539 Center Road

Block Island, RI
$ 3,500,000 Beds 7 Baths 3.5 Sq 3,003 Virtual Tour
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An opportunity to own a property like "Holiday Haven" does not happen very often. Built in 1884 by legendary Island craftsman John Hayes for Mr. and Mrs. William Pitt Ball, its original name was "Pleasant View Cottage". Today the water and land views are still stunning. Views of the Atlantic Ocean, Great Salt Pond and Trim's Pond can be seen from most rooms. The rolling topography to the water's edge is hidden from the main road. A path leading to Trim's Pond, a CRMC Class 1 Certification area, is the perfect spot to launch a kayak or paddle board. The single-family home with a 1-bedroom apartment also serves as a guest house licensed for 2 rooms with a shared bath. There are over 20 rooms of various sizes throughout the house, including the basement. A solarium and deck were added to give the owners privacy from their guests. The present owners have perfectly maintained the dwelling. In addition, there is a 2-car garage with a loft area above. Located in the Residential B Zone, the property has 4.2 acres with over 325 feet of frontage on Trim's Pond. Two fieldstone foundations, mature trees and perennial gardens are part of the nicely landscaped lawn which exposes well-maintained stonewalls. A truly unique piece of Block Island property!

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 3,500,000
  • Lot Size
  • 4.2 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Sqr Footage
  • 3,003
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1884
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Block Island
  • Taxes
  • $ 10970
  • County
  • Style
  • Historic/Antique,Victorian
  • Area
  • Block Island
  • MLS#
  • 1293217
  • Zip
  • 02807
Listing Provided by: Ballard Hall Sales Group LLC
Data Source: Rhode Island Statewide MLS (RIAR)



Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Oven, Oil Water Heater, Range, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Washer
Architectural Style Historic/Antique, Victorian
Basement Exterior Entry, Full, Interior Entry, Unfinished
Community Features Marina, Near Schools, Recreation Area, Shopping, Tennis Court(s)
Construction Materials Drywall, Shingle Siding, Wood Siding
Cooling Attic Fan, Window Unit(s)
Electric 100 Amp Service
Exterior Features Deck, Porch, Barbecue
Flooring Hardwood, Vinyl, Carpet
Garage Spaces 2
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water, Oil, Steam
Interior Features Attic, Permanent Attic Stairs
Levels Three Or More
Listing Agent State License RES.0012286
Lot Size Square Feet 182952
Patio/Porch Features Deck, Porch
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Sewer Septic Tank
Status Active
Stories 3
Subdivision Name Near New Harbor
Total Rooms 20
View Saltwater, Water
Virtual Tour https://youtu.be/lkMesCDUC_E
Waterfront Features Beach Front, Water Access, Walk to Water, Waterfront
Zoning RB

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3003
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features None
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Y/N Yes
Living Area 3003
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 7
Window Features Thermal Windows

Exterior Features

Covered Spaces 2
Door Features Storm Door(s)
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter, Stone
Frontage Length 325
Lot Features Waterfront
Lot Size Acres 4.2
Lot Size Area 182952
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Parking Features Detached, Garage
Total Parking 8
View Y/N Yes
Water Source Private, Well
Waterfront Y/N Yes

Room Details

Additl. Living Suite First
Bathroom # 3 Second
Bathroom # 2 Second
Bathroom Lower
Bedroom 1 First
Bedroom 2 Second
Bedroom 3 Second
Bedroom 4 Second
Bedroom 5 Third
Bedroom 6 Third
Dining Room First
Foyer First
Half Bath First
Kitchen First
Laundry Lower
Living Room First
Office First
Pantry First
Storage Room # 2 Second
Storage Room Lower
Sunroom First
Utility Room Lower
Workshop Lower


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Riverside, RI office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

9/11/2021 Listed $3,900,000
12/2/2021 11% - $3,500,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 02807

AVG $4.16M
AVG $8,860
AVG 121
Year Built
AVG 1924


539 Center Road Block Island, RI is a Single Family Home for sale at $3500000 with 3003 sqft and a lot size of 4.2 Acres Acre(s). 539 Center Road Block Island has 7 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1884. The property's zip code is 02807 which is in Block Island, RI

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