Despite 2,945 square feet of living space, it has only two bedrooms

LITTLE COMPTON — The contemporary house at 113 Quicksand Pond Rd. was built in the early 1970s, designed with large windows and glass doors that provide views of Quicksand Pond and acres of open space.

The house sits on an 18-acre parcel off a private road, in a quiet, secluded location in the southeastern corner of Little Compton, near the Massachusetts border. Designed by Cecil Wilde, a Boston architect, the home is owned by the Cooper Family Trust. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an indoor pool, and 2,945 square feet of living space.

The house has a series of decks and terraces, all simply designed, that adds to the sense of tranquility. There are some stone walls in the yard, and there is a large gravel parking area near the front entrance and the freestanding garage.

A stone walkway leads to the double front doors, painted blue. Once they are opened, there is an unobstructed view of the water through the glass doors at the other end of the house.

Inside, there is a vaulted ceiling, clad in light wood, in the open living area on the first floor. The living room also has built-in bookshelves above storage cabinets, and a tall white-painted brick fireplace. Glass doors topped with large windows give floor-to-ceiling views of the pond from this room. Four large paper lanterns hang from the ceiling. The flooring is a dark tile.

Off the living room is an open dining area at the back the house, near the kitchen, which has light wood cabinets and double ovens below a built-in electric cooktop. There are open spaces under the cabinets that provide views of the living and dining areas from the kitchen.

A spiral staircase leads from the dining area up to a lofted sitting room with a built-in sofa along the entire length of the wall facing the water.

A hallway off the kitchen leads to a laundry room and a pantry closet. Another hallway from the living room leads to the bedrooms and the room with the swimming pool. Except for the lofted sitting room above the dining area, the house offers one-level living.

One of the bedrooms has a vaulted ceiling paneled in light wood, a carpeted floor, and sliding glass doors that open to one of the terraces.

The pool room has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the water.

The property was the second home of its longtime owners for many years. The location seems an ideal spot for anyone who values nature and quiet serenity.

 

The house at 113 Quicksand Pond Rd., Little Compton, is priced at $2.25 million. Real estate taxes are $12,088. Buyers have to pay the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust Land Transfer Tax. After a $300,000 exemption, this is a 4 percent tax on the balance of the proceeds. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kinnane at Country and Coastal Properties, (401) 635-8887.

 

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