The Kaiser Aluminum plant covered nearly every inch of what is now Carnegie Harbor Drive, The Carnegie Tower and the Royal Cottages at Carnegie Village. This photo, taken in 2001, shows the sprawling industrial complex with its 220-foot wire manufacturing tower. Strands of cable passed from the top floors to the bottom as they underwent various manufacturing processes. On the ground floor, the coated cable was cut, spooled, loaded onto trucks and driven away.
Local attorney, Eric Chappell recalls a tour of the Kaiser facility, "This is the only property tour I have ever done that required a car."
2001: Sale to Carnegie Abbey Developer
The property had been vacant for over 10 years when developer, Peter de Savary, purchased the
The stunning design of this Newport boathouse offers soaring ceilings. nautical styling and luxury details that feel just right. With three bedrooms, four well-appointed baths and an exquisite chef's kitchen you have enough room to entertain summer quests and have your own private 3rd floor getaway too. Boasting more than 3,700 square feet of living space and 2,200 square feet of workshop space, just imagine having your home office perched above your very own marine workshop. It really doesn't get much better than that.
The ground floor marine workshop is perfect for working on your boat or simply storing it for winter - and alternatively works as the coolest garage on the block. Just steps from the harbor, this home
Everyone has their own criteria for RI beach house perfection. For me it's the sound of the surf at night, walking out the door onto the beach, a fried clam shack nearby (serving the "real" kind with bellies and tartar sauce), ice cream cones scooped by industrious kids seeking "tips for college," and, oh yes, I want to do these things with all the people I love, all at once, in one house big enough for togetherness and solitude.
Enter 115 Purgatory Rd, Middletown: Beach House for Sale
You might think this heavenly situation - a beach house for sale with all the right elements - is easy to find on Aquidneck Island. In fact, only a handful of homes have direct access to ocean beaches. 115 Purgatory Rd. is one
Rich in history and riddled with quintessential New England charm, these 49 acres of waterfront property along the Kickemuit River are not only just plain breathtaking, but they could probably tell a story or two about its unique settlers and current residents. Dating back to 1720 and known as "Touisset", which comes from the Native American name meaning "at the cornfield", this very special spot feels as if you have gone back in time where the smell of the salt air and the sound of gentle breezes blowing through beach grass was all that inhabited this great peninsula. You would never know that just beyond the stonewalls, wildlife refuge and working farms exists the vibrant city of Providence, the
Newport Harbor has it all and Goat Island has the front row seat! Sitting on the veranda of a Goat Island residence is truly like being afloat. No need to worry about admission to viewing the Newport leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, you are literally in it.
Sunsets and Restaurants
With 24-hour security, pool and tennis, this gated community offers a true escape on one of Newport's most treasured pieces of land. Watch the sun set over Jamestown Harbor from your living room (view from 1211 Capella, Goat Island, Newport pictured here) or take a short walk to Pineapple's on the Bay at the recently renovated Hyatt Hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbor from the breezy porch of of the Marina Grill. Love being surrounded by luxury yachts?
The big water view... ahhhh.... There's just something about it that soothes the soul and makes life a little sweeter, and that's what you get with this neat-as-a-pin Newport home for sale near Easton's Beach and Cliff Walk.
Exceptional water views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby pond combined with proximity to long, sandy Easton's Beach make this pristine three bedroom Colonial a rare and wonderful find! Every room has a water view, and its location on a gentle hill keeps the home out of the flood plain (one less thing to worry about and no flood insurance expense).
The fenced yard is nearly half an acre with amazing specimen trees and flowering shrubs. A reservoir just across the street offers a beautiful walking
Little Compton is located at the southeastern tip of Rhode Island between the Sakonnet River and the Massachusetts state boundary line.
It is the second smallest town in the smallest state!
Little Compton is the ideal place to live if one wishes to experience that small town life style and rural tranquility. There is an increase in population as the summer draws near and many families have been summering here for generations. In fact many of the residents have ancestors dating centuries back. Driving through the back country roads there are many farms and stone walls surrounding vast open fields. A view of the Sakonnet River follows your travel along Main Road.
Let's be honest. Selling beautiful waterfront homes in RI is the best assignment going for local real estate agents, but working for an engaging seller who is also a talented photographer and writer? Well, that's as good as it gets in my profession!
Here is the latest installment from Nancy Driggs, the eloquent owner of 1601 Main Rd., in Tiverton - an exceptional property in a beautiful place now for sale by Hogan Associates.
"It’s that time of year again 'living on the edge' of Tiverton Basin. Moorings, bobbing vacant all winter, are now filled. The early morning light gradually climbs down the houses across the Basin and slowly and severally down the masts of the sailboats at bay. The living room French
We write a lot about RI waterfront homes, but sometimes it's nice to hear from people who actually live in them. Here's one owner's take on the pleasures of living at 1601 Main Road in Tiverton - a pretty enticing deal at $895,000.
“My husband and I bought the property at 1601 Main Road (then a summer cottage) in 1996 when two of our three children were still in high school – both avid sailors. We fell in love with its immediacy to so many things: water play of all kinds right off our own dock – swimming, sailing, kayaking; early morning light climbing the houses and boat yard across the Basin, at night the lights of the Mt. Hope Bridge in the distance, and the Sakonnet River Bridge to the North; spectacular sunsets; and, the ability to watch the