Jenckes House – Penthouse
Built in 1856 as the residence of former Congressman Thomas A. Jenckes, this historic Italian Villa located on a prominent corner of College Hill on The East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, boasts a recently renovated penthouse affording breathtaking views of the surrounding neighborhood and Downtown Providence.
A secure elevator opens to a gracious entry hall featuring inlaid stone tile floors and custom painted wall treatments. Off the foyer is an open plan gourmet kitchen and family room. The professionally designed kitchen has granite counters, subway tile backsplash, and a large center island with a breakfast bar. Both rooms boast original hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and an array of custom built-ins.
The living and dining areas spanning the front of the apartment with nine foot ceilings, crown molding, and a pair of ornate marble fireplaces evokes the elegance of a bygone era. This exquisite entertaining venue has panoramic views, stretching past the steeple of the First Baptist Church all the way to the dome of the State House.
Located off the main hall are a pair of spacious bedrooms, including the master suite equipped with a considerable walk-in closet and a luxurious full bath showcasing granite counters, a built-in vanity, and a beautifully
tiled glass door shower with marble borders.
But what really sets this property apart is its ideal location on College Hill. Although off-street parking is available, you may not need a car with the abundance of resources available right outside your door. You are just
steps from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the Providence Art Club, and only a short stroll to the dining on North Main Street or the business opportunities of downtown. For further commutes, the Amtrak Train Station is only a five-minute walk away, while access to all the major interstates is readily available.