Historic Harris Mill Lofts Celebrates Renovation and Reopening
COVENTRY, RI and recently hosted a grand opening for the newly renovated Harris Mill Lofts in Coventry, Rhode Island. Tom Hoover, Coventry Town Manager, cut the ribbon at the event.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by tours of the expansive historic property located at 618 Main Street. The Coventry town official was joined by state officials, as well as the multitude of business people responsible for the completion of the project.
"We are proud to bring another mill loft community to the town of Coventry," said , Principal of Brady Sullivan Properties. "Breathing new life and energy into the historic Harris Mill Lofts is a property that we take great pride in, given the scale and scope of the project. The focus throughout was to retain the historical integrity of the property, while transforming it into elegant livings spaces that embody the modern lifestyle."
This event was the culmination of the renovation project that was the combined effort of Starr Development Partners and Brady Sullivan Properties. A fixture in Coventry since 1850, Harris Mill has been recreated into more than 150 luxury loft apartments. Working closely with the Rhode Island Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission, the real estate developers were careful to retain the mill building's original brick and stucco faÃ§ade, as well as its signature brick and beams, soaring ceilings, oversized windows, and wood flooring.
In addition to the unique studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments, Harris Mill Lofts offers a variety of amenities to its residents. The loft community features a fitness center, indoor basketball court, community/game room, reading room with Wi-Fi, gathering room with kitchen, state-of-the-art theatre room, and an outdoor patio with barbecue grill.
Like its sister property, The Lofts at Anthony Mill, also in Coventry, Harris Mill is a registered location on the U.S. Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Originally built by Elisha Harris, former Governor of Rhode Island, for the manufacture of plain and twilled cotton cloth, Interlaken Mills, Inc. took ownership of the complex in 1900 for the production of book cloth until it closed in 1953.