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Location: South Kingstown, Rhode Island
This wooden, Federal style Colonial in South Kingstown, Rhode Island could be a historian’s dream house. The Potter Homestead was built in 1809 by Elisha Reynolds Potter, a former blacksmith’s-apprentice-turned-statesman in the Federalist Party, and a member of one of the most prominent families in the Kingston area.
And the 5,245-square-foot home (asking price: $995,000) is certainly stately. Many of the estate’s original details have been preserved, including molding and other carpentry, and features six spacious bedrooms, a home office, formal dining room, an updated chef’s kitchen with an eat-in area, a cozy "keeping" room with a hearth, a garden room, expansive grounds, and a koi pond.
The property is situated on 3.9 acres of land and also comes with a one-bedroom studio attached to the barn, and a free-standing two-bedroom guest house called Wisteria Cottage. These additional accommodations make this residence a true family compound. Take a look around.