Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: Darwin Ave

Cincinnati has one of the most outstanding collection of Second Empire Architecture in the United States, Good solid brick homes like this are getting increasingly hard to find.
3738 Darwin is a huge brick Second Empire home that was converted to 3 units years ago. It looks however like an easy conversion back to a grand single family, AND it has a two car garage , and a big 50x169 ft yard.
The home retains those hard to find features you expect in a Victorian home Stained glass, a lot of unpainted woodwork,hardwood floors, and gorgeous fireplaces with overmantles and period tile surrounds. It has a serviceable kitchen and baths so you can move in while you restore. Formal parlors and a formal dining room with bay window are just some of the great details.
This 6-7 bedroom home is priced at only 32,900.00 and is offered by Bret A Kepler TREO realtors 513-731-8736 MLS#1226695.

Do You know of a preservation bargain? A house that just needs a preservation minded owner to bring it back to its former glory? Would you like to save a grand old house from the clutches of another slumlord and be the "preservation Hero" of the neighborhood? If so, send us the information, some clear photos and we might feature it here. To date this series has resulted in over a dozen homes on the way back to their Victorian Glory. Contact me at if you know of a Preservation Bargain. We will restore Cincinnati, one house at a a time!

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