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Jamestown. Inwood is a cedar-shingled, five-bedroom home overlooking Mackerel Cove. The open-plan house includes a living room with French doors to a large mahogany deck and a screened porch; a library with a patio; a chef's kitchen with a butler's pantry; and a main bedroom with a spa bathroom and a balcony.

The 2.8-acre landscaped lot features an arbor path to the water's edge and is half a mile from the beach and area parks. $4,995,000. Nicole Carstensen, Mott & Chace​/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 633-5968.

Portsmouth. This three-bedroom home on the Sakonnet River offers views extending to Little Compton and the Atlantic. The 1964 Cape Cod–style house has vaulted ceilings, oversize windows, geothermal heating throughout, a gourmet kitchen, a dining room with fireplace, and a large music room.

The 3-acre wooded property features lawns, gardens, mature flowering shrubs, a walled flagstone terrace, and a wooden staircase leading down to the river. $3,900,000. Ann Conner and Tina Wiley, Gustave White/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 924-1510.

Providence. Built in 1930, this four-bedroom neo-Victorian was upgraded in 2019 but retains historic details. The house features a grand foyer; parquet and marble floors; multiple fireplaces, one with an ornate wood mantel; a chef's kitchen; a master suite with a rooftop terrace, dual dressing rooms, and a marble bath; and an office with walls of bookshelves and a hidden door.

Outdoor spaces include a mahogany terrace with a pergola. $1,547,700. Jacob Rochefort, Residential Properties Ltd./Luxury Portfolio International, (401) 688-3000.

South Kingstown. Liberty Call stands on a 0.75-acre oceanfront lot with panoramic views of Block Island Sound and Green Hill Pond. The three-bedroom house is available fully furnished and has an open floor plan, a living room with built-ins and fireplace, a main bedroom with private balcony, and a third-floor sleeping area and rooftop deck.

The beach is steps away, and the lot includes an outdoor shower and a storage area for gear. $1,899,990. Lisa Chaloux, Coldwell Banker Realty, (860) 997-7767.

Westerly. This four-bedroom home in the Watch Hill neighborhood was built in 1970. The house features French doors, detailed wood floors, a vaulted great room, an oversize dining room with crown molding, an upstairs master suite with two bathrooms and a sleeping porch, and a recently added first-floor suite with a sitting room and wet bar.

The 1.1-acre lot is landscaped with trees, lawns, gardens, brick walkways, specimen plantings, and a swimming pool. $2,195,000. Donna Simmons, Mott & Chace/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 439-0268.

Woonsocket. The 1919 Walter Gaskill House stands in the North End, known for historic architecture. The three-bedroom home has period built-ins, glass hardware, and crown molding throughout; an updated kitchen with the original glass cabinets; a solarium; a dining room; and a master suite with French doors to a private terrace.

The quarter-acre lot features perennial gardens, lawns, and a detached two-car garage with loft, and is walking distance to area parks. $419,000. Jessica Giorgi, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, (401) 231-9497.

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