The Telephone Building

The Telephone Building
142 Spring Street Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States

$2,995,000
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37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States
$2,995,000
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$375
7
Bedrooms
5
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
7,988 Sq Ft.
Interior
.15 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property Type
1893
Year Built
65JSLW
Web Id
1260615
MLS ID
Newport
School District
52
days ago

About 142 Spring Street

'The Telephone Building' is an historic building in downtown Newport constructed in the late nineteenth century in Beaux Arts style. This iconic, one-of-a-kind property was designed by Boston architects Perkins & Betton, the team behind the famed King Block on Newport’s storied Bellevue Avenue. The building’s brick and limestone façade features dentil molding and a grand Palladian window. The property was sensitively restored and converted into a residential building consisting of a spectacular loft-style owner’s unit and various income opportunities, thanks to its location in the General Business zone. The owner’s unit is contemporary in feel, yet retains historic elements, abounding in repurposed materials, exposed brick, oversized windows, and artisanal encaustic cement tile inserts. A floating staircase leads from the loft to an intimate rooftop salon that opens to a dramatic deck and green-roof garden overlooking Trinity Church and downtown Newport. This unit lends itself to a live/work lifestyle with a first-floor space that is ideal for an at-home office or gym. Just above the three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom owner’s space is a separate and stylish one-bedroom space with roof deck access—perfect for extended family or short-stay rental income. Finally, there is a two-bedroom first-floor apartment with a cool mix of hardwood and polished concrete floors and its own Zen garden nestled in the back of the property, creating an urban oasis.

Amenities

  • Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room
  • Kitchen Island
  • Library
  • Storage
  • Gardens
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Marble Countertop
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Workshop
  • Artist Studio
  • Courtyard
  • Area Horse Riding/Stables
  • City Strip Views
  • Wet Bar
  • Designer Kitchen
  • Multi-Zone Heat
  • Guest Suite
  • Area Boat Dock
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ceramic Flooring

features

cooling
Central Air Conditioning, Wall or Window Air Conditioner(s)
Area Description
near bike paths, Exercise Area, Water View, Jogging / Biking Path, City / Town Street, Deep Water Mooring
Style
Custom

Property Feature

Age
Over 50 Years Old

Exterior

Exterior Living Space
Rooftop Patio

Area Feature

Area Amenities
Golf

Additional Information

General
Skylight
Special Market
Hospitality