508 Cole Av, East Side Of Prov, RI
508 Cole Av Providence, Rhode Island 02906 United States

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Carl Feldman
100 Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 United States
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$214 /
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Full Baths
Partial Baths
4,676 Sq Ft.
.331 Acres
Single Family Home
Year Built
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Providence School District
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About 508 Cole Av

Rarely do homes become available on upper Cole Avenue, a much admired neighborhood on Providence's East Side. 508 Cole Avenue is one of those homes. Imagine a home located on a large corner lot, in a parklike setting, set back from the street with an imposing entrance. The privacy door, with its metal finishes greet you when you walk in the front door, and in the background, one views the curved front stairway's strength and grace to the hall, and is made from limestone. Over the staircase is a large palladian leaded glass window which adds natural light to the area, and has expertly crafted shutters. The home's interior and exterior architectural character, highlighted both through millwork and flowing layout are impressive but not overwhelming. Outside, the ivy envelopes the stucco and lends a warmth to the house, whose front berm/embankment elevates the house so that there is an eye catching view of it as one approaches the corner lot as well as from the other side of Cole Avenue. Sitting on the outdoor patio is made extra special to watch the wind rustling the leaves and the birds that visit all ares of the backyard. Especially pleasant is the picture window in the breakfast room as the old maple just outside throws its buds in the spring. The most beautiful detailing in the home, architecturally speaking is the living room millwork. The full length window and patio door shutters and significant crown moldings and base boards provide the framework to highlight the exquisite distressed walnut boiserie and carved mantle above the slate hearth and fireplace surround. Additionally the textured plaster walls in the living room and elsewhere are quite uncommon. The Portuguese tile floors in the foyer, den and library also add spectacular character to this Mediterranean style home. Another example of attention to detail is the cook's kitchen, with its walnut cabinets, kitchen island and tremendous storage. The half bath, with its Sherle Wagner sink and most fantastic Brunschwig wallpaper, is across from a large guest closet in the cleverly shaped hallway. The master bedroom suite, a sanctuary for privacy, is composed of a bedroom with a wall of closets, a sitting room with working fireplace and charming book shelves as well as storage and additional closets and leads to a private bath. The house is situated in an architecturally diverse part of the East Side with easy walking and driving access to restaurants, shops and it is near to Blackstone Boulevard, where the extensive walking path provides both exercise and a sense a community. The access to the city's outstanding private schools and blossoming downtown, as well as notable universities is another tremendous plus. This part of Cole Avenue is the most peaceful and elegant of the areas flanking Blackstone Boulevard. Cole Avenue is an oasis, a very wide street nestled between two important residential thoroughfares-Elmgrove Avenue and Blackstone Boulevard. The house itself is a gem, and it is easy to fall in love with its spaciousness as well as its nooks and crannies. This is a very special residence; it is easy to fall in love with and to imagine yourself living in it for many years.

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Over 50 Years Old