On the Market: A Windmill House in Rhode Island
581 West Main Road, Little Compton, Rhode Island
Size: 4,623 square feet
Built in 1886 for the Slicer family, this once-operating windmill is on the market for the first time ever. It’s tucked away in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a seaside town abutting the Massachusetts border, and is surrounded by 150 acres of protected farmland. The main house and its former mill have five bedrooms, boasting views of both the surrounding pastures and the nearby Atlantic. Perched at the top of the windmill’s tower is a circular bedroom offering views across the Sakonnet passage—meaning the glittering Newport Mansions are visible at night.
Outside, a separate 1,600-square-foot cottage was built in 1933 for the Slicer children and grandchildren. It has its own kitchen, a fireplace, and an outdoor shower. Steps to each of the main entries on the property have been cut from Narragansett mill stones, which were originally used to ground corn in the mill. With 10 total bedrooms, the property proves to be a unique three-season retreat for the whole family.
For information, contact Cherry Arnold, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s Intl., mottandchace.com.
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