A Spectacular Live/Work Space in a Historic Dye Factory Asks $899K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This stunning adaptive reuse project is a live/work dream come true.

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the American Woolens Dye house is a brick and timber structure that was originally built in 1880. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it served as a textile mill before a thoughtful and extensive renovation transformed the property into a gorgeous live/work space. 

A peek at the bright and airy workspace.

A peek at the bright and airy workspace.

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The current owners, designers and ceramists Peter Souza and Jim Schatz, use the structure as a home, workspace, and factory for their modern ceramics studio J Schatz. The 5,120-square-foot space is zoned for both residential and commercial use, and it's centered around a bright and airy loft work area. The private living area holds a spacious, four-bedroom loft-like home with soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and classic factory windows.

The living area features high ceilings with exposed rafters and lots of natural light. 

The living area features high ceilings with exposed rafters and lots of natural light. 

Translucent walls section this bedroom off from the living space while allowing light to enter other areas of the home.

Translucent walls section this bedroom off from the living space while allowing light to enter other areas of the home.

The interior of the bedroom.

The interior of the bedroom.

The current owners used industrial materials to give the former factory a warm and cozy feel.

The current owners used industrial materials to give the former factory a warm and cozy feel.

The renovation introduced modern bathrooms into the building.

The renovation introduced modern bathrooms into the building.

This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. 

This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. 

Factory windows and high ceilings give the space a cool industrial feel. 

Factory windows and high ceilings give the space a cool industrial feel. 

The renovation added modern conveniences while updating the building's plumbing, electrical system, and roof. 

The renovation added modern conveniences while updating the building's plumbing, electrical system, and roof. 

46 Dike Street is currently on the market for $899,000

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