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Location: North Kingstown, R.I.
The Skinny: The lighthouse portion of this seaside mansion might look like a gimmicky addition to a '90s construction, but, in fact, that's the Poplar Point Lighthouse, America's oldest wooden lighthouse. Decommissioned in 1894, it's been expanded over the ensuing years into a four-bed, five-bath, 4,500-square-foot home. Back in 1894, the navigational beacon sold for $4,000—that's $100K in today's dollars—but has appreciated significantly since then. The owners are asking $6.45M for the 1.66-acre site and the historic house.
· 1 Poplar Ave [Realtor.com]
· Historic Rhode Island Lighthouse Listed For $6.45 Million [Realtor.com]