Built in 1812 by Church Gray, the Chafee Homestead is a large period Colonial and one of Rumford’s oldest homes. Occupying a spectacular lot with a barn, rock walls, and mature gardens, this home offers period details and original wood floors throughout its spacious floor plan.
The sitting area and wood-paneled dining room offer a unique atmosphere for you and your guests with intricate details including original fireplaces and woodwork. The large eat-in kitchen was added on in 1848 and boasts exposed beams, a fireplace, granite counters, and plenty of storage. Relax with more modern amenities in the family room with abundant built-in storage. A wood stove is set in the airy living room where a glass door provides access to the renovated porch that opens out to the multi-tiered deck.
Perfect for outdoor entertaining, the warm expansive deck allows you to host outdoor gatherings of any size. You and your guests can relax in the hot tub or take a dip in the inground pool while in the background is a picturesque scene featuring the beautiful barn.
On the second floor is the expansive master suite with a walk-in closet, coal stove and an ensuite bath. The master suite steps out to a gorgeous greenhouse that looks out over the grounds. Also on this floor are three generous bedrooms, including one with a private fireplace, a full bath, and a laundry room.
The open third floor is a great space to create a loft, studio, playroom or game room, while a wine cellar takes up the majority of the lower level.
Set in the heart of Rumford, this historic home is within walking distance to the Rumford Center where you can dine at the Pantry at Avenue N and Seven Stars Bakery. Explore the trails around the Bridgham Farm Conservatory Area and Turner Reservoir. Easy access to Interstate 95 provides a quick ride to the commuter rail and downtown Providence.