Emdalar: Where Childhood Dreams Meet Adult Aspirations
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Emdalar: Where Childhood Dreams Meet Adult Aspirations


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As children, many of us dream of living in a castle, complete with stone walls, verandas, sprawling halls, and rounded turrets topped with conical roofs. However, somewhere along the line, our mindsets shift, and by the time we are actually in a position to buy a home, our priorities have changed. As adults we desire a home which presents a terrific investment opportunity in an ideal location, a place with strong structure and great bones, providing a wealth of possibilities to make it our own.

Welcome to Emdalar. Also known as “The Castle”, this 7,000 square foot shingled and granite mansion provides everything needed to satisfy both mature ambitions and adolescent fantasies.

Constructed in 1883 for Jeremiah Potter Robinson, and designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, the home sits on 6.34 lush acres and abounds with unique details both inside and out.

“It’s an incredible example of the McKim, Mead & White coastal estate homes,” explains Residential Properties Broker Associate Judy Chace. “It’s truly an iconic pedigree property.”

The interior contains nine bedrooms and 5.5 baths, and offers features such as oak wainscoting, custom built-ins, high ceilings with exposed beams, and 11 fireplaces, including an oversized grand stone fireplace in the living hall. The woodwork is original throughout the house and has never been painted.

The exterior displays Westerly granite stonework and several large chimneys, and is highlighted by a south side terrace and a stone tower with a witch’s cap roof. “The exterior of the house is in excellent condition,” says RPL Sales Associate Mary Ann Lisi, referring to Emdalar’s recently redone shingles, repointed stonework, and new roof.

The grounds are equally impressive, including a sprawling European Weeping Beech tree a Copper Beech tree, and even an organic blueberry grove.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for somebody who has a passion for architecture and a love for McKim, Mead & White, and wants to come in and do something special,” says Chace.

To learn more about this truly one-of-a-kind property, please contact Judy Chase at 401.457.1714, or Mary Ann Lisi at 401.742.7244. Video and photos of the property are also available at 234cpostroad.com.

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