Historic elegance in the heart of College Hill, this colonial revival was originally a single-family home built in 1894 for a leather goods craftsman and an opera singer. Converted in the 1940's-50's to a two-unit home, it could easily be converted back. With three large bedrooms, the front owner's unit features high ceilings, breathtaking carpentry detail, five fireplaces, and beautifully restored hardwoods. A welcoming entry foyer and sunroom off the kitchen are just two of the uniquely inviting spaces in this home. The second unit is recently renewed with refinished hardwoods and fresh paint. It contains an additional three bedrooms and would make excellent guest quarters, in-law, au pair, or additional income generator space. Additionally, 260 Bowen has a rare College Hill garage, as well as ample space for parking and an idyllic side yard and brick patio for your city garden escape. Brown University, RISD, and the shops and restaurants of Thayer Street are nearby, and you're a short distance to the train station for a Boston commute. Welcome to easy living on the East Side of Providence.