The Kennedy Orchard House at 210 Farmlands Drive in Portsmouth is a stunning example of award-winning architect Jim Estes’ shingle-style aesthetic. With three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths over more than 3,000 square feet of living space, Orchard House is an elegant, luxury home with a very welcoming and livable interior.
Large windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors admit a wealth of natural light and seamlessly integrate the interior of the home with the pastoral three-acre lot. Three levels of living space feature hardwood floors, a custom audio system, and two wood-burning fireplaces. Rooms are bright and airy throughout the home, from the immaculate country kitchen on the first floor to the large library and media room and balconied home office on the third floor.
The master suite features large corner windows that overlook meadows leading down to the water. Within, a dressing room and a spa bathroom provide sanctuary, while the bucolic views outdoors can be enjoyed from the soaking tub. Two additional second-floor bedrooms share a bathroom, and guests will appreciate private quarters above the two-car garage.
Orchard House is appropriately sited in a location as lovely as it is. Originally a 72-acre farm, 45 acres of Farmlands were deeded as a conservation easement, ensuring that Orchard House, along with the six other properties on Farmlands’ 27 developed acres, are surrounded by woodlands, meadows and ponds on the saltwater Sakonnet River. Flowering apple and pear trees and meandering stone walls are its closest neighbors, and the access to the property bypasses mature oaks and white rail fences which encircle green pastures. Adjacent to the home, an immaculately-maintained lawn and deck provide an exceptional spot for entertaining or soaking in the sunshine.
Nearby walking trails provide bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities, Greenvale Vineyard is a just a stroll next door, and an on-site stable and the nearby Glen Manor provide opportunities for equestrians as well as polo spectators. Spectacular golf courses, restaurants, museums, galleries, and of course one of the sailing capitals of the world, are all just down the road in Newport.
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- Prudential Prime Properties
- Dina Karousos