The Pearl of Rumstick Village.
This magnificent English Tudor, nestled behind a wall of mature trees and beautiful landscaping is more than a home: It is a place to live! Oh the parties, family gatherings and hide and seek games one could have here. An open floor plan, stunning renovations and spacious rooms make it perfect for entertaining large crowds. Children will be delighted to explore every nook and cranny of this house and its grounds.
As a former sea captain’s home, this gorgeous property is chock full of architectural treasures blended beautifully with every desirable modern day amenity and perhaps, a secret or two.
The entrance into the home through an acoustically favorable music room provides the first glimpse of the home’s greatest treasure – abundant light! Warm, natural light envelopes the area as floor to ceiling windows line the walls. In keeping in time with the melody of this room, sunbeams playfully dance off the exquisite plaster ceiling overhead where Greek figurines joyfully strum musical instruments.
French doors lead to the library; a true gem of the property. This unique room showcases the refined workmanship of local, renowned artists. A marble fireplace and intricate mantle is a focal point and tends to be an object of conversation. Hand carved cherub faces surround the outer hearth and blend beautifully with the rich mahogany walls and glass encased bookshelves. The dark woodwork is offset by the ornate plaster ceiling, exquisite lighting and ample windows, making this a bright, serene refuge.
A reception room, just steps away, offers the first glimpse of a hand carved, wooden railing accentuating a Sea Captain’s staircase which appears endless.
The formal living room boasts an elaborate fireplace and period styling reminiscent of a Newport mansion. The Italian renaissance accents work in harmony with the spectacular view from the rear French doors: four gargantuan weeping cherry trees planted by the Olmstead brothers and flowering landscaping flowing over green lawns as far as the eye can see. A step out on the expansive porch allows for even yet, a better view.
An adjoining family room offers comfort and a place to connect and relax.
Another fireplace (8 total) can be found in the inviting dining room which offers three handcrafted built-in china cabinets and room for a large table. Traffic easily flows into a chef’s kitchen which dominates the rear of the home.
This clever addition offers every desirable feature and appliance while showcasing yet another of the home’s treasures – storage. Cabinets, closets, and a large pantry allows for everything to have its place. A large granite island creates the perfect setting for baking lessons with the kids and cocktail parties for adults. Living space continues on a large, dine-out porch with a built in barbeque area and continuous space for gazing of the splendid views of the grounds. This extended space allows for families to unite, celebrate and indeed proves that the kitchen is the heart of any home.
The high ceilings (9 feet or greater) are a consistent detail of the entire first floor.
A finished basement with endless closets and hallways offers a sizable game room, exercise area as well as a gorgeous, state of the art wine cellar. A doorway leads to an underground tunnel harking back to the days of the original sea captain owner.
Ascending the grand staircase to the second floor brings a sense of peace and serenity. Five bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, offer character and again, light! A sixth spacious room, evoking images of map making and log writing from the days of the original owner, could handily serve as an efficient home office.
The master suite, set apart for privacy, blends the homes’ historic sense with creative, modern touches. A sunken tub with a spacious vanity area is every woman’s dream, as are the California closets.
The property also boasts a capacious carriage house. The one bedroom, one bath with high ceilings and vintage characteristics is an ideal rental unit. Attached are 4 horse stalls, 2 tack rooms and a mezzanine gallery that overlooks the entire stable area. Lastly, a three car garage is just steps away from the front door.
This gorgeous home awaits a new family to discover and appreciate all the charm and treasures of yesteryear blended with the modern necessities of today. It is located a short walk to the Barrington village shops and restaurants. Blue ribbon schools, the Rhode Island Country Club, the Barrington Yacht Club and sandy beaches are just minutes away. Providence, the Capital city is only 12 miles away; Boston a mere 60 miles.