On the Market: A Huge and Lively Greek Revival in Providence
Bask in the old-meets-new glamor of this home, from the black marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers to the cheery wallpaper and glorious chef's kitchen.
13 Charlesfield St., Providence, RI
Size: 5,468 square feet
From the fluted columns that announce the front portico to the stately three-story height and the Brown University grounds in the background, this Greek Revival is certainly imperial from street level. (The grassy lawn and five parking spots are added bonuses.) And all that curb appeal translates inside in some unexpected ways: An eclectic color scheme reinvigorates the antique residence.
The levity starts from the second you walk through the door, where a feather print Matthew Williamson wallpaper wraps around the foyer, and the silvery pattern floats upstairs. The downstairs bathroom employs a cheery wall covering, too, depicting a kaleidoscope of butterflies soaring around the room, fashioned by French designer Christian Lacroix.
Take a peek at the double-wide living room, which shows off two black marble fireplaces and a pair of gleaming chandeliers, each drooping down from an intricate ceiling medallion. Wide plank pine floors and butter yellow walls counterbalance the rococo features, calling for the personal flair of the next owners—a velvet chaise and plenty of artwork, perhaps? Use the room as one massive lounge, or divvy it up into a library and classic family room. However you arrange the space, the wide bay window that joins the two sides will ensure that it’s flooded with natural light.
Original dark wood paneling dominates the formal dining room, which awaits a statement-making table. But in the next room, the chef’s kitchen is bright white and skylit. The culinary oasis boasts a six-burner range, double oven, two dishwashers, Sub-Zero fridge, and even a spacious butler’s pantry for any overflow that doesn’t fit in the ample cabinetry or island storage. From the eat-in section of the kitchen, a set of French doors provides access to a fenced-in brick terrace so you can still savor patio season from your own yard.
For information, contact Kevin Fox, Residential Properties, Ltd., kevinfox.residentialproperties.com.
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