Providence is known for its stunning historical homes and period architecture. Beautifully restored Federal, Victorian, and Gothic style houses can be found throughout the city. These prominent historic styles are not the only architecturally impressive homes found throughout the city. For lovers of modern architecture, there are some gems in our city as well. Two houses recently came onto the market that are incredible examples of modern architecture. If you are looking to have all the modern design and amenities but still live in a historic neighborhood, one of these homes may be perfect for you!
Old and new harmonize in this stunning transitional contemporary house. Nestled perfectly on the hilltop, this beautiful home offers unparalleled panoramic views. When you first enter this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath home you are instantly greeted with the most impressive postcard views of Downtown Providence. You are immediately transported to the action and excitement of the city but from the privacy of your own home. This 5,400 square foot architectural marvel has an open floor plan and high ceilings that create a spacious and bright feel. The interior is a rich blend of modern function with lots of historic details like dentil crown molding, pillars, and marble floors. Blending the old and the new, this home is perfect for the lover of modern architecture but still wants to share in the architectural heritage of Providence.
135 Pratt Street is also loaded with upscale amenities. The home features an elevator leading to a massive master suite that features two bathrooms and glass rooftop aerie that offers even more incredible views of the city. There are two additional bathrooms, each with their own private en-suite. Perfect rooms for your growing family or out of town guests. There is a fully updated eat-in kitchen with stunning custom designed tiger maple cabinetry, modern appliances, and a greenhouse-style breakfast nook.
This home is perfect for anyone looking for indoor/outdoor living. There is a massive wrap around balcony that is perfect for entertaining or relaxing with a book on a warm day. The stunning garden area features both pristine natural landscaping and modern hardscaping. Above the garden sits a private study with an inspiring view of the statehouse. This one of a kind property is listed for $2,500,000
An awe-inspiring property, this award-winning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom modern home is truly a unique offering for the area. 51 Prospect Street offers a spacious open floor plan with lofted ceilings with exposed A-frame ceiling joists and wood planking. Massive garden-facing windows and light wood floors add to the open feel of this incredible space. This home is a dream for anyone who loves modern European-style architecture and American craftsmanship.
Downstairs you will find a sleek custom-designed European-style eat-in kitchen. Ideal for entertaining and home chefs, the kitchen offers tons of storage, modern appliances, and a minimal look. The bright, yet cozy living room has a fireplace and two sets of sliding doors that lead to a private backyard patio. In the center of the home, you will find a sculptural floating staircase that leads to the upstairs. This unique centerpiece creates visual division without breaking up the natural flow of the home.
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Upstairs you will find a gorgeous master bedroom with lofted ceilings and exposed rafters. Off the master bedroom is an indulgent en-suite featuring a spa bath, double vanity, and massive glass shower with resting bench. Outside the master suite is a wrap around mezzanine that overlooks the downstairs and out into the garden. On the mezzanine floor, there are two landings, one is ideal for a reading nook and the other for a home office or study. There are also two large bedrooms with a private bathroom for your extended family or guests.
Outside is a perfectly manicured yard that has been professionally landscaped to create a relaxing oasis in the heart of the city. The backyard is lined with privacy green landscaping and features a bluestone patio and stone fire pit. The outdoor entryway features a wrought iron gated cement landing, reminiscent of a classic British-style garden. The backyard is ideal for entertaining and for enjoying the beautiful Providence autumn. The home also boasts an attached two-car garage with beautiful glass door panels. The home features an array of other brilliant amenities. Downstairs is a fully finished basement that features a wine cellar and plenty of flex space for a den, movie theater, gym, or extra storage. There is also a fully equipped workspace with storage and a workbench for the hobbyist. The exterior Priced at $2,250,000, you can own a piece of modern architecture in the heart of the city.
Modern Homes In College Hill
Both of these incredible modern homes are found in the famous College Hill district. College Hill is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Providence. Established as the first permanent colonial settlement in Rhode Island, the neighborhood is rich with history and stunning period architecture. Located adjacent to downtown Providence, it’s close to the financial center and the major universities like RISD and Brown. College Hill is a walkable neighborhood with full access to all the great cultural offerings of the city. The area is full of world-class restaurants, has a thriving art scene, and great shopping at locally-owned boutiques. It’s a friendly neighborhood, with plenty of great opportunities to grow professionally and as a family. If you are interested in either of these properties or want to see what other homes are available in College Hill, contact The Providence Real Estate Guy via email at [email protected].
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