Classic Block Island Colonial farmhouse and barn

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 3:15pm

This beautifully-designed, exceptional farmhouse, located on Cooneymus Road, is the perfect Block Island retreat.

Built in the 1870s, this stately Colonial home has an updated interior, with a spacious main floor that includes a renovated classic living room with a wood-burning, brick fireplace, an attractive kitchen with cathedral ceiling, Crown Point cabinetry, soapstone countertops and French doors leading to a sunny patio, an entry hall with powder room, a private dining room, and a light-filled master bedroom with marble full bath.

The unique second level harks back to when the property was a working farm and housed orphans that worked there. Three bedrooms, along with one full and one-half bath, complete this space. There is an enclosed outdoor shower that is perfect for those hot, Block Island summer days.

Behind the house is the fully-renovated barn (originally built 1880s) with living quarters on the second floor. The gorgeous family gathering room has a post and beam design for summer parties and getaways. The second floor also has one bedroom, full bath and loft area accessed by an architecturally interesting spiral stairway. The first level, with high ceilings, has garage space for two vehicles, plenty of storage space for canoes, paddle boards and all beaching equipment. Nice enclosed outdoor shower.

This magical setting has southerly views overlooking beautiful Rodman’s Hollow stretching out to the Atlantic Ocean, fields with classic New England stonewalls running throughout, and a picturesque pond (Calla’s Pond, named after Calla Anderson, whose family purchased the property in the 1940s) to the west that the family has enjoyed for swimming, canoeing and fishing.

Abutting the property, to the east, is conservation land.

This is the quintessential Block Island property to cherish for years to come.

House location: 883 Cooneymus Road

House Size: Two buildings — Main House: 2,120 square feet.; Barn: 1,158 square feet.

Lot Size: 2.6 acres.

Price: $1,725,000.

Contact Info: Gail Heinz

Sullivan Sotheby’s International Realty

434 Water Street, Block Island

Contact: gail@sullivanbi.com; (401) 741-0149.