July 21, 2017

Preservation Personals: Rhode Island Colonial Seeks Attentive Caretaker

  • By: Jared Foretek

Having been built all the way back in 1780, you’d think I’ve seen better days. But with the shape I’m in after the various updates I’ve gotten (all mindful of my historic character, of course), year 237 feels pretty good.

Located in lovely Hopkinton, Rhode Island, I offer all the peaceful beauty needed to transport you back to the 18th century. And with a fire pit, covered arbor, and two outdoor seating areas, you’ll have every opportunity to enjoy my lush, verdant landscaping. Plus, if that’s not enough natural beauty for you, I’m just 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

I’ve got a whopping 17,000 square feet, so there’s plenty of my colonial charm to enjoy inside as well. My exposed wood beams, wide plank floors, and five field-stone fireplaces will immerse you in a bygone aesthetic and keep you warm and cozy when the winter keeps you indoors.

On the upper level, I’ve got four spacious bedrooms, the biggest of which is my master and features an amazing walk-up-attic-turned-closet. My comfortable living room is downstairs, along with my updated (but plenty quaint) kitchen. Its gas range and reclaimed brick flooring give you everything you need with that unique, timeless character. Back outside the main house, the half-acre property also has a roomy barn. Let your imagination run wild and make of it what you wish, the possibilities are endless.

Hopkinton is charming and historic, but if you ever get in the mood for more activity, I’m also 37 miles from the capital of Providence—not that you’ll want to leave this enchanting property much.

Learn more about me here.

Rhode Island Colonial Exterior

photo by: Heather Morrone

Hopkinton, Rhode Island 02804.

Rhode Island Colonial kitchen

photo by: Heather Morrone

My kitchen's been updated, but it still has my rustic colonial charm.

Rhode Island Colonial Barn

photo by: Heather Morrone

There are endless possibilities for what you could do with the barn.

Jared Foretek is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys historic train stations, old bars, and interesting public spaces.


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