Residential Properties LTD.
May 26th, 2017

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Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associate, Jim DeRentis has completed the sale of the historic Frederick E. & Albina Bodell House for $1,625,000. According to Statewide MLS data, this marks the fifth sale of over $1,000,000 on the East Side of Providence this year, with Residential Properties Ltd. representing six of the possible 10 transaction sides.

Located at 25 Balton Road, this classic English Manor home was originally built c.1929 by Boston architect William T. Aldrich. The original owner, Frederick Bodell, was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and founder of the Bodell & Co. brokerage firm. As a naturalist, Bodell’s property was recognized for its beauty and extensive flower gardens. Today, the home showcases over 8,300 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms and 8.2 baths. Gorgeous architectural details are found throughout the home’s spacious floor plan, complete with two family rooms, a gourmet kitchen, quiet study, and home gym.

The listing agent, Jim DeRentis, has already completed 13 sales on the East Side of Providence this year alone. Ranked as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” by Real Trends each of the past two years as a member of Markham & DeRentis Associates, DeRentis specializes in matching clients with properties they love. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit his website at

May 22nd, 2017

5 Cooke Blog

Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to have participated in the $1,125,000 sale of the historic Zechariah Chafee House, with RPL Sales Associate, Gerri Schiffman representing the buyer and Rita Steele from Steele Realty Consultants representing the seller.

Located at 5 Cooke Street on the East Side of Providence, the Zechariah Chafee House was originally built in 1852. Chafee, who was treasurer of the Sprague Manufacturing Company, made extensive renovations to the home. This property later served as the residence of renowned local architect Albert Harkness, who also made several alterations and additions between the years of 1946 and 1981. Today, this gorgeous mansard roof Victorian seamlessly blends its original period details and craftsmanship with a myriad of modern updates.

The buyer’s agent, Gerri Schiffman, is recognized as one of the top producing agents in the state and has been named to the Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” during each of the last two years. She has been a Multi-Million Dollar Club member every year since 1994, a Top Producer in Providence County since 1999, and a consistent recipient of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors Platinum Plus Circle of Sales Excellence Award. To learn more about Schiffman and to view her current listings, please visit her website at

May 16th, 2017

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On June 2-3, 2017, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) will present the Festival of Historic Houses in the Upper Elmwood Historic District. The festival will grant guests self-guided access to more than one dozen private, historic homes. It will also coincide with a neighborhood fair and the third annual PVD Fest, representing aspects of the area’s rich art, architecture, and cultural diversity.

The Festival kicks off with A Night at Knight: Festival of Historic Houses Preview Party, 6:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, June 2, at the Webster Knight House (c. 1897). Tickets are available at, cost $125 and include Saturday tour admission. Proceeds will benefit PPS and the Knight Memorial Library.

Self-guided private house tours will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to tour Upper Elmwood’s distinct architecture, ranging from Queen Anne Victorian to Colonial Revival style. Saturday registration begins at 9:45 am at the Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue. Tickets will be $35 for Elmwood residents, $45 for PPS member, and $55 for all other guests. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended at where tickets will be $35 for Elmwood residents and PPS members, and $45 for all other guests.

Join PPS at membership for updates and savings on the festival and more throughout the year.

PPS’s Festival of Historic Houses is supported by a grant from the Providence Tourism Council as well as by corporate and individual sponsors. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit