On Aquidneck Island, the largest island in Narragansett Bay, between Portsmouth and Newport is Middletown. The east edge of town is on the mouth of the Sakonnet River and it is here, Edwin Booth decided to build his estate, Boothden.
Today, the Queen Anne-style home belongs to Larry and Kim. In 2013, architect David Andreozzi renovated the historic beauty, staying true to the original framework while bringing the home into the 21st century. Inside the homeowners have created a home made for entertaining with nine guest bedrooms and baths, a tasting room off the wine cellar and an open kitchen with a large island at its core, so guests can pitch in if they want.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is a place of comfort while the separate master baths were built for luxury. Off the dining room is Kim’s favorite room, a quiet and cozy sitting room that aesthetically is a blend of the couple’s preferences. “My husband and I have different styles and this room came together best of all,” says Kim, before pointing out the windows at a calm river scene. “Of course, the reason for liking the room is the view.”
For a tour of the entire home, watch Episode 11 of Season 1.
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