NEWPORT, RI (January 14, 2022) – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty announced the sale of Fire Station No. 1 at 25 Mill Street in Newport, Rhode Island. This iconic building, located in the heart of downtown, sold for $3,050,000. Michelle Drum and Kate Rooney of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty represented the sellers. Tom Rao of Hogan Associates represented the buyer.
Built in 1885, the fire station has been restored to include functioning barn doors, decorative shingling, oversized windows, brass fire pole, and a 65-foot- tall lookout tower, the highest private viewing spot in Newport. The 6,000+ sq. ft. building currently includes an apartment, showroom, office space, and rooftop deck overlooking the harbor and Queen Anne Square area with multiple potential uses.
Paul Leys, the co-owner/broker, stated, “The successful sale of this historic fire station, a one-of-a-kind offering, takes uniquely qualified Realtors who understand how to present distinctive properties. It also continues the positive trend in the Newport market from last year’s record-setting numbers.”