Built in 1907, the historic William McDonald Jr. House is a magnificent brick Colonial Revival with a gorgeous semicircular Tuscan-column portico. This impressive home is ideally situated up and back from the road, and boasts a spectacular double lot totaling almost half an acre of mature grounds.
The main entrance welcomes you into an elegant entry foyer showcasing rich hardwood floors and a gorgeous staircase with exquisite balustrades.
The home’s spacious rooms feature remarkable period details and create an open flow, perfect for entertaining. The gracious living room, formal dining room, and library each include one of the home’s eight handsome fireplaces. The huge open kitchen and great room addition including a large sunny breakfast area, overlooks the expansive fenced-in yard. The back door provides easy convenient access to the yard and the detached two car garage.
The main level also offers two separate powder rooms and a quiet home office, which could also serve as a first floor bedroom.
Upstairs, the delightful second floor landing opens to a wonderful master suite which includes a fireplace, a private bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a beautiful separate sitting room with a fireplace. There are two other sizable bedrooms off the main landing, each with an ensuite bathroom, a fireplace, and splendid moldings.
Completing the second floor is a totally separate suite including 2 small bedrooms and a full bathroom – providing the perfect private quarters for a nanny or for guests.
The lower level has a charming old recreation room with a fireplace, just begging to be restored and used once again.
Located in one of the East Side’s premier neighborhoods, this property provides a wealth of opportunities waiting just outside its doorstep. Enjoy afternoon walks and morning runs along the Blackstone Boulevard Path, while all the local shops and cafes of Wayland Square are less than a mile away. Just minutes from the educational facilities of both Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, this home is also only two miles from all the nightlife, entertainment, and cultural opportunities of Downtown Providence.