The Charles Sherman House at 128 Mill Street in Newport is a spectacular example of mid-19th century Greek Revival architecture perched high on Newport’s renowned “Historic Hill.”
This stately 5-bedroom sits across the street from Touro Park and offers lovely views of the mid-17th century Old Stone Mill. Gated private grounds include an inviting deck accented with climbing vines on trellises which extend out from the kitchen to gardens that meander through the nearly quarter-acre yard—unusually large for this downtown Newport location.
A high-quality renovation in 2000 made extensive, though architecturally sensitive changes to the property, including the addition of a spacious kitchen and breakfast area with rustic beams, french doors and top-of-the-line appliances. Bathrooms were redesigned, the third floor was reconfigured, the central heating and electrical systems were completely refurbished and updates, and a security system was added. Outside, in addition to a new hardwood terrace, copper drain pipes and wooden gutters, the entire house was stripped and repainted with a long-lasting oil-based paint in a traditional color to match nearby Trinity Church, and an antique wrought iron gate was added. The Charles Sherman House is a stunning example of a period of Newport’s architectural heritage ideally sited in a fabulous downtown neighborhood, a short walk to the best Newport has to offer.
Hogan & Associates