Ideally located in the historic College Hill neighborhood, this stunning new Greek Revival style home was custom designed by the local renown Bay and Bay Architects for their own personal residence in 2008, offering a rare opportunity to purchase newer construction on the East Side of Providence, complete with an integral two-car garage and a garden level apartment.
Stepping off the brick sidewalk and up the bluestone stairs, past the charming fieldstone walls and splendid landscaping design including flowering cherry trees, the home’s main entrance welcomes you into a bright and airy entry hall. The impressive sunny living room has a gas fireplace and is completely open to the family room. Both rooms offer soaring ceilings, simple yet elegant details, walls of custom built-in bookcases, and plenty of opportunity for displaying your artwork. This open entertaining space is flooded with abundant natural light from the tall windows all around.
The magnificent chef’s kitchen showcases quality custom cabinetry built by Jutras Woodworking, gorgeous statuario marble countertops, and a classic marble subway tile backsplash, while also providing high-end stainless-steel appliances and a huge center island. The spacious adjoining dining area features a wonderful coffered ceiling plus built-in china cabinets with a window seat between them, while also offering French door access to the fenced backyard and bluestone patio.
Just off the entry hall is a lovely powder room, as well as a wall of sliding doors providing hidden storage and convenient built-in desk space.
Heading up the beautifully crafted staircase, the second floor features a spacious and bright master suite with a large walk-in closet, and a luxury ensuite bath with a soaking tub and a separate glass enclosed shower. Completing the second level are a pair of generous sized bedrooms connected by an adjoining full bath and closet area.
Continuing up the stairs, the third floor offers a second family room or media room – the perfect space for enjoying some quality leisure time. Step out to the delightful south facing mahogany deck where you can sit and relax while taking in the surrounding panorama. This upper level also includes a quiet home office, another full bath, and a fourth bedroom with expansive cityscape views from the many windows.
This home offers every amenity, including 3 zones of high efficiency hydro air heating and central air-conditioning. The property also has a legal one bedroom rental apartment providing a potential source of income, or an excellent private space for an au pair or guests.
16 Barnes Street is just steps from several nearby city parks, as well as a host of educational facilities, including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Take in a movie at the historic Avon Cinema, or visit the many heralded shops and restaurants along both Thayer and South Main Streets. The home is also just a mile from all the attractions of Downtown Providence, including theatres, live music venues, renowned restaurants, and Waterplace Park – home to the award-winning WaterFire.
Commuters will appreciate being within walking distance to the train station, providing convenient service to both Boston and New York, while easy access to the interstate simplifies travel throughout Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.