c. 1925 Italian Renaissance – Woonsocket, RI – $349,000

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Added to OHD on 6/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/30/18   -   24 Comments
268 Woodland Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Welcome to The Alma Harris House a.1925, one of the most prestigious homes in Woonsocket''s North End. Permeated with Local History, this 4,000 sq ft Spanish Eclectic style home boasts incredible time period craftsmanship and a barrel tile terracotta roof. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths, this home has plenty of space to work with. The symmetrical facade features stucco walls, original wood windows defined by round arched swag reliefs, and fanlight transoms. Every detail has its place in this once in a generation opportunity. Easy access to downtown Woonsocket as well as highways to get you into Providence and surrounding areas. The home will need a full cosmetic overhaul and will be sold as is. Schedule your tour today for the North End''s true wonder.
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Nelson Taylor, Mott & Chace Sotheby's
(401) 314-3000
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24 Comments on c. 1925 Italian Renaissance – Woonsocket, RI – $349,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Italian Renaissance because…and this is just a short list of the details.

    -low pitch, hipped roof, tiled
    -stucco siding
    -open eaves with decorative brackets
    -upper story windows smaller and less elaborate than first floor windows
    -first floor windows feature blind arch, full length
    -entry accentuated classical columned porch

    I’m dying to see the rest of the home!

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 728 comments

      These Italian Renaissance Revival houses with tiled hipped roofs are frequently confused with Spanish-influenced styles. The major difference is the use of classical elements like the urn and swag details and classical entrance porch.

  2. julie A. says: 137 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    where are the bedrooms and bathrooms!! I need more pictures…it looks in pretty good shape considering the “sold as is”. Very large rooms and a lot to work with. I like it!

  3. kmmoore says: 277 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    This one is so pretty it hurts. I want more! Now! Oh she’s a beauty. Would like to see her in her heyday. Would like to have a drink by that pool.

  4. jullesjulles says: 531 comments

    I love Woonsocket’s old homes. They are National Treasures and this one is no different. They had me at the staircase railing.

    • Laurie W. says: 1499 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1988 Fake Greek Revival!

      Me too, Julles. I’d love to see a better picture of the stairway. And more of the rest of the house. It’s a winner! Space, grace, good light.

  5. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1735 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    What a lovely staircase – so very pretty! Agree, would like more pics of this one…

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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      1947 Ranch

      I agree completely. This might be one of the loveliest staircases I’ve ever seen of this type. My word…

  6. JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A lovely and spacious home, and the neighborhood has a nice mix of styles! The wrought iron stair detail is very pretty.
    Built for Alma Marguerite and Frederick E. Harris when he retired as proprietor of Woonsocket’s largest dry goods store. Alma was the French-speaking daughter of a Québécois clerk. The couple didn’t enjoy their house for long; both passed within 10 years.

  7. Bethany otto says: 2398 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    “The home will need a full cosmetic overhaul ” Oh geez I sure hope nobody who thinks that buys it!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The pink butterfly paper goes great with that light, delicate stair.

      • David F says: 28 comments

        Judging from the wear and fading, I wonder if it is original wallpaper. Hope it stays!

    • Katie says: 22 comments

      I’m hoping they just mean it all needs to be repainted.

  8. KittysocksKYKittysocksKY says: 71 comments
    Murray, KY

    More, more, more!

  9. Joe says: 538 comments

    For those who like satellite views, I found it on google maps. I found it and zoomed in to a satellite view and centered the house, I cut and paste the description in the address box on my computer. If i am correct this link will get you the satellite view with the house and land approximately centered. If not then this post will be garbage.
    The house is in the middle. The, what I think is called Spanish tile, roof on the house and garage are distinctive as is the swimming pool.
    -If the type of roof is called something else because this is an Italian Renaissance house, please explain what it is called, but don’t do it in a disparaging way because you will have gone so far over my head that if you drop a comment it might fall on me and from the satellites height, it could seriously hurt me. Hep me, m’tongue is stuck really far into m’cheek.
    -You will also be able to see a portion of the houses and properties on either side and across the street in this view. Here is the link….

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 758 comments

      Thanks Joe, that was great. There are some really lovely houses on that street!

  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    LOVE the Chinois parlor set! Gorge!

  11. Sandy B says: 332 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Don’t know anything about Woonsocket, but the neighborhood of this house looks appropriate. I adore the delicate wallpaper with the also delicate balustrade….lovely!!

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 758 comments

      Ditto! So lovely. I think this house’s corner of Woonsocket should be renamed Swoonsocket!

  12. ptowncook says: 71 comments

    What an amazing place and indeed we need more photos. Looks in good shape from what they show. And the price seems reasonable.

  13. Jane Maxwell says: 34 comments

    I just want to live in a town named Woonsocket.

  14. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 758 comments

    They had me at the urn medallion over the door, and I went into a dead faint over the wallpaper and wrought-iron stair railing. I guess it’s a good thing there weren’t more pictures, because I would still be in a swoon. This is just spectacular.

  15. Jo Ann Graham says: 51 comments

    This house is lovely and based on what we are shown I really don’t think it needs a complete cosmetic overhaul as the realtor claims. Perhaps those selling the home should have more appreciation for its beauty. Yes, the carpet is worn out and mauve drapes aren’t my thing but the house would be wonderful with a coat of paint and some carpets. Aside from the pool it appears to be taken care of in a reasonable manner and the furniture is spectacular. Wonder if furniture goes with the house? It could be worth quite a bit.

  16. MichaelMichael says: 1173 comments

    They show just enough to get you interested and then…..bam!…..leave out the rest. Why can’t we go upstairs?


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