If you need assistance, please call 352-480-5800

Fire station turned four-story home has a functional fire pole for $3.5M

Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

Fire station turned four-story home has a functional fire pole for $3.5M

Conversion homes are some of the most interesting real estate to ogle, whether it’s a former barn turned farmhouse or a historic church transformed into lofts. The latest converted house to catch our eye is this four-bedroom, three-bath home in Newport, Rhode Island.

The imposing brick building started life in 1887 as a fire station in the Historic Hill neighborhood. Redwood Hose Station 8 was an active fire station until 1912, after which the house functioned as an upholstery shop and then a triplex apartment. According to Rhode Island Monthly, in 2006 new owners realized that the building’s mortar was crumbling. A subsequent three-year renovation involved tearing the house down brick by brick and putting the home back together from the ground up.


Boston-based architect David Hacin worked on the design, converting the sprawling structure into a livable three-floor residence with a two-bedroom guest suite. Hacin incorporated subtle nods to the home’s fire house history, but also focused on adding green technologies to make the residence more eco-friendly; the house features a geothermal heating system with an 850-foot well, nine-foot windows for passive solar energy, and radiant floors made from sustainable wood.


A living room with piano, leather couch, and a small white desk. There’s a pool table in the background.
The home’s first floor features a cozy living room and a pool room with trademark fire engine red doors.


The lower level of the home serves as a pseudo “Club House,” with a family room, large fire-engine red doors, and pool table. A two-story sliding pole links the first floor to the second floor above, where you’ll find a kitchen with Carrera marble countertops and a built-in breakfast nook.


The sleek master suite takes up the third floor, and the large bathroom comes with double vanities and a freestanding tub. But the best part of the home is a rooftop deck—located just off of the master bedroom—that offers views of the Channing Memorial Church and Newport Harbor. Love what you see? After a brief stint on the market in 2019 asking $4,700,000, 118 Prospect Hill Street is now priced at $3,495,000.


A living room has a white fluffy rug, gray couch, sheer window dressings, and a brass fireman’s pole in the corner.
The second-floor features a brass fireman’s pole that drops down to the lower level.





A view from a staircase looking up to a home’s skylight.
A central skylight provides plenty of light down through the home’s staircase foyer.




A fireman’s pole goes down into a lower floor with a gray rug and pool table.
The view from the fire pole as it descends to the game room down below.





A steel staircase descends into a wooden kitchen area.
The staircase lowers to the second floor, where you’ll find a kitchen and lounging area.


A bedroom has retractable doors that open to a rooftop patio with a spiral staircase and trees.
The master suite takes up the entire third floor of the house, and includes a rooftop deck with retractable doors and a spiral staircase.


A rooftop view shows the skyline of Newport, Rhode Island, with church steeples, trees, homes, a pool, and a harbor with boats in the distance.
From the top of the home, you can see the steeple of the Channing Memorial Church and boats in Newport Harbor.



#thevillagesmortgage #fidelityhomegroup #homebuyerexperts
Fidelity Home Group
352-480-5800
888-259-2257
NMLS ID 1834853
thevillages@fidelityhomegroup.com

Fidelity Home Group is a mortgage corporation and not in the business of selling real estate. The real estate listings are for informational purposes only. Real Estate Brokers make an effort to deliver accurate information, but buyers should independently verify any information on which they will rely in a transaction. The listing broker shall not be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints, and they shall be held totally harmless from any damages arising from reliance upon this data. This data is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use. All rights reserved. Closed (sold) listings may have been listed and/or sold by a real estate firm other than the firm(s) featured on this website. Closed data is not available until the sale of the property is recorded in the MLS. Home sale data is not an appraisal, CMA, competitive or comparative market analysis, or home valuation of any property.

Last updated October 22, 2020 Copyright © 2020

Fidelity Home Group participates in Equal Housing Opportunity
Fidelity Home Group Privacy Policy
Fidelity Home Group NMLS consumer access Page

CINC is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of all of its websites for all our customers, including people with disabilities. We strive to meet the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). That said, to date the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Department of Justice have not provided clear guidance as to what constitutes full ADA compliance with respect to website accessibility for disabled individuals. Our efforts in this area are ongoing as technology advances and federal guidelines are established.

This site powered by CINC: www.cincpro.com