10 house lots proposed for East Side estate

THE BILOTTI GROUP and Nicholson 2018 LLC, owner of the Beresford-Nicholson Estate on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, which includes a greenhouse and gardner's house in addition to the main house, above, have proposed to raze the structures and convert the property to 10 house lots. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

PROVIDENCE – An estate property on Blackstone Boulevard could be razed and converted to 10 house lots, under a proposal before the Providence City Plan Commission.

The request is expected to be considered on Dec. 18.

It concerns the Beresford-Nicholson Estate, which includes a main house built in 1909 and auxiliary buildings, including a greenhouse and gardener’s house. According to a real estate listing, the property sits on 3 acres and the main house was designed in the English country estate style.

Spread over three lots – 288 Blackstone, and 315 and 325 Slater Ave. – the estate is surrounded by high stucco and hedge walls.

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A plan proposed by owner Nicholson 2018 LLC and The Bilotti Group, of Cranston, would convert the three lots to 10 house lots and demolish the structures, according to the filing with the city.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@PBN.com.