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Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Last November, Curbed reported on a bright blue historic bookstore for sale in Portland that offered a live-work space for the bibliophile, full of bright windows and exposed beams. Now, we’re returning to that dream with a new four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath live-work space on the market, this time in Providence, Rhode Island.
Built in 1880 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former American Woolens Dye house is a long brick and timber building with exposed rafter ceilings and plentiful windows. It’s an excellent example of late nineteenth-century textile mill architecture, transformed into a sleek and comfortable live-work property.
An extensive renovation reworked the industrial building, redoing the plumbing, electrical, exterior, and roof. Modern conveniences and amenities were added to the bathroom and kitchen, and the floorplan centers around a central loft work area that current owners—both designers and ceramists—Peter Souza and Jim Schatz use as a studio.
Beyond the airy work space, the property includes four smartly designed bedrooms, all with soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and classic factory windows. It’s a good amount of room at 5,120 square feet, ensuring adequate separation between work and play.
If this dye factory turned hip live-work retreat looks like your design-minded fantasy, 46 Dike Street is on the market now for $899,000. See more of the space in the video and images, below.