Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: A trio of Townhouses

Cincinnati is fortunate to have built many fine townhouses back in its heyday and remarkably many have survived. These are the same townhouses you would see on the market for 1-2 MILLION dollars in Brooklyn NY. In fact I know of one transplanted New Yorker who recently bought a townhouse (they actually read this blog before they moved) that as they put it "Would have ran me 2 Mill in Brooklyn".

If you would like to see what real estate prices are like in the "real world' you might check out these sites: http://www.brownstoner.com/ and http://www.dcbrownstone.com/
So now our own Historic Preservation Bargains Tour.
2016 Colerain is an elegant end unit Townhouse. A foreclosure, its on the market at 84,900.00 The house has elegant features like historic mantles and hardwood floors and updated Kitchen and Baths. Listed by Christina Krieger, Alegna Realty, LLC513-843-6568. This property is located close to the downtown Business district. And has a nice back yard. This would be an elegant house with period wallpapers and lighting. MLS#1206743
539 McMicken is a nice Italianate townhouse. A short sale offered at 68,500. This property is offered by Dana Byrd, Century 21 Home Star Realty440-602-9999. This current multifamily would be an easy conversion back to single family and its close to the University and Downtown. The house has had a lot of major repairs down and needs cosmetics. Another opportunity to create an elegant period Victorian townhouse. MLS#1206663
466 Dayton is our last Preservation Bargain at ONLY 27,900.00! Offered by Beth Willis, RE/MAX Unlimited 513-229-5000. This Second Empire townhome has over 2300 square feet of space. 4 Bedrooms and it has room for an off street garage and a private rear courtyard! Minutes to downtown and Findlay market. Active neighborhood association too. This is my favorite . MLS #1205213.
Do you now of a Preservation Bargain? A house that just needs someone to love it and care for it. If so send me an email , victiques@hotmail.com with a photo and contact details and we might feature it here. We have, through this blog, brought several new people to Cincinnati in 2009 by this series. We hope 2010 is more successful as we Restore Cincinnati, one house at a time!

1 comment:

Jason said...

Wow, that Dayton Street house is a steal! I wish I was in the market for a new place right now. There's so much you could do with a property like that and with an intial purchase price of only 27,000 you could easily put a lot of money into renovation and still come out with a relatively inexpensive and VERY nice townhouse in a wonderful historic neighborhood. Come on Cincinnati, wake up!!