MLS® ID: 1178802
75 Prospect ST
East Side of Prov, Rhode Island, 02906 $1,195,000
75 Prospect, located on the prestigious East Side of Providence, with easy access to Downtown, Commuter Rail and Brown University, has been in the Davis family since 1966. The historic Sampson & Eliza K. Almy house has been commanding the corner of Prospect and Cushing since it was built in 1859 and designed by Thomas Tefft in an Italianate style with French Second Empire influences. With almost 5000 sqft of living space, 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on three floors, this once-in-a-generation home is symmetrically balanced, has horizontal flushboard wood siding (often referred to as shipboard siding), plus features like overhanging eaves with detailed cornices, tall, narrow-paired arched windows, mansard roof and balcony over the front door with a wrought iron railing. On the interior, the home is equally grand, historically accurate yet extremely livable. The first floor has 12-foot ceilings, ballroom parlour, formal living room, sunroom, lavette, pantry, eat-in kitchen with commercial grade range and a library. The house has four working fireplaces, master suite, two bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bath and home office suite. At 6100 sqft, the lot is over-sized for this College Hill location--a professionally landscaped Zen-like garden with modern irrigation and tasteful perimeter fencing. Not only handsome, this house is a prime example of the best in architecture and design from the era and has withstood the test of sweet time.