On the Market: A Quirky Converted Barn
This one-of-a-kind Newport home has bones from the 1680s.
32 Green Street, Newport
Size: 3,800 square feet
New Englanders love transforming barns into cool, new spaces. They convert them to indoor basketball courts, Airbnbs, and, more often than not, one-of-a-kind homes. This former Newport barn is a prime example of one of those, with its quirky reading nooks and curving staircases.
Perched overlooking the harbor, the house stretches to 3,800 character-filled square feet. It has bones dating back to the 1680s, including period hand-carved posts and beams. Inside, there are three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, plus a drawing room, a library with a fireplace, an art studio, and two country kitchens. (Double the cooking space makes the building a perfect spot for a bed and breakfast.)
Up top, an atrium leads to the roof, where there are views of Newport Shipyard. Though the barn has been customized over the years, its future owners can certainly put their stamp on it. A roof deck, or even a third floor, are just some of the renovation possibilities.
For information, Michael Sweeney, Gustave White Sotheby’s Realty, gustavewhite.com.
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