Coastal Home Life Summer 2022

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Welchman Real Estate Group Offers Premium Service And Results Our diverse group of Residential and Luxury Real Estate Agents represent the most desirable coastal communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. For over two decades, we’ve put our complex industry knowledge to work, custom tailoring our approach to each seller, property and buyer. While honesty, integrity and capability are key for any successful agent, it is our attention to detail, personal service, insight and how we connect with our clients that makes the difference. Our innovative strategies, professionalism, and old-fashioned work ethic have resulted in $300+ million in sales and 1000+ closed properties for hundreds of happy clients. Visit or call our Mega Agent Office in Little Compton, RI, today and let us help you sell or buy your next home! Renee M. Welchman, Associate Broker, CPA, Realtor Owner & Founder Welchman Real Estate Group 18 Commons, Little Compton RI 02837 401.649.1915 | Licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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Little Compton RI – Private 6,26 acre preserve bounded by stone walls, pastures and woodlands. Ready for expansion with 4-bedroom septic. $860,000.


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THE RESTORATION OF THE 1887 SEAFIELD COTTAGE BY DAVITT DESIGN BUILD Set in the heart of Narragansett Pier, this completely renovated and restored historical home gracefully combines an interior redesigned for modern beach living and a timeless exterior façade.




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The Ocean State Rhode Island

“Because of its size, living in Rhode Island means you’re close to everything that the state has to offer.”

THE SINGLE MOST WELL-KNOWN FACT about Rhode Island is that it is the smallest state in the Nation. If it is true that big things come in small packages, then the state of Rhode Island fits this idiom perfectly. Native tribes occupied Rhode Island thousands of years before the English settlers reached these shores in 1620 because of the rich natural resources and temperate Northeast climate. Many of the waterways, towns, and islands are named for native tribes from the region. Rhode Island is a place steeped in character where you are embraced by history and the culture only found here in New England. If you are from here you get it, and those that are not, can’t seem to get enough of it! Many out-of-state college students are drawn yearly to Rhode Island to attend some of the most esteemed institutions in the U.S., and the decision to leave the area after graduation can be a challenging one. Rhode Island offers residents access to one of the country’s most eclectic small city, Providence, the capital. Because of its size, living in Rhode Island means you’re close to everything the state has to offer, including ocean beaches, recreation, and top tourist attractions like Newport, Narragansett, and South County. It’s also just a short ride to Boston, New York, Cape Cod, and some of the most popular Island spots on the Eastern Seaboard. Great public transportation, airports, rail, and ferry connections make it relatively simple to go anywhere from here. Here, the living choices are as diverse as almost anywhere. Down City living in Providence means you’re close to everything: culture, events, education, medical facilities, and some of the best dining on the planet. Just north of

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Providence, Blackstone Valley communities have the best of both worlds, country living and city access. The West Bay offers convenient access to city life, country life, and the beaches are just a short ride south. In South County, it’s like living on vacation year-round, and again, being close to everything. In the East Bay, Barrington, Warren, and Bristol are historic gems, and living on Aquidneck Island in Newport is very special indeed. Across Narragansett Bay and away from it all are the two seaside towns of Tiverton and Little Compton along the Secret Coast of Rhode Island. The Ocean is everywhere, the bounty from the sea is amazing, the communities are spectacular, and life here is seasonally perfect!

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WOOD DEVELOPMENT OFF MIDDLE ROAD This Stately Home offers 4 bedrooms / 5 baths and is centrally located in East Greenwich, RI. A well-manicured acre plus homesite and nearly 6000 square feet of living space makes this estate home a spectacular find. Located at the end of a quiet dead-end street this newer constructed residence has over 300k in upgrades and options from the builder. This includes a conservatory room, bonus room over the garage, (Now a state-ofthe-art dressing room) smart house features, double the deck area, full walkout basement with sliders to the back yard, Florida room off the gourmet kitchen, 3 stunning staircases to the second level, built-ins, marble bath upgrades, double shower in master, and more. 4 large bedrooms with ensuite baths, possible fifth bedroom on the first floor, newly upgraded appliances, 4 zones of high efficiency hydro air, built in hot tub, new blue stone walkways, inlaid hardwoods, custom office, vaulted family room and double foyer. Working mud/laundry room on the first floor. $1,599.900 Call Allen Gammons for private showing.


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You may be looking for some new, fresh ways to spruce up your home. Regardless of whether you live by the water, or simply dream of living by the water, we have pulled together some of our favorite coastal decorations that can be purchased in store or ordered online – straight to your home! 1 West Bay & South County: Elinor Rattan Wall Mirror — 30.5” West Elm in Providence, RI | $229

This mirror is a need! It is made of rattan which is known for its durability and is quick and easy to hang against a wall. Additionally, with this mirror, you can add a textured, bohemian, or coastal look to your wall in any room of your home!

2 Cape Cod & Islands: Shortie Planter | Golden Raindrops Adorn Cape Cod in East Orleans, MA | $42

This is a “need” for everyone’s home. This planter is perfect to fill with succulents and is the perfect size to sit comfortably on your windowsill. It is also neutral enough to blend in with any theme you have in your home!


3 South Shore: Turquoise Speckle Glass Bell Chime The Paper Store in Plymouth, MA | $36

Add a touch of beauty to your garden or porch with this beautifully crafted glass bell wind chime! This chime features a speckled design in turquoise and provides a colorful accent to your favorite outdoor places.



4 East Bay & Aquidneck Island: Seagulls Hooked Rug Newport Style in Newport, RI | $58

Add some personality to your space with this coastal rug featuring seagulls by the shoreline being social. This rug is made from weather-resistant fiber, and is a blend of comfort, softness, and durability. This rug is perfect for your front porch and is easy to clean.

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'The Lookout on Main' is a creative example of urban renewal in the downtown district of Warren, Rhode Island. The luxury community will feature 15 residential units and two ground floor commercial spaces. A short walk to Warren's waterfront, restaurants, boutiques, and built on the East Bay Bike Path. All of the units (four floor plans available) feature two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, on-site parking and offer a combination of stunning professional interior design and contemporary open-concept living. The kitchens will feature a large island, shaker style cabinetry, cafe appliances, and stone tops. Spa like baths are stunning and laundry is conveniently located near the bedrooms. Some units offer a Juliet balcony, private deck space, private outdoor space, or a ground floor bonus room that can function as an office, gym, or studio. The tastefully appointed unit will also enjoy smart home technology and energy efficient designs. Potential for guest parking, outdoor communal green space with fireplace & grilling area, and a pet friendly association contains all the ingredients needed to call 'The Lookout on Main' home! Taxes & assessment are TBD. Low condo fees! Currently being built with a projected October 2022 completion date. Inquire today for more information and to schedule a tour.




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Wicked Awesome Restaurants to Visit This Summer in

‘Little Rhody’ BY BRITTANY RAYBURN THE SEASON THAT WE WAIT ALL YEAR FOR is finally here – Summertime! What better place to spend the Summer than in the beautiful state of Rhode Island? Home to some of the most stunning waterfront views and some of the best restaurants in all New England. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that you must visit next time you are in the area. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

Bacaro Providence, RI Bacaro Restaurant is an outstanding Italian restaurant that is in the historic Charles Tanner Building along the riverfront in downtown Providence. Bacaro is owned by Brian Kingsford & Jennifer Mata, who have

both been working in the industry for almost two decades! Bacaro prides itself on applying a simple approach to indigenous ingredients. While you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at Bacaro, you must kick off your meal with one of their delicious charcuterie boards. Some of my favorite meats and cheeses to include on the board include Prosciutto di Parma, Hot Soppressata, Burrata, Del Monico Provolone, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Bucherondin, Taleggio, and of course a side of assorted olives! If you’re in the mood for pizza, the Pizza Margherita will blow your taste buds away, which is topped with San

Marzano tomato (the best!), basil, and two cheeses. Or, for a pasta dish, try the Pasta Con I Funghi, which is made with Fresh egg tagliatelle in rich European-style butter with Parmigiano-Reggiano, white truffle scented egg, as well as mushroom duxelles. For drinks, the Bacaro Spritz is a classic perfect cocktail for Summer, mixed with Prosecco and a splash of Aperol served over ice. For something fruitier, the Brioni is a stimulatingly refreshing cocktail that consists of grapefruit vodka, Campari, Elderflower liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice, and ginger beer. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 1 5

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OTRA Providence, RI OTRA (translated as “Other”) is a new restaurant opened by Brian Kingsford and Jennifer Matta of Bacaro Restaurant (right next door!) in Providence. OTRA is a Barcelonian/Iberian-inspired restaurant concept that explores the foods of Spain and Portugal with some Southern French influences. At OTRA, you can enjoy entrees and drinks in the dining room, or at the bar area to interact with the Chef or observe their skills as dishes get prepared. Steak lovers – look no further than the Carne a la Plancha con “Huesos Huecos” dish. This dish is served with Prime sirloin steak and roasted marrow bone with shishito peppers, blistered tomatoes, and rosemary “Quemado.” Hands down, this will be one of the most delicious steaks you will ever enjoy! For seafood lovers, you will not regret ordering the Paella a la Valenciana, which includes Narragansett Bay littleneck, chicken thighs, saffron, sweet peas, as well as piquillo pepper. And, if you’re in the mood for Paella without the shellfish, OTRA is extremely accommodating! These entrees can be paired perfectly with the Mallorcan Pisco Sour or the OTRA Sangria. The Mallorcan Pisco Sour is a Spanish twist on the original Peruvian cocktail made traditionally with Pisco, pineapple juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, and coconut water. But, to bring in a Spanish Island twist, OTRA floats Cava, Spanish sparkling wine, right on top! The OTRA Sangria Tinto is a red sangria that breaks tradition as it is finished with a dry Cava instead of soda water or lemon/lime soda, providing a richer and more adulterous Sangria than what you’d find elsewhere.


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The Grill At Forty 1° North Newport, RI The Grill at Forty 1° North is an exclusive dockside restaurant that is designed to deliver a fresh, upscale dining and entertainment experience with a unique and serene respite from Newport’s bustling waterfront scene. The menu has something for everyone whether you’re looking for meats, seafood, and raw bar, as well as organic and locally sourced selections. To begin your meal, order the Spaghetti, made with cashew, miso, wild mushroom,

and peas. This spaghetti will “wow” you with its delicious creamy sauce! For meat, try the 8 oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon, paired up with my favorite sides, the Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and the Brussel Sprouts. The Roasted Sweet Potatoes are topped with bacon and pickled shallot, while the Brussel Sprouts are finished off with a chipotle-maple glaze. For a seafood dish, try the 8 oz. Yellow Fin Tuna Steak, which is the perfect summer dish, cooked to absolute perfection! If you’re able to save room for dessert, try the Crème Brûlée,

served with caramel bacon popcorn, or one of the restaurant’s dessert specials, the Buttermilk Sorbet with Mixed Berries and an oat crumble. For beverages, some of my favorites on the menu include the Kir Royale as well as the Mai Tai. The Kir Royale is mixed with billecart-salmon champagne and blackberry and is super light and refreshing. The Mai Tai (one of the best I have ever had!) is mixed with house blended rum, pineapple, lime, as well as almond orgeat. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 1 7

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Audrey’s Coffee House & Lounge South Kingstown, RI Audrey’s is the Coffee House and Lounge that Rhode Island has always needed! Family-owned and operated by our favorite Bachelor couple Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti, Audrey’s Coffee House and Lounge is named after Ashley’s mom, making everyone who visits feel comfortable and right at home. Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast and a coffee in the morning, or somewhere to head to with family and friends at night for some high-


quality cocktails and appetizers, Audrey’s is your place! Not to mention, they feature karaoke nights as well as Monday night Bachelor showings (umm, a dream)! If you’re visiting in the morning, pair your coffee with the Avocado Toast, which is sourdough or multigrain bread from South County Bread Co. topped with avocado, tomato, arugula, as well as “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning. This toast is the perfect way to start off your day! If you’re visiting in the evening, you must order the Buffalo Chicken Dip (maybe two orders…) which is

house-made and served with warm tortilla chips. This Buffalo Chicken Dip has the perfect amount of spice and is truly addicting! For cocktails, wine lovers will love the Peach and Red Sangria, which are perfect to sip on during a warm summer night. These sangrias are fruity, fresh, flavorful, and super refreshing! For a cocktail that will double as a dessert and make all your Girl Scout cookie dreams come true, check out the Thin Mint Martini, which literally tastes like your favorite Girl Scout cookie in liquid form!

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The Wharf Warren, RI The Wharf Tavern was established in 1955 and has thrived as a destination for fine food and drink in a seaside atmosphere ever since! The original wharf and surrounding buildings date back to the mid 1700’s, used for rigging merchant and fishing boats. Not only are the views absolutely stunning at The Wharf, but they have an unbelievable menu with something for everyone! When visiting The Wharf, you must indulge in their seafood dishes! If you enjoy shrimp, you must order the Coconut Shrimp, which is fried to perfection and topped with an orange pineapple marmalade and Asian chili sauce. This Coconut Shrimp seriously to die for! For an entrée, try the Asian Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, which is perfectly tender and buttery, and served with Jasmine rice stir fry, as well as baby bok choy. If you are like me and prefer your margaritas spicy, you will be obsessed with the Sweet Heat Margarita, mixed with Jalapeno infused silver tequila, Cointreau, pineapple juice, as well as fresh lime juice. You will not be able to order just one! For a lighter beverage, check out the Hibiscus Bellini, mixed with Tito’s vodka, elderflower liquor, and topped with prosecco and a hibiscus flower for a beautiful aesthetic! S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 1 9

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No one loves gutter cleaning. Gutter Sense is a lightweight, easy-to-use tool to clean your gutters from the ground, for a faster, safer way to get the job done. Gutter Sense is proudly made in the USA. All components and labor are sourced locally in the Chicago-area, from the nuts and bolts to the pull rope, monofilament, insert cards, polybags, and injection-molded tongs.


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Ever been awed at a masterful mixologist that whips up a fancy cocktail with a cloud of aromatic smoke? Update: that mixologist is now you. First, fill a glass with your favorite boozy drink. Next, place the handcarved white oak design on top, add the included smoking chips to the mesh cup inside, apply a flame and voila: a complex, smoke-infused spirit sure to impress even the most discerning cocktail enthusiast. The process is entertaining and easy to master—even if you’re not rocking a handlebar mustache. Handmade in Virginia.


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EXTERIOR (BEFORE) photographed by Michael David EXTERIOR (AFTER) photographed by Aaron Usher

TEAM: Mary Rae, Designer Dean Darling, Project Manager For Project Inquires Please Contact: Dave Whitney, 401-792-9799 Davitt Design Build 4 Frank Ave #A1 West Kingston, RI 02892

THE RESTORATION OF THE 1887 SEAFIELD COTTAGE BY DAVITT DESIGN BUILD Set in the heart of Narragansett Pier, this completely renovated and restored historical home gracefully combines an interior redesigned for modern beach living and a timeless exterior facade. The Seafield Cottage, aptly named for its proximity to the Narragansett Town Beach and Sea Wall, was originally built in 1887 and features five bedrooms on a large .314 acre lot. The previous owners purchased the property in the 1960s, raised

eight children in the home, and ran a successful bed and breakfast business beginning in the 1970s. Over the years there were minor renovations to the property, including adding an undersized garage for the owner’s classic car, but major renovations were necessary to address the degrading structural integrity of the house and to bring the home into conformance with today’s building codes. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 23


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KITCHEN (AFTER) photographed by Elaine Fredrick

KITCHEN (BEFORE) photographed by Michael David

The goal of this project was to revitalize the home to showcase the historical exterior facade and merge a modern interior conducive for entertaining and family gatherings after a day at the beach. Special attention was given to preserve the architectural elements unique to the period in which the home was built. The most significant challenge was addressing the substandard foundation. The home was built on dirt and brick pilings which did not extend below the frost line. Over the course of one hundred years, these pilings settled unevenly due to natural freeze and thaw cycles in New England winters. The first floor system and original hardwood floors were bowed with high and low 24 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UMM E R 2022

spots. The remainder of the first floor was comprised of separate kitchen, dining, and living rooms, leaving an outdated interior of closed off spaces. A new foundation was the solution to the deteriorating structure, but the home was located in the Narragansett Historical District and could not be torn down. Davitt Design Build devised a plan to gut the interior of the house, lift the house off its old pilings, move the house to allow room to dig a foundation, install a proper foundation, and move the house back on its new foundation, leveling out the structure in the process.


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Once the house was secure on its new foundation, Davitt Design Build was meticulous about crafting a home that appealed to everyday luxury living. The stairs were reconfigured in the main entrance way to allow for a grand light-filled two story foyer. The primary bedroom was relocated to the first floor with a classic soaking tub as the centerpiece to the ensuite bathroom. A two car garage was added to the rear of the house with additional bonus living space above for a recreation room. The kitchFOYER (AFTER) photographed by Ten Real Estate Photographers

en, dining, and living rooms were redesigned to be open living spaces for casual family gatherings or entertaining. While reconfiguring the main foyer staircase, we discovered on the back of one of the 1x6 stair raisers the signatures of the original builders dated January 23rd, 1896. Preserving the history, the Davitt crew added their own signatures to the original stair riser and returned the artifact to within the wall. FOYER (BEFORE) photographed by Michael David



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110 BOON STREET (AFTER) photographed by Aaron Usher

The focus on preserving the historical exterior of the home is highlighted by all new exterior siding, trim and roofing. New Andersen casement windows replaced the old counterbalance windows while matching the look of the original two-over-two style windows. The three original brick chimneys, which were the structural center of the 1887 home, were removed during demolition to allow for modern structural framing for open living space to be created. The three brick chimneys were replicated to preserve the original look of the roof line. The porch overlooking the expansive yard was replicated with mahogany decking and beadboard ceilings. The original columns supporting the porch roof overhang were salvaged during the demolition and were reinstalled and simply sanded and repainted. The stunning two-toned kitchen features luxury cabinetry, sleek white quartzite countertops and a striking tile backsplash. The kitchen is spacious with a large functional island. The combination of the stainless-steel appliances, timeless hardware, and 26 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UMM E R 2022

modern light fixtures creates an elevated presentation. The stained oak wood flooring joins with the modern kitchen to offer feelings of warmth and comfort. The clients were delighted with the results of their newly renovated home which stays true to the era in which it was originally built. The next chapter for the Seafield Cottage is a coastal retreat that is all at once modern and spacious and comfortable and welcoming, all the while paying tribute to the significant history of the house the homeowners find so inspiring.

For more project photos and information, and to learn more about Davitt Design Build, please visit our website at Additionally, please click the QR code below to view the property listing.




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RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS (commonly known as Rhode Island) is the smallest state in size in the US. The state’s nickname, the Ocean State, refers to the over 400 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, New England’s largest estuary which provides coastal and waterside living opportunities in most of the cities and towns in the region. Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams as one of the original 13 colonies, Rhode Island can stake a claim to an inordinate amount of American and world history. This trickles down to visitors in the form of interesting architecture, important landmarks, fascinating museums, and some of the finest

seafood and traditional Italian restaurants in the world. As a tiny state of just about 1,500 square miles, Rhode Island has more bridges conversing waterways, crossing inlets, rivers, estuaries, and bays than almost any other state in the country. Nearly every inch of the state lies within 20 miles of the ocean or Narragansett Bay, which begins at the northern end of the state, first as the Seekonk River and then the Providence River. A large chunk of the state is on the islands of Aquidneck, Conanicut, Prudence, Block, and a few others. And while Rhode Island has a very high population density, most of the state feels fairly rural and undeveloped in many places.

Rhode Island consists of five counties and four major islands all within close proximity to the state’s vast coastal regions. The five counties make up the state’s regions as well, which are distinctly different and unique in many ways. In the West Bay, Providence County, Kent County, and Washington County account for 88% of the state population of just over 1 million residents. In the less populated East Bay, Newport County and Bristol County are home to the famous city of Newport, and a host of small historic seaside communities along Narragansett Bay. Living in Rhode Island can offer a wide range of choices from city living to coastal living and countryside homes with acreage S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 29


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in spectacular rural communities. From cityside lofts and historic mill conversion residences to mansions along the sea and country estates with stone walls and open fields or small-town homes with historic character and charm, it’s all here in little Rhode Island. If you are a native New Englander or just want to be, the ocean breezes, the taste of fresh North Atlantic seafood, and the deep history of this region will embrace you in the Ocean State in every season. It’s no secret that many of the wealthiest families along the Eastern Seaboard in the U.S. have coveted summer residences along these shores for generations and many celebrities are drawn to the shores along Narragansett Bay.

PROVIDENCE CITYSIDE & BLACKSTONE VALLEY RHODE ISLAND Providence is a culturally diverse metro area home to young professionals, artists and characterized by a quaint New England 30 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UMM E R 2022

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vibe. The city has a budding economy fueled by the health care, education, tourism, and financial sectors. Over the past several decades, Providence has undergone a dramatic facelift following a period of industrial decline. Providence’s renaissance is now evident throughout the metro area from

the carefully restored urban landscape of downtown to the hip coffee shops and thriving community gardens of the trendy West End. Northern Rhode Island is home to Blackstone Valley, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Blackstone Valley’s historical roots combined with ample arts


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offerings and festivals, unique restaurants, and varied attractions make it an ideal spot for a wide range of living choices. Blackstone Valley holds a lot of historic significance for the people of Rhode Island. Prospective residents are attracted to this area for its low crime rates, vibrant social scene, and varied employment opportunities; it also boasts an intimate community vibe. The area is popular with both families and young professionals. It is well suited for those looking for an urban environment that doesn’t compromise on the sense of community they crave.


CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND As the second-largest city in the state, Warwick boasts a population of more than 82,000. The city was officially established in

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New England’s most-loved living and vacation destinations. Blessed by nature, this scenic area is filled with wildlife preserves, protected parks, and forests that spill down to hundreds of miles of sandy beaches. The coastline stretches from the seaside resorts of Watch Hill in the west, past Narragansett in the east, and continues north to East Greenwich. South County measures a total of 449 square miles with a total of 20 protected beaches, 26 forests and wildlife preserves as well as 16 public golf courses. Besides amazing coastal beaches, there are rivers, lakes and recreation galore throughout the South County region. Richmond and Hopkinton offer a very country rural feel with moderate real estate prices compared to the coastal regions in Washington County. Historic Wickford and downtown Westerly are full of cultural attractions, fine restaurants and boutique shopping opportunities.


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1642 and was later home to the Burning of the Gaspee in 1772. Fortunately, things have calmed down in Warwick during the centuries that followed. Today, Warwick offers a quality of life that’s practically unmatched throughout the region. And although it is a city, it remains small enough for its inhabitants to not feel daunted by its size. East Greenwich, located in Kent County, is a suburb of Providence with a population of 13,081, and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in East Greenwich offers residents a dense suburban feel with many restaurants, coffee shops, and 3 2 COASTALHOMELIFE .CO M S UMM E R 2022

parks. Coventry is Rhode Island’s largest town by area with almost 65 square miles. It has wide-open spaces and some of the most attractive housing prices in the state. The western region of Coventry is very rural with plenty of recreation facilities and open lands. Eastern Coventry is one of the largest regions in the state for new home construction.

SOUTH COUNTY RHODE ISLAND South County includes all the communities from North Kingston to Westerly. It is the southernmost coast of Rhode Island, one of

The East Bay is a very special place with its small quaint coastal towns all along Narragansett Bay. These seaside communities are all about spectacular New England coastal living at its best. The traditions, the food, the ambiance, and the flow of life are all here. The rhythm of the daily tides, the taste of salt in the air and the presence of the sea are all settling to the soul and a vital part of living here. The East Bay has three distinct areas all connected by a series of bridges, Barrington, Warren and Bristol have the closest proximity to Providence. Across the Mt Hope Bridge, you are connected to Aquidneck Island, home to Portsmouth, Middletown, and the “City by The Sea”. Newport is the center of summer tourism in the state with its mansions, teaming waterfront, and cultural activities.


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Thames Street, Newport

The Newport Bridge connects the summer retreat island of Jamestown and to the west the Pell Bridge to South County RI. Middletown which is central on Aquidneck Island serves the island shopping district, but beautiful waterfront homes and estates cover the shorelines to the east and west. Portsmouth with its coastal marinas and beautiful rolling hillside residences forms the connection to Tiverton, and


southeastern Massachusetts. Each region is made up of small coastal communities that are unique in their own special ways and all connected by over 30 bridges along the East Bay of Rhode Island.

TIVERTON & LITTLE COMPTON THE SECRET COAST Tiverton is a quaint seaside community with gorgeous homes and plenty of open spaces.

Tiverton borders Fall River and Westport, MA to the north and west, and Little Compton to the south. Fogland Beach, one of the state’s most popular recreational areas is a shallow tidal basin at the mouth of the bay surrounded by rolling hillsides and farms. Tiverton Center has shops and marinas along the shore and is a favorite for boating and fishing enthusiast. The historic Tiverton Four Corners area offers a very

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unique and historic feel of a time gone by with old mills and shops with local offerings. Little Compton has often been referred to as “Rhode Island’s Best Kept Secret.” It is just out of the way, and people who live here like that just fine. It is truly one of the most quaint and beautiful places in all of New England. The Historic Commons is the small central village of Little Compton, where a few restaurants, the post office, a church, a school, and real estate offices are located. It is a sought-after northeast summer residence community for those looking for both privacy and ocean view homes away from it all. Little Compton like many Rhode Island coastal and oceanfront communities are home to amazing summer residences along the sea with spectacular ocean vistas and grand expansive properties surrounded by stone walls along white shell drives.

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MAJESTICALLY SITUATED OVERLOOKING SLOCUM RIVER This extraordinary estate residence is nestled in a private setting along one of New England’s most protected estuaries, the Slocum River in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Set on just under 10 private acres, it is by all standards one of the most spectacular custom-designed manor homes in this pristine coastal region. The property is surrounded by large preserves and protected lands by both Dartmouth Natural Resource Trust and Audubon Trust. Just a few miles away the Slocum River opens to Buzzards Bay just west of the Elizabeth Islands and Martha’s Vineyard.


Rare is a simple term to describe this wonderfully created masterpiece for living and entertaining. Words rarely do justice to such an incredible residence it must be seen to fully understand the breadth of this creation for a life well-lived.


This spectacular country retreat is simply exquisite in every detail of the design, planning, and execution, using the finest materials today in build/design architecture, sparing no cost. From the gated entrance you pass along a custom tiled drive to an amazing ornamental fountained courtyard that welcomes you to this classically styled estate. This emblematic three-level design is crested by iconic stone chimneys and extensive custom stonework reminiscent of a Manor Home in the wine region of France. This custom-designed home offers 15+ rooms flawlessly and luxuriously executed. It features high-coffered ceilings, walls of windows, exquisite millwork and rich archi-

tectural detailing. The spacious foyer opens to a two-story family room with stone fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and spa, all with water views. Completing the first level is a formal living room with marble fireplace, mahogany-paneled library, and a master suite with a sitting area and luxurious master bath. The second-floor landing is open to the great room below and leads to four additional bedrooms, a gym, an upper deck, and stairs to a third-floor viewing area. The lower level is an entertainment mecca with a wine cellar, custom bar, kitchen and family room with stone fireplace. The four-bay heated garage is accessed through the mudroom, where you will find a powder room, laundry,

and back staircase. The three-story layout offers a pleasing blend of formal and informal spaces to accommodate any entertaining need. The Tuscan inspired barn features a pizza oven, kitchen, wine cellar and bath; perfect entertaining venue. In addition, this property has extensive outdoor living areas, vineyard, putting green, regulation-size basketball court, floating dock and 9 additional garage bays, all add to the splendor of this incredible oasis. The property is easily accessible to Providence, Boston and Cape Cod. Offered at $5,988,888.00 Exclusively Listed By Nona Sbordone Anne Whiting Real Estate. For Private Showing 508.951.2429 S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 37

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Planning for a High End Golf Simulator BY BILL BALES The largest and most frequent mistakes in planning indoor golf are made by high end home owners. You might not


think it’s much of a challenge to install a golf sim. But after having seen countless unconsidered sacrifices for space by jamming an outdoor sport into a relatively tiny space, I predict that any design ideas you might have for your sim have flaws.

Golf is played outside. Higher is ALWAYS better, wider is ALWAYS better, and deeper is ALWAYS better. And, do reality checks; drivers are long–the footprint of a drive can be 11’ long by 7’ wide by almost 10’ high in some cases. And that’s


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just the footprint of the swing. It’s best to plan for 12 feet of ball flight and at least a foot of open area between the screen and the wall behind it. And don’t forget a comfortable 8-15 feet behind the sim. I’ve seen folks dig existing basements deeper, knock down walls, expand basements and jam sims in tragically short or narrow spaces, sometimes eliminating left-handed play. One guy put his sim in his living room. Another really rich guy made the sacrifice of a giant beam passing through the center of the top of the screen. My favorite was the guy who crammed his sim into a 12’ wide space in a dark corner of his basement where his pool room had two oversized tables and a massive bar and a home theater bigger than some nice theaters. It was a five-minute walk from the refrigerator to the sink in his kitchen. A great standard sim area is 15-16’ wide, 10-12’ high, and 25-30’ deep. Going up to 25 feet deep enables real excitement with a super wide curved screen–maybe up to 180 degrees. And, getting that ceiling as high as you can–at least 10 feet–makes a big difference. My latest company offers free expertise in golf sim planning. We can help you plan your ultimate sim, but we can also apply our Nano Science to designing a simulator you can have in a room 14’ long by 10’ wide by 8’ high.

I work with New England Media and provide free expertise (our team has the best overall resume in the business) to any of our readers. We can assist any homeowner on how to optimize their simulator plan–and how to avoid the egregious mistakes we see every day. Email anytime: BillBales@Clarity.Golf S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 39

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Get Backyard Ready Clean First… Then Relax and Have Fun!


Whether you have a deck or patio cleaning is a must year round. Then you throw in your outdoor furniture, lawn ornaments etc which makes a pressure washer an essential product to purchase for your home. Let’s not forget by owning one you can wash your homes exterior, walkways and the family cars. Sun Joe makes an amazing lineup of options to choose from. Here is one of our favorites.

Sun Joe SPX3000 Xtreme Pressure Washer $260 |

When grime gets the upper hand, fight back with a new pressure washer. Combining gas-like power with the ease and convenience of electric, the Sun Joe XTREAM is made for those who demand the most from their machines. The secret to the Sun Joe SPX3000® XTREAM’s superior performance is its exclusive XTREAM TRIPLE-ACTION POWER: XTREAM FOAMING: the onboard detergent foam cannon aerates detergent and shoots it up to 15 feet away for maximum coverage and unmatched adhesion to help remove sticky underlying layers of dirt and surface grime. XTREAM CLEANING: 4 Quick-Connect Nozzles (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º) in a range of spray patterns from pinpoint jet to fan spray tackle heavy, medium and light duty jobs. XTREAM RINSING: the powerful 13-amp motor generates up to 2200 PSI (at initial discharge per CSA internal pressure testing) of pressure and 1.65 GPM (with nozzle open at minimum pressure) of flow to rinse away dirt + grime for a Sun Joe shine.


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relax Taking the party from the day into the night can be difficult without some great music to jam out to. Plus when the sun goes down lighting is needed, a late night snack is usually a request so a fire pit is a must. We have found the perfect combination of products to do just that. The best part is they are portable so you can take them anywhere in your yard or better yet, anywhere you go!

Nocturne Firefly Solar Lamp & Outdoor Speaker $275 |

The Firefly is an outdoor floor lamp with a bluetooth speaker that is designed to transform your deck or patio. It fills the space with a warm, diffuse light that illuminates a large area without glare. Play music with the built-in bluetooth speaker from any device. It is 100% powered by the sun. Solar panels on the top charge the batteries during the day so you never have to plug it in. Weatherproof, it is designed to be left outside permanently. The heavy base keeps the lamp upright and standing even during a storm.

Solo Stove Ranger

$300 |

Solo Stoves are known for producing the worlds favorite smokeless firepits through their 360° Signature Airflow Technology. The Ranger fire pit is sized for every backyard and adventure. It’s unique features make it suitable for cityscapes, campsites and beaches alike. Plus the Rangers ultra-efficient burn brings your kindling and chunkwood to brilliant flames in minutes. Start up isn’t just fast, it’s easy. Exceptional airflow does the heavy lifting so anyone can have a roaring fire to last the evening. This portable pit is burn-ready whenever you are, no matter the occasion. Enjoy a fire on your wood deck with the protection of Stand and Shield, or transcend marshmallow roasting with the Fire Pit Cooking System.


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Americana Stars & Stripes Super Slide $300 |

Red, White and WOW!. Designed in the heart of the midwest, this Americana Star Slide is what you need to show your American pride all summer long. The Stars & Stripes Super Slide is a giant 40 FT by 8 FT Backyard Water Slide with a built-in Star Splash Pool at the end. A Zig Zag spray pattern sprinkler system runs the length of the slide for awesome water coverage for great sliding. Connects easily to your backyard water hose. Extra-thick, heavy-duty PVC construction for long-lasting durability with super-slick embossed PVC so no need to add soap. 8 INCH high side-wall pontoons to keep the sliders and the water on the slide. Anchor strap with anchor pins to keep the slide in place. Comes with two star-shaped sleds and backed by WOW 1-Year Warranty.

fun Tupelo All-Weather Cornhole Board Set $995 |

Tupelo combined elevated design, all-weather materials, and innovative construction to create the ultimate cornhole experience. Featuring an elegant, low profile frame, all-weather composite boards, and a patent-pending shock absorption system for superior gameplay and sound. Celebrated by cornhole professionals and discerning homeowners alike, this is the last cornhole set you’ll ever need. Cornhole boards can be left outside all season. Give your tupelo cornhole set a permanent, personal touch with a monogram, custom text, or your own logo for just $150 more. Each logo is etched into the board so it will last as long as the board itself.

There wouldn’t be any fun without some sports of course. The world’s most common outdoor game is most certainly cornhole and we have found the best board for your buck to add to your backyard oasis from Tupelo Goods. From WOW Water Sports we found the best waterslide to cool off and have some laughs all season long. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 4 3

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT OUTDOOR LIVING (AND WORK) ROOM Outdoor spaces have become more relevant for living Summer is here, and it’s time for homeowners to ready yards and landscapes for backyarding. The pandemic thrust us into a new reality, and the back yard has a starring role. Yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven. Outdoor living became a way of life as lawns, gardens, patios and decks evolved into outdoor offices, classrooms, family gathering places, and the new ‘hot spots’ in our homes. Nearly two in five in Americans who have a yard (58%) say they spent time doing work for their job in their yard during the pandemic. Here are a few ideas that will work universally in all outdoor living space planning.

Create Activity Zones

Consider what needs to happen in the back yard and map activity areas. A shady table can double as a home office, study zone, art table, or dining spot. A hammock or outdoor sofa can suffice for napping, reading or studying. A patch of sturdy grass is perfect for sports, family games and play. A fire pit offers cozy chairs for star gazing and socializing, while a grill near a seating area promises delicious meals. A wall, fence, or pergola may hold an outdoor movie screen for nighttime viewing. An herb or vegetable garden helps kids learn about science and nutrition while reaping the satisfaction of growing food for the table.




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Is there a quiet spot for conference calls? Or a shady spot that minimizes glare for online video meetings? Note where electrical outlets are and if an outdoor-rated extension cord will be needed to accommodate all of the electronics that may be used outside. Check wifi coverage and cell service in the yard and determine if there is enough comfortable seating.

Spruce up Existing Landscaping

Assess the back yard and do some basic “clean up.” Fix bare patches in the grass. Use a leaf blower to clean out flower beds. Prune bushes and trees. Cut the grass to a healthy height. Add a fresh layer of mulch around your trees and in flower beds. Freshen up by weeding, planting flower beds and filling pots with colorful flowers and verdant plants.

This property and house underwent a complete renovation. Existing drainage and grading problems were fixed, then modular outdoor spaces such as the pool area, a rich lush lawn, an entertaining area for large gatherings under an allee of fragrant linden trees, and a pool house/guest apartment were installed. In phase one, a large planting of evergreen privacy perimeter plants and foundation plants were installed. Landscape lighting extends the use of the entire property into beautiful summer nights lounging by the pool. The two entry areas were re-designed and renovated to accommodate guest parking when the family is hosting a large gathering. For a complete portfolio visit:

Hide Unsightly Items and Control Noise

Trees, shrubs and bushes offer cover from neighbors, deliver shade, camouflage unsightly pool equipment and air handlers, and tamp down noise. Planters with flowers between seating and eating areas on a patio add visual interest and privacy. Shrubs and tall plants are a terrific privacy-creator and noise canceller for those conference calls.

Put the Right Plant in the Right Place

Choosing the right plants for the climate zone and for your lifestyle will create a back — yarding space that is attractive. It will also be easier to maintain and support pollinators and wildlife. Consider watering and sunlight or shade needs. A hardy grass variety is more likely to hold up to pets and kids. Save delicate flowering plants for patio containers.

Invite the Outdoors In

Blending interior and outdoor living spaces helps the backyard feel like an extension of the home. Open blinds and curtains to the yard. Use complementary indoor and outdoor décor in similar colors, materials and styles to create a cohesive space. This enables everyone to transition seamlessly from indoor life to outdoor living. Visit your local Patio and Hard/Soft Landscape Centers to get fresh ideas and cost. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 45


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M.R.T. is an iconic Rhode Island jewelry retailer now in continuous operation for over 100 years. Under the stewardship of the Audette family for the past 50 years, M.R.T. continues to innovate and excel within a world of increasing ecommerce competition. “We are so appreciative that customers still enjoy regular visits to our East Providence flagship store where they can view the newest M.R.T. custom designs and receive expert guidance from our GIA educated staff.” Dave Audette, Pres. M.R.T. has strong roots in the custom design and wholesale 46 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UMM E R 2022

marketplace. As a downtown Providence Jeweler in the 1970’s and 80’s Joe Audette developed international diamond contacts so direct that he was able to wholesale products to many other Rhode Island Retailers. Today these overseas diamond relationships remain and allow M.R.T. to not only source the finest diamonds in the world, but at prices that cannot be matched. “We were providing custom jewelry for our clients in the 1970’s long before other leading retailers were able to.” Dave Audette, Pres. In present time M.R.T. has combined the ability to custom design and complete in store repairs alongside Rhode Island’s largest selection of GIA Graded Diamonds.


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Appreciation What’s New at M.R.T.

In late 2020 M.R.T. completed its most ambitious renovation to date. Their expansive 3500 square foot diamond showroom received updates that include a Seiko Luxe Watch Boutique environment, one of only 119 nationwide. This boutique provides clients ample comfort while they view a comprehensive selection of Seiko Luxe timepieces. In recent years Seiko Prospex models have become wildly sought after in the collector marketplace. Seiko’s combination of quality, style and value position them perfectly as self purchases as well as special occasion gifts.

M.R.T. is extremely thankful for the multiple generations of clients that have supported them since 1918. Without their loyalty and positive testimonials M.R.T. could not have achieved the incredible success enjoyed today. In addition, the Audette family would like to extend a warm welcome to those potential clients that have not yet experienced the M.R.T. difference.

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KennyffFlowersffis an upscale, tropical clothing and lifestyle brand putting a fresh spin on Hawaiian shirts, resort looks, golf polos, and men & women’s swimwear. The brand was founded in 2015 byffKennyffHais eld, who quit his job at IBM to move to Bali and launch the brand.ffA few years and a few thousand shirts later,ffKenny’s best friend, rst female customer, and now wife, Christina Vidal (luxury travel in uencer and blogger Jetset Christina), expanded the brand into women’s resort and swimwear. In 2021, the brand expanded into golf with a rst-of-its-kind line of high-quality golf shirts for both men and women.ffKennyffFlowersffis all about embracing the feeling of vacation, every day. 48 COASTALHOMELIFE .CO M S UMM E R 2022

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4 The Bali Bloom

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Rock these vintage tropical swim trunks around the resort’s infinity pool and the GM will be offering you a complimentary upgrade to the pineapple suite before you learn a word of Bahasa. Made from a super soft n’ stretchy polyester blend fabric for leisure, performance and comfort with an elastic waistband and comfy stretch mesh lining.

5 The Ridin Birdies

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Add The Ridin’ Birdies to your cart and get ready for a flockin’ fiesta the next time you’re on the course. Made ethically in Portugal, this golf polo features UPF 50+, anti-odor, moisture wicking, wrinkle resistant fabric and a built-in tee holder.


1 The Columbia Resort Dress $158 |

As vibrant as the country itself, The Colombia - Resort Dress is made ethically in Bali. The 100% organic rayon resort dress features a stretchy, smocked back for a custom fit and a flowy, tiered maxi dress bottom.

6 The Slice of Paradise

$88 |


Go ahead, get sandy. Beach in paradise or fairway bunker by slice - either one plays because you’re always living the dream with this tropical golf shirt on. Made ethically in Portugal, this golf polo features UPF 50+, anti-odor, moisture wicking, wrinkle resistant fabric and a built-in tee holder.


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2 Underwire Bikini Top | $75 3 Fuller Coverage High Waist Tie Bottom | $72

Kenny Flowers’ best-selling, universally-flattering, adjustable, underwire bikini top features anti-chlorine and salt-resistant technology to maintain superior shape, color and quality. This show-stopping, beach-hopping high waist bikini bottom was designed for island time, all the time. Ethically made by an all-women-run team in Colombia from super-soft, sun-protective fabric with SPF 30+.


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floridaliving The Sunshine State Has a Lot to Offer

BY CHL STAFF FLORIDA HAS ONE OF THE HOTTEST real estate markets in the country and for good reason. The state is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, Alabama, and Georgia. Florida is also an international tourist destination with yearround sunshine (earning the state its nickname “The Sunshine State”) and world-class theme parks. The economy is dynamic and diverse, with dozens of global business headquarters and a government that is both pro-business and pro-development. The demand for buying and renting real estate in Florida is predicted to keep growing well into the next 5 years and beyond. It is a prime market for year-round living, working, second homes, and retirement. The market is being driven by a 54 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UM ME R 2022

combination of Covid work from home relocation, migration from high tax states with burdening regulations, and corporations taking advantage of Florida’s pro-business growth initiatives.

POPULATION GROWTH Florida has gained more than 2.7 million new residents since 2010, making the state the 3rd most populated after California and Texas. Home to over 21.5 million people, Florida’s population grew by 14.6% compared to one decade earlier. Over the next few years, Florida is projected to gain 845 new residents per day. In 2022, the state will grow to over 22 million. The four largest metro areas in Florida are Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach with 6.2 million residents, Tampa-St. Petersburg-

Clearwater with 3.1 million, OrlandoKissimmee-Sanford with 2.5 million, and Jacksonville with just over 1.5 million residents. But other regions in the state, especially North Central, West Central, and North West regions, are also seeing substantial growth in all sectors of business and residential growth.

JOB MARKET One of the many reasons that Florida is expected to keep growing so fast is from marketing the state as the ideal business location. The proactive, business-friendly government in Florida is an expert at attracting new high-wage jobs for workers who can compete on a global scale. The GDP of Florida is more than $1.1 trillion

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and has grown by more than 48% over the past ten years. With an unemployment rate of just 4.6%, the leisure and hospitality, information, and professional and business services sectors show the fastest signs of growth. Florida gained 84,500 total jobs in September 2021 alone and remains on a long winning streak of job creation well into 2022. Florida TaxWatch expects the labor force in Florida to increase by 2.9% in 2022. The workforce in Florida receives top rankings for #1 in innovation, #3 in size, and #4 in workforce training and high-tech employment in the U.S. There are almost 160 colleges and universities in Florida including the University of Central Florida, Florida International University, University of Florida, University of Miami, and Florida

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compared to the previous year with the inventory at a low 1.3 month supply.

REAL ESTATE MARKET Home sales and prices are rising, inventory is going down, and the number of buyers paying in cash for single-family homes has increased by almost half, according to the November 2021 report from WFLA. In fact, every metropolitan area in the state has seen home prices increase by double-digits as of Q3 2021. Over the past five years, home values in Florida have increased by nearly 69%. Single-family home prices in Florida are up 17.7% as of October 2021 compared to the previous year, based on the most recent report from Florida Realtors. At the end of October 2021, active listings for single-family homes were down nearly 30%

AMENITY RICH COMMUNITY LIVING There are over 1000 golf course living and marine living communities throughout the state of Florida, literally twice as many as any other state in the country. These one-time troubling developments have found new life in a time when security and community have moved to the forefront with buyers in state and out of state. Having all the amenities at your back door has become a national agenda for buyers that has now sparked more and more facilities being developed for the first time in decades. From theme park regions to coastal living and rural Florida areas, living communities are booming. S U M M E R 2 02 2 COA S TA L H OMEL IFE.COM 55


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SIX GREAT COMMUNITIES WE THINK YOU, WILL LOVE Ocala Preserve Ocala, FL In a naturally spectacular area of Ocala’s world-famous horse country, Ocala Preserve is a sophisticated and welcoming gated lifestyle community unrivaled in its thoughtful design. The community is set among groves of majestic live oak preserves with scenic green spaces stretching throughout the 600+ acre community. A rare gem in the area, Ocala Preserve offers unique outdoor experiences including a 7-acre lake, three themed parks, and an expansive network of walking, biking, hiking trails, and golf. Homes from $300’s


Golden Ocala Ocala, FL Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has carved out a piece of paradise on the more than 1,200 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Central Florida. Enjoy championship golf and tennis, a world-class equestrian center, luxury living, and more in this one-ofa-kind, gated community. The majestic 77,000 square-foot clubhouse is your gateway to the magnificent amenities of a simply magnificent Ron Garl-designed golf course and connection to one of the most prestigious equestrian centers in the country. Homes from $800’s Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch, FL The “Ranch,” as it’s known, is comprised of almost 18,000 homes and nearly 43,000 residents—and growing. Carved out of the

48-square-mile Schroeder-Manatee Ranch in east Manatee and Sarasota counties—owned since 1922 by the Uihlein family, the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company, “The beer that made Milwaukee famous.” The Ranch has numerous neighborhoods, expansive golf offerings, and amenities galore. It is second in size to The Villages in Central Florida but on a more upscale level. Homes from $300’s Nocatee Ponte Vedra, FL Nocatee is one of the best-selling masterplanned communities in America, and the number one place to call home on the First Coast. Nocatee is a coastal community that blends a variety of neighborhoods with schools, parks, recreation, offices, shopping, restaurants and so much more. Located in world renowned Ponte Vedra, Florida,


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Nocatee is just a few minutes away from pristine beaches, golf courses, business parks, and major airports in downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Just minutes from TPC Sawgrass and other top golf facilities along Florida’s First Coastline. Homes from $300’s Latitude Daytona Beach, FL Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach has been named one of the “50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” by Where to Retire Magazine! Latitude Margaritaville communities offer Conch Cottages, villas, and single-family homes as well as world-class resort amenities, and an active lifestyle built on the four pillars of fun, food, music, and escapism. Over 550,000 prospective homebuyers are registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members to receive regular updates on

the communities. Homes from $300’s Fiddlesticks Fort Myers, FL Fiddlesticks Country Club is a gated golf community routinely recognized as one of the finest golfing experiences in Southwest Florida. Fiddlesticks is a true golf community offering low densities with two 18-hole courses for less than 600 members. Fiddlesticks has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2022 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in September. Fiddlesticks is the first club in southwest Florida to host a USGA Championship. Fiddlesticks amenities include a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse offering three meals a day in season, eight tennis courts, a fitness center, and pool. Homes From $400’s

Estate Homes 2500 sqft.+ From $500’s

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“The Market is Hot Here, But Plenty of Opportunities Still Remain” Karen O’Neill Dudley, Agile Group Realty St. Petersburg “the Sunshine City,” which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its year-round sunny weather and just recently voted 2021 BEST BEACH in the United States by Trip Advisor. The city once dubbed a retirement community has undergone many major renovations in the last few decades. The downtown area is now a bustling business district by day and a hot spot of new restaurants and nightlife in the evening, all while managing to keep its identity as a welcoming beach community. One thing is for sure, St. Petersburg can no longer be considered a sleepy little town. The founding minds of the city were determined to keep the design of the downtown open and available to all and that is still evident today. With the recent completion of the city’s famed Pier the focus of the design was on creating a unique space to enjoy the natural surroundings right on Tampa Bay. 58 COASTALHOMELIFE .CO M S UM ME R 2022

Another nickname the city wears with a badge of honor and is well deserved is a “City of the Arts” as St. Pete is home to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, Dale Chihuly’s Glass Studio, Mail Sail, an annual international arts festival, a public mural art project to showcase local artists and so many other events and attractions. Many people might expect that living in a balmy, beachside locale would come with a higher price tag. That’s not the case in St. Petersburg, however! The cost of living in St. Pete is right in line with the U.S. average, and the real estate in St. Petersburg is particularly affordable. With price points to fit all income levels, from an affordable second home getaway to luxury condos and single-family homes located in the heart of downtown or perfectly situated along the beaches with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or Tampa Bay. When you move to St. Pete, you’re joining a community

that’s serious about sustainability. St. Petersburg was designated as Florida’s first green city because of its programs dedicated to water conservation, tree planting, recycling, fuel-efficient technology. While St. Pete’s profile has grown, our sense of community and the preservation of all that makes St. Pete unique and special remains. It’s a great place to live in the Sunshine City!




The Owl’s Nest Resort, one of New England’s finest four-season resorts, is located in The White Mountains National Forest of New Hampshire. The forest makes up 800,000 acres of some of the most majestic and scenic lands in America for vacationing and living. The region is comprised of dozens of small New England villages and towns in the heart of northern New England. Majestic ski resorts and four-season vacation attractions, make it one of the top tourist destinations in the East. The Owl’s Nest expansion and extensive development plans have now made the facility the largest destination four-season resort in the Northeast. The multi-million dollar expansion, which began two years ago, includes a recently completed 10-acre lake (the largest manmade recreational lake in NH). The newly completed Lakehouse can host events for 350 and is equipped with a full-size catering kitchen, bar, and two-story event space with a large deck reaching over and wrapping around the waterfront of Lake Harold. The resort has announced the lake is completely full and will be sporting kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and more this summer. The Boathouse is well underway and will be open for events this summer, and the lakeside eatery, HOOK, will be serving water6 0 COASTALHOMELIFE .CO M S UMM E R 2022

front seafood and drinks for guests and residents. The Lafayette Lodge is under construction. The Lodge will feature 24 double queen and 9 king rooms. Three new Nano 2.0’s have been set this week on Lafayette Road and will be ready for occupancy by May 2022. The Owl’s Nest also has eight tennis courts (six clay clay tennis courts and two clay championship courts), four paddle tennis

courts and 10 pickleball courts. Other amenities scheduled to open in 2022 include a new executive nine-hole golf course that goes around the lake (set to open in the fall), and a 10-mile paved loop for jogging, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. A year-round pool with Jacuzzis is under construction with a new food and beverage pavilion. The pavilion will host concerts, and there are plans to build a 500-person amphitheater in the future. It also is a very popular choice for destination weddings and corporate functions. The Owl’s Nest 18-hole championship is the only Nicklaus designed course in New Hampshire. A Jack Nicklaus experience typically comes with a high premium, and a green fee under $100 is rare. Recently Jack’s course at the Owls Nest received accolades at one of the “Top Ten Best Value Nicklaus Golf Courses” in the world coming in at number #6 by Golf Pass. It is a simply magnificent layout with lots of elevation changes and fantastic hole designs. The real challenge here for golfers is focusing on their game while spectacular views abound in every direction. There are various real estate opportunities to own a vacation home at the #1 growing resort in North America with more community amenities being added monthly. In just a few weeks, four new model homes will open for tours at the Owl’s Nest in the new North Lake development. There are various models available and custom home designs as well. There is also an option to be included in a rental program for your home here. The Lakeside Lodge will be finished in 2022 with 36 suites with private

balconies. Two luxury apartment buildings are also in the plan for 2022 if you would like to rent prior to buying. There is a lot happening at the Owl’s Nest as it has become the place to be for all seasons, all sports, and all activities in New Hampshire. Find your way to the Nest, “your first time will never be your last.” 603.706.3076



The Owl’s Nest Resort offers the ultimate golf experience, gorgeous scenic views, and an award-winning restaurant, all at a luxury resort community. Today having it all right in your backyard is the ultimate living experience, what better place to have that experience than in the White Mountains National Forest at one of New England’s top resorts. The new trend in resort living has become one of the most popular choices in real estate today. The Owl’s Nest offers full four-season living with expansive amenities in a beautiful mountain setting. For winter activities, close proximity to all the major ski areas, unappareled cross country and snowmobile trails, skating, and much more make it a winter wonderland. The fall foliage is amazing for hiking, mountain biking, plat6 2 COASTALHOMELI FE.CO M S UMM E R 2022

form tennis or lakeside fun at the resorts, extensive sports facilities, or great restaurants. There literally is nothing better than having a resort-side second home that you can enjoy in any season. The expansion of Owl’s Nest will not only

allow people to experience the getaway of a lifetime but will also provide various real estate opportunities to own a vacation home in such an exciting and upand-coming location. The Owl’s Nest’s expansion is planned to continue into

The Owl’s Nest Resort Your Entrance to The White Mountains


“For more of those moments where you stop and think, what life is all about”

2023, and will include 2 luxury apartment buildings, the “Lakeside Lodge” with 36 hotel room suites with private balconies, and Phase 2 of the Hotel Village which will include standalone units and boutique hotels with a brand-new spa and fitness facility as well as lifestyle-inspired upscale restaurant, and more.


Exceptional Golf Living

The Owl’s Nest 18-hole championship is the only Nicklaus designed course in New Hampshire. A Jack Nicklaus experience typically comes with a high premium, and a green fee under $100 is rare. Recently, Jack’s course at the Owls Nest received accolades at one of the “Top Ten Best Value Nicklaus Golf Courses” in the world coming in at number #6 by Golf Pass. When conditions are less than perfect outside, the resort also features a SkyTrak indoor golf simulator which is conveniently located in the Sports Nest.

Four Season Homes

The Owl’s Nest offers various choices for both accommodations and custom design/build residences. The choices are endless. Southlake Townhomes offer 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1250 square foot res-

idences with oversized garages. The Northlake Villas offer mountain views, 2320 square foot single-family homes with 3-bedrooms and 2.5-baths with lofts, studies, and two-car garages. There are magnificent choices at the resort for beautiful mountain view lots for larger custom-designed homes as well. Living Here There are few places anywhere in the Northeast that offer this location’s vast amenities and uncompromised beauty. A home at the Owl’s Nest will become your go-to place in any season for your family and friends for generations to come. Come to The Owl’s Nest and make memories for a lifetime.

Cradled by the majestic White Mountains and surrounded by hardwood forest that put each seasons beauty on display make The Owl’s Nest a premier vacation and living destination. Experience the very best in indoor and outdoor mountain activities with restaurants, vast amenities at a community that offers a life well lived. A place for every season in a community for every family. Live life to its fullest at the Owl’s Nest. SPECTACULAR HOMES TO CALL YOUR OWN Northlake Villas Southlake Townhomes

Resort: 603.726.3076 Real Estate: Broker: Tom DeMatteo 401.648.5308


BRISTOL, RI 70 Griswold Ave. First time to the market in 50 years, this beloved in-town oasis is set on over two and a half idyllic acres. Handsome 4-bedroom antique property lovingly card for. $1,395,000 Dina Karousos and Nicole Lucenti 401.439.9581

PORTSMOUTH, RI 52 Carnegie Abbey Ln. Stunning architect-designed coastal retreat with over 9,300 of living space. Beautiful finishes throughout including a sweeping staircase, chef’s kitchen, 8 bedrooms and 6 baths. $4,750,000 Tina Wiley and David Huberman 401.447.9609 | 401-816-4060 Tiverton office | 3848 Main Road, Tiverton RI 02878

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PORTSMOUTH, RI - 34 Eastover Road Set down a private tree-lined lane, this historic 5-bedroom / 4-bath shingle-style carriage house has been beautifully renovated. Spacious rooms and gorgeous landscaping. $2,600,000 Michelle Kirby and Kate Kirby Greenman 401.862.7873

PORTSMOUTH, RI - 95 East Terrace Water views and privacy! This architect designed 4 bedroom / 2.5 bath features a luxury kitchen and incredible views of the Sakonnet. $1,450,000 Dina Karousos and Nicki Lucenti 401.451.6461

PORTSMOUTH, RI - 130 Common Fence Boulevard Welcome to ‘Seagrass’ featuring 180-degree views of Mt. Hope Bay. This elegant home offers an open, yet intimate living space with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. $1,195,000 Elena Wilcox 401.662.0604

PORTSMOUTH, RI - 86 Lambie Circle Welcome to ‘Summer Winds’ – a coastal to-be-built custom 4-bedroom residence on the Sakonnet Passage. Location enjoys sun-rises over the water and an easy commute to Providence and Boston. $2,895,000 Dina Karousos and Nicki Lucenti 401.451.6461


TIVERTON, RI - 33 Three Rod Way Rare offering on Fogland Point – 2-bedroom cottage with water views very near to sandy beaches. Half acre lot, enclosed three-season porch, and remodeled tile bath. $669,000 Catherine Watne 401.862.2282



TIVERTON, RI - 263 Village Road Delightful ‘Sakonnet’ style townhome at The Villages on Mt. Hope Bay with exceptional views. Meticulously mainted with 3 finished levels, first floor principal suite, and walkout lower level. $925,000 Bridget Torrey 401.575.6522 | 401-849-3000 Newport office | 37 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI 02840

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