Perched on the edge of the Long Pond-Ell Pond Wildlife Refuge and Nature Preserve, this unique home has been designed to capture both expansive and intimate views of an exceptionally serene and pastoral setting. Enjoy unparalleled privacy with over 450′ of direct waterfront and more than 7.5 acres nestled among 430 acres of conservation land protected by The Nature Conservancy and The Audubon Society.
Step inside to a slate-floored mud room and sitting room with a custom built-in window seat and bookshelf. A wall of windows overlooks dramatic ledge outcroppings and carefully-designed rock gardens that merge with the natural landscape. The great room, with hardwood floors and four new solar-powered skylights is filled with abundant light. It invites you and your guests to gather around the stone fireplace that soars to the full height of the cathedral ceiling. A second wall of windows in the dining area overlooks the ever-changing seasonal views of Long Pond and the surrounding woods. Hardwood flooring continues into the open kitchen which boasts granite counters, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Just off the great room is a lovely full bath and abundant storage areas. A first floor studio, connected by a covered walkway, with built-in daybeds and more lovely views, accommodates several guests and provides a separate space for quiet endeavors.
Step outside and enjoy unobstructed views on the multi-level decks overlooking the serene waterscape and phenomenal sunsets that stretch across the pond. From the private dock you’ll enjoy swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking, boating, canoeing, fishing, and a floating slide dock.
Hardwood flooring continues on the second level where you’ll find three bedrooms, each with a fabulous pond view. A full bath and a second sitting room with built-in window seats fill out the second floor.
The Long Pond-Ell Pond preserve is a Rhode Island treasure and the state’s only National Natural Landmark. Access to the pond is extremely limited, so it is yours to enjoy, in seclusion, with your family and guests. Hiking trails surround the pond and connect with a trail system that extends into Connecticut. Forty-five minutes from both Narragansett and Providence, this idyllic home provides a unique opportunity to enjoy both the serenity of undisturbed nature and easy access to both the seaside and the city.