69 Cold Brook Drive, Cranston, RI

Built in 1957, 69 Cold Brook Drive is not just a house, it’s 4 generations of family life just waiting to be restored to its original glory.

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Speaking with Deanna, granddaughter to the original builder of the home, her memories flood from her like as abundantly as the delicious plates of food she recalls having for Sunday dinners. The stories come from her- happy and vivid- almost like they were just yesterday, all coming back around the same theme: The home has been the centerpiece of her family for longer than anyone can remember.

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This was the home neighbors gathered in for everything from holiday parties to Saturday night card games. This is where the family came for Sunday dinners every week like clockwork, and even as the kids got older, on Wednesday nights you could still find the family collected around the table as they always made time for each other… even in the weeks where there was no time. Grandma and Grandpa made sure of it.

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An uncle dressed up as Santa Clause each Christmas is one of Deanna’s favorite memories, but her recollection of the baby grand piano that used to be in the living room brought a tear to my eye. The nostalgia in her voice apparent as her words almost lowered and wandered to years passed. Falling asleep to her grandfather tickling the ivories- that is something that sticks with her to this day.

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This house holds over 60 years of memories and is waiting for new owners to call it home. The one-level living makes it ideal for families of all sizes and stages. From first time owners to retired couples ready to make a home their custom dream.

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Three beds, complete with a beautifully closeted master and 1.5 bathrooms, framed hardwoods, stone fireplace and sun-porch give 69 Cold Brook Drive the perfect beginnings to restoration. Central air installed, a garage, partially finished basement, large deck and private landscaped yard filled with perennials, a gardening area and shed are just some of the original features that complete this home.

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Deanna recalls her affection for the neighborhood, not just because of its location to Garden City and Chapel View for shopping and dining, but for the uniqueness. “Nothing here was ever cookie-cutter,” she tells me. “All the homes were custom once- all built with love.” And she’s not wrong. Family walks and neighbors gathering are all frequent events here. This home was custom built and generously loved throughout the years, for everything inside its four walls and so many things outside.

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Located in the Western Cranston School System, this is a home sure to stand the test of time for the family ready to make their own rich history. Please call Noonan/Lombardi & Associates at 401-580-8672 to see the home today, or come to the Open House on November 11th from 11-1.

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