166 University Avenue Providence

5 2.2 2,853 sq ft

The Property

This classic East Side Colonial, c. 1910, has charming period details and is set on a desirable corner lot in a highly coveted location, walkable to Wayland Square. Available for the first time in 50 years, this gracious home includes 5 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths, with room to expand on the 3rd floor. Features incl.

spacious, sun-filled rooms, beautiful period fixtures and details, original hardwood floors throughout, ductless a/c, vintage elevator, finished basement space & a detached 2-car garage. The main floor includes an entrance hall, generous living room with a fireplace and doors out to a sunroom, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and a half bath. The 2nd floor includes four generously-sized bedrooms and a full bathroom with a jetted tub and separate shower. The 3rd floor includes a 5th bedroom and a vintage bathroom, plus two additional rooms which could be finished to create additional living space, such as the perfect au pair, in-law or teenager’s suite. The partially finished basement includes a recreation room with a half bath, plus laundry, utility and storage rooms. The landscaped yard has attractive plantings, lawn sprinklers, and a detached 2-car garage with a private patio. Close to all of the East Side’s schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, playgrounds and cultural hubs. This home will require renovation to restore its grandness, and so is priced accordingly. A unique opportunity!

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Lot Size:

0.13 acres


  • Basement: Full
  • Shingles
  • Storm Window
  • Fireplace: Brick
  • Heating: Other Heat, Steam
  • Heating Fuel: Oil
  • Garage: Detached, Door Opener
  • Corner
  • Paved Driveway
  • Sidewalks
  • Sprinklers
  • Type: Colonial,Historic
  • Year Built: 1910

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