'Harrison House" Sale in Newport, Rhode Island

Gustave White Sotheby's Intl. Realty50 School StreetNEWPORT, RI – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty announced the sale of Unit #7 at ‘Harrison House’ on 50 School Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Part of an impeccable condominium conversion on Historic Hill, the unit sold for $1,995,000, the second-highest condominium sale in Rhode Island this year. Michelle Kirby and Kate Kirby Greenman represented the sellers and Paul Leys represented the buyers.

Steeped in colonial history and originally conceived as a lodge for Freemasons, ‘Harrison House’ was designed in the late 1700s by Peter Harrison, known as “America’s first architect" and a designer of such notable buildings as the Redwood Library and the Touro Synagogue, the first synagogue in the country. The impressive building at 50 School Street, with some modifications to the original design, was finally built in 1803.

Unit #7 is one of eight unique, brand new luxury residences and has an airy, open floor plan and two private decks. 50 School StreetA lower-level parking garage with elevator access and a common rooftop deck complement the highend amenities. The rooftop deck has its own historic tale: blown off in the hurricane of 1938, the developer received Historic District Commission approval to restore the observation platform. Now illuminated at night, the rooftop deck is an especially beautiful presence on Newport’s evening skyline and affords spectacular views to residents.

Rhode Island and Miami designer Beth Tasca staged the unit for the developers. Beth said, “This stately unit was a pleasure to work in,” remarking on “the beautiful combination of high ceilings, sun-filled spaces and gorgeous views.”

#7 is the third unit to have sold, with one more closing shortly. Four other units, including the penthouse, are available to view by appointment or during open houses.

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About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market and became Sotheby’s first affiliate in 1976. Gustave White is also the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at pleys@gustavewhite.com for more information.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational, and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.