Prominently situated at the crest of a sweeping hill, the 1750 Capt. Josiah Comins House has been home to generations of families. A center chimney colonial, this beautifully proportioned home is elegantly sited overlooking 11 1/2 acres of serene park-like grounds. Mature trees, rolling lawns, stone walls, terraces, pergola and formal gardens offer quiet calm and your own very private oasis.
The 13-room house offers original features including raised paneling with king boards, four fireplaces, four panel doors, two staircases and a hidden cupboard used as part of the underground railway. Many of the rooms, including the formal dining room, three of the five bedrooms and mud room/laundry have locally hand-crafted custom floor to ceiling cabinetry offering unlimited storage possibilities while maintaining period integrity. Two full and one half baths offer updated amenities and period details. A walk-up finished third floor offers yet more living space including a finished bedroom/studio and office/library, with eave cupboards, and two walk-in cedar closets. Commercial appliances, European style cupboards and limestone tile floor compliment the sunny kitchen and offer every convenience. When you entertain, the kitchen can be segregated yet still open to the adjacent keeping room/breakfast room by a gated tavern wall and half door.
Utterly private yet conveniently located one hour from Hartford and Boston, 30 minutes from Providence and minutes to I395.