Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cincinnati Historic Preservation Bargains

Perhaps you are regular reader of this blog and look at all the restoration projects we do and say to yourself, "I'd love to own an old House but Restoration is not something I could handle!" If that is the case then this RESTORED home may be for you.
You might expect to see a stick Victorian like this in San Francisco But this fabulous Victorian is in Cincinnati, on a double lot, restored, and priced at only 63,000.00! This would be a million dollar property on the west coast.
Located at 1840 Carl Street and offered by Dan Purdy, Sibcy Cline, Inc.513-574-9100 this Grand Victorian home features a full 3 stories with 4 bedrooms Beautiful hardwood floors and woodwork. Multi panel doors. Loft off master bedroom suite, and the seller is motivated .
The stunning stained glass windows in the front square bay window, in the front formal Parlor recalls the late aesthetic movement. High ceilings and ready for your antiques.
The gorgeous Fireplace has a mirrored top.All this house needs is some stenciling or historic wallpapers to have that "Victorian mansion" quality but look at the wonderful hardwood floors.
The master bedroom suite also has stained glass windows, a two story cathedral ceiling with loft that is accessed by a private spiral staircase This home provides a good balance between modern sensibilities and historic detail.
Couple that with a nice entry, formal dining room and a double lot and this home may be the best bargain in the North Fairmount area. Carl Street is making a great comeback and there are several owner occupied restorations going on right now. This could be Columbia Tusculum West in a few short years and the work is already done of this one! A house of this size and quality is REALLY hard to find.

Do you know of a "Historic Preservation Bargain", A house that needs a caring preservation minded buyer to make it really shine? If so send us some photos, a contact and details about the house to us at and have it featured here.

1 comment:

Karen Anne said...

It sure would. I keep reading the house prices on this blog and thinking They're Giving Houses Away Free There. Too bad I'm not younger and not about to pull up my East Coast roots.