On the West Side of Block Island, at the end of a long narrow drive, rests an extraordinary family home. This architect-designed three building complex with heated saltwater pool was purchased by the present owner in 2007 and continuously improved to the highest standards.
$3,295,000 $2,995,000 – SOLD OCT 2016!
The Main House (re-built in 1998, re-designed in 2009) is open, airy and comfortable in every respect. Expansive banks of windows showcase wonderful views of Block Island Sound, “Amoses Swamp” and conserved land. The spacious first floor features a large living room and dining room with French doors leading to a screened-in porch and patio. There is a huge chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and honed granite counters. A den/guest room and full-bathroom with Jacuzzi and stall shower complete the first floor. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a sitting room and three full bathrooms.
The Cottage (re-built in 2008) is located near the pool and works well as a guest quarters/pool house with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a hot tub, additional space for family and friends, and an amazing outdoor shower room. It features a fully functional legal kitchen and deck overlooking the pool and nearby pond. The Cottage is over 1000 square feet on two floors and lined with aromatic cedar.
The magnificent heated free-form saltwater pool is edged in stone and surrounded by traditional Block Island stonewalls and a gated fence. The pool area offers a sunny luxurious place for entertaining, relaxation and, most of all, swimming. There is also an extensive sprinkler system and enclosed deer-proof garden nearby. Underground electric guarantees uninterrupted views.
At the opposite end of this magical 2.6 acre property lies the sun filled Cypress Barn (built 2009), a spectacular, private, and air “owner’s sanctuary.” Situated above a large three-car garage (with plenty of additional storage space), the 748 square foot master bedroom suite is crafted entirely of select grade cypress wood. The vaulted ceiling and windowed walls allow for cooling breezes and amazing views. A wonderful all cypress master bath, walk in closet, and lots of built in storage complete this spacious and completely private master suite. The floors have radiant heat that is supplemented by a charming wood stove.
Every aspect of this exceptional home has been carefully planned by the owner to create the ultimate Block Island family retreat. 859 West Side Rd. is one of the finest homes available on one of “the last great places”, Block Island, a jewel in the Atlantic.
Fire #: 859
Year Built: 1998, 2008, 2009
Taxes: $8015 in 2013
Sq. footage: 3700 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: House: 4, Cottage: 4, Barn: 1
Bathrooms: House: 4.5, Cottage: 2, Barn: 1
Appliances: All Included
Partial Finished Basement
Owner’s Master Suite Cypress Barn
Heated Saltwater Pool
Lot Size: 2.60 ac
Insulation: Walls, Ceiling, Floors
Hot Water: Propane
Heat: Radiant, Baseboards
Roof: Asphalt/ Wood Shingles
Siding: Wood Shingles
Foundation: Concrete, Slab
Block Island Land Trust: There is a 3% transfer fee on all transactions “PAID BY THE BUYER” at the time of closing. Please keep this in mind when considering all purchases.
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