1888 – West Kingston, RI

Added to OHD on 1/7/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/11/20   -   29 Comments
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120 Barbers Pond Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892

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  • $375,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 1904 Sq Ft
  • 0.46 Ac.
This beautiful waterfront cape cod style home was built in the 1800's with all the character still intact today. The home's rustic charm holds future potential for a family, as it currently features four bedrooms and two full bathrooms along with one half bath. Each of the bedrooms boasts wide windows for sunlight to come in. The front of the house displays a one of a kind enclosed porch that is lined with windows, allowing for the room to feel like a true indoor/outdoor space. Windows extend along the back of the porch on one side of the house that give a view of Barber's Pond. With a bit of elbow grease, this truly unique home could become your creative outlet turned sanctuary.
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Rhonda Mesenbourg, Keller Williams N. Kingstown
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29 Comments on 1888 – West Kingston, RI

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  1. natira121natira121 says: 729 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Wow, a porch with a house attached! *grin*

    I was not expecting the wonderfully rustic interior. It’d be a blast to restore and decorate this place. I do find it a bit odd that the glorious porch doesn’t face the river. But you could certainly design a killer space out back for that.

    • LauraG says: 36 comments

      That was my first thought, also, that the fabulous porch is on the wrong side of the house. But I guess that end part where the table is you could see the river from there. Beautiful space, and would be so light, I would love to sit there and quilt on that lovely porch.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7115 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Heheheh. For sure Natria. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seems to me they got the location wrong as it would be far more interesting if located either up or down facing the lake; (but that could be post-modern me re-thinking back then them wanting to draw people in and engage with their neighbors). Looks like a big porch which spanned the front of the house must have been enlarged a few times, probably to accommodate large parties of friends and family. People used to actually do that kind of stuff all the time. The end result reminds me of a big, sort of maybe British, kind of river house boat, or something, with a salt box attached to one side. Heheheh The interior is for sure rad. Good luck to all that with a change in ownership.

    • Marc says: 241 comments

      The porch faces south, which makes it get more sun to extend the porch season and keep the house warmer in the winter. A true sun porch should always face south in the northern hemisphere. I love me some wooden rooms with unpainted radiators!

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I have no ad blocker and didn’t have any trouble with it. Perhaps you are on a phone? Phones seem to have the worst trouble with ads taking over stuff.

  3. Sandy says: 4 comments

    The University of RI is right up the road and the Atlantic is within 15-20 miles.

  4. JimHJimH says: 5244 comments
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    I love the boat form of the porch; quite intentional I’m sure! The kitchen with dressers for cabinets is unusual but good enough for the unique 2nd home it was. Looks like a family party house!

  5. ErinS says: 29 comments

    Sometimes, you see a home where it seems you could plop down a rocking chair, grab a good book…and just “be”.

    This is one of those houses. She looks like she has seen a lot of ebb and flow of family life.. and is just waiting for her next forever family.

    Sturdy, comfortable.. good vibes.

    Fingers crossed for that billion dollar lottery ticket win here in PA.

    I’d buy this in a heartbeat.

    One oddity…no fireplace? I thought for sure……


  6. Cathy F. says: 2262 comments

    I keep wondering why that huge glassed-in porch faces the land side vs. the pond side of the house, for the water view?

  7. 67drake67drake says: 284 comments
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    1993, hey Iโ€™m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    I donโ€™t need the house. Iโ€™d live on that porch 9 months a year

  8. Ernie says: 323 comments

    Well, that’s different. That porch is awesome! Seems odd though that it isn’t facing the water for the most part.

  9. Jennifer says: 87 comments

    Wow. I get a real sense of family and history with this place. I love it.

  10. Diana says: 12 comments

    Did anyone see the leather, or Lincrusta, or Anaglypta wall covering?

  11. What a unique and cozy home! I expected something different for the interior, but it has a comfortable, welcoming ease to it. There is nothing I don’t love about it. It’s worth following Kelly’s link to see old pictures of the house too!

  12. Glenn says: 55 comments

    What an interesting house… the interior has a nautical feel to it (to me anyways) In my humble opinion, the porch would be better over looking the water… but that’s just me.

  13. r myers says: 23 comments

    Sort of looks like a ship! Really cool home.

  14. MysticMystic says: 104 comments
    Huntley, IL

    Would be nice to switch the house around so all those windows faces the water. Nice house.

  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another home I can’t believe is still for sale! Moved to the front page for another look.

  16. Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 149 comments
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    I adore this place. Not certain exactly what is going on with the floor plan but I’m digging it! I took one look at the kitchen and 100% felt a kin to whomever decided the dressers and pegboard were the way to go!

  17. MichaelMichael says: 2841 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The ships prow porch is worth the price of admission, not to mention the rest of this unique house. What a fun project it could be!

  18. That porch reminds me of the running gag in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” where Lillian says, “What? It’s an apartment building, not a tugboat!”

    That porch is incredible. Worth the price of the house just for that!

  19. roxxxroxxx says: 522 comments
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    Loved it when I first saw it and would still grab it if I could.

  20. KarenZKarenZ says: 1151 comments
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    I remembered this place as soon as I saw those amazing windows!


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