River Cities Tour: NEWPORT

You may know Newport as a fun entertainment destination with festivals on the Purple People Bridge and the aquarium and other activities at Newport on the Levee. You may know Newport as a charming city from touring homes in its historic East Row neighborhood. Now let us introduce you to the historic downtown and west side. Opportunities for new businesses and historic home renovations abound on the up-and-coming western part of the city. Anchored by New Riff Distilling’s new rick house and with improved access from the Route 9 expansion, the west side is a hot spot. Come explore Newport with us!

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Borderlands Creative Workspace and Studio, 906 Monmouth Street

Originally a sundries shop and most recently a St. Vincent DePaul location, this storefront on historic Monmouth Street has been turned into a creatively-designed co-working space, which is a membership-based gathering and work place. Almost all of the interior details were fashioned out of reclaimed materials, including the bathroom counter (part of an old entryway … Continue reading Borderlands Creative Workspace and Studio, 906 Monmouth Street

1001 Monmouth Street

The former Holzhauer Drugstore is currently being completely renovated and it is very cool. The Italianate style building was built in 1882 and was owned by a German man named Gustav Holzhauer. He was a wholesale and retail druggist and apothecary, a dealer in pure drugs and medicines, chemicals, pure wines and liquors for medicinal … Continue reading 1001 Monmouth Street

KTCHN, 706 York Street

The owner of KTCHN has turned a former car showroom (where Ford’s Model A automobiles were sold in the 1920’s) into a showplace of stunning kitchen designs and more. Envisioned as a true collaboration of curated professionals, the space has been designed as an experience, offering plenty of ideas and inspiration. Italian cabinetry is complemented by clever lighting, flooring, … Continue reading KTCHN, 706 York Street

915 York Street

Like many of the houses built in the late 1800’s, this lovely specimen had been chopped up into apartments. The current owner is returning it to its former glory and making full use of the 2,800 sft. The first floor has a living room with a gorgeous Kensington tile fireplace (made in Newport out of … Continue reading 915 York Street

938 York Street

The owner of this home recently relocated here from North Carolina and was very pleased to find this a lovely blend of historic details and modern amenities. The house has three original fireplaces, each uniquely beautiful, along with two stunning ceiling medallions and a graceful staircase. A large bay window in the dining room provides … Continue reading 938 York Street