On the Market: A Self-Contained Sanctuary by the Ocean in Rhode Island
Cool and contemporary, this sun-soaked single-family boasts an artist's studio, mahogany balconies, and a heated saltwater pool perfect for stargazing at night.
202 Indian Ave., Middletown, Rhode Island
Size: 5,844 square feet
Welcome to the Goldilocks of all homes. Can’t decide between ocean views or a grassy yard? No need. Situated at the crest of Indian Avenue, this contemporary refuge avoids the risk of living right next to the shoreline while still affording sparkling blue vistas and an easy stroll to Third Beach. The acre of grounds is packed with gems of its own, including a heated saltwater pool, lush herb gardens, an outdoor shower and fireplace, and a sedum-roofed cabana with a half bath. And, if a storm happens to roll in, vibrant exterior panels slide across the walls of windows and a powerful generator can kick into gear.
Are you also stuck between wanting an open floor plan and a sense of separation? The home’s cruciform floor plan strikes a perfect balance by creating distinct wings that flow together seamlessly. On the first floor, the kitchen acts as the fulcrum, branching off into a guest suite, a sunken living room with concrete flooring, a chic fireplaced dining room, and a sitting area flooded with sunlight thanks to glass sliders that open out to the backyard oasis.
The second story doesn’t skimp on outdoor access, either. Each bedroom walks out onto a spacious mahogany balcony that wraps around half the house. In the crisp master suite, collar ties add some interest to the 17-foot vaulted ceilings; the two skylit children’s bedrooms make use of all that vertical space by adding ladders that lead up to lofts, where you can hang out or have friends stay over. Also on this level, cordoned off by a sliding barn door, is an expansive artist’s studio or home office that’s bright enough to illuminate whatever project you’re working on and secluded enough to work in peace.
In post-lockdown times, living a 10-minute drive from Newport has its own set of perks. But for now, residing far enough away from the city lights to marvel at a star-studded sky from your bedroom balcony is one of the sweetest advantages of this self-contained sanctuary.
For information, contact David Abbott, Residential Properties, Ltd., 202IndianAvenue.com.
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