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Friday Fixer-Upper: A Sunny Colonial Revival Home in Providence, Rhode Island!

Friday Fixer-Upper: A Sunny Colonial Revival Home in Providence, Rhode Island!

by Teresa Iafolla. Source: RE/MAX of New England.

This week’s Friday Fixer-Upper has a beautiful wrap-around porch, and a whole lot of New England cheer! Meet the circa 1912 house that movie star Ruth Hussey once called home.


The Details

179 Ontario St, Providence, RI 02907
6 beds 2 baths 3,397 sqft
Circa 1912
Listing courtesy of The Mercurio Group @ RE/MAX

The Eye Candy

Tucked into a beautifully wooded lot, this quaint Colonial Revival is brimming with historical charm and quirky details. I’m in love with the stained glass accent windows, and the dark cherry wood beams and other woodwork. And did I already mention the porch? It keeps on going and going and going!
At a sprawling 5,070 sqft, with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home would make a perfect B&B. It’s situated in the heart of Historic Elmwood, the perfect neighborhood to house a charming old inn.
Did I mention this place is only $299,900? Hard to believe, right? Peruse the photos, imagine how you’ll decorate the living room, but don’t wait too long – this house won’t stay on the market forever!
It does look like it needs a little TLC. If only we had more photos!
With a little landscaping work, this backyard could be transformed into a peaceful retreat.
The kitchen could use some major updating, but you’ll have a great space to work with!
Dark wooden beams across the ceiling always add so much elegance to the room…
Need proof that this house has history? Just check out these old photos!
What do you think? Ready to take the rehab plunge with this old beauty?
If you decide to adopt this wonderful old home, let us know!
A contributor to the CIRCA blog, Teresa has been captivated by old, character-rich houses since she was little. Growing up in the cookie-cutter suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland, she dreamed of one day calling a quirky, old Victorian “home,” often pouring over house plans and blueprints from the local hardware store. Chasing that fondness for all things steeped in history, Teresa attended college at William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the U.S., based in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Psychology, she moved into a restored Baltimore row home, circa 1830. Currently, Teresa lives in San Francisco and spends her days ogling the colorful Victorian Italianates that line her Mission neighborhood.

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