Exceptional Italianate details meet unparalleled location in the Alpheus N. Cushing house at 5 Rhode Island Avenue. This home in the Paterson Park enclave of the East Side's Wayland neighborhood sits adjacent to the 45 acres of parks and trails comprising the Blackstone Park Conservation District, and just two blocks to the center of Wayland Square. Beautifully proportioned rooms, rich architectural details, and large bright windows appoint three full levels of living space. Enter the foyer through the side porch overlooking the fenced yard, and follow the winding staircase to the upper levels, or pause to enjoy the beautifully restored hardwoods and high ceilings on the first floor. A front living room and adjacent dining room are perfect for entertaining, while the den/library offers private space adjacent to the kitchen and lavette. Head out onto the secluded back porch off the kitchen with your morning coffee or an afternoon read. The second-floor features four bedrooms and two full baths, all with hardwoods and large, bright windows. The primary bedroom has a newly updated en suite with heated floor, and ample closet space. The third floor contains an additional two bedrooms and full bath - The perfect guest quarters. A newer central AC system is one of many features adding comfort to this grand home.