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Location: Providence, Rhode Island
This historic property, built in 1862 as the Christopher H. Drowne House, underwent a complete structural renovation in 1978. You won't find sleek modern updates in here, though—the home has maintained much of its 1860s charm. To start, old house lovers will be drawn to the original staircase with carved wood banister, fireplaces, and exposed brick arches on the garden floor.
The graceful curving staircase in the entry hall ascends all three stories of the 3,961-square-foot home. Hardwood floors run throughout the first floor, with windows that offer views of the State House and downtown skyline. In the living room and adjacent sitting room, a fireplace and crown moldings are on display under 10-foot ceilings.
The galley kitchen, updated with modern appliances, is adjacent to the dining room. The home's original window shutters—a nice historic touch—remain in place in both spaces.
The second floor holds the master suite with a private study. There's also an additional bedroom, and two tiled bathrooms with a tub and shower.
The top floor has two more bedrooms and bathrooms, bringing it to a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms throughout the house.
The home's brick structure is on display along the garden level. This floor has been converted into a one-bedroom apartment with its own kitchen and fireplace.
The property, located at 20 Benefit Street, is listed for $695,000.