Built in 1855, the Henry B. Metcalf House is a bracketed Italianate villa located atop Historic College Hill. The two-and-a-half story property with a one story entrance porch was the home of Metcalf, a flower and grain dealer, until 1878. Years later, noted professor of classics at Brown University Charles Alexander Robinson called this house home.
The interior of the home has been lovingly maintained and updated to meld the classic with the modern with fabulous hardwood floors flowing throughout the first level, full of natural light. The layout is airy and spacious and great for both festive entertaining or everyday living. The eat-in kitchen will inspire your inner chef with stainless steel appliances and gleaming stone countertops. An expansive deck off the kitchen provides for alfresco dining during the warm weather months. For more formal gatherings, a convenient butler’s pantry is adjacent to the dining room.
The upper levels provide a luxurious master retreat with a spa-like ensuite bath and a private sitting room with a fireplace. The home offers four additional bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
Enjoy everything the East Side has to offer, including scenic city parks, local libraries, historic museums, and an eclectic mix of boutiques and antique shops within walking distance of your front door. Visit the array of dining options along nearby Hope Street or see a film at the historic Avon Cinema. Just a short walk from both Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, the home is also less than a mile from all the nightlife and entertainment of Downtown Providence, while convenient access to the interstate and train station simplify travel up and down the Northeast corridor.