On the Market: A Block Island Estate with the Perfect Pool Party Setup
Leave your troubles behind on this sprawling property with a guest cottage, saltwater pool, and pool house with a kitchen area, outdoor shower, and lounge.
1776 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI
Size: 7,833 square feet
Bathrooms: 5 full, 4 partial
Remember the Block Island Ferry jingle? Of course, you do. The catchy earworm tempted New Englanders to “sail away on the Block Island Ferry” and “leave your troubles behind.” If you’re in the market for such a thing, have we got a spot for you. Dubbed “the Bermuda of the North,” true New Englanders know Block Island can go up against any other island as a great spot for a vacation home, especially given its bike paths, seafood, and beaches. And you won’t have to go far to enjoy the best of Block Island’s offerings in this home.
Set back off Corn Neck Road, this Block Island gem is really more estate than simple beach house, with a main home, barn, pool house, and two-bedroom guest cottage with a brick patio and balcony (because you know all your friends and family will want to visit). And the design leaves behind the idea of a musty old vacation home: the main house and barn are built with Hemlock post, and feature beams with clean lines and open floor plans that create a contemporary space. Outside, enjoy the best of indoor-outdoor living with a space built for days by the pool or nights under the stars. Just beyond the stone wall lining the pool is an open space lot that leads you through Clay Head nature trail to the island’s East Side beaches. And the winding Corn Neck Road lends itself to biking.
But you really don’t even have to leave the house if you want to take advantage of the gorgeous views and weather here, which is why you’ve got a patio for poolside dining and a fire pit. Not to mention, the pool house comes with a kitchen, grill station, full bathroom, and outdoor shower. The pool house also boasts a “brick room” with a gas fireplace, so even as summer winds to an end and temperatures dip, you have a space to enjoy the best of indoor-outdoor living and where you can—like the song promised—just leave your troubles behind.
For more information, contact Rosemary Tobin, Lila Delman Compass, liladelman.com.
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