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1026 East Shore Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Circa 1873 Stonewall Cottage is a classic New England Victorian-style historic home located on the northeast end of Conanicut Island. The original L-shaped house features a one and a half story cottage section and a two and a half story tower with striking mansard roof geometry. Other original architectural details include bracketed dormers, a wrap around piazza, and original hardwood floors, and moldings.
The current owners are only the third owners since 1873, when Stonewall Cottage was built for Jeannie Lippitt of a prominent textile manufacturing family from Providence, and the daughter of former Rhode Island Governor Henry Lippitt. At this time the Lippitt family was instrumental in financing the development of "Conanicut Park" which today is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the area. The property was subsequently sold to the Mitchell Family who occupied the house for the next two generations.
Under the guidance of the most recent owners and architect Joseph Lanza, the house was completely restored and expanded to meet the demands of today's lifestyle now including almost 5,000 square feet of luxurious living space and modern amenities like a gourmet kitchen, open flow, custom designer bathrooms, all while sensitively retaining many of the original period details.
The house features an all new foundation, all new mechanical and plumbing systems, central air conditioning, double-paned windows, insulation, siding, and porches. The property is accented by original fieldstone walls, professional landscaping, and a gracious circular driveway.
This is truly a magical property harkening back to another era, and it is eagerly awaiting its next custodian.
Sq Ft: 4,901
Lot Size: .79 acres
Built in: 1873
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Victorian
Location Type: Waterfront