As a Providence native, sometimes it’s easy to take for granted all of the unique experiences that our historic city has to offer. You become so accustomed to the quirk and creativity in your everyday life that it becomes a part of your standard. Then a fresh set of eyes instantly reminds you of how “different” our culture is and how lucky we are to call this place home. In Architectural Digest’s latest roundup post “5 Places Art and Design Lovers Should Visit in June 2019“, Providence joins the ranks of world-renowned cities such as Florence and Basel for offering world-class art and design – a recognition that underscores the influential culture we have built and nurtured for so long as loyal Providence residents.
One of the things that make us proud to live in Providence is how much our citizens care for one another. Providence is home to some of the most active charities that provide support, resources, and opportunities for the less fortunate. The holiday season is a wonderful time to get involved with some of these incredible organizations. Here are just some of our favorite charities around the city to consider supporting this year: [Read more…]
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or moving into your forever home, purchasing a house is a very complicated process. Luckily, the Providence Real Estate Guy, Jim DeRentis is here to help. Jim knows more than just where to find your perfect home, he can advise on everything from the local housing market to offering guidance during an inspection to helping you reduce your closing costs. Jim is your very best asset to understanding every piece of this complex process. To help you get started, here are five of the best questions to ask: [Read more…]
Nestled among the stately Colonial, Federalist, and Greek Revival homes that have made Providence a hub of historical architecture, you can find a simpler, more rustic style of cottage. At the turn of the 20th Century, Providence residents fell in love with the Tudor Revival style. These unique homes were inspired by the architecture of European medieval styles but were modernized with the highly popular craftsman style. The result was quaint homes reminiscent of English country homes but with fine, eclectic details. [Read more…]
Providence is known for its stunning historical homes and period architecture. Beautifully restored Federal, Victorian, and Gothic style houses can be found throughout the city. These prominent historic styles are not the only architecturally impressive homes found throughout the city. For lovers of modern architecture, there are some gems in our city as well. Two houses recently came onto the market that are incredible examples of modern architecture. If you are looking to have all the modern design and amenities but still live in a historic neighborhood, one of these homes may be perfect for you! [Read more…]