Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: Scully St in Knox Hill!

It is getting harder to find a house in Knox Hill to restore,word is out, and good houses are being snapped up and under restoration. 2473 Scully St. is a classic Victorian "L" house with 6 rooms 3 bedrooms and two baths. Under its 'slightly remuddled facade" is a great clapboard Victorian ready to emerge.
This house has some major pluses. Scully is a quiet dead end street of 8 houses (no thru traffic). More importantly, it is located in Knox Hill which is working on its Historic District nomination, meaning this property has excellent prospects for return on your investment. With some exterior restoration this would definitely be a contributing structure to the district. Due to its location in Knox Hill, Victorian Antiquities and Design, will offer free initial consultation and restoration plan for anyone who want to buy and restore. The vast majority of the woodwork is unpainted, Hardwood floors! There are two nice decoratice fireplaces. Some of the mechanicals are newer but the house will need a complete restoration. Has Parlor and formal dining room and a generous yard. Although it needs work this house will sell fast, hopefully, to someone who realizes its potential and wants to live in a great emerging neighborhood.
Knox Hill is just minutes to downtown across the Viaduct and is anchored on the eastern end by a 19 acre Park and Nature Preserve. Close to university and shopping their is a new private school opening not far from here. There is an active crime watch and conditions are improving in the neighborhood, with many restorations in progress. This size house, at this kind of price, is just about impossible to find anymore in this neighborhood. More information on Knox Hill here:

This "Preservation Bargain" is offered at ONLY 4900! (Not a typo!!!) and is available through Walter Keegan 513-544-5726, TRANSACTION REALTY MLS1234458.

Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A home that just need a preservation hero to save it from the clutches of a slumlord? If so please send me the information, some photos and a contact person to and we may feature it here. Since we started this series several homes are now in the hands of preservation minded individuals and are on their way to a comeback! Saving Cincinnati, one house at a time.

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