Tag: Historic Home Sales
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the sale of the historic Eliza Ward House on the East Side of Providence for $1,650,000. RPL represented both sides of the transaction, with Sales Associate Jim DeRentis serving as the listing agent, and Sales Associate Gerri Schiffman as the buyer’s agent. According to current Statewide MLS data, this marks the ninth East Side sale of over $1,000,000 this year, with Residential Properties Ltd. proudly representing nine of the possible 18 transaction sides.
Originally built c1814, this stunning Federal style residence is located at 2 George Street in College Hill. The home was first constructed for Eliza Ward, who was the daughter of architect Joseph Brown, one of the four famous Brown brothers and a teacher of mathematics and astronomy at Brown University. Eliza married Richard Ward, a member of the politically influential family from Newport. After the death of her husband in 1808, Eliza lived with her brother until this home’s completion in 1814. The home remained in Eliza’s family until 1892 when Marsden J. Perry, owner of the Narragansett Electric Company, moved in.
Since that time, this colonial era gem has been masterfully restored and updated for 21st century living. With original period details, Dufour wallpaper, classic millwork, professionally designed lighting, updated electrical systems, and 5 zones of heating and air conditioning, this home is the perfect blend of old world charm and modern living.
The listing agent, Jim DeRentis and the buyer’s agent, Gerri Schiffman, are both recognized among the top Realtors® in the state. Both were recipients of the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award and have been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents” each of the past two years. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com. For more information about Schiffman and her current listings, please visit her website at GerriSchiffman.com.
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 ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.
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 GerriSchiffman.com.