Revisiting The Doory Awards 2012: Best Nontraditional Home

Image Source: Residential Properties Ltd. The current owners of this landmark property have extensively renovated the lighthouse and its adjacent four-bedroom residence, which features a cozy screened-in porch, a wood-paneled office and a breakfast room.

We're counting down the days until The Doory Awards here at FrontDoor.com. A little over two weeks remain until we unveil dozens of incredible homes in 20 diverse categories, which America will vote on to help us find the most outstanding properties in the country. Today, we're looking back at the winner from one of last year's most intriguing categories: Nontraditional Homes.

Known as Poplar Point Lighthouse, this piece of maritime history in North Kingstown, R.I., is the oldest wooden lighthouse in America. Built in 1831, the beacon was used to protect Wickford Harbor until it was decommissioned in 1882. The current owners of this landmark property have extensively renovated the lighthouse and its adjacent four-bedroom residence, which features a cozy screened-in porch, a wood-paneled office and a breakfast room.

If you liked this home, you'll love this year's awards. We'll have multiple categories devoted to unusual homes: converted homes, cutting-edge architecture and homes in unbelievable locations. Come back every day from May 1 to June 5 to vote for your favorites – plus enter for your chance to win one of five $2,000 cash prizes.


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