A tree-lined drive leads to this enchanting seaside cottage retreat bordered with native stone walls. “Firstlight Cottage” is peacefully sited on 3.42 acres and enjoys sweeping water views of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and 150 feet of beach frontage. Built in 2013, the cottage provides a wonderful haven for quiet relaxation with impressive mature gardens, koi ponds, ornamental trees, and flowering shrubs yielding delight in every season.
Firstlight Cottage offers exquisite comfort on three levels with 6,500 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, five and one-half baths, and two full kitchens. Attention to detail with finely crafted wainscoting, custom cabinetry and millwork, and cherry hardwood floors, infuses every room of the versatile open-floor plan interior. The home communicates a tranquil and welcoming ambiance that pervades the entire property and sets the stage for exquisite entertaining.
Vaulted vertical-grain fir ceilings enhance the bright, flowing open layout of the first level’s superb great room encompassing the living, dining, and kitchen area. The expansive eat-in kitchen with cooking island is thoughtfully appointed and enjoys a panorama of the central gathering space and stunning views of the Bay. A delightful heated sun room adjoins the kitchen and covered porch and greets the sunrises and starlight in relaxed style. The living area is flooded in light with numerous large windows and French doors and is warmed by an impressive floor to ceiling corner stone fireplace.
A stunning covered porch spans the entire east side of the home and features a second corner stone fireplace, offering a wonderful tranquil vantage point from which to relax and appreciate the rolling lawn and breathtaking surrounding showcasing the seemingly endless scenic water vistas and boating activity on the Bay. Also on this level, there are two sumptuous master suites, a private office, a powder room, and a mud room. The first level floor-plan lends itself perfectly to accommodate comfortable single-level living.
A gracefully curved entry hall to the second level overlooks the vaulted great room below. A serene third master suite is a private haven with a splendid bath, outdoor shower, vaulted ceilings, and a bank of corner windows capturing the panorama of the Bay and elegant Mont Hope Bridge. A fourth bedroom guest suite and laundry room complete this level. All baths have tiled showers, marble mosaic floors, and granite counters.
The garden level boasts a comfortable family room directly opening to a spacious waterside Ashfield and bluestone covered veranda, perfect for al fresco entertaining. A fifth bedroom is found on this level in addition to a full bath, a fully appointed kitchen, a mud room, exercise room, and state of the art mechanical room.
A separate detached one-bedroom guest cottage with full bath and kitchen is perfect for extended guests, or an au pair suite and complete this idyllic setting. Additional highlights include a gunite pool with lavette, one mooring, and a permitted deep-water dock which will delight the boating enthusiast.
Firstlight Cottage is located in a premier waterfront location in one of the most sought-after islands of America’s East Coast: Jamestown, Rhode Island. It possesses a rare combination of the most desirable elements—exceptional location and easy accessibility, distinctive design with no detail overlooked, elegance and beauty, welcoming and warm---all which enhance the enjoyment of this enchanting seaside cottage as a year-round home or summer cottage celebrating the timeless joys and virtues of life by the sea. Whether enjoying the spectacular world-class sailing races from the covered porch, or delight in the brilliant illumination of its majestic first light and moon rise, you will cherish your time and memories at Firstlight Cottage.
Firstlight Cottage has easy access to nearby mainland attractions: just 30 minutes to Providence airport, 3 hours to New York City, 1.5 hours to Boston, and only 10 minutes to the historic charm of Newport, Rhode Island.
Nestled between Newport and the mainland, the Island of Jamestown commands a large share of the more than 400 miles of Rhode Island waterfront, on 9.7 square miles; it has a quiet rural character, informal boating community, two marinas, two yacht clubs, a 9-hole golf course, and wonderful restaurants.
To schedule a private showing, please call Cynthia Moretti at 401-374-3444.