Welcome to the historic Newton D. Arnold House, a magnificent late Queen Anne Victorian with a 3 story octagonal corner tower, ideally located in one of the East Side’s most sought after neighborhoods. Originally built in 1888 by local architect Edward Irving Nickerson, this architectural jewel has been thoughtfully updated by the current owner while paying special attention to preserving its original charm and exquisite period details.
Stepping up the inviting front walk to the home’s covered porch, you are welcomed into a gracious main foyer, showcasing gorgeous mahogany bordered parquet floors which continue throughout the main level.
To the right, a set of pocket doors opens to a quiet study or library with a beautiful tiled fireplace and extensive custom built-in bookcases, while the generous fireplaced living room to the left is drenched with natural southwest light pouring in from two walls of oversized windows.
The adjacent dining room provides a formal yet cozy atmosphere for hosting dinner events, and includes an exceptionally detailed fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling intricately carved wooden surround. This appealing room also has access to an adjoining butler’s pantry with fabulous original cabinetry and a wash sink.
The spacious new eat-in kitchen features quality custom cabinetry with glass fronts, expansive white marble countertops, and very high-end professional appliances including an impressive La Cornue stove, while also providing a bright, sun-filled dining area – a wonderful place from which to start your day. This superb cook’s kitchen steps out to a large private bluestone patio where you can enjoy entertaining company or just sitting back and relaxing on sunny afternoons. There is also a completely separate yet delightful little breakfast or casual dining room surrounded by windows and with its own charming fireplace.
Heading up to the second floor, the expertly crafted main staircase with its strikingly detailed wooden balustrades is accented with a lovely lighted display cabinet and gorgeous stained glass windows.
The expansive master suite offers an elegant private sanctuary complete with its own sitting room, two luxurious en suite baths, 3 fireplaces, and an outstanding dressing room lined with walls of custom built-in storage.
Also included on this floor is a second bedroom suite with a marble fireplace and a beautifully updated full bath.
The third floor supplies significant additional living space including four bedrooms, two of which are currently arranged to serve as a media/game room and a workout room, and a very large family bathroom with a double vanity, large tub, and a separate stall shower.
Downstairs, the lower level contains a huge temperature controlled wine cellar located adjacent to a spectacular wine tasting room with remarkable fieldstone walls and its own complete kitchenette, plus an elegant powder room.
Located in the historic College Hill neighborhood, this outstanding property is just steps from all the East Side has to offer. Take a walk to several local city parks, catch a movie at the historic Avon Cinema, or enjoy dining at one of the many restaurants located along both Hope and Thayer streets. All the shops and cafes of Wayland Square are within a short walk, as well as the highly-ranked educational facilities of The Wheeler School, Moses Brown School, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Brown University. This home is also just minutes from all the nightlife and entertainment of Downtown Providence, while convenient access to the interstate and train station allow for easy travel throughout Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.