LandVest has had a long relationship representing both buyers and sellers of the most distinctive waterfront and water-view estate properties in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Our latest listing in Little Compton is Wunnegin Farm, one of the finest remaining unencumbered agricultural properties in the region. It exemplifies all of what is unique and special about this hidden rural part of the New England coast.
On our first visit to Wunnegin Farm, we were impressed by the privacy, the 35+ acres of land, the historic buildings, and the views, but we were also taken with the feeling that it was one of the rare examples of a property that inspired us to feel what some geographers and writers have called a “sense of place”. The land and buildings of Wunnegin Farm form an immediate connection with a visitor, and serve as a reminder of how many genarations have enjoyed the remarkable ocean breezes, the open fields, and the panoramic sunset views. There is a feeling and connection to generations of hard work, hard won relaxation, and peaceful sleep.
Wallace Stegner interpreted “sense of place” as either a physical or spiritual idea of “…working in it in all weathers, making a living from it, suffering from its catastrophes, loving its mornings or evenings or hot noons, valuing it for the profound investment of labor and feeling that you, your parents and grandparents, and your all-but-unknown ancestors have put into it.” He also described a connection to the land “that poets specialize in”.
Wunnegin Farm makes all of these connections. It is a coastal property that has been a working farm, a family compound, a meeting place, an ocean-view retreat, a touchstone to connect past and current generations, and an amazing opportunity to be a legacy for the future. Please contact us to see this extraordinary property.