Andrea Belanger

Broker Associate
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Residential Properties Ltd. is excited to announce the sale of BeechLion,” located at 180 Ferry Road in southern Bristol for $1.65 million. RPL Sales Associate Kristin Parella of our Newport office proudly represented the seller as the listing agent in this transaction. After a carefully curated marketing strategy leveraging her 13 years working in RI luxury markets, Kristin has established a reputation for bespoke client service with creative, “out-of-the-box thinking” that cultivates unique enthusiasm in the market. 

Sited on approximately one-half acre in the verdant area of Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum, “BeechLion” was reconstructed in 2014 to be a French-style, 3-bedroom, 2.1-bath country house with seasonal water views of delightful Walker’s Cove. This location, with its east-west orientation and proximity to the water, benefits from a unique microclimate consisting of protected coastal conditions and filtered sunlight ideal for cultivating a haven of thriving plants throughout the year. BeechLion’s curated collection of specimen trees and plants qualifies as a private arboretum. The variety of trees and shrubs allows for lovely blooms from the end of February in the form of Witch Hazel to the end of November when the roses stop blooming for the season. Garden views are enjoyed day and night inside the home from the abundant fenestration throughout the main level. The first-floor layout offers an airy, sun-filled living space featuring tall windows illuminating the glass and stone flooring. Entertaining is enhanced by two wood-burning fireplaces, one in the kitchen sitting area and one in the living room served by a wet bar with a hand-blown artisan glass sink. Cloistered from the living area is the private bedroom suite, which includes a walk-in closet, comfortable home office, and an exhilarating spa bath. 

The property enjoys a variety of interesting spaces in and out, including a downstairs powder room boasting glass Scis tiles from Italy and an eye-catching mural of an Albrecht Durer lion painting from 1494. Outside, the natural canopy from three large potted trees on the front patio are Ulmus Glabra “Camperdown,” or weeping camperdown elms, which descended from a weeping dwarf elm found growing at Camperdown House in Dundee, Scotland in 1835. Other amenities of this fabulous home include all new exterior siding on the first floor with low-maintenance Hardie Plank and Azek trim and a new bluestone patio on the south side with a three-sided sitting wall and electrically operated twin awnings. This is accessed by two pairs of French doors from the living room and a French door from the kitchen sitting room. Indirect lighting is embedded in the wall and on the walls of the house facing the patio, while its west end offers the glow of a gas fireplace. The remodeled chef’s kitchen is equipped with twin 18-inch Bosch dishwashers, a Thermador column refrigerator, and a separate 18-inch Thermador freezer in the pantry. A nine-foot island bumps out to provide seating for four with honed Azure blue Celeste marble. 

The listing agent, Kristin Parella, is a native Bristolian and has a lifelong love for this area of southern Bristol, having sold the waterfront property across the street in 2021. Kristin has a passion to draw people to beauty and inspire them to experience the daily joys of living in coastal Rhode Island. Skilled in landscaping and interior design, she offers clients her creative and strategic energies as well as bespoke customer service to help them realize their vision of home. To learn more about Kristin and her listings, please visit

*Information based in whole or in part on data supplied by State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Based on information from State-Wide MLS as of November 2023.



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