Circa 1900943 Hartford Pike
Scituate, Rhode Island, 02857
Style | Colonial Revival
Property type | Single-Family Home
Date listed | August 14, 2014
Status | Off Market
- 3,927 sq ft
- 5 beds
- 4 baths
“Carriage House Farm” is a magnificent, historic farm set on 20 beautiful and lush acres, well suited to farming and enjoyment. The main house, circa 1900, is built in the French provincial style, with an elegant stone and clapboard exterior. The house includes 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3,900 square feet of living space. The home features beautiful millwork, multiple French doors, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces and many other period details, with both formal and informal living spaces. Attached at the back ell of the house is a small post and beam barn, currently used as workshop space but also suitable for conversion to additional living area.
The property, which has served its current owners as a working farm, has multiple outbuildings. Built in the same stone and clapboard style as the main house is a charming chauffeur’s cottage, with 2 garage stalls on the ground level and approximately 250 square feet of former living space on the upper floor. This charming space includes exposed fieldstone walls, beamed ceilings, and original wainscoting details. Also built in this same stone and clapboard style is a stable on the property that includes 2 horse stalls, a tack room, electricity and running water, as well as an attached 3 bay garage.
The grounds also include 2 additional barns. The first barn, which is an ample 36 feet wide by 60 feet long, has electricity and large double-door access on each end, and is useful for storing large farming equipment and hay. The second barn is 27 feet wide by 34 feet long, with an additional 27 foot by 17 foot attached shed-roofed area, and is also well-suited for animals and equipment storage.
The beautiful grounds of this property are laced with stone walls, some of which gracefully arc and meander. Approximately 15 acres of the property are open and flat or gently sloping, with soil that is excellent for hay or other crops. The farm also includes a fenced horse paddock, a small apple orchard, a chicken coop, a large vegetable garden area, extensive hay fields, and approximately 5 acres of peaceful woodlands.
Located in the quaint and pretty town of North Scituate, and yet just a 20 minute drive to the city of Providence, this wonderful farm combines the best of rural living with the convenience of nearby city amenities.