Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains:Westwood Ave


This house has to be one of the best bargains this convenient to downtown. 1625 Westwood Ave is a high style Italianate homes that sits on three lots (95x152)! This classic Italianate has been on the market off an on for a year and has suffered by being listed mostly by people who do not realize the real value in this rare home this close to downtown. The colors are all wrong for this house and it may be the reason it hasn't sold. But a few weekend and some paint?


This home is a minute away from the Western Hills Viaduct which means you can be in your downtown office in minutes. Its only drawback is the lack of off street parking but that would be easy to remedy with a curb cut and new carriage house, as you own the vacant lot on either side!


This Brick home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 fireplaces and what appears to be an original full width Italianate porch. The home features a 3rd floor and you could easily put a proper "widows walk" on the flat part of the roof and have incredible rooftop views of the valley as this home sits high above the street and on a prominent hill. This classic home could be your own private "mini estate' and is offered at a bargain price of 22,000.00! offered by Huff Realty 513-574-2300. The perfect home for someone wanting to restore their first home and be minutes to downtown. There is a lot of restoration starting to happen in the area as people are discovering how convenient this area is. A proper preservation paint job on that front porch and this house would shine and given its wealth of historic detailing this house would be easy to get Historic designation.
Calling all Preservation Heroes! Do you know of a house just screaming for someone with some "vision" to bring it back? Tires of "slumlords' busying great houses and ruining them? If so send us a clear picture and details along with a contact and asking price and we might feature it here.

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