A cozy cottage in Bristol’s historic downtown


This cozy cottage at 50 Charles St., with four bedrooms and two bathrooms over nearly 2,000 square feet, is an excellent opportunity to live or invest in historic downtown Bristol. Built in 1850 and located just outside of the confines of the National Register Historic District, the home retains many original architectural details and is designated with an official plaque by the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society.

The home is suited to a wide range of uses. As a legal two-family, it would make an excellent investment property, owner-occupied or otherwise. Adapted as a single-family, and situated on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood, it would make a lovely starter home for a small family.

With its in-town location and an easy walk or short drive to everything from Roger Williams University to Bristol Harbor and the downtown business district, it could also make an excellent base for empty nesters looking to downsize into a smaller home.

The first floor is centered around a light-filled double parlor, with warm hardwoods, large windows, and fireplace facades in each room. A gas-fired fireplace warms the adjacent formal dining room. A screened side porch provides the perfect transitional space to the tidy, nearly 6,000-square-foot backyard.

A kitchen with vintage cabinetry and a full, tiled bath round out the first level. The second floor, accessible by two interior stairways, includes a full bath, two bedrooms, and an eat-in kitchen with a spacious pantry. A full basement and detached single-car garage provide abundant additional storage.

Recently upgraded structural and system elements include a new roof, windows, heating and hot water.

This delightful home at 50 Charles St. provides a fantastic opportunity to own a charming piece of historic downtown Bristol at a rare price.

Just the facts

  • $229,900
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2,000 sq. ft.
  • William Raveis Real Estate
  • Anne Kellerman
  • 401-253-3808


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