Built in 1881, the Lucius Horton House is an impressive historic townhouse ideally situated on a quiet one-way street just two blocks from Brown University. Elegant period details, soaring 10 foot high ceilings, gorgeous original pine floors, and 5 charming fireplaces. Quality craftsmanship can be found throughout the expansive floor plan.
The welcoming entry foyer is flanked by a family room and a living room -each providing a sunny and spacious setting great for entertaining or relaxing. The west-facing dining room creates an ideal atmosphere for all of your meals. Past a convenient powder room is the gleaming chef’s kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances, and a beautiful black granite counter with a breakfast bar.
Up the central staircase is the second floor master bedroom with an outstanding ensuite bath including a spa shower and a soaking tub. Two additional bedrooms are on this level, one of which is currently set up as a study, and a full bath which has been recently redone. On the third level are two more bedrooms, and a large sitting room that connects to another large redone bathroom.
On the garden level, there is a newly renovated family room with a casual dining area abutting a custom Arclinea stainless steel kitchen with high-end appliances. A full bath on this level boasts a large walk-in shower.
Walk out to the brick patio surrounded by incredible perennial gardens that give the entire home a treehouse feel. Dine al fresco with family and friends under the shade of cherry blossom and dogwood trees in this private urban oasis.
49 Thayer Street has been impeccably and lovingly maintained by the current owners for the past 17 years, and they have made many thoughtful improvements. Excellent mechanicals including a high efficiency gas boiler providing 4 zones of heat, and central air-conditioning in the garden level and 1st floor.
Enjoy the fantastic walkability of this location while still having the benefit of off-street garage parking. Wickenden Street and Thayer Street are both less than a half mile away and are lined with popular cafes and boutiques. The campuses of Brown University as well as the Rhode Island School of Design are close by along with all of their fabulous facilities. The downtown area enjoys a convenient commuter rail to Boston along with acclaimed theaters and restaurants.