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James Woods Lists Lakefront Compound on Rhode Island’s Beautiful Boone Lake

Location:
Exeter, R.I.
Price:
$1.399 million
Size:
2,087 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus 1-bed/1-bath guesthouse

Despite scads of recent reports and his own claims of being blacklisted in Hollywood because of his conservative socio-political views and staunch support of Donald Trump, 70-year-old veteran actor James Woods is not retiring from show business but, as he announced late last week via Twitter, he is selling a picturesque lakefront compound near Exeter, R.I., with an asking price of $1.399 million. The Emmy and Golden Globe winner, twice nominated for an Oscar, first in 1987 for “Salvador” and again in 1997 for “Ghosts of Mississippi,” has owned roughly half of the Boone Lake compound since 1998 when it was purchased for $120,000 while the other portion has been in his family for decades before that.

Composed of three waterfront parcels, the .88-acre spread includes a two-story, cedar-shingled main residence custom designed and built for Woods in 2001 with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,087-square-feet. A lush stretch of grass sits between the main house and guesthouse, a charmingly rustic, board-and-batten-clad Cape Cod-style cottage that dates to 1949 and includes one bedroom, one bathroom, a stone fireplace and a couple of waterside decks that step down to a large antique brick patio.

The main residence has an open-plan living space with honey-blond hardwood floors, a granite-hearth corner fireplace, a Craftsman-style kitchen with center island snack counter and a built-in dining banquette with serene, tree-framed lake views. Wood-trimmed glass sliders open the living room to a covered deck for al fresco lakeside lounging and the kitchen leads to a spacious and also lakeside glassed-in porch. Two guest bedrooms on the main floor flank a compartmentalized Jack ‘n’ Jill bathroom while the master suite privately occupies the entire second floor with a corner fireplace, a wall of built-in cabinetry that incorporates a desk area, a roomy lakeside deck and a private bathroom with double-sink vanity, jetted garden tub and separate shower lined in flesh-colored ceramic tiles.

Marketing materials make no secret of the property’s famous owner and indicate nearly $250,000 was spent over the last couple of years “reworking” the compound’s extensive waterfront that incorporates extensive decks and terraces, several sandy beaches, a cobblestone boat ramp, two fire pits—one on land and one in the water, multiple dock areas and an extensively outfitted outdoor kitchen and barbecue area.

The avid and accomplished poker player, much in the tabloid news earlier this year after actress Amber Tamblyn publicly accused him of trying to pick her up when she was just sixteen years old, an allegation he has denied, continues to own a modest, two-bedroom and two-bathroom home in a private community on the edge of downtown Warwick, R.I. that is just a few doors away from a similarly humble home owned by his mother. We’ve long heard unsubstantiated rumors from well-connected tattletales that Woods maintains a residence in Los Angeles—a Buff & Hensman-designed mid-century modern in the Hollywood Hills that last sold in 2014 for $2.2 million—where he previously owned a spectacular hilltop estate in Beverly Hills sold in 2002 for $5 million to documentarian Peter Jones and writer Peter Haldeman who, in turn, sold the property in 2013 for $8.5 million to a developer who spec-built a massive, über-modern mansion that was sold earlier this year for $38.5 million to a mysterious foreign corporate entity.

Listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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