H+A provided full architectural and interior design services for the renovation and preservation of this formerly crumbling nineteenth century brick firehouse. ‘Hose 8' is now a three-story residence with integrated green technologies, such as a geothermal system. During the course of the three year restoration, the historic building had to be completely dismantled due to structural issues. It was carefully reassembled brick by brick, with a new foundation and a flexible layout that allows adaptable configurations over the residents’ lifetimes. The sunny modern interior of course includes a vintage firepole, for alternative circulation down to the first floor.
“They didn’t know their home would become a model of sustainability, green building, and efficiency.”
—Rhode Island Monthly
- ESHI ConstructionBaron Engineering LTCPreservation Technology Association, Inc.
- Clint Clemens
- Awards & Press
- LUXURY DEFINED “ADAPTIVE REUSE: IS RETROFITTING THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE?”THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “FIREHOUSES WITH FIVE-ALARM FLAIR”DOT AND BO “INSIDE THE DESIGN: A RENOVATED FIREHOUSE IN NEWPORT”THE BOSTON GLOBE “COOL CALM AND COLLECTED”NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION / CITY OF NEWPORT | DORIS DUKE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD 2009RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY “CHUTES AND LADDERS”