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Historic school house built in 1796 asks $450K

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The home was moved to its current location in the 1850s

All photos courtesy of Hogan Associates

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Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Price: $450,000

Offered for sale for the first time in 43 years, this one-bedroom, one-bath home lives and breathes historical authenticity. Once a schoolhouse built in 1796, the building originally boasted a belfry and was moved to its current location sometime in the 1850s.

The exterior window placement and doors remain more or less unchanged, and inside the house boasts wide pine floors, exposed beams, and two working wood-burning fireplaces. It’s also packed full of historical artifacts and furnishings, although they are not included in the sale.

Beyond the small bedroom, there’s also a formal living room, dining room, entry hall, kitchen, and loft space. The kitchen accesses an outdoor deck and a garden area full of perennials and shade trees.

If you love all things historic, 71 Third Street is on the market now for $450,000.