Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: Purcell Ave

If you are a fan of Second Empire Style as I am you have seen some great examples throughout Cincinnati. This house would not be unusual as part of say a row of attached brick townhouses where this might be an end unit. But as a single family detached townhouse the angled corner in conjunction with the Second Empire roofline is unusual indeed.


However that angle makes for some dramatic room spaces in this otherwise traditional townhouse. This three story home sits on a generous 50x147 foot lot. Plenty of room for a carriage house and even a side yard formal garden.
The woodwork is all there albeit painted, but it all appears to be in good shape and there are hardwood floors underneath. The Grand staircase is probably walnut underneath that paint.
Offered at only 25000.00 this is an incredible bargain for a house of this size and style that had a "workable" kitchen and bath you can use while restoring this back to the high style elegant townhouse it once was.
This is a short sale with an out of state owner. The home MLS#1214809 is offered by Darrell Rodgers , COLDWELL BANKER WEST SHELL, 513-821-3800
Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A house that just need a preservation minded buyer to take it back to the grand elegance of a bygone era? If so contact me victiques@hotmail.com with photos and details and we may feature it here. Since we started this series, several homes have been saved from the clutches of investors and slumlords and are on their way back to their former glory. Saving the great architecture of Cincinnati one house at a time.

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