Meticulously preserved, this classic brick Georgian home is located in the residential Wayland Square neighborhood on the historic East Side of Providence. Providence is a 45 minute drive to Boston and 2.5 hours to NYC. The East Side is home to Ivy League, Brown University and numerous prestigious private schools. This home is a 2 minute walk to a large, shaded & fenced historic children’s playground, Gladys Potter Park, and 5 minutes walk to the lovely tree lined pedestrian path on the East Side’s beloved Blackstone Boulevard. It is just steps away from the quiet but lively Wayland Sq. which not only offers cafes, restaurants, spa/salons, boutiques/shops & pharmacies, but also nearby grocery stores & all types of doctor offices. Providence is home to the Culinary Johnson and Wales University; combined with the lively Italian Federal Hill district & countless varied establishments, wonderful restaurants are everywhere.
Designed by Architects George Hall & Frank Martin, this grand home was built in 1910 for Franklin S. and Emma K. Jewett. It boasts symmetry and large rooms with 11′ high ceilings, including a rare gem of a grand center hall with a commanding staircase flanked by a tall Palladian window. It has been painstakingly restored to its original grandeur with some modern improvements including a 2 car heated garage, a full complement cooks kitchen adjoined by an updated scullery & butlers pantry. The kitchen features 2″ thick marble countertops and is equipped with a Dacor wall oven in the island & a La Cornue range; the 48″ wide cabinet depth refrigerator/freezer is paneled with wood matching the cabinetry as does the dishwasher while the sink features two extra large, separate bowls. The butlers pantry comes equipped with a second refrigerator/freezer & dishwasher, both wood paneled to match the cabinets, as well as a historic safe & plate warmer. The butlers pantry leads into an opulent, wood paneled dining room which is flanked by a classical sun room. The first and second floor are the main living areas and are well suited to catered entertaining as well as comfortable day to day living. The 3rd floor, boast 6 rooms including a full kitchen plus 2 newly, and beautifully renovated tile bathrooms providing endless possibilities for guests, live in staff, and/or home office. The clean & dry basement offers a full footprint of space in which the largest has been converted to a home gym with rubber flooring suitable for Olympic weight training. A historic HB Smith, 1,000,000 BTU burner is still the main heat source and running solid – forced hot air (steam – nice). With its four columns in the front and four on the side and its new, but historically accurate cubic rock face granite wall, this home not only has curb appeal, it commands attention.
The interior design has been executed mostly with period accurate finishes including custom silk curtains, wool rugs, antique furniture pieces & works of art as well as a refurbished antique pool table and Tiffany Grandfather Clock. These details have been masterfully coordinated with new pieces including a 12 person dining room table which was custom made in Italy and a designer leather barrel-seat sofa custom for the wood paneled living room. Much of the furnishings are available for purchase with the home. Hard wood floors throughout the entire home.
Improvements done over the course of the last 17 years include:
>New slate roof.
>New security system.
>New exterior sensor lights.
>New garage door. Full gut of garage and new thermostat control system installed.
>All but 2 exterior doors have been replaced. Of those, all are custom solid wood, but one.
>New exterior granite stair treads, pavers, and wall.
>New cobble stone drive way with snow melt heat system.
>Entire new exterior landscape planted summer 2020.
>Exterior painting started Fall 2020 and to be completed Summer 2021.
>All new storm windows – all 60 something of them.
>Mini split air conditioning/heat unit system.
>New solid brass window & door hardware.
>New solid brass sconces.
>New lighting including a stunning antique basket chandelier from a property in Newport, RI.
>New custom built wood and granite bar.
>New carved black marble fireplace in bar.
>New onyx fireplace surround in Dining Room.
>Brand new kitchen including 2″ thick marble countertops & LaCornue range as well as top of the line wood veneered appliances, & custom cabinetry.
>Butlers pantry has new Historic TN Pink Marble countertops as well as new wood veneered fridge and dishwasher.
>Refinished floors & walls. New mosaic floor in sun room. New limestone floor in kitchen.
>New marble bathrooms on second floor.
>Custom made in China Chinoiserie wall paper in second floor sitting area.
Updated on June 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm