We sold our beach house….and

sold our beach house

our former beach house in Rhode Island

 

We sold our beach house!

 

We sold our beach house and we bought a new one!

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind…but I wanted to bring you up to speed with what’s going on with our beach house in Rhode Island.

Some of you already guessed this, after seeing a “familiar looking listing.” I received a few curious DMs and emails and you were right! And, some of you might think we’re crazy….we might be!

We didn’t undertake the beach house as a true flip project. However, we did have a feeling we might want to move locations in a few years.

Long story short, we saw a listing for a beautiful home which is walking distance to the beach..and we jumped on it.  The real estate agent’s mantra of “location, location, location” really rings true in this case.

We listed our house and it sold in days!

Not surprisingly, our Rhode Island real estate agent loves us…

So here we are, with a new home decor project on our hands. I’m SO excited!

 

we Sold our beach house

Below are a couple of photos from the listing to get a sense of the house. It’s got a lot of charm!

 

Sold our beach house

 

beach house

 

We’re planning on doing a little bit of work.

  1. For starters we’re stripping and re-staining the floors a light, gray color.
  2. We’re also painting the walls white using Benjamin Moore’s OC 151. This is the same one we used in the other beach house.
  3. We’re going to update the two guest bathrooms with fresh wallpaper and new flooring.
  4. Then we’ll also update the master bedroom with new wallpaper as well.

That’s really it…for now!

Eventually, we want to open up the more formal floor plan with something more in line with how we live. The idea is to live in it and with it as is for a while to see what works and what doesn’t fit our lifestyle.

I’m guessing the formal dining room will be opened up, but you never know!

In fact, we already started the work!

Here’s a few photos I took on my phone last week of the floors – we chose the lightest light gray sample.

I also had to snap some of the architectural details of this house, love them so much.

 

stairs

 beach house

tub

 

So that’s our big news. Another project. I hope you’ll follow along with this project here and on Instagram stories.

And, of course your insights and ideas are always encouraged and welcomed!

 

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15 Comments

  1. So exciting and how wonderful to be closer to the beach! I am not the least bit surprised that you sold the first house so fast. You did such a beautiful job with it. Cheers to all the new projects!
    Shelley

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks SO much, Shelley!

      Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  2. Ali Shanahan wrote:

    Note to Zhush, don’t use the first contractor 😂

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      NOTED! Plus, he literally ran off, so no chance!

      Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
      • Alison Shanahan wrote:

        Omg!! Missed that part!! Even worse than I thought!!! Terrible! Congratulations on the new house and I can not wait to follow along and see what you do!

        Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  3. Meredith Landis wrote:

    Congrats and I can’t wait to see the end result!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks! XX

      Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  4. Kim wrote:

    This beach house is so lovely! Love the builtins, and the “wave” pattern on the staircase is so beachy!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks so much!

      Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  5. Gray wrote:

    So exciting! I loved what you did to the first one, so this one will be equally exciting. Plus it seems as though this one has more built in charm, and of course a better location!!
    I would love to know where it is! We have an old place on Block Island, and we just went to Newport for the first time in August. The coast up there is so gorgeous!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  6. Margaret wrote:

    Mazel tov. Enjoy!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
  7. Carolyn Sheetz wrote:

    It will be exquisite when you are finished! Congratulations!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks so much!

      Published on 10.18.19 · Reply
  8. Laurie Panettiere wrote:

    Wow!!! Love your new beach house and I’m sure you will make it as gorgeous as last one!!

    Published on 10.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks so much!

      Published on 10.18.19 · Reply