Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty announces the sale of 6 Wapan Road in highly coveted Watch Hill, listed at $6.5 million. The sale is the highest in that community in the past 15 months according to data from the Rhode Island State-wide Multiple Listing Service.

“This classic Shingle-style home is sited to take full advantage of the views of Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River with expansive decks facing south and west for watching the sunset,” says Desa D. Buffum, broker associate at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, who represented the buyer in the sale. Olga B. Goff Real Estate listed the property.  “The nine bedroom home called ‘Stoneleigh Cottage’ was built in 1915 and boasts extensive improvements, while retaining its warmth and charm. The property’s close proximity to both the village and pristine ocean beaches make it the perfect coastal family getaway.”

“2015 proved to be an outstanding year for our clients and our company,” adds Ray Mott, co-founder and co-owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our average single family home sales price exceeded $1m and we expect to meet or exceed that record in 2016. The Wapan Road sale proves the enduring value of luxury real estate in Rhode Island.”

“With the December opening of our Providence office, the firm has expanded its reach and influence as the preeminent Sotheby’s International affiliate in Rhode Island,” says Judy Chace, co-founder and co-owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our clients in Providence and the East Bay will appreciate the office’s central location overlooking the Providence River and the service our sales associates can now provide.”

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