Homes with History: Federal-Style Manor and Grounds in Providence, R.I.

Walking down Williams Street in Providence, R.I., is like stepping back in time as this historic Federal-style home rises from behind trimmed hedges and an iron fence. The manor was built in 1810 and includes a cobblestone courtyard, as well as a three-story interior with a spiral staircase, parlor, traditional fireplaces and original wallpaper.

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Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Federal-Style Manor in Providence, R.I.

Walking down Williams Street in Providence, R.I., is like stepping back in time, as this 1800's manor comes into view behind hedges and an iron fence. Though close to the street, the brick wall provides a touch of privacy.

Historic Home Dates Back to 1800s

The Federal-style property was built in 1810, with impressive woodwork on the interior that's said to have been designed by John Holden Greene. The home is about 11,790-square-feet.

Weathered Brick Exterior

Though beautiful year-round, this historic home particularly shines in the autumn, when the changing leaves complement its brick exterior. A gate gives the owners and guests access to the cobblestone courtyard.

Side View of Federal-Style Home

From the courtyard, one can see that this Federal-style home spans three levels. The historic interior also boasts six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and nineteen different spaces for entertaining guests.

Manicured Grounds Surround Sitting Area

The plants surrounding the little sitting area were chosen to complement the home's historic exterior, as well as to subdue any intrusive noises.

Quiet Sitting Area With Wishing Well

Tucked against the side of the yard is a quiet sitting area, with trees and bushes all around. As if the space weren't picturesque enough, in the center lies a wishing well.

Charming Ivy-Covered Garage

Three stalls and a spacious driveway ensure there's plenty of room for the owners' cars. Ivy climbing the side of the garage only adds to the home's charm.

Stone Pavers Lead to Pavilion

Wooden chairs create a cozy spot to read or catch up with friends in the summer. As for the owners' cars? Those can be parked in the attached garage.

Courtyard With Brick Pavilion

Stepping inside the courtyard reveals different spaces for entertaining, such as this outdoor pavilion. Stone pavers lead from the dining area to other intriguing corners of the yard.

Formal Entrance to Federal-Style Home

A cobblestone courtyard, trimmed hedges and planters create the formal entrance that this Federal-style home deserves. In the summer, ivy climbs the brick exterior and completes the picture-perfect look.

Traditional Foyer With Chandelier

A ruby-red runner guides visitors from the front door into the heart of the home. Meanwhile, a chandelier draws attention to the manor's original crown molding.

Foyer Boasts Spiral Staircase

The interior of this historic home is just as exquisite as the exterior, with a gilded chandelier and spiral staircase that leads to the second level. Twin console tables offer a place for keys, mail and invitations to events.

Red Parlor With Romantic Touches

Just off the hallway, a floral sofa and blush chairs put a romantic twist on the traditional parlor. Red wallpaper complements the design and draws even more attention to the room's fireplace and crown molding.

Pink Chairs in Formal Dining Room

Pink chairs are at home in this dining room, as their blush hue brings out the rich green of the wallpaper. A few extra seats can be pulled out for last-minute guests.

Dining Room Features Emerald Mural

Emerald walls become the perfect backdrop for a jungle-inspired mural in this formal dining room. As friends and family gather for dinner, they'll have no trouble using this as a topic of conversation.

Formal Living Room With Grand Fireplace

Large windows fill this formal living space with natural light and emphasize the room's grand design. Crown molding, original wallpaper and ornate detailing around the windows and fireplace ensure that there's plenty to admire.

Floral Sofas Flank Fireplace

From the wallpaper to the furniture, florals abound in this formal living room. A traditional wood coffee table and masculine oil painting help balance the more feminine elements.

Original Wallpaper in Living Room

The wallpaper in the formal living room has been carefully preserved, which helps maintain the integrity of the house. A closer look at the design reveals beautiful blue-green peacocks, which the designers complemented with two floral sofas.

Family Room With China Cabinet

Across from the living room, a plush pink sofa, large ottoman and identical armchairs create a more casual entertaining space. A built-in cabinet in the corner showcases an impressive collection of fine china.

Royal Blue Powder Room

Dark blue walls really draw the eye into this powder room. A corner sink allows guests to freshen up and looks out into the courtyard.

Traditional Kitchen With Wood Island

No home would be complete without a space where the owners can gather with friends and family. This kitchen works overtime by pairing the island with a dining set, so the chefs can easily chat with their guests.

Kitchen Door Opens to Courtyard

On especially pleasant days in Providence, the owners can prop open the kitchen door and enjoy some fresh air while they cook. Notice how an antique horseshoe hangs over the door for protection and good luck.

Butler's Pantry Complements Kitchen

With wood counters and cabinets, the butler's pantry easily complements the open kitchen. This space is great for parties, too, as it offers extra surface area for various dishes.

Ample Storage Options in Kitchen

In addition to the kitchen's cabinets, the large island boasts drawers for extra storage. Against the far wall, a floor-to-ceiling shelf creates a spot for cookbooks as well.

Traditional Two-Story Home Office

An office with two floors gives the owners a designated spot for reading, researching and working in solitude. Meanwhile, a wall-to-wall buffet provides essential storage for files, paperwork, supplies and other office necessities.

Home Office Includes Private Library

On the second floor, bookshelves literally span the length of the walls. With a bench right beneath the window, this becomes the perfect space to curl up and read.

Floral Touches in Master Bedroom

Believe it or not, but this historic home comes equipped with *two* master bedrooms. A plush, rose-printed chaise and matching drapes help this one feel feminine yet sophisticated. A fireplace anchors the far wall and keeps the room warm year-round.

Master Bedroom Includes Reading Nook

That same rose-printed chaise pairs with a side table to create a reading nook in the corner. After a long day exploring Providence, guests will love relaxing by the fire.

Spa Bathroom With Soaking Tub

From the closet, the owners can easily access their luxurious spa bath. Here, a large soaking tub beneath the window allows for basking in bubbles and natural light.

Boutique-Level Closet

Yes, it's true: the master bedroom comes with a boutique-level closet. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and drawers all around keep clothes and accessories as organized as possible, while a tufted ottoman offers a place to put shoes on.

Master Suite With Crimson Decor

History buffs know that crimson is a color often associated with royalty. Thus, it only makes sense to outfit the second master suite with crimson curtains, a crimson comforter and a matching ottoman.

Spa Bathroom With Marble Accents

An oversized area rug softens the floor and gives the bathroom a splash of color. Marble in the shower adds movement to the room as well.

Blue and White Guest Bedroom

In this guest bedroom just off the stairs, visitors can enjoy a canopy bed, sitting area and attached bath. Blue walls with white trim make the space feel bright and cheerful.

Guest Bedroom Includes Fireplace

With a paisley bed, matching bench and large fireplace, guests to this room will feel like they've booked a bed & breakfast. Soft orange walls infuse the traditional space with warmth.

Spa Bathroom With Sauna

Those warm orange hues carry into the attached bathroom. Here, the owners have access to a stall shower and tub, as well as a luxurious sauna.

Sauna Includes Wood Benches

Pampering is easy when you have access to a private sauna. Two benches encourage the owners to stretch out and sweat it out.

Pink Girls' Room Fit for a Princess

With bright, bubblegum-pink walls and a twin bed, this little room definitely belongs to a princess. A red checkered cloth on the desk complements the duvet cover and gives the space a country twist.

Attic Doubles as Entertaining Space

Upstairs, a large attic doubles as an entertaining space for parties or other gatherings. Vaulted ceilings decorated with string lights accentuate that atmosphere as well.

Small Kitchen Adjacent to Attic

An attached kitchen is a must for any event space, right? Luckily, this room off the attic is equipped with a stove, oven, large sink and moveable island (or bar cart, depending on how you look at it).

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