August 10th, 2017

Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates, Jim DeRentis and Kira Greene, both of the RPL Providence office, recently worked together to complete the sale of the historic home at 193 Hope Street for $1,300,000.

According to MLS data, 18 single family homes have sold for over $1,000,000 on the East Side of Providence this year. Residential Properties Ltd. has listed 13 of these sales while also representing 28 of the possible 36 transaction sides.

Built in 1854 for local textile businessman Robert Lippitt by Thomas Tefft, the house at 193 Hope Street is located on College Hill. The three story tall building features a large eat-in kitchen with marble countertops and modern stainless steel appliances. The substantial master bedroom comes with an ensuite bath, private dressing room, and fireplace. Additionally, the house boasts 5 more bedrooms, a den, and media room. Being right on College Hill, the owner has easy access to dining, entertainment, and educational opportunities such as the boutiques of Wayland Square and the campuses of both RISD and Brown University.

The listing agent, Kira Greene, is a New York Native now living in Providence, a Circle of Excellence Gold Award Winner, and a RI Monthly 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent. For more an information on Kira Greene and her listings, visit her at

The buyer’s agent, Jim DeRentis, is a Providence Native and a recipient of the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award and has been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. For more information on Jim DeRentis and his current listings visit him at


May 27th, 2010

Many of us thought we were in August yesterday, with the thermometer reaching 96 degrees at the national weather station in Warwick. Thankfully, we are back to normal temperatures today.

The point of that is Memorial Day weekend is deemed the start of summer. The barbecues are cleaned, primed and ready to start cooking.

Memorial Day is really a rather somber occasion. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.  For those interested in paying homage to the military, the Providence Journal has a list of parades in the cities and towns and events for the weekend.

And to liven things up a little, there are other interesting events happening around the area.

The Annual Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival is held on Memorial Weekend. It attracts approximately fifty thousand visitors for three days, where they can look at the wares of the up to two hundred craft exhibitors that will be on the Narragansett Parkway in Warwick.

As an addition to Brown University‘s commencement this weekend, the University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Division of Advancement is sponsoring the partial lighting of Waterfires, Barnaby Evans’ installation artwork. This lighting is titled The circle of fires and will will burn brightly in Waterplace Basin and continue from there down to Steeple Street.  The fires will be lit shortly after sunset at 8:12 p.m.