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Fabulously Restored 1745 Rhode Island Home Asks $2M

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Location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Price: $1,950,000

One of the grandest and best-maintained 18th-century homes in Rhode Island's Historic Wickford District has come up for sale. Dating back to the 1740s, the Georgian Colonial overlooking the beautiful Narragansett Bay was originally owned by the village's founder, followed by a great number of mariners, vessel owners, and merchants.

According to local organization Historic Wickford, by the time Alonzo Cross, then-president of the Cross pen company, took over the home, it was in serious disrepair. Cross then hired architect and preservationist Norman Isham to completely restore the house, which also included moving it forty feet onto a new foundation.

After the Crosses, the home has been within one family since the late-1960s, and seems to have operated as a bed and breakfast at some point during this time. The spacious and well-lit four-bedroom house comes with six fireplaces inside, hardwood floors, great period details, and a deck and sunroom.

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