Ex-Speaker Fox selling Providence Home

Apr 21, 2014

Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox of Providence has put his Providence home on the market.

Fox, who resigned as speaker after state police and FBI and IRS agents raided his State House office and his East Side home on March 21, is asking  $615,00 for his house on Gorton Street on the East Side of the city.

The sale, first reported by Rhode Island Public Radio, is being handled by Jerry Sahagian of Executive Realty. The house carries an assessed value of $458,000 according to city assessment records. The online description of the dwelling on Multiple Listing Service describes it as a ``stately’’ five bedroom home with three full bathrooms and more than 2,600 square feet of living space.

The house has recently been updated, according to the MLS, and has two fireplaces, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, a ``bright and sunny’’ family room and new mechanicals. A Providence mechanical permit shows the home had a new boiler installed recently, according to a permit obtained by Tim White, Channel 12 investigative reporter.

Tax records show Fox purchased the home in 2003 for $500,000. The house was built in 1924. The former speaker lives there with his husband, Marcus LaFond and the former’s speaker’s elderly mother.

Fox is being represented by lawyers Albin Moser and William J. Murphy, another former R.I. House speaker. Fox has yet to be charged with any crime.