A Charming Yellow Cottage in Rhode Island For Sale

Found this on cottage for sale near Bristol Harbor on Hooked on Houses…take a peek inside!

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Not only is this Victorian cottage adorable, but it’s one of the “Herreshoff Houses” in Bristol, Rhode Island, built for the famous yacht-builder’s workers in the 1880s.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Herreshoff Manufacturing Company is known for revolutionizing yacht design and producing a succession of undefeated America’s Cup defenders between 1893-1920.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

The current homeowner told the Providence Journal that her father was a marine engineer who worked for Herreshoff during the Depression and was assigned to a boat being built for one of the Vanderbilts.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

He lived in one of the Herreshoff cottages at the time — probably this one or its “twin” version next door, which also housed employees.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

The listing says: “Captain ‘Nat’ Herreshoff, known as the Wizard of Bristol, is widely known as the most influential nautical designer of our time.” His yachts were notable for their beauty, durability, and comfort.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

“Such is true for the houses they designed and built for their staff. Herreshoff houses, albeit only a handful in existence, simply stand out among the many beautiful and historic homes in downtown Bristol.”

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

The cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 1,443 square feet.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

Bristol is known for having the oldest 4th of July parade in the country and draws crowds of around 200,000 each year.

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

I think this house has so much potential, you guys. How fun would it be to decorate it??

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

For more photos and information about the house: the Lila Delman listing and the article in Providence Journal and stop by Hooked on Houses for a visit.  Wonderful site!

Charming Yellow Cottage from 1882 For Sale in Bristol, Rhode Islane | hookedonhouses.net

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