The Christopher H. Drowne House originally built in 1862 underwent a complete structural renovation in 1978. Located in the sought after College Hill neighborhood on Providence’s East Side, 20 Benefit Street complements its neighbors along Benefit Street’s mile of history. A classic side entry Greek Revival, with wonderful cityscape views, this property has been lovingly restored and impeccably maintained.
The entry hall opens to a stunning staircase with carved wood banister that ascends three stories. Rich hardwood floors run throughout the first level with an abundance of windows providing plenty of natural light and skyline views of the State House and beyond.
The efficient galley kitchen has been updated with modern appliances and is conveniently adjacent to the dining room – perfect for hosting dinner parties. A living room with fireplace and adjacent sitting room with 10 foot ceilings and gorgeous crown moldings provide a wonderful setting for entertaining.
The second level has an oversized master suite with a private study, an additional guest bedroom, and two tile baths with a tub and shower. The third floor has two bedrooms – one with an ensuite bath and an office or study with built in bookcases.
This home is in a superb location just a few blocks from the retail shops at University Market Place and minutes from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. Visit an array of dining options along nearby North and South Main Streets, or enjoy a night out at one of the many entertainment venues and theatres of Downtown Providence. Less than a mile from the mall and Waterplace Park and an eight minute walk to the train station allow for easy travel up and down the north east corridor.