56 Benefit Street Providence

4 3.1 2,309 sq ft

The Property

The Jabez Gorham House c1792 is one of the most photographed homes on Benefit Street’s Mile of History. Perched on the west side of the street with views to the statehouse, this lovely home will excite everyone with a penchant for historic preservation. Step into the front foyer with a period staircase. To the right is the dining room with a fireplace, classic 12 over 12 windows and wide plank floors which continue throughout the home.

To the left of the entry is a living room with a fireplace and hand stenciled walls. Step from each into a classic keeping room with a fireplace, library and small study. Off the back of the house is an addition with a modern kitchen, with chef’s grade appliances, stone counters and freshly painted wood cabinetry. An atrium door steps out to a city facing deck with panoramic views of the Providence skyline. A full bath completes this floor. Upstairs are three charming bedrooms presently used as 2 bedrooms and a sitting room, each with a fireplace. There are 1.5 baths complimenting the sleeping quarters. Down the backstairs to the Garden level is a full walk out with a legal apartment. Currently used as guest quarters with a bedroom, full bath and sitting room with a fireplace. A laundry room and utility area are located to the back of the suite. Step out to the cobblestone parking court with space for 2 cars. Granite pavers form the sidewalk at the front of the house. If you love antique homes, you won’t want to miss this one!

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Lot Size:

0.04 acres


  • Basement: Full
  • Clapboard
  • Deck
  • Wood
  • Fireplace: Brick
  • Heating: Baseboard, Forced Water
  • Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Corner
  • Sidewalks
  • Type: Colonial,Historic
  • Year Built: 1792
  • Water Amenities: Walk to Fresh Water

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