Historic Colonial Residence Providence
Historic Benefit Street in Providence is lined with elegant 18th century sea captains’ homes. This 1790 example of a center hall Colonial home had all of its original fireplaces and many of the original moldings. The builder’s drawings are registered at the Library of Congress, so keeping the details of the home alive was paramount. We planned the restoration carefully, gutting a few of the odd little rooms only suited to 18thcentury life and closing off the open bedrooms for privacy. The bedroom hallway retains an original fireplace and bread oven, which though unusual is a suitable reflection of the home’s personality. The decor bridges dressy and dressed down with color choices that are purposely bold, with Cadet Blue walls in the Master Bedroom, acid green in the Powder Room, and flat eggplant in the Living Room, inspired by the owner’s purple Slag glass collection. The addition of an elevated deck off the kitchen provides additional exterior living space which is so rare in the city.