Built in 1871, the Franklin A. Steere House is a beautiful Second Empire home located on historic Benefit Street on the East Side of Providence. The open floor plan is filled with natural light from the inlaid hardwood floors up to the soaring ceilings and rich architectural details.
Enter into the open dining area where a decorative fireplace and a large late Victorian mirror create an elegant setting perfect for every occasion. Tall arched bookcases and a floor to ceiling window make the abutting living area a fantastic location to unwind. A convenient workspace leads into the cozy kitchen with a gas fireplace and a breakfast area.
Off the kitchen is the master bedroom with a stunning plaster medallion, a gorgeous inlaid parquet floor and an adjoining bathroom. The second bedroom is currently being used as a living room and boasts a working wood-burning fireplace and a private bathroom.
The sunroom with slate floors and a curved window provides ample sunlight and a door to the common patio. Low stone walls and walking paths create a serene city refuge.
This location provides incredible walkability to many amenities. Take a stroll and shop at Whole Foods and the rest of University Heights or visit one of the many local parks, including Brown Street Park. Explore the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and the various museums. Dine at the local eateries along Thayer Street and Hope Street. In less than 15 minutes you can walk to downtown Providence and take the commuter rail or enjoy the city’s incredible arts and culture.