Here is an opportunity to own a piece of history! Located in North Smithfield’s historic Union Village, the Joel Aldrich House was built in 1808 in the 5-bay Federalist style of the time. This handsome and much-admired Colonial home combines comfort and elegance in its over 3400sf of living space including the home’s 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
The portico entrance brings you into the long center hallway featuring a grand staircase with double balconies reminiscent of southern homes. The entire entryway is lit by a half-round fanlight with an intricate web pattern.
To the left an oak floor stretches across the expansive living room where you can sit by one of the four fireplaces in the home. This particular one has a wooden mantel and sunburst pattern carved into it. Glass doors flank the fireplace and lead you out to a wide covered porch.
The spacious kitchen includes custom cherry wood countertops, a breakfast bar, as well as space for a table. Large windows in the kitchen create a bright and welcoming work space. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lavette with a tile floor and countertop, and a hand-painted ceramic sink.
A swinging door brings you into the formal dining room that shows off the history of the home. There you will find the original bread oven in the brick fireplace, a built-in china cabinet, and a wall-mounted wine cupboard.
Relax and read a book by the wood stove in the inviting sitting room surrounded by built-in cabinets and shelves.
The second floor provides 4 large bedrooms that are all accessible from the upper balcony. Two bedrooms, one with a fireplace, share a full white tiled bath with a black and white basket weave tile floor. The hallway bath features a separate shower and tub and its walls are beautifully covered in china tiles.
A back stairway from the kitchen leads you to what were the traditional servants’ quarters. There is a bed, separate sitting room and its own bath with clawfoot tub. A perfect opportunity for a guest suite!
Wide windows line what was once a sleeping porch creating a perfect home office, hobby or craft room. A bay window in the living room overlooks a screened porch which includes a hot tub.
The home features traditional 12 over 12 pane windows and chair rails in all the rooms.
This incredible home is close to multiple shopping centers. Multiple local parks are in the area offering outdoor recreation, while indoor activities are available at the Wide World of Indoor Sports just over a mile away. Golfers will enjoy the Kirkbrae Country Club and New England Country Club both a little over 10 minutes away. Bryant University’s facilities are 6 miles away offering a short commute for students, facility, and visitors. For those hoping to explore the arts of Providence, or are going for business, you will appreciate the easy on interstate access giving you a quick commute to the capital city.