Talk about the opportunity of a lifetime—for the first time in its 130-year history, this iconic home, affectionately known as the Windmill House, is on the market. This storied property in Little Compton, Rhode Island, was built for the Slicer family in 1886 and kept in the family until now.
The property gets its name and shape from a distinctive architectural feature: the integration of a once-functioning windmill. That’s right—the central tower was once a working mill, a unique historical tidbit that lends the home even more character. The main house was built around the tower, with an aerie at the top that currently serves as a bedroom with sweeping views.
From its slightly more than 1-acre plot (surrounded by more than 150 acres of conservation land!), the Windmill House enjoys expansive views both of lush farmland and of sparkling water. The bedroom at the top of the tower offers views of the Sakonnet River and, across it, Aquidneck Island, where you can see the lights of Newport, Rhode Island, at night.
The family compound—perfect for spring, summer, and fall getaways into the New England countryside—includes the main house and a separate cottage just feet away, built in 1933 to make space for the owners’ extended family. All together, the two structures have 10 bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two kitchens spread across 4,623 square feet of living space.
All images: Rob Van Petten for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
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