Last Friday, I joined the Libby Kirwin Real Estate (LKRE) team for a tour of their latest collaboration with builder Behan Bros, Inc., and developer, Arch Street Development LLC. In the midst of construction, (hence the hard hats), The Carey School Residences will transform any notion one has had of Newport living. If you have been privy to Libby Kirwin's Renovation and Design Consulting business (LKRDC), you'll know that her team's eye is fresh, edgy, functional and always one step ahead. They have single-handily taken the stale air out of real estate. That approach is alive and well with this project. With a team comprised of a renowned builder, developer AND listing agency-meets-design consultancy, you'll want to keep tabs on this project. The structure was once an elementary school, and while some original architectural elements will be preserved, it is gracefully morphing into what will be 13 units of condominiums in prime Newport locale. Floor plans will range from a one bedroom unit to penthouse units with views of Newport Harbor and beyond. Finishes will be classic Newport but with an industrial sophistication. Get LKRE on speed dial for the latest on the listing.