Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: Knox Street

It is rare that a house that has had the same owner for 40 years comes up for sale and its a bargain at only 16,900! 1879 Knox is a two story Victorian shotgun style detached Townhouse built in the 1880's. this house sits on a double lot and has off street parking, and a garage. largely original inside, it was converted to a top/bottom duplex sometime after WW2. Assessed by the county at 52K.

Located in the Knox Hill Neighborhood, which will be submitting application for State and National Historic District Registry nomination later this year, it is on the same block as our major Historic Restoration project (the Nagele-Merz House). Two other homes on the block are under interior restoration right now with exterior work starting this summer and one other house is in negotiation for purchase by a preservation minded buyer through the neighborhood association. The neighborhood association will assist any owner occupant with a preservation/restoration plan. This house can be easily converted back to a single family and you will be on a block with active crime watch and other preservation minded home buyers. Knox Hill is a quiet neighborhood high on a hill and is only 5 minutes to downtown. Simply taking off the vinyl siding and repainting it with a nice 3-4 color Victorian Preservation color paint job would double or triple this homes value. Bigger than it looks 1724 sq ft per assessor. This house will likely sell fast at this price!
This house is offered by Lisa Epstep, Huff Realty , phone: 513-598-3277Fax: 513-332-9062 MLS# 1222773.
Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A house that needs a preservation minded buyer to save it from the clutches of a slumlord/investor type? If so contact me at victiques@hotmail.com and we may feature it here, just provide us the details with contact info and a photo or two. Since we have started this series we have saved several homes. Restoring Cincinnati, One house at a time!

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