708 Neave might be your solution. This mixed use Second Empire building still has its original patterned slate front roof. Some elaborate cornice details and quoins. The building needs restoration ( it was previously "rehabbed' ) but could be restored into a wonderful live/work space by opening up the first floor storefront and turning the rest into a grand townhome. A rooftop deck will provide a panoramic view of the downtown and the river. Has a fairly recent roof so its nice and dry and was apparently rented not too long ago.
This part of Lower Price Hill may be one of Cincinnati best kept secrets. A nice compact neighborhood just minutes to the downtown. It reminds me of Georgetown or parts of Charleston with its brick rowhouses and mixed use street level shops. Attracted by ridiculously low prices it is drawing the attention of artists and others who see the real potential of this small "Pocket Neighborhood". Active Neighborhood Association too and if you take the time to really walk around you will be surprised at the number of restorations going on.
Offered at 12,000.00! and it sits on a 25 x 75 ft lot, 3 stories, full basement and ready to restore. You can be a "Preservation Hero" and your friends will be congratulating you in a few years on how 'smart' you were to get in when you did. MLS#1213805 by Hermine Niesz Owner-Land Realty, Inc. 513-896-1200.
Do you know of a preservation Bargain? A historic home just crying out for a responsible caring owner? If so contact me with details, photo and contact information and I may feature it here. Since we started this series several homes are now in Preservationists hands and saved from clutches of slumlords and investors. Saving Cincinnati one house at a time!