Built in 1931-1932, the George G. and Rose A. Gerber House is a gracious center hall Colonial with a 2 car garage ideally located in the desirable Freeman Parkway neighborhood. Tall floor-to-ceiling windows fill this charming home with abundant sunlight to perfectly showcase all the wonderful historic details and craftsmanship, including the original oak hardwood floors with mahogany edging.
Flanking the inviting entry foyer is an elegant living room which has access to a lovely side porch with a lattice surround for privacy. The wood-burning marble fireplace is double-sided and also warms the adjoining family room with its wall of custom built-in shelves, a hidden wet bar, and a lovely bay window. Host meals in the delightful formal dining room where the oversized windows will illuminate every gathering.
The chef’s eat-in kitchen boasts high-end appliances, granite counters, a subway tile backsplash, an efficient center island, and a bright breakfast area set by a south-facing bay window. Completing the main level is a convenient powder room and a skylit mudroom with a large walk-in coat closet.
The 2nd floor offers a beautiful master suite with a recently redone ensuite marble bathroom featuring a glass enclosed spa shower. On this level there are also 3 other bedrooms, a family bath, and a separate laundry room. Up on the third floor is an open loft workspace, another bedroom with an ensuite bath, and a quiet office space with terrific built-in shelves and storage.
The nicely finished lower level provides more living area with a sweet recreation room displaying cottage-like details and a decorative fireplace.
The entire property has been professionally landscaped and the partially fenced city garden includes a private brick patio which offers a shaded retreat ideal for al fresco dining.
This outstanding home has been lovingly and meticulously maintained both inside and out by the current owners, including a new slate roof on the back side of the house, copper gutters, and custom storm windows.
You will adore the central East Side 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.