Welcome to Newport!
Historic, yet modern. Vibrant and growing. Welcome to Newport.
Newport, Kentucky is a beautiful blend of old and new. Founded in 1795, its tree-lined streets take you past lovingly restored historic homes, with quaint businesses tucked in the neighborhoods. The riverfront is hopping with the new, modern Aloft Hotel and Aqua apartments, which are right next to the Newport on the Levee entertainment complex, the Newport Aquarium and the Purple People Bridge.
Newport’s restored historic homes are hot commodities, as new residents move in to take advantage of this friendly, walkable community.
BEYOND THE CURB | NEWPORT was on tour October 1, 2017.
OCTOBER 1, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration @ Wooden Cask Brewing Company, 629 York St., Newport, KY
Early Bird Admission $15 / Day of Admission $20
Come to the registration center at Wooden Cask Brewing Company, 629 York St., Newport anytime between 10:00 AM and 3:00PM to pick-up your tickets and other event day materials! At the registration area you will receive an official event ticket that is your exclusive admission into each of the properties. You will also receive an information packet with a map, additional details about each of the properties and about Newport’s amenities!
With each ticket purchase, you will receive:
Exclusive behind the scene tours of 10-15 unique Newport properties
- Opportunity to win the All Things Newport Raffle Basket
- Free Parking at locations to be announced soon
OUR AMAZING SPONSORS (Thank you!!!!)
PRESENTING SPONSORS: The Catalytic Fund|Corporex
PREMIER SPONSORS: Lee Bledsoe Team/Pivot Realty | Republic Bank | Huff Realty | East Row Historic Foundation
HIGH-RISE SPONSORS: Aqua on the Levee | Design to Market| Hogan Consulting | Mansion Hill Properties| Neighborhood Foundations | Newport Business Association|Southbank Partners| Sullivan University
IN-KIND SPONSORS: City of Newport | River City News | Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty | Studio Art and Stone | Kentucky Furniture | Kamp Flooring
REGISTRATION AREA: Wooden Cask Brewing Company, 629 York Street
Our tour starts at Wooden Cask Brewing Company. On tour day (Oct. 1), come here to pick up your official ticket that will get you into all the properties. You will also receive a booklet with lots of info about the friendly city of Newport. Built in 1887 as a bowling alley, this building now … Continue reading REGISTRATION AREA: Wooden Cask Brewing Company, 629 York Street
817 York Street
Built in 1874, this home has been divided into 4 apartments. The first floor unit on the tour is just 640 square feet. It has original doors, woodwork, plaster crown molding and ceiling medallions. The ingenious floor plan includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, murphy bed and a full bathroom, all tucked into a … Continue reading 817 York Street
studio821, 821 York Street
Recipients of a 2017 Excellence in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse of a historic building, the owners of this building are proud to open it to the public for the first time. The main structure was originally built in the 1860’s as a 2-story residence. In 1908, it was expanded and turned into a Fraternal … Continue reading studio821, 821 York Street
935 Monmouth Street
Originally a hardware store and most recently a pet salon, this 131-year-old mixed-use building has been given new life by the current owner. After completely restoring the beautiful façade and entrance, you will see how he is using the first floor for his interior design business, retail home store and event space. The second floor … Continue reading 935 Monmouth Street
1042 Washington Street
Neighborhood Foundations is renovating this 1870’s single family home and is offering it for sale as affordable housing. It has an open concept great room with a fireplace and granite counters in the kitchen area and two of the three bedrooms on the first floor. The large and sunny third bedroom is on the … Continue reading 1042 Washington Street
923 Monroe Street
On the site of a row house that was destroyed by a fire, sits this unassuming 1990’s ranch. But open the door and you will be wowed by the unexpectedly stylish and contemporary interior. With polished concrete floors, marble countertops and stunning modern lighting fixtures, this 2-bedroom home has photo-worthy design flair. The master suite … Continue reading 923 Monroe Street
845 Overton Street
This stunning remodel of a late 1800’s home will blow you away! Its high-end finishes, original details and open, expansive spaces feel modern and historic at the same time. The many decorative fireplaces could be easily converted to gas. They all have exposed brick chimneys and the mantel and surround in the living room are … Continue reading 845 Overton Street
822 Park Avenue
Step back in time when you visit this gorgeous 1895 house. It was originally built as a two-family home and was then turned into a three-family. In 2009, the current owners made it a single-family home and have lovingly decorated it in period style. They added picture molding, replaced missing trim, reworked the floor plan … Continue reading 822 Park Avenue
730 Maple Avenue
This single family brick home was built in 1900. At some point, it had a small addition built on and was converted into a two-flat. When a fire gutted the 3rd floor and most of the 2nd in 2012, the building became uninhabitable. The current owner is turning it back into a single family home … Continue reading 730 Maple Avenue
501 E. 6th Street
This 1883 Eastlake Victorian provides a look at an in-progress renovation. When complete, it will be offered for sale. Hidden for 80 years under layers of “insulbrick” and aluminum siding, the decorative attic vent, fish scaling, and original wood clapboards were in great shape and needed only to be cleaned up and painted, giving … Continue reading 501 E. 6th Street
235 E. 7th Street
This 2-story house was built in 1880. The current owner has lived here for 4-1/2 years. A flood on the first floor necessitated some renovations, which led to turning the front bedroom into a sitting room, as well as a new kitchen and new hardwood floors. The fireplace in the sitting room was hidden … Continue reading 235 E. 7th Street
Urban Chick/Newport Inn, 634 Monmouth Street
This 112-year-old building began life as a pawn shop and you can still see the traditional logo on the cement floor by the door. The current owners of the mixed-use building are being very creative with its use. The ground floor is a retail shop called Urban Chick, featuring cool clothing and accessories, as well … Continue reading Urban Chick/Newport Inn, 634 Monmouth Street
Aqua on the Levee, 100 Aqua Way
Amenities abound at this new apartment complex adjacent to the Purple People Bridge and Newport on the Levee. Residents are treated to a resort experience in the two courtyards, which feature a pool with waterfall, hot tub, two fire features, an outdoor kitchen, games, plenty of seating and, of course, stunning river views. There is … Continue reading Aqua on the Levee, 100 Aqua Way
Aloft Hotel, 201 E. 3rd Street
This distinctive hotel opened on the Levee in January 2017 to great acclaim. The stylish and contemporary lobby includes plenty of gathering space, as well as the WXYZ bar, which offers signature drinks, a full menu and live music at least once a week. There is also a pool table and a rotating art gallery … Continue reading Aloft Hotel, 201 E. 3rd Street
SouthShore Condos, 400 Riverboat Row
The slogan of SouthShore Condos is “contemporary style, peaceful setting” and that really says it all. The penthouse on this tour is a huge, unfinished space with nearly 360 degree views! You can walk out on the continuous balcony and enjoy the amazing scenery, while imagining how the interior space could be configured and decorated. … Continue reading SouthShore Condos, 400 Riverboat Row