By George! Rhode Island Listing Has Royal Pedigree

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rhode islandJust a few years before the colonies would declare their independence from England, a Rhode Island home was built on land granted to a family by King George III — and that one-of-a-kind piece of history is now on the market.

Rhode Island actually became the first colony to renounce its allegiance to the king in 1776.

There’s no real background given on why the King of England would grant the family the land in East Providence, Rhode Island, but the Colonial on it was built in 1770. 

 It sits on two acres overlooking the East Providence Land Conservation Trust, it now sits in the sought-after Bridgham Farm neighborhood, which got its name from the family who received the original land grant from the king.

To the modern eye, three bedrooms and three bathrooms might not seem all that big. But the 3,894 square foot home actually has a great deal of space, thanks to a modern addition that provides office space, a large family room with wood stove, and a master suite with a 14×14 walk-in closet, an en-suite bath with double sinks, a generous shower, and a hot tub.

“The spacious home showcases lovely original wood floors, high ceilings, five fireplaces, and many other original historic details,” said listing agent Kimberly Mchale with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International.

The home is priced at $610,000. To see more, click here.