The owners engaged architect Gregory Snider to create one of the finest homes in Rhode Island. The design started from the inside out. This Shingle/Arts & Crafts style home – with red shingles and Pennsylvania blue fieldstone base – perfectly blends with the surroundings. Some of the key elements are its natural materials, wood and stone; built in furniture and cabinets, allowing furnishings to be a part of the architecture; grand fireplaces as symbols of family; porches with thick round columns; low pitched roofs with wide eaves; exposed beams and an open floor plan.
The columned entrance has curved fieldstone steps leading to the front porch and main entrance. Inside, there is extraordinary craftsmanship throughout down to the smallest detail including Brazilian cherry floors, mahogany coffered ceilings, custom designed mantels and extensive built-in cabinetry and bookcases. The oversized windows and French doors emphasize the outdoors with views of the adjacent woodlands and exquisite landscaping.
Just inside the front door is a mahogany office with custom built ins and a fireplace on your left, perfect for a library or first floor bedroom with full bath. A sitting room on the right with gas fireplace provides a lovely setting for a small gathering. The center hallway opens on the left to a grand dining room, with another gas fireplace, elegant mantel, and chandelier. Across from the dining room is a large family room with stunning floor to ceiling fieldstone wood burning fireplace. Glass doors lead out to a beautiful deck from the room. You then come to the chef’s dream kitchen. Its appliances include a 6-burner duel fuel stove, 3 ovens, a sub-zero Wine refrigerator, a 36” sub-zero refrigerator, 2 Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers for the dishes, an extra Bosch dishwasher for your glasses, a warming drawer, and 2 sinks. Close by is a first floor laundry room convenient for washing linens. There is also a built in desk area for the home organization office, and a near by mud room and bath with electric radiant heat.
The second level has beautiful oak floors inlaid with cherry. The elegant master bedroom has walk in closets and marble bath with radiant heat and separate whirlpool tub. Outside the bedroom is a balcony overlooking the woods. A divine spot for a cup of morning coffee.
There are two more spacious bedrooms and a possible 4th bedroom off the laundry room. There is a special walkway from the second floor over to the amazing media room with built in projector, retractable viewing screen and premium audio system. Rough plumbing is there for a possible added bath. There also is a fully finished basement/playroom with views of the waterfall and koi pond. Then, there is the adjacent gym, woodshop and storage rooms.
Outside the side entrance of this home is a heated stone walkway with overhead archway leading to a heated 3 car garage.
All the landscaping and hardscape was designed by Albert Verri including carefully maintained koi pond with 2 waterfalls and 20 Koi, many gorgeous trees and perennial shrubs, finest masonry of blue stone, riverstone walkways, stacked fieldstone walls, and cobblestone driveway perimeters. The property glimmers at night with custom designed lighting along the walkways, on the ipe decks, in the trees, and on the magnificent flagpole.
This home has every possible comfort and amenity, natural beauty inside and out creating ultimate elegance and splendor in the woods.