Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: 1855 Knox Street

While there are many second empire cottages in Knox Hill,there are only two Three-story second Empire Townhomes and 1855 Knox is one of them. It is however the only home in Knox Hill with a street tunnel that leads from the basement to the street. Easy to open back up this would provide a level of flexibilty you typically don't have with a hillside home.
This 1849 square foot house, not including the attic or full basement has plenty of room and incredible views. 4 bedrooms and 1 bath and sits on one of the highest points in Knox Hill, a neighborhood with an active crime watch, a great deal of restoration, and a neighborhood that is working on a national historic district nomination! Neighbors across the street have been here since 1953 and another down the street here since 1851! There are several active restorations underway in the immediate area as well as several new restorations starting soon. This would be a great home to live in while you restore. Knox Hill Neighborhood Association will assist you in the preparation of a  restoration plan

Hardwood floors under the carpet and the original woodwork is there as is the fireplace in the front formal parlor. Larger homes in Knox Hill are getting harder to find and good restoration opportunities rarer still. This home is offered at 36,000.00 (below auditors appraisal) and the owner is willing to offer seller financing to a restoration minded buyer for only 350 down and 350 a month with a 3 year balloon and the sale price includes installation of a brand new furnace..

This once elegant Second Empire Townhouse can shine again and you can be part of an active neighborhood Association . Offered by Jim Shapiro, Proffitt Real Estate Services Inc (513) 213-2268.

Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A home that just need someone to love it and bring it back to its former glory and rescue it from the clutches of a slumlord or investor? If so contact me at victiques@hotmail,.com and send me contact information and some photos and we might feature it here. Since we started this series, several homes are now under restoration. Restoring Cincinnati, one house at a time

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