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Spectacular views and local art make this Tiverton home an all-season stunner

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Heather Campbell has had ties to Rhode Island her entire life. Her parents were both born in Newport and met there after being introduced on visits home. She spent many summers here growing up, later attended URI, then graduated in 1976 and never left. “I love so much about Rhode Island; its history being the 13th state to join the Union – and all that to the present, the coastline and the waters, charming towns, the arts, the restaurants, Federal Hill, local farm stands, local oyster farms, just to name a few.”

For over a decade, Heather has called a New England seaside shingle-style condo in Tiverton home. She was living in Providence when a friend suggested she take a look at the Villages on Mount Hope Bay, a 55-and-over waterfront community. Heather was drawn to the property instantly by its open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and 180-degree views of the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bridge. “It’s always fun to entertain family and friends over the Fourth of July weekend. When the weather is clear we have seen 14 different fireworks displays from as far as Quonset, Newport, Providence!”

Heather adds, “The gas fireplace makes it so cozy on snowy wintery days. It’s such a great place to watch the snow fall.”

Describing her decorating style as traditional, Heather notes that when she lived in Providence her decor was formal while in Tiverton it’s much more relaxed. “I wanted to create a home that has a feeling of warmth. I used primarily greens, aubergine, taupe, and ivory with white on trim and moldings,” she says. “To give a backdrop color on the walls that would enhance my artwork, I had a friend’s husband, who is a consummate cabinet maker, create an intricately detailed fireplace mantle with paneling and molding all in white in the living room. The shelves on either side have a textured grasscloth, lighting, and thick glass shelves that look as if they are floating. He also built beautiful cabinets and drawers that flow with the space.”

One of the things in the home that makes Heather most happy is the kitchen window view overlooking the water. “There are bar stools and counter space for guests to relax and enjoy while I am preparing,” she says. “I also love the upstairs area outside the master bedroom suite that I call ‘the loft’ – it’s an area where I can work privately at my desk, gaze out at the water, needlepoint, read, or have friends in for a movie or a New England Patriots game!”