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Boxy beachfront contemporary asks $2M

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With panoramic ocean views

Photos by Ellery Yahia for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half contemporary stands out thanks to its boxy shape. The home sits on a rectangular lot, so the architect decided to maximize the ocean and salt pond views by replicating the building’s shape in the design.

The design also uses what’s called a reverse-level floorplan, with the main gathering spaces located on the top floor. The kitchen and living room feature floor-to-ceiling windows, painted beadboard ceilings with oak beams, and sliding glass doors that access an upper deck that provides panoramic ocean views. The kitchen has custom oak cabinets, floating shelves, quartz countertops, and a walk-in pantry, and there’s also a back porch with a retractable television.

The bedrooms take center stage on the lower levels, where a master suite enjoys beach views, access to a covered front porch, and a bathroom with a glass enclosed shower and river stone flooring. A final perk is the home’s low-maintenance design built to withstand the elements; the living areas are elevated above the floodplain and the house is supported by concrete beams and helical screw piles that extend deep into the ground. Interested? 830 Charlestown Beach Road is on the market now for $2,500,000.

An exterior rear view of a boxy contemporary home with wood siding.
A view from the back of the house shows the home’s many windows and rear patio.
A second-story patio with lounge chairs and wood flooring.
The front patio offers panoramic ocean views and plenty of space to relax.
A living room with glass doors that open up to an oceanfront patio.
The home’s design features a reverse-level layout, with the living areas on the top to take advantage of ocean views.
An open-concept kitchen has teal barstools at a large island, with white counters and white cabinets.
The kitchen features custom oak cabinets in white, floating shelves, and a sleek white quartz countertop.
A blue and white bed sits in front of a dresser and mirror.
Small side windows set at angles make for an airy bedroom.
A bathroom has a glass shower, windows, and a single sink with wood cabinets below.
The master bath features a glass enclosed shower and river stone flooring.
An aerial view of a contemporary, rectangular house in front of a sandy ocean beach.
The design of the beach house takes advantage of a long, rectangular lot right in front of the ocean.
Aerial photo by Pearl Macek for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty