William F. Sayles House (c1878) This three story Second Empire Victorian is one of the most exuberant period homes on the East Side of Providence, thoughtfully supplemented by extensive upgrades and modern amenities.
Offering over 6,000 square feet of highly detailed, expansive living space plus a 1,200 square foot integrated townhouse perfect for in-laws or guests. This impressive home proudly sits upon a spectacular 1/3 acre landscaped corner lot containing an oversized garage suitable for many cars, a brick patio, and a delightful side yard great for entertaining.
The grand foyer showcases an elegant detailed staircase, period chandeliers, classic millwork, and soaring 11 1/2 foot high ceilings which are found throughout the 1st floor. Go right to the sunny south facing double living room with its pocket doors, exquisite moldings, gorgeous detailed hardwood floors, tall windows, handsome fireplace, and beautiful custom built-ins. Turn left to the wonderful parlor also with pocket doors and tall windows, and featuring an extraordinary fireplace with a specially carved wooden mantle. This cozy room flows into the gracious formal dining room with charming wainscoting, superb moldings, and a wonderful red tiled fireplace.
The modern updated chef's kitchen has ample quality custom white cabinetry, lots of counter space, a timeless marble tile backsplash, a butler's pantry, and high-end stainless steel appliances including a 6 burner gas range with a built-in griddle. Adjacent and open to this magnificent kitchen is an inviting sitting area featuring a stately marble fireplace and a casual dining area.
The 2nd and 3rd floors offer 7 possible bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, all with beautiful details and ceiling height of more than 10 feet. The integrated townhouse area offers an additional 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Excellent condition throughout with updated mechanicals and many upgrades.
Ideally situated in the heart of College Hill, this majestic property is in a wonderful location offering an easy walking distance to Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, downtown Providence, and the train. Truly city living at its best!