Distinctive Homes
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Visit 10,000 properties, tour every million-dollar listing in the Northeast, swipe through Zillow for days … you will never find anything similar to the compound nestled along the western … more
Whether it’s including a pool in the design and build of a new home or adding one to an existing yard, paying close attention to location and landscaping choices can make spending time in your … more
Located in the heart of the Little Compton Commons, 2 Commons Road has been a mainstay in town since it was built in the 1820s as part of the Methodist Church and moved to its present location in the … more
Healthy eating doesn’t have to go by the wayside during the holiday season; keep the rolls and butter-filled mashed potatoes, but add a few dishes packed with both flavor and nutrition. … more
Make the holidays merry and bright this season by bringing the outside in, decorating with evergreens from your yard or surrounding woods, putting in your own personal touch. more
Jonathan Levi lives within his life’s work. His home, nestled along the east branch of the Westport River, is unlike any other. Besides being home to Levi and his wife, it is a physical … more
Just off the main road leading to Tiverton Four Corners, down a short cut-de-sac lane, sits a house unlike any other. At first pass, it seems to hide from view. Built into a steep hillside, it cannot … more
Nestled into a tightly packed neighborhood of Newport is a sparkling, single-family home that was once home to horses, relics and memories of the Gilded Age in the City by the Sea. The building … more
Cherished heirloom furniture doesn’t have to be decades old to be treasured. Our area is fortunate to have talented craftsmen who are creating pieces today that will be passed down for … more
One of the oldest houses in the region is also one of the hippest. Jane and Mitch Henderson recently added solar panels to their 262-year-old home, a move that actually brings the historic property … more
When Charlotte Condit Parker arrived at Portsmouth’s Greenvale Farm in 1918, she found the once-proud homestead that had been built by her uncle more than a half century earlier in ruins. … more
Back in the old days — like, two years ago! — a million-dollar real estate deal was something special. Million-dollar sales did not happen often. They were reserved for only the very top … more
Architect Gale Goff has enjoyed her share of unique projects. This Little Compton hideaway skews to the “unique” end of the spectrum. Dubbed “The Writer’s Studio” … more
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a trend is the mass exodus from cities to more rural … more
Try figuring out the value of a four-bedroom Colonial in Barrington or a two-bedroom condo in Bristol. It’s pretty easy. Adjusting for the variables of location and condition, you can easily … more
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