Built c. 1931, what was once the Barrington Firehouse has been transformed with exquisite attention to detail into a private home with an industrial minimalist interior.
The fire engine red door opens to a two story entry foyer with a double wide staircase. The focal point of the first floor is the expansive main room with sandblasted concrete ceilings, bleached oak floors, and oversized southwest facing windows.
The kitchen area features custom cabinets with lace wood veneer and frosted glass, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of counter space.
A wall with clerestory windows separates the main living space from an office with double insulated doors and windows.
Off the foyer, the Fire Chief’s office boasts an original fireplace where a firefighter in the 1930s and ‘40s would stay up keeping the fire going while the others slept, awaiting an emergency call.
The original second floor bedrooms for six firemen have been updated. The master suite offers an oversized dressing room – which could be converted into a laundry area or additional bedroom. The office off the master is fully plumbed for a future en suite bath. There are two additional bedrooms on this level, as well as a full bath with a relaxing soaking tub and separate standing glass shower.
The 1900 square foot walkout basement with cement floors, high ceilings, and windows would be perfect for an artist’s studio. Outside, the property has been masterfully landscaped with a variety of perennials.
Located in the waterfront community of Barrington, this home is within walking distance of the town center with a variety of shops and restaurants. Just minutes from both the Barrington Yacht Club, Town Beach, and the Rhode Island Country Club, the home is just half a mile from the Bayside Family YMCA. Commuting is a breeze, just 10 minutes from Downtown Providence.