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Home in Bristol’s historic district blends past and present

By   /   December 10, 2012  /   Be the first to comment

The large home at 60 Church St. in downtown Bristol features six bedrooms, including two in a private, in-home apartment.


This stunning Queen Anne Victorian, perched about a block uphill from the shores of Bristol Harbor, truly has it all. Recently renovated from top to bottom with a tasteful eye toward colors and historical accuracy, the home retains its original architectural details and vibe. Yet with updates including a new chef’s kitchen and central air conditioning, there is nothing Victorian-era about the comfort and livability of this spectacular home.

With six bedrooms over more than 3,200 square feet, two full bathrooms and one half-bathroom, the layout includes a private, two-bedroom apartment suitable for guests or an au pair.

Extensive, mature gardens as impeccably maintained as the home itself, make this property a peaceful, verdant oasis in the middle of downtown Bristol.

And downtown it is, right in the center of Bristol’s National Register Historic District, surrounded by other well-maintained historic gems. The street itself is quiet for an in-town address, but most of what Bristol has to offer is well within walking distance, including charming shops and restaurants featuring some of the best chefs in the Northeast.

Recreational opportunities are also right outside your door. Whether you like sail or power boats, kayaks or standup paddle boards, you can be launching your craft of choice on Bristol Harbor within minutes. The almost-15-mile-long East Bay Bike Path begins about a half mile from Church Street, and clay tennis courts are only a half block to the east, on the historic Bristol Town Common.

Colt State Park, at over 400 acres, is a tremendous wide open space less than a mile to the north with frontage on Narragansett Bay, and to the east, beyond the Common, you’ll find Mount Hope Farm, with fields and forest that stretch to the bay of the same name.

A veteran of the holiday house tours that draw locals and tourists alike to beautiful Bristol, 60 Church St. is a premier property in a wonderful community, and an opportunity to enjoy your future while preserving a lovely piece of the past.

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