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Sold. Look inside! Circa 1798. Over four acres in Rhode Island. $185,000

February 10, 2020

Don’t judge a book by its cover! This home was built in 1798. It is located on 4.1 acres in Rockville, Rhode Island. This American Colonial post and beam house has the date 1798 etched into the central chimney. There are also the initials RC, thought to be Robert Crandall, a relative of John Crandall. He was one of the settlers of nearby Westerly. On the property is the second oldest hand dug well in all of Rhode Island. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,740 square feet. $185,000

From the Zillow listing:


An original example of an American Colonial post and beam. This rustic 3 bed 1.5 bath home built in 1798 nestled on 4+ acres is the perfect escape from the hustle & bustle of everyday life! The large central chimney is built of local pink granite, and bears the date 1798 as well as the initials RC carved into its highest stones. (The initials are thought to represent Robert Crandall, a relative of John Crandall, one of the founding settlers of the nearby town of Westerly.) The original post and beam structure of the house is completely exposed on the inside so that residents and visitors can admire its beautiful hand hewn quality. Situated at the back of the house is Rhode Island’s second oldest hand-dug well still in use. It is stone lined. Although no longer connected to the house–which instead relies on water from either of two Artesian wells–the hand-dug well has nevertheless been kept active for watering the garden. While enjoying the outdoors, the 24-foot swimming pool is located so that it gets direct sunshine from early morning until late afternoon, perfectly set back far enough in the yard to give swimmers total privacy when swimming, sun-bathing, or walking from house to pool. Also on the property are many fruit trees. For outdoor enthusiasts, the house could not be more ideally located, with the scenic Wood River close by, as well as many well-maintained trails through Connecticut and Rhode Island State forest. A must see!


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