Historic c.1885 Charles Fletcher Cottage in Rhode Island Reduced to $4M
$3,995,000 | Built c.1885 | 6,500 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 7.5+ Baths | 3.11 Acres
1076 E Shore Road, Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States, 02835
The Charles Fletcher Cottage on 3.11 acres in Jamestown, Rhode Island’s historic Conanicut Park has a history that dates to c.1885. It was built for Charles Fletcher, a textile magnate, who according to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, amassed several factories and by the early-1880s employed three thousand workers in the nine mills of the National Worsted Company. Charles added a substantial ballroom onto the residence in 1896 for the wedding of his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Fletcher, who married Henry Hartley at the property on June 29, 1896. The barrel-vaulted ballroom remains the crowning jewel of the property with original wood panelling, windows and fireplace intact! There is more than 6,000 square feet of space with 18 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half bathrooms on four floors. A spectacular fifth level widow’s walk provides 270 degree views of the water. There is a gracious dining room with fireplace and walnut & cherry wood floors, an adjacent main kitchen and separate caterer’s kitchen, a spacious turret office on the fourth floor and rear staircase. The wonderful landscaping is accented by large stone walls, bluestone patios and gardens with outbuildings including a detached carriage house and garage structure. Something we should also mention is that the listing photos have not been updated since at least 2014. Property records show the home being on the market since as early as 2010 and for as much as $7 million. No sale records were found within the last ten years. Conanicut Park is on the market for $4 million with Robert Bailey of Lila Delman Real Estate. Historic photos found on Jamestown Historical Society.