Ideally located on the East Side of Providence near the top of Freeman Parkway, 45 Hazard Avenue was originally built in the 1860’s as the carriage house for the grand Smith-Nichols property. This unique home with its many alterations and additions over the years seamlessly blends historical craftsmanship with modern amenities, and creates a striking first impression with its Westerly granite block facade and elegant portico entrance.
The appealing tiled entry room leads into the gracious foyer featuring a convenient coatroom and powder room ideal for entertaining. Gorgeous oak hardwood floors throughout, many with mahogany details. Gather around the wood-burning fireplace in the living room or step through the folding French doors into the bright sunroom with a wall of windows overlooking the magnificent surrounding grounds. The wonderful 3 season gardens and bluestone patio were designed by a master gardener and offer great privacy and beauty for all to enjoy.
The spectacular library or family room with its beautiful wood paneling, beamed ceiling, built-in bookcases and window seats, and a fireplace, provides a wonderful setting in which to relax. The spacious and elegant formal dining room opens through charming folding glass doors to the sunny breakfast room showcasing an exposed wall of granite block. The timeless cook’s kitchen boasts custom white cabinetry, recent stainless steel appliances, expansive granite counters, and a distinctive backsplash made of shale stone behind the professional grade 6-burner gas stove.
The splendid second floor master suite includes a south-facing sitting room, a large private study with a fireplace, a balcony, a walk-in closet, and an ensuite luxury bath. Two other generous bedrooms along with another full bath and a separate laundry room complete this level.
The 3rd floor offers terrific additional living space with three more bedrooms, a full bath, and two finished storage rooms which could also be used as offices, studios, or playrooms.
Convenient heated and attached oversized 2 car garage. This home has been meticulously and lovingly maintained by the current owners. Recent upgrades include a completely new Vermont slate roof and a new boiler.
You will adore the central location allowing for great walkability. Shop or dine at the local shops along Hope Street, Wayland Square, and Thayer Street. Multiple local parks, like Blackstone Park afford great outdoor recreation while Lippitt Memorial Park is home to a popular farmers market. Enjoy close proximity to many local schools, museums, and universities across the East Side. Minutes away is Downtown Providence with its commuter rail and vibrant culture.