The historic Newport landmark once known as the Clarke Street Meeting House, where echoes of sermons by the likes of Yale's ex-president once resonated, has now traded its pews for plush couches and its altar for modern amenities—all wrapped up in a $1.69 million real estate package. As reported by Boston.com, the hallowed halls have been transformed into two condo units boasting stunning views from a commanding cupola, along with a treasured stained-glass window adorning the staircase that harks back to its reverent roots.
The architectural transubstantiation includes a spacious 2,377 square feet of living area over two units, with unit 8 playing home to the "showstopper" cupola that offers unparalleled 360-degree vistas of old Newport and its bustling harbor, according to Dina Karousos of Sotheby's International Realty, whom both units in a combined deal have listed, their historic value only matched by the scenic sights and well-appointed interiors. Unit 13B, meanwhile, functions as a guest suite complete with mahogany cabinetry and a kitchenette after a series of swanky refurbishments, Boston.com details.
Emblems of affluent abodes, the condos come replete with a cozy fireplace featuring elaborate scrollwork and built-in shelves that snugly house floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows, the grandeur of Newport's gilded age seamlessly blending with modern living. "Clarke Street is located in the historic Hill neighborhood, steps from Washington Square, with the Colony House, Vernon House, and Touro Synagogue," Karousos extolled the location's prime attributes as Boston.com embellished on the neighborhood's storied ambiance.