A Unique Converted Fire Station Seeks $3.5M in Newport, Rhode Island

Everyone loves a home with a story, and this converted fire station in Newport, Rhode Island certainly has that. Redwood Hose Station 8 is a classic, brick structure that was last on active duty in 1912. After a thorough and thoughtful renovation, the building was given a second life as a residential house, fire pole still included. Not only is the dwelling unique and historic, but since it was a fire station, it is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Newport. For $3.495 million, this revamped treasure can be yours.

Steps away from picturesque Newport restaurants, trendy shops, the Cliff Walk, and the beach, the location trades waterfront seclusion for in-town activity. There will always be plenty to do here, especially in the summer.

Its fire station past does wonders for the home’s design, too. There are 10-12 foot ceilings throughout and an elevator that goes to all four floors. The refurbished fire pole is even usable if the new owner likes the idea of sliding from the second floor to the club level.

Along with modern, light-filled living spaces, the home holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outdoor spaces are beautiful and playful with the upstairs Ipe deck boasting a spiral staircase that leads to the roof. After that climb, water and harbor views are the ultimate reward.

Jessica Chase of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing, which has won a Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award.