Redwood Hose Station 8 served the Newport community until 1912, but the former fire station has a new life thanks to Boston architect David Hacin.
The redbrick firehouse dates from 1887 and served the Historic Hill neighbourhood. And after it hung up its hose, it was used as an upholstery store. Fast-forward to 2006 when present owners realised the building was crumbling and would require extensive renovation.
Hacin led the transformation, rebuilding the three-storey Rhode Island home to incorporate smart and eco-friendly technologies. These include geothermal heat with an 850-foot well that provides heating and central air throughout the residence, Nest camera and SONOS sound systems throughout, and an elevator.
Rooms across the four-bedroom property have towering 12-ft-high ceilings. A sliding pole links the first and second floor when you’ll find the kitchen, while the lower level of the home is now a ‘clubhouse’ with pool table.
It’s now on the market via Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.495m.