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Love this! “Kit’s Tavern”, Circa 1740! On two acres in Rhode Island with a pool! $669,500

November 2, 2021

Love this house and property! Kit’s Tavern is said to have hosted some of Rhode Island’s most formidable soldiers during the American Revolution. The home was built in 1740 by Silas Matteson. It was later transformed by his son, Kit. The home is located on 2.3 acres in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. The home features a covered front porch, english basement, exposed beams, original doors, hardwood floors, 7 wood burning fireplaces and original hand painted wood paneling. The property has beautiful courtyards, several cottage structures and an in-ground pool. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,095 square feet. $669,500

Contact Anthony Verdi with Coldwell Banker Realty

From the Zillow listing:


The Kit Matteson House: “A stunning example of historic preservation matched with modern comforts,” according to RI Monthly magazine. Built in 1740 by Silas Matteson and later transformed by his son Kit into “Kit’s Tavern,” it’s been said some of the most formidable Rhode Islanders during the American Revolution caroused at the bustling tavern. Original doors and hardwood floors, exposed beams, blacksmith-forged hardware, and 7 wood-burning fireplaces transport you back to simpler times. On the flip side, this home boasts today’s advanced and efficient systems including HVAC/Central Air with UV anti-allergy, smart thermostat and security, and well water filtration with softener (all installed 2019). Home chefs will delight in the Gourmet Kitchen with original hearth, a Butler’s Pantry, granite counters and marble backsplash, and premier stainless appliances by Viking, Electrolux, and Bosch. Bathrooms are updated to exacting standards. The awesome walk-out Lower Level with tons of natural light offers a huge stone fireplace as a backdrop for any type of additional living space you need. Home sits on 2+ acre corner lot with rolling lawn, mature landscape, blooming gardens, and several “cottage” structures ideal for a garage, greenhouse, home office, playroom, or artist’s studio. If that’s not enough, the private, resort-style inground pool offers a great escape for relaxation and fun. Located in a Top 10 RI school district. Call today for your private tour through history!


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