you’ll have to look past the debris scattered throughout the house. It’s clear the home’s nine rooms are in rough shape cosmetically. But rusting fixtures, peeling paint, and a few broken toilets and sinks conceal gems like intricate tile floors, inlaid wood floors, brick fireplaces, and crown molding.
It’s also worth nothing those antique features are spread across a whopping 2,837 square feet. The house makes space for six bedrooms, three full baths, a fireplaced living room, an oval-shaped dining room, and more. Indeed, the sprawling residence will be fit for a king—eventually.
For information, contact Kristin Coletti, Bruce Allen REALTORS, bruceallenrealtors.com.