7 beautiful homes on the Rhode Island coast
Block Island. Designed by Christopher H.L. Owen, this 1975 three-bedroom house received an American Institute of Architects award. The modern design features curves, a cantilevered deck, walls of windows with ocean and island views, and a living room with double-height ceilings and open layout.
The 3.2-acre property includes lawns, mature trees, and a stone patio. $1,825,000. Rosemary Tobin, Lila Delman Real Estate/Christie's
International Real Estate, (401) 741-1825.
Middletown. This five-bedroom modern Colonial was built in 2018. Features include a living room with stone fireplace, coffered ceilings, and white-oak floors; an eat-in kitchen with quartz counters and butcher-block island; and an interior courtyard leading out to the lawn.
The 1-acre property has space for a pool and pool house, with available designs, and is three minutes' walk from Pebble Beach. $2,995,000. Alyce Wright, Lila Delman Real Estate/Christie's International Real Estate, (401) 662-7993.
Newport. Built in 1877 for Adm. Charles H. Baldwin, this five-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian is on the National Register of Historic Places. "Snug Harbor" retains its original oak-and-walnut main stairway, marble fireplaces, and carved woodwork, along with central air, heated bathroom floors, and SubZero kitchen appliances.
The 1.8-acre property features a gunite swimming pool, clay tennis court, and English gardens. $4,850,000. Kylie McCollough, Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 789-8899.
Jamestown. "Stone House" and "Flagstones" stand on 2.6 naturally landscaped acres above Mackerel Cove on Conanicut Island. Stone House, the 1926 French Provincial main building, has seven bedrooms; a living hall with vaulted, exposed-wood ceilings; a dining room with marble fireplace; and an updated kitchen.
Flagstones, the guesthouse, has two bedrooms and an open kitchen-living area. Both include waterfront stone patios and access to a private deepwater dock. $4,999,999. Dianne Grippi, Island Realty, (401) 741-3183.
South Kingstown. Part of the Pointe Beach Homes gated community, this 2019 two-bedroom waterfront house is near East Matunuck Beach and next to conservation land. The main living space is open, with cathedral ceilings, clerestory windows, and shiplap walls and ceilings; a wraparound deck faces the water.
The home is mid-construction, with room for a buyer's customized details. $1,295,000. Peter Almonte, Trusthill Real Estate Brokerage, (401) 391-1444.
Little Compton. This four-bedroom house on Brayton Point comes with 2.8 elevated waterfront acres. Custom built in 1996, the coastal-style, cedar-shingled house has a living and dining room with coffered ceilings and wide-plank wood floors; a kitchen that opens to a stone patio; and a third-floor tower, all with sunset water views.
Outside are a lawn surrounded by trees and adjacent conserved farmland. $2,695,000. Terry Boyle, LandVest, Inc., (617) 357-0432
Riverside Built. in 1920, this classic three-bedroom waterfront cottage is steps from a beach and Narragansett Bay. The kitchen and living room flow into each other and out to a west-facing deck with bay views.
The lower level is finished, with a family room, third bedroom, full bath, and laundry room. A fenced yard leads to the beach. $299,900. Tracey Orchard, Residential Properties Ltd., (401) 527-6799.