Distinctive Homes
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Nestled into a tightly packed neighborhood of Newport is a sparkling, single-family home that was once home to horses, relics and memories of the Gilded Age in the City by the Sea. The building … more
Cherished heirloom furniture doesn’t have to be decades old to be treasured. Our area is fortunate to have talented craftsmen who are creating pieces today that will be passed down for … more
One of the oldest houses in the region is also one of the hippest. Jane and Mitch Henderson recently added solar panels to their 262-year-old home, a move that actually brings the historic property … more
When Charlotte Condit Parker arrived at Portsmouth’s Greenvale Farm in 1918, she found the once-proud homestead that had been built by her uncle more than a half century earlier in ruins. … more
Stone walls and Little Compton — it’s difficult to imagine one without the other. Treasured artifacts of New England, they have lined the streets and woven through properties of this area … more
While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on many industries, it’s been a catalyst for the luxury real estate market. Demand and prices soared in 2020, and they continued soaring in 2021. Will it … more
So many buyers, so little inventory. Skyrocketing prices and a shortage of existing homes for sale have led some buyers to investigate whether they should build a home instead of getting caught up … more
Holly berries, evergreen boughs, mistletoe, kissing balls. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to deck the halls with greenery, the best way to make your home feel fresh and festive. … more
As parents, we often hear, “Enjoy it, they grow up so fast.” Ironically, this well-intentioned wisdom is most often shared during a parenting moment that we are not, in fact, enjoying. … more
Back in the old days — like, two years ago! — a million-dollar real estate deal was something special. Million-dollar sales did not happen often. They were reserved for only the very top … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.