16 Clarke Lane Providence

2 1.1 1,922 sq ft

The Property

Tucked just off Thayer Street, this historic carriage house on the East Side of Providence has endless opportunities for a creative mind. Built in 1890 as a workshop for local carriage mechanics, in the early 1950s the building was converted to housing by the head of RISD’s Architecture Department. The light-filled main living area on the second level is a vast, beautiful space with cathedral height-ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Off the rustic kitchen there is convenient access to a large deck, which has ample room for seating and container gardening.

A well-sized bedroom with a double closet and a full bath with tub complete this floor. On the first floor you’ll find a second bedroom and a half bath, as well as a space that has been configured into an artist’s studio. There is an integral one-car garage, a utility room with storage space and a laundry area. This unique 1922 sqft home is being sold in “as is” condition. Will not pass FHA/Conventional. While the property does need work, in 1993, a local artist began extensive structural restoration, including the replacement of the ridge beam, installation of new foundation & sills on the east and north sides of the building, and rebuilding the north facade. In 2008, the utility room was entirely rebuilt with a second story deck addition, and a dormer was installed on the west side of the building. New windows were installed throughout the house at that time. This special offering in a prime location is a must see!

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Lot Size:

0.04 acres


  • Clapboard
  • Heating: Steam
  • Heating Fuel: Oil
  • Garage: Integral
  • Type: Historic
  • Year Built: 1890

Listed by Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

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